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Build It Green Recognizes California's Green Building Leaders

Build It Greens 2nd Annual Awards Ceremony at the Brower Center last week recognized green building industry leaders from the public and private sector. This diverse group of thought leaders are helping to make residential green building standard practice across the state of California.
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GreenPoint Rated Financing Sources

SMUD The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) is offering loans from $5,000 up to $30,000 for energy upgrades. Learn more. PG&E The Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) is offering rebates from $1,000 to $4,000 for energy efficiency improvements. A new rebate called the Green Upgrade Package is coming soon for Alameda County homes getting the GreenPoint Rated label. Rebate amounts are still to be ...
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Green Buildings Most Critical Election

This Novembers California state election presents the most critical moment so far for the green building movement and climate policy, and the implications could be global. Voters will decide whether California will retreat from its landmark Climate Change law, AB 32. Donald Simon, who helped found Build It Green and is one of the state's leading green building proponents, provides a powerful argument against Proposition 23 and Meg Whitman's ...
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From the Executive Directors Desk: Thanking Donald Simon

Build It Green wouldnt be where it is today without the driving force of Donald Simon. This month, Id like to pay a small tribute to his service as Build It Greens first board president, and tell you a litle bit about the work he is currently involved in to support Jerry Brown for Governor and the urgent campaign against Proposition 23.
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Home Star Coalition

Join us by becoming one of over 2,800 businesses and organizations nationwide supporting HOME STAR.
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From the Executive Director's Desk: Welcoming our new Board President

Local builder and long-time supporter of the Bay Areas green building movement, Michael McCutcheon, is Build It Green's new Board President. Read more about Michael, and join us in welcoming his leadership.
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Study Examines Customer Participation in Home Energy Retrofit Programs

A study commissioned by Build It Green, and partially funded by the Environmental Protection Agency Region 9, examines the behavioral barriers and motivators for homeowner participation in state-wide home energy retrofit programs.
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From the Executive Directors Desk: Pleased to Welcome Bob Chase to Build It Green

Bob Chase, Chief Building Official for the County of Sacramento, will be joining Build It Green as Director of our Government Relations program this summer. Executive Director, Catherine Merschel, welcomes Mr. Chase.
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Adding Up the Climate Benefits of C&D Recycling

Stopwaste.org takes aim at the environmental benefits of construction and demolition (C&D) recycling. Because the connection between C&D recycling and greenhouse gas reductions is not as straightforward as it is with energy efficiency, it is often overlooked as a significant opportunity to combat global warming. Using data generated by the GreenPoint Rated climate calculator, Stopwaste shows us just how large the impact can be.
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California Clean Energy Workforce Training Program chooses Build It Green as Training Provider

New regulations and stimulus financing are putting home energy audits and retrofits across the nation on the fast track. In California, the Clean Energy Workforce Training Program (CEWTP), the largest state-sponsored green jobs training program in the nation, is funding local Workforce Investment Boards (WIBs) and community colleges to lead regional workforce training partnerships around the state. Build It Green has been selected as one of ...
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From the Executive Director's Desk: The California Green Building Standards Code and Build It Green

Since the passage of the California Green Building Standards Code in January, we’ve received a lot of questions. Many of you are wondering what the Code means, how it will affect your city or business, and how Build It Green and GreenPoint Rated are responding to the legislative changes. To help answer some of these questions, I am providing a brief summary of the code and our position on it. California Green Building Standards Code ...
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California Energy Commission to Implement Landmark Energy Retrofit Bill

by Elise Hunter Government Relations Manager Build It Green California continues to lead the way in defining the new ‘green economy’ with a bill that will result in comprehensive retrofits to existing residential and nonresidential buildings across the state. Assembly Bill 758 (AB 758) requires the California Energy Commission (CEC) to develop a statewide program to achieve greater energy savings in existing building ...
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Greener Paint Choices: Better for the Environment, Your Health, and Your Pocketbook

by Mark A. Zielinski Senior Director of Marketing Kelly-Moore Paint Company, Inc. What is “green” paint? By definition, “green” paints must be healthier for the environment and safer for us to use. Even now, government regulations define the environmentally-friendly ingredients that are compliant in paints, but there are advancements coming that will demonstrate real values to every homeowner. There are several ...
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Enter to win the 2010 GreenPoint Rated Gold Nugget Award at PCBC

Build It Green, in partnership with the annual Gold Nugget Awards presented at the Pacific Coast Builders Conference, is pleased to announce a new award category for GreenPoint Rated homes called GreenPoint Rated Community
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Insulation + Air Sealing Is a Winning Combination for an Energy-Efficient Home

by Gale Tedhams, Director of Sustainability Owens Corning Despite major strides in energy efficiency, the number one user of energy in the U.S. continues to be buildings, which consume 40 percent of our nation’s energy resources – more energy than industry and more than transportation. While it’s well known today that a properly insulated building uses less energy for heating and cooling than the same un- or under ...
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New Ballot Initiative Threatens Californias Pioneering Environmental Policy

A proposed 2010 ballot measure, the "California Jobs Initiative" would dismantle the environmental progress California has made over the last decade in one fell swoop. The initiative proposes to suspend the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (AB 32) until the state's unemployment level falls below 5.5%. Since the unemployment rate for the entire nation now surpasses 9% and California's remains above 12%, this provision would ...
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From the Executive Director's Desk: A Sneak Peak into 2010

2010 is going to be an interesting year for Build It Green and the green building industry in general. The context in which we work is in constant flux. Climate change and the state of the economy are becoming more important drivers of public policy, and the national move to incentivize energy retrofit work in the existing home market has put energy efficiency front and center. As I’m sure you know, building operations account for ...
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First GreenPoint Rated Homes in L.A. County's South Bay Bring Recognition, Acclaim

Fred Koch, owner and principal of KOCH Development in Redondo Beach and a Certified Green Building Professional, recently finished the first GreenPoint Rated home in Torrance – a feat that earned him the “Green Pride in Torrance” award from the City Council, and the gratitude of the family of four enjoying their new energy efficient home. Mr. Koch takes environmental responsibility seriously. As the need for new housing ...
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UPDATE: Green Building Code

On January 12, 2010, the Building Standards Commission approved a revised California Green Building Code. Build It Green applauds the Building Standards Commission and California stakeholders in taking a leadership role in promoting green building in California. The new code has a voluntary tiered structure in place, that as many of you know, Build It Green opposed. Some have voiced confusion and concern about our position. As a ...
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From the Executive Director's Desk: A Look Back at 2009

Happy New Year friends, colleagues and supporters of the green building industry! As my first year as Build It Green’s Executive Director comes to an end, I would like to take this opportunity to reflect back on 2009 – a challenging year that nevertheless saw many successes for our cause. I know that the past year has been difficult for many of us in the green building industry, as we all continued to struggle with the ...
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