November | 2013
Are you keeping your professional certifications up to date? Build It Green just made it easier for you to maintain your GreenPoint Rated or Certified Green Building Professional (CGBP) status.
We've streamlined our processes and changed the CEU requirements. CGBP will now require only 4 CEUs every two years, and GreenPoint Rated certifications will require 8 CEUs every two years.
We've outlined additional changes on our processes and exam requirements on our website.
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Wednesday, Dec. 11
5:30 - 9 p.m. | Oakland, CA
Don't miss 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 program includes:
free food and open bar, live music from Tito y Su Son de Cuba, GreenPoint Rated Awards, and a
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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)
Dec. 3, 2013 | Register Now
Jan. 15, 2014 | Register Now
GreenPoint Rated Version 6 for Raters
(mandatory for all Raters)
Nov. 13, 2013 | Register Now (login required)
Dec. 10, 2013 | Register Now (login required)
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.
GreenPoint Rated Promotion Reaches Millions
Build It Green just wrapped up an enormously successful two-month marketing and advertising campaign to educate prospective homebuyers about green homes and increase their awareness of the benefits of a new GreenPoint Rated home.
The results were unprecedented for GreenPoint Rated: 6,430,415 impressions generated through a combination of email blasts, banner ads on major home buyer websites, and Google AdWords. That’s over 6 million times that people viewed an ad or message about GreenPoint Rated.
Even more impressive: Prospective homebuyers clicked our ads and email links 69,755 times to learn more about the program and to view new GreenPoint Rated homes for sale by production builders. We’re grateful to KB Home for its participation as a featured sponsor in the ad campaign, and we’re pleased that we could drive prospective buyers to their website.
Our latest marketing effort represents a strong step forward in generating demand for green homes in California, a core component of Build It Green’s mission.
When homebuyers go a step further and specifically ask, “Is this home GreenPoint Rated?” everybody wins. That question signifies that consumers understand not only the cost-savings, comfort, and health a green home provides, but the value of having green features verified through an independent green certification program like GreenPoint Rated. Increased sales of GreenPoint Rated homes generate more revenue for builders, contractors, and Raters, and help state and local governments inch closer to their climate and energy goals.
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Check Out Our Green Product Directory
Have you browsed our new-and-improved Green Product Directory yet? Build It Green's new offering can be found at GreenPointRated.com/
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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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 Nov. 13 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