Environmental building conference Greenbuild has decided to move its 2016 event about two hours north — from San Diego to Los Angeles.

The announcement was made in April during a Los Angeles conference on alternative energy and sustainable construction that was sponsored by the Clinton Global Initiative, a nonpartisan group founded by former President Bill Clinton.

“Los Angeles is the ideal setting for Greenbuild 2016,” said Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. “Sustainable building is a priority for our time, for our city, and for my administration — and our city is leading the way forward. Hosting this conference and expo in our diverse and cosmopolitan city is another step in the right direction, and will facilitate important connections, inspire leadership, and spur innovation, both locally and globally.”

Rick Fedrizzi, the U.S. Green Building Council’s founder and CEO, said L.A. is a great location for the show.

“Los Angeles is a green building hub,” Fedrizzi said. “Home to 268 LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)-certified commercial buildings, 1,431 LEED-certified residential units, and more municipal LEED-certified square footage than any other city, Los Angeles is the perfect place to convene the world’s leading green building conference and expo. Our very active Los Angeles USGBC chapter, (national) USGBC and our partners at Hanley Wood are looking forward to hosting more than 30,000 passionate green building advocates here in 2016.”