U.S. Green Building Council-Los Angeles Chapter (USGBC-LA)
Dominique Hargreaves is the Executive Director of the U.S. Green Building Council-Los Angeles Chapter (USGBC-LA). She has been a dedicated USGBC-LA member since 2008, serving in roles such as Events Chair and Education & Program Manager, prior to taking on the leadership in 2014. Dominique holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Loyola Marymount University and a diploma in Social Innovation from the United Nations-mandated University for Peace (UPEACE). She began her career in realty with Pulte Homes working on new construction single-family developments and later joined developer teams working on high-rise condo towers in downtown L.A. Her journey brought her to an encounter with the LEED rating system, which led to involvement as a volunteer at the USGBC-LA.
As Executive Director, her focus is building membership, partnership, and creating a lasting impact. Dominique has already doubled the chapter’s membership, expanded the chapter’s range from the beaches to the Arizona border–cementing its leadership role in the region—and advanced key programs, such as the Green Janitor Education Program, which certifies janitors in sustainable knowledge and practices, empowering them to understand not only what to do but why. Additionally, Dominique has created partnerships with organizations such as Building Skills Partnership (BSP), Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Builders Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), Metro, Urban Green, L.A. Department of Water and Power, L.A. Better Buildings Challenge, L.A. Department of Building and Safety, and the L.A. Mayor’s Office. This increase in partnerships has created access to unique programs for upskilling workers and knowledge. Outside of USGBC-LA, Dominique also serves on the Chief Sustainability Officer Task Force for the nonprofit Pando Populous, is an Adjunct Faculty member for the Business, Entrepreneurship & Technology Department at Los Angeles Trade Technical College (LATTC), serves on the Advisory Boards of SEED-LA and UCLA Advanced Energy Communities Technical Advisory Committee, and is the Metro Sustainability Council’s 1st Vice Chair and Chair of the Council’s subcommittee Metro27, which focuses on the identification of new technologies in transportation that can elevate LA Metro‘s projects to be built as a result of Measure M and looking toward the 2028 Olympics.
Dominique is dedicated to a life of service to the Los Angeles community. The vision of sustainable buildings for all within this generation keeps her inspired to move sustainability forward with the members of USGBC-LA and its partners. In her spare time, Dominique enjoys fashion, and she and her husband share a passion for wine and tennis.