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Funders and Partners

In addition to the financial support of our Members and Sponsors, Build It Green receives funding, endorsements, and other support from many generous foundations, public agencies, organizations, and business partners. Highlighted here are selected funders and partners that are currently supporting Build It Green’s initiatives.
 
In 2008, ABAG endorsed GreenPoint Rated as a verification system for residential projects that encourages the rapid adoption of green building programs by Bay Area cities and counties. ABAG provides information about and publicizes the advantages of comprehensive green building programs and GreenPoint Rated to ABAG member jurisdictions
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The Bay Area Air Quality Management District awarded a grant to help Build It Green develop an online tracking system to track and report environmental benefits attributed to GreenPoint Rated, Build It Green’s rating system to evaluate the environmental responsibility of single- and multi-family homes.

 
 

 

Bay Area Local Initiatives Support Coalition (LISC) 

LISC works together with Build It Green through a Memorandum of Understanding to coordinate and advance the goals of the Green Affordable Housing Coalition (GAHC). Success in this endeavor will produce economic and quality-of-life benefits for tenants, improve the financial bottom line for property owners, and generate economic and environmental benefits for the local, regional, and world community.
 
 
California Building Industry Association (CBIA) 
CBIA is the state’s leading trade association for the building industry and has announced its support for only two voluntary non-governmental residential green building programs, one of which is Build It Green’s highly recognized GreenPoint Rated system. CBIA’s recently released Green Building and Sustainability Policy highlights its efforts to support and encourage higher performance strategies for new home construction and the upgrade of existing homes.
 
 
California Building Performance Contractors Association (CBPCA) 
Build It Green and CBPCA executed a Memorandum of Understanding in November 2008 to pursue collaborative opportunities to make the CBPCA and GreenPoint Rated Existing Home programs complementary and mutually reinforcing.
 
 

 

California Real Estate Inspection Association (CREIA) 
CREIA works with Build It Green through a Memorandum of Understanding to encourage the upgrading of existing housing units for improved energy performance and higher sustainability standards through GreenPoint Rated Existing Home. The two organizations provide educational programs to their members, the public, and real estate professionals to advance the adoption of green building practices. 
 
 
 
Citi provides financial support to the Bay Area Local Initiatives Support Coalition for the Green Affordable Housing Coalition (GAHC). The GAHC is a joint project of Build It Green and Bay Area LISC that brings together public-sector and private-sector professionals committed to incorporating green building practices into the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of affordable housing.
 
 
City of Palo Alto
The City of Palo Alto awarded a contract for Build It Green to provide selected services to the city to support the advancement of residential green building in Palo Alto. Services the City of Palo Alto chose to incorporate into their green building program include our Ask an Expert service as well as green building education for planners, building technicians, building plan check engineers, and building inspectors.


The Environmental Protection Agency awarded a grant to help Build It Green provide technical assistance and training to local government staff and builders to help them build homes that incorporate energy and water efficiency, resource conservation and healthier indoor air. The grant will enable Build It Green to develop several new training modules geared specifically toward public agency staff in order to accelerate green building in California’s major cities.
 
 
 
Green Building in Alameda County, a program of the Alameda County Waste Management Authority (ACWMA), works with building professionals and local governments in Alameda County to increase the supply and capacity for green building, and engages in consumer marketing initiatives to increase demand. The program has sponsored many of Build It Green’s initiatives and is currently a sponsor of the East Bay Green Building Professionals Guild. ACWMA is one of Build It Green’s original supporters. Currently ACWMA has awarded contracts to support the GreenPoint Rated Program, including updating of the New Construction Green Building Guidelines and development of an online tracking system to track and report environmental benefits attributed to GreenPoint Rated.
 
 

Harrell Remodeling 
Harrell Remodeling, a full-service design-build remodeling company, provides a venue for our monthly South Bay Green Building Professionals Guild (GBPG) meetings. The GBPG is a forum for green building education and peer-to-peer networking for a cross-sector of professionals in the green building industry.

 
 
 
 
Home Builders Association of Northern California (HBANC)
In 2008, HBANC formally endorsed Build It Green’s GreenPoint Rated program. Furthermore, the Association endorsed the adoption of mandatory green building standards in all 101 Bay Area cities and counties based on GreenPoint Rated, making it the first major building association in the state and possibly the nation to embrace strong mandatory standards.
 

Home Energy Magazine 
Home Energy Magazine’s mission is to disseminate objective and practical information on residential energy efficiency, performance, comfort, and affordability. Build It Green members receive a $20 discount on a one-year subscription to the magazine.
 

The Marin Builders Association provides a venue for our monthly North Bay Green Building Professionals Guild (GBPG) meetings. The GBPG is a forum for green building education and peer-to-peer networking for a cross-sector of professionals in the green building industry.
 

PG&E is our largest single monetary supporter, funding many of our technical support and outreach programs. Since 2006, PG&E has supported the Ask an Expert service, Green Product Directory, network of councils and guilds, and many other of our outreach activities, including presentations and appearances at events. These programs help PG&E meet its procurement needs by providing education and outreach as a core strategy to achieve greater energy efficiency in new and existing homes.
 

The Sacramento Municipal Utilities District helped Build It Green launch the Sacramento Region Public Agency Council (PAC), a collaborative effort of public agency employees from the Sacramento region who meet quarterly to share information, create consistent green building standards in their regions, and support each others’ programs and initiatives. In addition to providing financial support, SMUD hosts the Sacramento Region PAC meetings. SMUD has also hosted several Certified Green Building Professional and GreenPoint Rated trainings at their facilities.
 

San Diego Gas & Electric helped Build It Green launch the San Diego Region Public Agency Council (PAC), a collaborative effort of public agency employees from the San Diego region who meet quarterly to share information, create consistent green building standards in their regions, and support each others’ programs and initiatives. In addition to providing financial support, SDG&E hosts the San Diego PAC meetings. SDG&E has also hosted many Certified Green Building Professional and GreenPoint Rated trainings at their facilities.
 

The San Francisco Department of the Environment provides a venue for our monthly San Francisco Green Building Professionals Guild (GBPG) meetings. The GBPG is a forum for green building education and peer-to-peer networking for a cross-sector of professionals in the green building industry.
 

The Southern California Gas Company helped Build It Green launch the Los Angeles Basin Public Agency Council (PAC), a collaborative effort of public agency employees from the Los Angeles region who meet quarterly to share information, create consistent green building standards in their regions, and support each others’ programs and initiatives. In addition to providing financial support, the Southern California Gas Company hosts the Los Angeles Basin PAC meetings. The Southern California Gas Company has also hosted many Certified Green Building Professional and GreenPoint Rated trainings at their facilities.
 
 
AIA East Bay provides support for the quarterly meetings of the Green Affordable Housing Coalition (GAHC), a joint project of Build It Green and Bay Area LISC that brings together public-sector and private-sector professionals committed to incorporating green building practices into the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of affordable housing.


Truitt & White, a building materials supplier, provides a venue for our monthly East Bay Green Building Professionals Guild (GBPG) meetings. The GBPG is a forum for green building education and peer-to-peer networking for a cross-sector of professionals in the green building industry. 
 
In an effort to expand sustainability beyond the building industry, Build It Green partners with Zipcar to offer our members discounts on Zipcar’s membership fee and rates. Zipcar is the world’s largest car-sharing service, operating in 13 North American cities.