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.

Recent News & Blogs

Connecting with the Housing Community

Connecting with the Housing Community Staff Insights from Spring Conferences We all want affordable, equitable, and safe communities in California, but transformation doesn’t happen in a bubble. Connecting with housing

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Resources & Webinars

We aim to provide credible and accessible resources. 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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Become a Founding Sponsor

Build It Green is thrilled to launch new founding sponsorship opportunities to support our mission to connect changemakers and fundamentally transform California’s housing ecosystem. Together, we can address the interwoven issues of affordability, social equity, and the environment to enable communities to thrive and create harmony between human and natural systems.

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.