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Online 13.4.2023

Los Angeles Built Environment Market Overview and Discussion

Time: 17:00-18:00 EEST / 7:00-8:00am PDT 


Register for the webinar by April 12. 


Further Information

Mr. Bart Kotlarek
Senior Advisor, Business Finland
tel. +1 646 384 0091
email: bart.kotlarek (at)


Mr. Kari Laine
Head of Low carbon built environment Program, Business Finland
+358 50 444 9151
email: kari.laine (at)

Ms. Päivi Mähönen
Manager, Delegations
tel. +358 40 343 3468 
email: paivi.mahonen (at)

The Team Finland network in USA would like to invite Finnish companies interested in built environment and cleantech opportunities in the US and Southern California market to attend our webinar on April 13th, 2023. This webinar will be presented by Mr. Ben Stapleton and Mr. Colin Mangham of the U.S. Green Building Council Los Angeles.

The U.S. Green Building Council Los Angeles will present an overview of the Greater Los Angeles Market, specifically as it relates to opportunities and challenges for green building innovation. This will include information on the overall landscape of Southern California, current opportunities, major players/stakeholders, future perspectives for built environment, and envisioned impacts on net zero energy, carbon, water, and waste. Additionally, a delegation visit to LA around the LA Green New Deal is planned for Finnish companies May 9-11, 2023. Read more.

About Los Angeles green new deal

Created in 2015, the Los Angeles Green New Deal outlines an ambitious plan for LA to fight climate change in key areas.

The city of Los Angeles (approx. 3.8 million residents in city, and 10.2 million in county, with an LA county GDP of $707 billion) continues to pioneer climate change action planning in the US.

The city of LA has an annual budget of over 11.8 billion USD, and climate fighting initiatives are further funded by private, state, and federal funding sources.

About the Speakers

Ben Stapleton, was part of the founding team for the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) where he helped 80+ companies raise $225M+ in funding, create 1,800+ jobs, and deliver $400M+ in long-term economic value for the City of LA. Additionally, he was Managing Director of the DOE-affiliated LA Better Buildings Challenge, founder of JLL’s Cleantech Practice Group, and led a U.S.Department of Energy (DOE) funded Building Technology Pilot Initiative, SoCal Edge.

Colin Mangham, is a Corporate Sustainability & Innovation leader who directs USGBC-LA’s Net Zero accelerator (NZA) program. In addition to his experience bringing innovative and impactful solutions to market, he has developed advertising, advocacy and educational campaigns for some of the biggest brands in the world, including P&G (Tide), the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the United Nations.


Attendance to the webinar is free of charge, however, it requires a registration via the link on the left.

A Teams link will be sent to the registered online participants one day prior to the meeting.