Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Sustainable Building Roundtable Discussion with President Clinton

It was exciting to join President Bill Clinton (checking out new electric vehicles in the photo), members of Congress, business leaders, and others for a roundtable discussion on sustainable building. As we move to turn our economy around, green building is a new industry sector that makes sense for our earth as well as for business. Our discussion was held in Hangar 25 in Burbank, the world's only LEED Platinum-certified aviation facility.

I was proud to offer some insights about Los Angeles's Green Building Ordinance, which I authored last year. It requires that all new projects bigger than 50,000 square feet show compliance with LEED-Certified standards. It also impacts more square feet of building than any other city in the country.