Event Title:

CALGreen Verification for GreenPoint Rated


Sponsored By:

Build It Green

Event Date/Time:

Start: 2/18/2014 9:00:00 AM
End: 2/18/2014 5:00:00 PM


Amy Dryden & Marc Richmond
Build It Green & Practica Consulting




Feb 18, 2014 9:00 AM

Event Deadline:

02/18/2014 09:00

Event Notes:

Join Build It Green to learn how to do CALGreen verification for GreenPoint Rated - be prepared for the new code in 2014!


CALGreen mandatory measures are now a prerequisite for GreenPoint Rated. As a Rater we want you to be educated and informed on this facet of Version 6 to be able to implement GreenPoint Rated as effectively as possible. To make sure GreenPoint Raters are trained to complete the CALGreen verification, Build It Green is hosting a full-day seminar that is required to maintain certification. This training will include Residential and Non-Residential mandatory measures. 

As this training content is mandatory, Raters have two options to learn:
  1.  In person at the February 18th training
  2. Online via recorded modules (these are soon to come - we will announce the launch at a later date)
Build It Green will be tracking attendance - Raters must learn this material by August 1, 2014.

GreenPoint Rated has emerged as the most trusted home rating system in California, with more than 21,000 certified units and another 27,000 projects in the pipeline. Now that the State of California has updated the California Codes and Regulations with stronger minimum standards, the GreenPoint Rated program has been updated to align with those standards. Version 6 reflect the leading edge of green building practices and provides a third-party green building certification that goes above and beyond the CALGreen code.

This is a free training.
A light breakfast and an afternoon snack will be served. Attendees are responsible for their own lunch.
Recertification CEU Value: 6 Credits
Questions? Email: Training@BuildItGreen.org


Event Comments:


Speaker Information:

Amy Dryden
Senior Project Manager, Build It Green
Amy brings a combination of her experience as a residential builder and planning consultant with a focus on ecologically and socially minded building to the GreenPoint Rated Program.

With ten years experience in residential construction (non profit and for profit), Amy has a working knowledge of all trades and phases of construction in new construction and remodel projects. She has contributed to green building specifications and guidelines and LEED projects for affordable housing and has been assisting Habitat East Bay with their green building efforts since 2000.

Amy is a Certified Green Building Professional, a Certified GreenPoint Rater, a LEED-AP, and a HERS rater and has completed work in each capacity. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from Boston University and a Master in Landscape Architecture and a Master in City Planning from UC Berkeley.
Marc Richmond
Founder & Manager, Practica Consulting
Marc Richmond has been involved in the construction industry since the late '80s, both as a builder and a green building consultant with his own company, Practica Consulting. His depth of experience in developing and implementing green building programs both for government agencies, non-profits and within private firms is significant.
For the past four years, Marc's largest effort has been in fulfilling a recurring contract with the California Public Utilities Commission and Pacific Gas and Electric to conduct an integrated San Francisco Bay Area green building market transformation by developing and implementing local green building programs, organizing stakeholder groups, training professionals and the public, and developing new technical resources. Marc is also a team member for the emerging Green Homes Northeast Program in Boston, which is working to implement a similar residential market transformation in the greater Boston area.
During his seven-year tenure as manager and program manager for the renowned Austin Energy Green Building Program, the oldest and largest such program in the country, he doubled both the staff and the operating budget, while expanding and improving the program's activities and level of resources in educating local building professionals and the general public. He helped a local production builder, Newmark Homes, become Austin's first company-wide, three-star green production home builder, and the recipient of the Department of Energy's Silver and Gold Energy Value Housing Awards.
Marc serves on the Board of Advisors for Healthy Home Designs and the West Coast Green conference, and as a Technical Advisor for Build It Green and Alameda County Waste Management Authority. He is also past chairman of the US Green Building Council's LEED-Residential Steering Committee, which is developing a national residential green building rating system.
Prior to 1997, Marc worked in Texas, California, Colorado and Pennsylvania as a construction supervisor, green building consultant, university lecturer, and energy services company project manager.
He has been interviewed by numerous magazines and newspapers and his projects have been featured in many magazines including Architectural Record, LA Architect, Interior Design, Metropolis, and Natural Home.
He received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Moravian College in Pennsylvania, and his Master of Business Administration and Master of Energy & Environmental Policy from Claremont Graduate University in Los Angeles.
When Marc is not engaged in green building activities, he can readily be found following his other passion in the various argentine tango dance halls in San Francisco and the rest of the country.

Contact Name:

  Alyssa Baker-Blanc

Contact Phone:

  510-590-3360 x603

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