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New Green Home Calculator Reveals: Is Your Home Greener Than Your Neighbors? 

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December | 2013

Green Home Calculator Reveals:
"Is My Home Greener Than
My Neighbors'?"

Build It Green is excited to announce today's release of our new Green Home Calculator at www.GreenPointRated. com/Calculator. This advanced online tools helps you answer key questions:

  • How does your home's energy and water efficiency compare to similar homes?
  • Are your utility bills lower or higher than your neighbors?
  • What are a few simple home improvements that could save you money?
  • How can you reduce your home's impact on climate change?

Try the Calculator >>

The calculator walks users through a series of questions and scores their home, then offers tailored suggestions for how to improve scores.

Try out this cool tool or show it to your clients! The calculator can help them get a sense of their green home options for long-term savings; they can even see in real time how their score changes based on implementing various improvements!

Build It Green developed this tool in collaboration with Alameda County’s StopWaste and UC Berkeley’s Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory, through funding from the California Air Resources Board.

Congrats to Our 2013 GreenPoint Rated Award Winners!

At last week's BIG Bash holiday party, Build It Green was proud to announce seven winners of the 2013 GreenPoint Rated Awards, each honored for their leadership in residential green building:

  • Community Builder of the Year: KB Home of Northern California
  • Affordable Builder of the Year: Eden Housing
  • Visionary Builder of the Year: Southern California Edison/ ABC Green Home Builders
  • Custom Builder of the Year: Joe LoConte - Olivewood Builder /Green Building Specialists
  • Green Building Leader in the Public Sector: City of Palo Alto
  • Home Performance Contractor of the Year: Mark Hensley - Building Doctors, Inc.
  • GreenPoint Rater of the Year: Dave Hegarty - DuctTesters, Inc.

These winners are changing the way homes are designed, built, and remodeled—all to the high standards of GreenPoint Rated.

Learn More >>


Delay for 2013 Energy Codes and CALGreen?

The California Energy Commission is proposing a delay in the effective date of 2013 Energy Code Part 6, and affected sections of the 2013 CALGreen Code, part 11.

On Dec. 18, the proposal will be discussed at a Building Standards Commission meeting, and a decision will be made.

Following this meeting, Build It Green will send an update to Raters and others on how any decision affects the implementation of GreenPoint Rated
Version 6.0. Stay tuned!

Are You Ready for GreenPoint Rated 6.0?

GreenPoint Rated Version 6.0 will come online in 2014. Are you ready? Join Build it Green for a free webinar to learn about the changes and to prepare your business for its implementation in 2014. During fall 2013, Build It Green will offer this webinar multiple times for your convenience. We have also scheduled mandatory webinars specifically for Raters.

GreenPoint Rated - All About Version 6
(for the public and building professionals)

Jan. 15, 2014 | Register Now

GreenPoint Rated Version 6 for Raters
(mandatory for all Raters)

Jan. 23, 2014 | Register Now (login required)

Raters: To maintain your Rater certification, you will be required to participate in a live or recorded webinar on GPR v6.0.

Get a New Professional Certification in 2014

Sponsor the Reen Products ExpoThe coming year is your chance to get trained and achieve one of Build It Green's professional certifications. In winter and spring 2014, we'll offer our next round of trainings in Modesto for Certified Green Building Professional, GreenPoint Rated Core, Greenpoint Rated New Home, and Existing Home Single Family.

Watch for upcoming announcements. To reach our Education Department, email, or call 510-590-3360, Ext. 603.

Download Free GreenPoint Rated Signage

Green home News Are you taking advantage of our signs, flyers, and brochures to market the benefits of a GreenPoint Rated new home to your customers?

We just made it even easier to download a free pdf of our Open House Green Features sign and related flyer. Explore our marketing collateral on our website.

Browse Collateral >>

Check the Build It Green events calendar for all upcoming workshops, classes, webinars, networking events, and trainings

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