Build It Green built its reputation on bringing residential green
building into the mainstream. But we’ve always known that shifting
home building toward more sustainable practices was a starting place,
not a destination.
Today, we’re envisioning a new approach to home and neighborhood
building that fosters health in the broadest sense — as an
interconnected web of personal, community and bioregional
A BIG community effort
The BIG Pilot Program is a vehicle for discovering and
developing transformative approaches to designing, building
and inhabiting homes. Grounded in inclusivity, community
engagement and collaboration, we will delve into possibilities
at different scales—from smaller homes known as accessory
dwelling units to whole neighborhoods.
We anticipate this process will spark creative thinking about how these smaller homes can add value and vitality to existing neighborhoods. We’ll also explore how regenerative design thinking at the neighborhood scale can improve well-being in the personal, community and bioregional realms.
We encourage neighborhood residents, community groups, city officials, developers and others to join us in bringing forth these ideas.