John Bendon

John Bendon

  • Pushing the “green envelope” in all directions
  • Has achieved a number of “firsts” in the green building field
  • Expert in building for sustainability

Travels from Maui, Hawaii

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John Bendon is proud to be at the forefront of the green building movement in Hawaii. A passion for ocean activities and the desire to raise a family in Hawaii brought John to the islands. Since his return, Bendon has accomplished a number of “firsts” in the green building field. From working on the first LEED Homes project in the State and first LEED school project on Maui, to being the first green building industry “Green Rater” and “HERS rater” on Maui and first round of LEED Homes AP’s in the State, John is pushing the green envelope in all directions.

As the previous Vice Chair of the U.S. Green Building Council, Hawaii Chapter, Bendon works to promote ecological stewardship and leadership across the building industry, as well as to bring more educational opportunities to Hawaii.

The Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative calls for dramatic increases in energy efficiencies in the coming years. Building for sustainability is an exciting and constantly evolving field. Bendon’s company, Green Building LLC, values  continuous education in the industry. They are proud to have excellent relationships with strategic partners including the US Green Building Council, Hawaii Chapter, and the colleges throughout the University of Hawaii.

Bendon presents about green building and energy efficiency at numerous conferences throughout the year.


Design Strategies and Tools for the 21st Century
Greening the Infrastructure

Significant occupant and environmental benefits can be achieved by addressing a building’s durability, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, water efficiency, and use of materials and resources. This presentation describes beneficial measures found in a green home, relevant building science and technologies of a high performance home, and provides an overview of the green building industry. Online resources will be shared for staying up to date with emerging industry.  This presentation is designed for both industry professionals and individuals who want to better their understanding of the green building movement.