Education is a core part of our mission. We deliver a broad range of events such as workshops, training, hands-on learning projects, and conferences. We often partner with other local and national groups to bring new material and cross-pollinate ideas and networks.

Most of our events are open to the public, however, San Diego Green Building Council Members enjoy discounted ticket prices. Become a member today to enjoy discounts and other perks!

Lunch and Learn

Lunch and Learns are an opportunity to join local green project tours, join panel discussions, or presentations. Most sessions contribute to GBCI and AIA continuing education. This is a great way to meet our members and hear from San Diego’s public and private sector leaders. A tasty lunch is always provided. See the calendar for the upcoming events.  


Educational happy hour of sorts, these evening events combine a sustainability-focused presentation and discussion with a glass of wine and networking afterward. This is a great opportunity to meet our members, board, staff, learn new content, and have fun! Most sessions contribute to GBCI and AIA continuing education. See the calendar for the upcoming events.  

Annual San Diego Green Building Conference and Expo

Every fall we host our largest educational event, bringing together over 300 green building and sustainability experts, and business leaders. Make sure to sign up for our newsletter and stay up to date on the details of our next Conference.

LEED* Training 

We deliver a broad portfolio of LEED content in various formats including, but not limited to: introductory sessions on the basics of LEED, LEED Green Associate exam prep, LEED training specific to a particular rating systems (BD+C, ID+C, ND, O+M, LEED for Cities, etc.), and LEED Project Management workshops. We can also create custom content workshops specific to a project you are working on or your organization’s needs. See calendar for the upcoming events or contact us to learn more about how SDGBC can support your training needs.

*Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design

SITES Training

SITES is a sustainability-focused framework that ushers landscape architects, engineers and others toward practices that protect ecosystems and enhance the mosaic of benefits they continuously provide our communities, such as climate regulation, carbon storage and flood mitigation. SITES is the culmination of years of research and development by leading professionals in the fields of soil, water, vegetation, materials and human health. 

GPRO* Training 

GPRO curriculum was developed by the Urban Green Council, our partner in NYC. GPRO is a certificate program that teaches the people who build, renovate, and maintain buildings the tools to integrate high-performance construction and maintenance practices into their everyday work. Our holistic approach to sustainability training—combined with expert advice and the latest adult learning techniques—have made GPRO an education trailblazer for building trades and operators across the country. GPRO students stay ahead of the curve with training on high-performance building construction and earn the GPRO Certificate upon passing the trade-specific exam. See calendar for the upcoming GPRO training events or contact us to learn more.

*Green Professional Building Skills Training

Living Building Challenge Training

Living Building Challenge (LBC) continues to be the most stringent green building certification system on the market. San Diego’s network of Living Future Ambassadors is working to promote the regenerative design principles embedded in the LBC. See our calendar for upcoming LBC events or contact us to request a speaker to deliver an LBC introduction session at your organization.

WELL Training

WELL Building Certification system is focused on highlighting the impact buildings have on our physical and mental health. SDGBC provides both introductory sessions explaining the key concepts of WELL and WELL AP exam prep sessions. These usually take place on an ‘as needed’ basis, so if you are interested please contact us.

Custom Educational Projects

The San Diego Green Building Council works with many local governments, companies, and educational institutions to develop and deliver custom content and project-based learning opportunities. We cover a broad range of topics, such as sustainability, resiliency, and green buildings. Please contact us to discuss the specific needs of your organization and we will be happy to discuss how we can help.

Request a Speaker

The San Diego Green Building Council’s Speaker’s Bureau is our new initiative that helps you connect with our member experts to deliver a custom session. This feature is available to our members only.

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.