Smart Environmental Solutions from the Ground Up
Build It Green’s program development strategy has been to incubate good ideas in the San Francisco Bay Area and then expand them statewide, helping to establish California as a role model to other states and the nation for developing pragmatic solutions to environmental challenges. We strive to design our programs to have wide-reaching policy impacts that can positively impact many Californians.
Transforming the Market for Green Homes -- Results from 2012
3600+ Energy Efficient Homes
We administer Energy Upgrade California program for PG&E territory, offering technical support and training for contractors and helping them through the submittal process for the rebates. We've got over 1000 more projects in the pipeline, so the good work continues!
4,000+ GreenPoint Rated Homes
Our GreenPoint Rated program encourages green home features that conserve energy, water, materials, and create a healthier indoor environment. This year, another 4,200 homes were GreenPoint Rated, bringing us to nearly 15,000 statewide. The energy and water savings from these homes translates to taking 12,945 passenger cars off the road for one year, and conserving 279 Olympic-size swimming pools of water.
1,200 Trained green Building Professionals
Our education and training programs reached over 1,200 professionals this year, including over 400 newly certified Green Building Professionals, Green Real Estate Professionals, and GreenPoint Raters. These professionals now have new skills to add to their business offerings, making them more competitive in the industry.
New Southern California Services
We grew our community in Southern California this year, thanks to our work with Energy Upgrade California in
Los Angeles County and Southern California Edison's Sustainable Communities Program, hosting over 10 educational events for over 300 local green building professionals to strengthen the support network for all of you!
New Membership Services
We added value to our membership program this year with a large selection of brand new benefits. The membership program is committed to supporting the success of green building professionals and we are very excited to be able to offer an improved benefits package that helps you in your networking, promotional and educational efforts.