Mayor Garcetti Hosts President Clinton at City Hall; Announces Green Build will come to LA in 2016


As part of the Clinton Global Initiative conference held at LA City Hall today, Mayor Eric Garcetti joined President Bill Clinton for a discussion on investing in resilient infrastructure and announced that the the U.S. Green Building Council will move its 2016 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo from San Diego to Los Angeles.

The Greenbuild International Conference & Expo convenes the industry’s largest gathering of representatives from all sectors of the green building movement. Greenbuild 2016 was originally planned for San Diego, but Mayor Garcetti and his team worked with the U.S. Green Building Council to move it to Los Angeles.

"It was an honor to host President Clinton and the Clinton Global Initiative at City Hall today, and a perfect opportunity to announce that we'll be hosting the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, which will bring 30,000 visitors to Los Angeles" said Mayor Eric Garcetti. "Our city is leading the way when it comes to making meaningful investments in a sustainable future, including retrofitting 140,000 street lights with more efficient LED bulbs, and the world is taking note."

"I was very pleased to hold the CGI 21st Century Infrastructure and Innovation for a Resilient Economy Conference in Los Angeles, which is setting a great example in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and creating a more resilient city, while saving money for taxpayers," said President Bill Clinton. "Today's conference gives us the opportunity to share best practices across cities and states on how to improve and maintain key infrastructure in a cost-effective way."

“Los Angeles is green building hub,” said Rick Fedrizzi, president, CEO and founding chair, USGBC. “Home to 268 LEED-certified commercial buildings, 1,431 LEED-certified residential units, and more municipal LEED-certified square footage than any other city, Los Angeles is the perfect place to convene the world’s leading green building conference & expo. Our very active Los Angeles USGBC chapter, USGBC, and our partners at Hanley Wood are looking forward to hosting more than 30,000 passionate green building advocates here in 2016.”

About the Clinton Global Initiative America

The Clinton Global Initiative America (CGI America), a program of the Clinton Global Initiative, addresses economic recovery in the United States. Established in June 2011 by President Bill Clinton, CGI America brings together leaders in business, government, and civil society to generate and implement commitments to create jobs, stimulate economic growth, foster innovation, and support workforce development in the United States. Since its first meeting, CGI America participants have made over 300 commitments valued at more than $15 billion when fully funded and implemented. To learn more, visit

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