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USGBC Redwood Empire Chapter Appoints Oren Wool as Interim Executive Director to Lead California Chapter Unification Exploration

Sebastopol, CA | January 16, 2024

The U.S. Green Building Council Redwood Empire Chapter (USGBC Redwood Empire) today announced the appointment of Oren Wool as Interim Executive Director, effective immediately. In this role, Mr. Wool will spearhead the Chapter’s exploration of potential unification with other USGBC California chapters, a strategic initiative aimed at amplifying collective impact and advancing green building throughout the state.

“Oren brings a wealth of experience and leadership to this critical role,” said [Name and Title], Chair of the USGBC Redwood Empire Board. “His extensive knowledge of the green building industry, combined with his proven leadership skills and deep understanding of our Chapter’s mission, make him ideally suited to guide this important exploration.”

Mr. Wool, who served as Board Chair of the USGBC Redwood Empire for the past four years, is a recognized leader in the green building community. His commitment to sustainability and expertise in organizational development will be invaluable as the Chapter navigates the unification process.

“I am honored to take on this responsibility and excited to work with the Board and stakeholders across the state to explore the potential of unification,” said Mr. Wool. “This initiative presents a significant opportunity to strengthen our collective voice and accelerate progress towards a more sustainable future for California.”

The USGBC California chapters are exploring unification to leverage their combined resources, expertise, and advocacy power. A unified chapter would have the potential to:

  • Expand educational programs and resources for green building professionals
  • Enhance advocacy efforts on key policy issues
  • Increase collaboration and knowledge sharing among chapters
  • Strengthen California’s leadership in the national green building movement

The exploration process will involve extensive stakeholder engagement, including discussions with other USGBC California chapters, members, and industry partners. Mr. Wool will lead the efforts of a dedicated task force responsible for gathering input, analyzing options, and developing a comprehensive unification proposal for consideration by the Chapter Board.

About the USGBC Redwood Empire Chapter:

The USGBC Redwood Empire Chapter is a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming the built environment for a sustainable future. Through education, advocacy, and collaboration, the Chapter works to promote green building practices in Sonoma, Marin, Mendocino, and Lake counties.

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