Brenden McEneaney

Director, US Green Building Council Northern California Chapter

Brenden McEneaney is the Director for the US Green Building Council in Northern California, running USGBC's programs throughout the Bay Area.

Previously he was the Director for Urban Resilience at the Urban Land Institute, where he oversaw the organization's work on building thriving and sustainable communities that can prepare and plan for, absorb, recover from, and more successfully adapt to adverse events. For seven years, Mr. McEneaney directed the green building program in the City of Santa Monica. At the City, he developed green building codes, policies, incentive programs, and educational programs and acted as the City's primary technical consultant for construction projects.

While with the City of Santa Monica, Mr. McEneaney served as Board Chair of the USGBC-Los Angeles Chapter for two years. Before joining the City, Brenden ran operations for the largest green building materials retailer in southern California. Brenden is a LEED AP (BD+C) and has spoken internationally on sustainability, green building, and environmental policy. He is a graduate of Yale University and of the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies.