Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Nevada Chapter.
His primary role will be to promote Chapter membership and serve as the board of directors’ liaison to Chapter committees.
The board of directors also appointed Kling treasurer of the Chapter, where he handles budgeting, financial planning and works to assure that all financial functions are properly according to USGBC policies.
The USGBC Nevada Chapter is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and has been an organizational leader in Nevada for green building and sustainability since 2003. The group advocates adoption of sustainable codes, implementation of sustainable construction practices for existing and new buildings and access to sustainable education throughout the state. The organization’s core values of collaboration, environmental stewardship, education, networking and diversity are making make a positive difference in the built, natural and social environments of the state.
Kling was elected to these executive board positions due to his knowledge, abilities, past leadership performance and known stature within the Pacific West Region as a highly engaged Green Building Organization practitioner.
It’s a great fit for Kling since he has long held a passion for sustainable design and commitment to increasing the comfort and energy efficiency of buildings. He has more than 20 years of experience in the architectural, commercial and residential building materials industries.
Volunteering for green building advocacy is nothing new for Kling. He has helped numerous environmental councils, national trade associations and volunteer organizations on a variety of energy efficiency and conservation programs, including Home Performance Washington, the Cascadia Green Building Council, Cleantech Open, Efficiency First, Build It Green, and the California Building Performance Contractors Association, among others.
“Working with environmental councils, national trade associations and volunteer organizations on a variety of green building and conservation programs isn’t just good for SageGlass business; it helps move the entire green building market forward. I love the challenges and camaraderie that come with helping create positive change in our industry,” said Kling.