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Who We Are

Build It Green is a building culture catalyzer. We convene stakeholders and develop their capacity to transform the housing ecosystem by offering credible, accessible resources.

We built our reputation on bringing residential green building into the mainstream, but we’ve always known that shifting home building toward more sustainable practices was a starting place, not a destination.

Today, we’re envisioning a new approach to home and neighborhood building that fosters health in the broadest sense — as an interconnected web of personal, community and bioregional well-being.

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Why Our Work Matters

Climate change threatens the safety and prosperity of human and planetary systems. We must change the way we design, build, and upgrade our homes to decrease carbon emissions dramatically. In doing so, we’ll also create economic opportunity and make homes more affordable and healthy, especially for vulnerable populations.

Guiding Values

Accessible
Accessible

Reduce unnecessary complexity to empower homeowners and building industry professionals.

Human-Scale
Human-Scale

Enhance people’s health and well-being, support unique needs and foster human interactions.

Adaptable
Adaptable

Provide a flexible approach for different environments, aesthetics, and users.

Place-Sourced
Place-Sourced

Integrate with the landscape
and existing community
character.

Affordable
Attainable

Creatively leverage existing
financial resources to make accessible to many.

Life-Generating
Life-Generating

Select materials and processes that generate new social, economic, and environmental well-being.

Staff

Kaylee Beam

Communications and Research Associate

Christal Bermudez

Administrative Assistant
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Hannah Bruegmann

Director, Initiatives
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Chloe Chapman

Manager, Special Projects

Kirsten Ho

Program Associate

Lara Isaacson

Program Associate
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Kurt Kniel

Operations Manager
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Jeremy Madsen

Executive Director

Board of Directors

Karen-Kho

Karen Kho

Board President
Senior Program Manager, StopWaste
John-Crowley

John Crowley

Secretary
CEO of Facet, LLC
Mimi-Frusha

Mimi Frusha

Treasurer
Chief Operating Officer,
Higg Co
Rob-Larson

Rob Larson

Member
Chief Information Officer,
CRMLS
Ray-Boyle

Ray Boyle

Member
Inclusive Innovation Specialist,
Future Cities, UNDP
Phil-Williams

Phil Williams

Member
Design Build Construction Manager
DevCo, Google

2021 Interns

As part of UC Berkeley’s Community Partner Organization Program, Build It Green is pleased to welcome these five passionate and motivated individuals as part of their pre-career exploration. We are excited to have their support on our programs and communications work this fall. 

Mishelle Abusada

Communications Intern

Sidney Banks

Communications Intern

Sara Ertac

Program Intern

Piper Wilson

Communications Intern

Viola Xu

Program Intern