Build It Green aims to build on our past work in green building to make major progress restoring and creating health and well-being at a personal, community and bioregional level. We seek to practice a regenerative development approach and to be grounded in inclusivity, community engagement, and collaboration, starting with ADUs and their incredible potential.
What is regenerative development? Join Build It Green and Regenesis Group as we introduce this movement and the seven key principles for how we can go beyond sustainability, and together restore and revitalize the places we live.
Join us as we explore the potential of the rapidly evolving ADU market. These conversations aim to discover how ADUs can be a housing solution, as well as build wealth for historically marginalized communities, improve occupant health, strengthen community and protect their bioregions.
This residential rating system provides a credible and accessible pathway to ensure you have the elements of a sustainable, efficient, and healthier home. Third-party verification on above-code, high-performance single and multi-family homes, with additional recognition for Net Zero Energy and Low Carbon.
Build It Green’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of Jeremy Madsen to serve as BIG’s Executive Director.
Madsen is a nonprofit executive with over two decades of leadership experience in tackling complex intersectional issues, building partnerships and coalitions, leading strategic initiatives, and managing overall organizational effectiveness. He champions climate and clean energy solutions and is an authority on sustainable and equitable development. He believes... Read more...
A Message from Build It Green's Board President
Late last year, after the sale of Build It Green (BIG)’s utility business to Franklin Energy, BIG’s Board and staff embarked on a strategic visioning process to explore how the organization can build on and expand its successful role as a catalyst for market transformation in the housing sector.
We convened thought leaders from across the housing ecosystem, bringing together local and national perspectives. Our discussions started with the premise... Read more...
Build It Green was founded in the early 2000s when local government officials, building and real estate professionals, and activists coalesced around the vision of healthier and more resource-efficient housing for California.
We were successful in achieving this initial vision of market transformation by bringing green building into the mainstream. This groundwork of establishing standards and best practices allowed us to reduce the impacts of the residential building industry.
This ongoing... Read more...