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GreenPoint Rated Trainings
These certifications are ideal for architects, builders, city officials, designers, or green consultants who wish to learn the principles of green building and help their clients participate in the GreenPoint Rated Program, the most trusted certification for green homes.

For a limited time, we are offering the trainings below for only $150 each. That's $300 in savings per training! This special opportunity won't last long, so register today!


GreenPoint Rated New Home (GPR NH)
Fri., July 11 | Oakland

This one-day course covers the policies, processes and program requirements unique to the New Home rating system. It addresses current trends in new construction and illustrates the role of the Rater and Advisor in the green building process.

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Prerequisites: GPR Core


GreenPoint Rated Existing Home (GPR EHSF)
Mon.-Tue., July 14-15 | Oakland

This is the required course for certification as a GreenPoint Rater or Advisor for existing single family homes. This two-day course covers policies, program requirements, verifications, energy evaluation and audit, role of the rater and submittal processes unique to a single family existing home.

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Prerequisites: GPR Core




Call for Presentations:
Water Conference on Oct. 23


Share your expertise on an issue related to residential water conservation at Build It Green's upcoming water conference. We're looking for industry leaders to serve as presenters at our conference for building professionals, scheduled for Oct. 23, 2014.

View Request for Proposals >> (pdf)



Green Building Webinars
All webinars provide Build It Green CEU credit.

Net Zero Energy Builder Innovations: Part One
July 18 | 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. | Register Now

This series, developed in partnership with the Net-Zero Energy Coalition, presents cutting-edge net-zero energy projects.

Part One will be led by C.R. Herro, Vice President of Environmental Affairs at Meritage Homes. Herro leads Meritage's Energy and Innovation Program, combining design, energy efficiency, water management, sustainability, and new technologies to establish a new standard in home building.


Net Zero Energy Builder Innovations: Part Two
Aug 21 | 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. | Register Now

This series, developed in partnership with the Net-Zero Energy Coalition, presents cutting-edge net-zero energy projects.

In Part Two, learn how De Young Properties - a mid-sized, family run, semi-custom builder in the San Joaquin Valley – has achieved Zero Net Energy. Each one of De Young's homes have exceeded the minimum California energy code requirements (Title 24) by at least 30% since 2010.




Partner Events
Browse these offerings for building professionals from Build It Green partners and other organizations.

GRID Alternatives:

Do you know of a low-income homeowner in Oakland, San Jose, San Francisco, or Richmond who might be a good candidate for having solar installed on his or her home? Contact GRID Alternatives, or follow this link for more information about the rebates available to subsidize a solar electric system for low-income homeowners.


Association for Energy Affordability Events and Training

Training at AEA encompasses a wide range of formal and informal offerings, including certification training, multifamily weatherization training and related courses.

Learn More >>


Book Recommendation: Residential Green Valuation Tools

by Sandra K. Adomatis, SRA, LEED Green Associate and published by the Appraisal Institute.

Appraisers who value green homes are breaking new ground and face unique challenges. Residential Green Valuation Tools provides the methods and resources you need to meet these challenges and become a green-friendly appraiser.



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