Commitment to building a greener future.
The annual California Building Officials (CALBO) business meeting is always a highlight for our team. We have the opportunity to connect with the jurisdictions we work with frequently and it provides us with an opportunity to learn about the latest innovative solutions being used to meet our state’s low-carbon goals and electrification-building needs.
CALBO has more than 500 members and this is the 61st year they have held their annual business meeting. This year’s annual meeting was held in San Diego and we were able to meet with officials from across our state as well as changemakers in every vertical. This was the first time our team showcased our education courses available through ID360 Academy. We even give away a few!
With so many changes happening so rapidly the CALBO Annual Meeting provides us with an opportunity to share our expertise and support many jurisdictions with their climate action goals. Additionally, here are a few of the highlights from our time in San Diego.
- Congratulations to Chu Chang of the City of San Jose, who was the recipient of the 2022-2023 Building Official of the Year Award. They are a leader in sustainability initiatives and have made significant progress towards achieving their Climate Smart goals. Their work includes decarbonization efforts such as prohibiting natural gas in new construction projects and requiring EV charging infrastructure requirements beyond the statewide CALGreen Code.
- Focus on Climate Action Planning. We heard from many jurisdictions that are focused on acting on the goals within their City’s Climate Action Plan. They are working towards this by developing building and electric vehicle reach codes that support emission reductions, better indoor air quality, and enhanced resiliency.
- Welcome to the new officers of CALBO! New leadership was introduced during the annual meeting. They hail from all over our state and we are grateful for their commitment to this group.
It is always inspiring to be in one place surrounded by colleagues and leaders in the building-safety community who are dedicated to their work and community. Thank you to the CALBO team for bringing us together and for hosting another great event.