California doesn’t mess around. The state takes sustainability seriously and ranked 10th among the 2019 Top 10 States for LEED, according to the USGBC. CALGreen is California’s first green building code and the first in the nation state-mandated green building code.
In talking to architects about green buildings, we often hear how California is “different,” with strict building codes and serious regulation. That may be why California also has some of the most inspiring projects out there. Here are five green buildings in California that we can’t stop talking about.