The California Housing Ecosystem

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.

Our Work

Build It Green connects housing changemakers to transform California’s housing ecosystem. Together, we address the interwoven issues of affordability, social equity, and the environment to support thriving neighborhoods that exist in harmony with human and natural systems.

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.

Hear from Regenesis Group, leaders in the regenerative design and development space, about going beyond sustainability to restore and revitalize the places we live. 

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Explore how accessory dwelling units (ADUs) can be a housing solution that contributes to human, societal, and environmental health.  

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From choosing healthy, sustainable products for your home to pursuing a career in green building, Build It Green has you covered. 

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Recent News

Q&A with Co-op Developers

Co-ops Developers Learning Session BIG is collaborating with a growing network of local groups and our co-ops initiative members to advance and scale equitable housing cooperatives across California.  Securing resources

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Healthy Homes Project Update

Meta’s Healthy Homes Connect Program: Reflections, Successes + Key Takeaways Home upgrade and energy-retrofit services for low-income communities are often siloed and inefficient. As a result, some of the most

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