Who We Are


The U.S. Green Building Council – Hawaii Chapter is a 501(c (3) membership organization that educates, motivates, provides resources and advocates for industry transformation to build and maintain sustainable communities.  USGBC-Hawaii is part of a network of approximately 65 USGBC Chapters throughout the United States which represent USGBC in their respective regions.

Chapter members are invited to our numerous monthly events and workshops, offered a variety of ways to participate in local and national green building activities, and the ability to connect to our valuable professional network.


2015 Highlights


2015 was a successful one for USGBC Hawaii, including:

  • The 15th annual Build & Buy Green Conference in October was a resounding success. In partnership with DBEDT and held at the newly renovated Hawaii Pacific University campus at Aloha Tower Marketplace, over 150 attendees were able to learn about some the most innovative "green" projects and initiatives from across the state.
  • On September 26, seven schools across Oahu participated in GADSZOOKS! 2015 Green Apple Day of Service, which brings together thousands of students, teachers, parents and community leaders from around the globe to plan a school sustainability project, and work with community volunteers to create positive environmental change. 

2016 - 2017 BOARD OF DIRECTORS


JOANNA GRIFFITH | PRESIDENT

joannacgriffith@gmail.com

MELANIE ISLAM| VICE PRESIDENT

melanie@masonarch.com

AMANDA CORDING | TREASURER

amanda.l.cording@gmail.com

DONNA LEE | SECRETARY

dlee@ccorpusa.com

NIKKI KIMOTO | DIRECTOR

nicole.kimoto@gmail.com

LESTER NG| DIRECTOR

LNg@ahldesign.com

JENNIFER TOM| DIRECTOR

jetom@ksbe.edu

CLARENCE NCUBE| DIRECTOR

dncube@hpu.edu