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The U.S. Green Building Council - Northern California Chapter is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, voluntary organization that educates, motivates, provides resources and advocates for industry transformation to build and maintain sustainable communities. It is a membership-based organization that promotes andadvocates for green building. 

USGBC-NCC is part of a network of approximately 65 USGBC Chapters throughout the United States which represent USGBC in their respective regions. Located in a region which is equivalent to the 10th largest economy of the world*, NCC is one of the largest USGBC Chapters in the country, a recipient of several USGBC Excellence Awards, and the leading green building organization in Northern California. The Chapter is headquartered in San Francisco, and has branches in the Mount Diablo region of the East Bay, Monterey Bay, Sacramento, San Francisco Bay Area , and Silicon Valley.

The leadership team consists of the Board of Directors who oversee chapter policy, an executive director who manages operations and staff, and several volunteer committees that contribute to the development and operation of the chapter's activities. Our vision is that buildings and communities will regenerate and sustain the health and vitality of all life within a generation. Our mission is to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life.

The USGBC - Northern California Chapter covers Alameda, Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Monterey, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Benito, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tuolomne, and Yuba counties.