Joel Cesare

Capital Improvement Project Manager
City of Santa Monica

As Sustainable Building Manager for the City of Santa, Joel Cesare implements programs and policies that contribute to the City’s long-term sustainability goals. He was recently appointed Project Director of what will be the world’s largest, and first municipal Living Building Challenge project. Building Design & Construction Magazine selected Joel for its 2017 40 Under 40 list. USGBC-LA awarded Joel with the inaugural “First in the World” acknowledgement for his work spearheading Santa Monica’s zero-net energy ordinance. Joel has a Masters in Environmental Science & Management from the Bren School at UC Santa Barbara, specializing in Economics of the Environment.