The Green Assistance Program was developed to aid local non-profits and community centers that desire to green their buildings. The premise of this program is to rally the expertise in the green building community in service to these other institutions that support the community and provide human services in our region.
The vision we have for the future is that our buildings and communities will regenerate and sustain the health and vitality of all life within a generation. Our community are the experts in green buildings. If we can help other non-profits lighten the burden of designing, constructing, or operating their buildings, then they can better focus on their mission--while we focus on ours: to inspire, educate and collaborate within our community to transform our built environment toward true sustainability. This is about social equity, economic return and environmental responsibility.
The SDGBC is grateful to the Sempra Energy Foundation for their gracious support in the launch of this program in 2010. Ongoing support for GAP has been provided by San Diego Gas & Electric, USGBC National and DPR Construction. We are also grateful to our partner institutions that have allowed us access to their facility and to LEEDUser for technical support in pursuing LEED Certification.