March | 2014
Healthy Homes Conference:
Discuss New Trends & Techniques
Thurs., May 15 | Brower Center in Berkeley
You're invited to Build It Green's first-ever Healthy Homes Conference! Home health issues -- from flame retardants to building assessments and combustion safety -- are a crucial part of the green building discussion. Join us to stay up-to-date on the latest industry trends and techniques, earn CEUs, and network with other building professionals.
Conference speakers include industry experts such as Anthony Bernheim and others from Healthy Building Science, Lawrence Berkeley Labs, Beyond Efficiency, Leger Wanaselja Architecture, McCutcheon Construction, Green Science Policy Institute, and Build It Green.
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Comparing GreenPoint Rated, CALGreen & LEED for Home
Download our new fact sheets for a side-by-side comparison of of the major residential green building rating systems and standards -- GreenPoint Rated Version 6, LEED for Homes Version 4, and CALGreen tiers 1 and 2.
Our fact sheets can help you determine how to meet a local government’s green building ordinance, or make a more informed decision about which standard will help you achieve your goals.
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Latest "Ask an Expert" Questions
Contractors, homeowners, and builders: Get answers to your technical green building questions through our free Ask an Expert service (available only in PG&E territory). Call 888-40GREEN (404-7336).
Here are a few of our latest questions:
I have a client whose contractor says that eco-fiberglass is better than jeans for insulation. Do you have any information on this topic?
Do you have a recommendation for a recycled-content, low-toxicity drywall product?
I own a home that has clapboard siding in rough shape and no sheathing or insulation in the exterior walls. I am thinking of removing the clapboards and insulating and sheathing and then shingling. Is there any sheathing product that offers shear strength and insulation? Is this necessary or helpful in the Bay Area?
Meet Building Codes With Our Green Product Directory
A new "search by measure" feature makes our Green Product Directory even handier. Find green building products that can help your homes meet California's new building codes. Just select your standard (CALGreen 2013 Energy Code, etc.) and measure (carpeting, flooring, composite wood products. etc.) to bring up a list of best-in-class products.
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Get a New Professional Certification in 2014
The 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 and Oakland.
GreenPoint Rated New Home
Wed., April 2 | Modesto | Apply Now
GreenPoint Rated Existing Home
Thurs.-Fri., April 3-4 | Modesto | Apply Now
Certified Green Building Professional Training
Thurs.-Fri., May 29-30 | Oakland | Register Now
To reach our Education Department, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 510-590-3360, Ext. 603.
Check the Build It Green events calendar for all upcoming workshops, classes, webinars, networking events, and trainings