2019 was a BIG year for Build It Green. Our network of GreenPoint Raters and GreenPoint Rated homes continued to grow. We also launched a pilot program to train real estate professionals to be GreenPoint Rated advocates for single-family homes. And after successfully managing utility-funded energy efficiency programs throughout Northern California, toward the end of last year we finalized the sale of that business to Franklin Energy, a Wisconsin-based provider of energy efficiency and grid optimization services. The sale positions BIG to provide more robust support in 2020 for GreenPoint Rated while developing new initiatives to help the residential building industry address decarbonization and other increasingly urgent climate-crisis challenges.

Check out our BIG Picture Report for a recap of our 2019 impacts.

Alex Coba

Communications Associate

As a proud California native from Stockton, Alex brings a wealth of experience and a versatile skill set. He has a solid communication background with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Public Relations from California State University, Chico. Alex is adept at strategic communications and media relations, with experience gathering and sharing stories from his local communities that uplift the unique spirit and values of those places. He is excited to join Build It Green, where he can apply his talents to further BIG’s mission to help communities across California thrive.