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Build It Green Thanks Members and Supporters at Holiday Party

On Tuesday, December 8, Build It Green hosted its first-annual Holiday Party open-house to thank our members, funders, and partners for their vital support over the past years. Guests enjoyed organic hors d'oeuvres and local wine and beer, taking in the spectacular views from the 19th floor of the law offices of Wendel Rosen Black and Dean in downtown Oakland. Everyone enjoyed the rare opportunity to meet and mingle with so many of ...
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Build It Green Member Finds Success Selling GreenPoint Rated Homes

Wathen-Castanos, Inc., a housing developer in the San Joaquin Valley and a Build It Green Member, is getting national recognition for building homes that are more sustainable, yet affordable to the average homeowner. About two years ago, Wathen-Castanos’ Hybrid Homes Technology, now built into every home, became a corporate platform. The Hybrid Homes, which are also GreenPoint Rated, are built with all the elements of a green ...
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Updates to GreenPoint Rated Program Effective January 1, 2010

The GreenPoint Rated program is updated every three years to coincide with changes to the California Building Energy Efficiency Standards. Build It Green has posted summaries of the changes for Single Family New Home and Multifamily New Home, as well as samples of the Single Family New Home Checklist and Multifamily New Home Checklist. The following documents are available for review: Single family new home executive summary ...
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Build It Green Receives Grant from San Francisco Foundation

$20,000 to Support Green Building Outreach in the Bay Area (Berkeley, CA) – On October 30, the San Francisco Foundation awarded a $20,000 grant to Build It Green, a non-profit organization in Berkeley, CA, whose mission is to promote green building practices throughout California. This is the second consecutive year that Build It Green has received support from the San Francisco Foundation, the largest Bay Area community ...
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California Leads the Way in Reducing Harmful Formaldehyde Levels in Homes

Since energy efficiency has become a primary way to reduce greenhouse gasses from the built environment, buildings are being built tighter than ever before. While tight, energy efficient homes lead to lower utility bills and greater comfort to occupants, they can also cause high indoor concentrations of toxins off-gassing from building materials if not planned properly. Formaldehyde, an ingredient in the glues of composite wood ...
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San Francisco Green Home Tour a Great Success!

On September 23rd, we welcomed over 1,100 eager participants on our first San Francisco Build It Green Home Tour. The San Francisco Tour showcased seven diverse green homes that ranged from rebuilds and modest remodels to condominiums and a mixed-income affordable apartment complex. A wide range of innovative green products and technologies were featured such as: a greywater system, a ...
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California Green Building in Jeopardy

Greetings Green Building Supporter: Green building in CA is in danger of going off track and needs your support. The green building community needs to be viewed as a unified economic force, in order to counter the claims of industry trade associations to represent businesses in California. The California Building Standards Commission (CBSC) and Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) is engaged in a very rushed process to ...
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San Francisco MLS Adds Green Certifications to Search Criteria

The San Francisco Association of Realtors Multiple Listing Service (SFAR MLS) recently announced the addition of new "Green Features" to their property profiles. For Single Family Home, Condo/Coop/TIC/Loft and 2-4 Units, there is a new field called "Built/Remodeled Green Certifications. This field allows the representing realtor to check a box or boxes for a listing's green certification(s): LEED, Energy Star Home, GreenPoint Rated, ...
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Fiber Cement Siding Offers Long-Term Performance Benefits, Withstands Rainy Seasons

Fiber Cement Siding Offers Long-Term Performance Benefits, Withstands Rainy Seasons by Neil Sexton, Licensed Architect CertainTeed Corporation As California's annual rainy season approaches, we take another look at the durability benefits of fiber cement siding. Neil Sexton of the CertainTeed Corporation explains why fiber cement can be a great alternative to wood, while still maintaining that classic wood look. After a ...
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