California is faced with unprecedented challenges: climate change, social inequity, and an acute housing affordability crisis. Prioritizing cross-sector collaboration as we reimagine the way homes and neighborhoods are built will enable us to address these interconnected challenges while also advancing equity, community health, and ecological well-being.
Network for Change
To facilitate new ways of thinking, Build It Green convenes stakeholders tackling challenges around housing in California. By enabling collaboration across silos, we can collectively start to envision the regenerative housing ecosystem we want to see—one that meets the interconnected needs of individuals, communities, and the environment.
Amplifying Voices. Elevating Places.
As we work together to build regenerative homes and neighborhoods, there are countless people and places we can look to for inspiration. In sharing their stories, we aim to spark conversation, inspire others, and show what becomes possible when the needs and desires of individuals, communities, and the environment are interwoven priorities.
Resources & Webinars
We aim for all of the resources we provide to be credible and accessible. We offer educational resources that contextualize what it means to work regeneratively, and provide practical applications for approaches to build restorative homes and neighborhoods.
May update: Explore the stories we’ve been reading, opportunities to get involved in intersectional work, and upcoming events you can attend to deepen your understanding of housing-related issues.
Build It Green has been hosting a cross-sector team of researchers, utility strategists, contractors, electricians, and others to discuss barriers and opportunities around electrical panels. Read to learn about the Panel Optimization Group’s (POG) start and how its members are using their collective knowledge to advance electrification efforts in California and beyond.
Build It Green recently hosted a virtual training session on feasible strategies for designing and building affordable, all-electric multifamily homes. The instructors, Nick Brown of Build Smart Group and Robert Fortunato of ForStrategy Consulting, have been designing and building net-zero homes for over a decade.