NAPA – The Redwood Empire chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council plans to open a Napa branch by fall, rather than sometime in late 2011, as had been anticipated by chapter officials earlier this year, according to Bob Massaro, chapter vice president and chief executive officer of Napa-based Healthy Buildings USA.

The other two Napa board members are Ellyn Elson, chapter treasurer, and Jennifer Chandler, principal of Chandler & Chandler Landscape Architecture.

An organizational meeting was held last week, and more informational sessions are planned for this year.