For the past 18 months I have been traveling up and down the state presenting seminars on the new CALGreen code. In those 18 months of seminars, I have spoken to more than 6,000 attendees. Six thousand professionals sure seems like a lot, but when you consider the number of design professionals, contractors, and other building industry professionals throughout the state, 6,000 is only a drop in the bucket.

Do You Have a Question About CALGreen?
Many who attended my CALGreen seminars now e-mail me with questions on how to resolve particular issues that have been presented by building departments. As I have always stated in by seminars, I want to share information and help whenever I can.

Next on my agenda is preparing for the CALGreen amendments that were recently approved by the Building Standards Commission and are now going through a public comment period. The biggest change presented is, per the Building Standards Commission, CALGreen codes will apply to all existing commercial buildings. There are several nuances with this new regulation, so I am currently developing several seminars and will be presenting them early next year.

Private Seminars and Commissioning

Over the next several months, I am presenting private seminars to various architectural firms to help them meet the challenges of the new code.

Also, I am receiving many inquiries about commissioning services. If you are interested in any of these services, please contact me for additional information.

On a parting note, please let me know how CALGreen compliance is going for you. I am here to provide assistance.


Charles “Russ” Russell
VCA Green