charlesCharles Russell, C.B.O.
Executive Vice President


Charles “Russ” Russell joined VCA Green as Vice President in 2008 and is responsible for the operations and management of the division, which provides green consulting and commissioning services. He brings more than 20 years of building code experience to his role at VCA Green.

Recently, Mr. Russell has been touring the state of California presenting seminars and has spoken to more than 6,000 attendees on the implementation of CALGreen. These seminars are in collaboration with the Building Standards Commission (BSC), State Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), and Green Technology of Pasadena. The topics of the seminars range from a general introduction to CALGreen to in-depth residential and commercial applications. The audiences for these seminars include architects, engineers, government officials, contractors, developers, and consultants.

VCA Green provides CALGreen code consultation and education to assist municipal jurisdictions and design professionals with current and future code requirements. VCA Green provides technical services and verifications with code requirements, such as, building commissioning and Home Energy Rating System (HERS).

VCA Green is an industry leader and works in collaboration with building officials on implementation of CALGreen and other building codes. To further enhance VCA¹s Green capabilities, the staff includes four LEED AP¹s, a Certified Commissioning Agent, an Energy Modeler, a Green Point Rater, a HERS Rater, and a Building Performance Analyst, all of whom can offer management and assistance on selected third party green building programs.


US Green Building Council (USGBC)
Build It Green (BIG)
Urban Land Institute (ULI)
California Building Officials (CALBO)
Association of Energy Engineers (AEE)
AABC Commissioning Group (ACG)
California Association of Building Energy Consultants (CABEC)
California Commissioning Collaborative (CACx)


VCA Structural
Residential and commercial structural engineering

VCA Code
Building Code consultants, plan check and staffing