Joel Cesare

Sustainable Projects Manager
City of Santa Monica

As Sustainable Projects Manager for the City of Santa Monica, Joel Cesare directs the world’s largest, and first municipal Living Building Challenge project and all innovative real-estate on behalf of Public Works. He was named a Top 25 Newsmaker for 2018 by ENR Magazine. 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.