The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is an organization committed to expanding sustainable building practices. The mission of the USGBC is to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life. The vision is to have buildings and communities that will regenerate and sustain the health and vitality of all life within a generation.
Lena is the current President of ASID San Diego. The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is a community of people — designers, industry representatives, educators and students — committed to interior design. Through education, knowledge sharing, advocacy, community building and outreach, we strive to advance the interior design profession and, in the process, to demonstrate and celebrate the power of design to positively change people’s lives.
Founded in 1975, ASID is the oldest, largest and leading professional organization for interior designers. ASID inspires and enriches our members by promoting the value of interior design, while providing indispensable knowledge and experiences that build relationships. Professional members of ASID must pass rigorous acceptance standards, including a combination of accredited design education and/or full-time work experience and passage of a two-day accreditation examination administered by the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ).
State of California Certified DBE firms receive increased visibility through inclusion in the California Unified Certification Program (UCP) database of businesses. The database is used as a resource by City buyers, department personnel, prime contractors and other agencies and organizations throughout the state. A certification is valid for three (3) years and recognized throughout the state of California.
The main purpose of this certification program is to promote opportunities for disadvantaged, minority, women, and small, local business owners who want to participate in City contracting projects.
The main purpose of this certification program is to promote opportunities for disadvantaged, minority, women, and small, local business owners who want to participate in San Diego contracting projects.
CCIDC is the California Council for Interior Design Certification. Since 1992 the CCIDC has served as the official designation for interior designers who meet the education, experience and examination requirements. Only the CCIDC can determine eligibility to be a Certified Interior Designer in the State of California.
The mission of CCIDC is to establish and implement professional standards and educational requirements, educate the public, and facilitate interior design professional's compliance with CCIDC standards and code of ethics in order to provide for the protection, health, safety and welfare of the public.