October | 2013
Explore Our New-and-Improved Green Product Directory
Build It Green is proud to release an all-new version of our Green Product Directory, which can now be found at
Products. Building professionals -- please alert your clients to this valuable resource.
We've built an independent source of trusted green home improvement product recommendations and educational tips for homeowners, who can more easily identify the types of products that can save them money and make any home healthier and more beautiful and comfortable. The Directory focuses on best-in-class products that meet rigorous criteria for energy and water savings, recycled content, and indoor air quality and other environmental and health attributes.
Build It Green would like to thank StopWaste for its funding and support for the Directory update.
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Have You Seen Our
GreenPoint Rated Ads?
Home buying season has begun, and with it Build It Green has launched a major marketing and advertising push for GreenPoint Rated. Our goal is to educate homeowners and increase their awareness of the benefits of a healthy and high-quality
new home that is GreenPoint Rated.
Through mass email campaigns, Google ads, and banner ads on major consumer websites, we're reaching thousands of prospective home buyers across California. With this campaign we're supporting the production home builders who are committed to GreenPoint Rated by driving traffic to their websites.
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Save the Date: BIG BASH Holiday Party
Wednesday, Dec. 11, 5:30 - 9 p.m. | Oakland, CA
Mark your calendar for Build It Green's 5th annual holiday party, the BIG BASH. Join us for drinks, hors d'oeuvres, and dancing. We're gathering to honor YOU, our green building community members, and to "celebrate the BIG 5"--our combined achievements in energy efficiency, water conservation, indoor air quality,
resource conservation, and livable communities.
This year's party will feature the annual GreenPoint Rated Awards, a silent auction, and much more. Watch for an invitation coming soon!
Indoor Air Quality Workshop: Residential
Wed., Oct. 9 | Oakland
Join us for a workshop to answer all of your questions about indoor air quality. During this presentation David Sasse of Healthy Building Science will define IAQ, its causes, and unique IAQ concerns for residences (vs. commercial buildings).
We will discuss inspection & testing techniques for determining the state of interior air quality in a space, strategies for the mitigation of contaminants, as well as design concerns and material selection when building or remodeling to improve IAQ. Both single and multifamily issues will be addressed.
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First GreenPoint Rated Version 6.0 Checklists
and Manual Now Available
Build It Green is currently completing the GreenPoint Rated Version 6.0 update in conjunction with the 2013 California Energy and California Building codes. The New Home materials are available for review with the implementation of the 2013 Building Energy Efficiency Standards effective January 1, 2014. Revisions include program design review and technical revisions to best maintain program integrity and marketplace relevance.
The New Home Rating Manual along with the Single family and Multifamily checklist are now available.
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*FREE* Certified Green Building
Oct. 23-24 | San Jose, CA
This 2-day course introduces the main principles of green building and the systems approach to the design, construction and operation of buildings. It provides an understanding of energy efficiency, resource conservation, water conservation, and indoor air quality, and how to effectively convey the importance of these principles and market your business to homeowners.
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Multifamily Program Accepting
Applications in Southern California
The Energy Upgrade California Multifamily Program is up and running in Southern California. The program offers property owners valuable resources to support energy upgrades to their multifamily properties, including free technical assistance and rebates.
Webinar Overview: Join us on Oct. 10 to learn more about how the program can help you meet your retrofit goals.
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Check the Build It Green events calendar for all upcoming workshops, classes, webinars, networking events, and trainings