About

Build It Green

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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.

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

Affordable

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.

Board of Directors

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Karen Kho
Board President
Senior Program Manager,
StopWaste
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John Crowley
Secretary
CEO of Facet, LLC
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Mimi Frusha
Treasurer
Chief Operating Officer,
Higg Co
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Rob Larson
Member
Chief Information Officer,
CRMLS
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Ray Boyle
Member
Inclusive Innovation Specialist,
Future Cities, UNDP
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Phil Williams
Member
Design Build Construction Manager
DevCo, Google