VCA Green, a division of VCA Code, provides a full scope of green building consulting and commissioning services. It is our mission to help clients achieve sustainability goals and long-term cost savings for their projects through best practices and budget efficiency.

VCA Green delivers expert consulting and technical services for green building certification, such as LEED® and GreenPoint Rated, and offers code compliance services for CALGreen. We also offer HERS, commissioning, energy modeling and training to provide a complete sustainable service package from project conception through building operations.

Our productive practice starts with the philosophy, “With the right approach, green makes great sense.” Over the last 30 years, VCA professionals have focused on results-oriented solutions, working with building owners, developers, architects and code officials to achieve optimal outcomes. With experience on over 60 projects and thousands of residential units, ourteam of licensed engineers and licensed architects has the depth of experience and a commitment to quality and responsiveness that leads to success. Our expertise is far reaching, yet we are small enough to provide senior level attention to your project.

VCA Green is led by Charles “Russ” Russell. As Executive Vice President, Mr. Russell has over 20 years of building code experience and is one of the state’s leading experts on CALGreen. He has toured the state in collaboration with the Building Standards Commission (BSC) and the State Department Housing and Community Development (HCD) and has educated over 7,000 attendees on CALGreen.

VCA’s Director of Sustainability is Moe Fakih. As Vice President, Mr.Fakih, MPA, LEED AP, CGBP, BPI, leads the firm’s green consulting and commissioning efforts for architects, developers, and building owners. He has presented on CALGreen and various green building topics and serves as Vice Chair of the U.S. Green Building Council Orange County Chapter.

Our bottom line objective is to pursue sustainable opportunities for our clients and help you achieve your green building goals.


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