Jonathan Budner


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jonathan budner

Business Development

Jonathan Budner is an award-winning product designer and program implementer in energy efficiency, water efficiency, sustainable design, and zero net energy. He created or redesigned several California statewide programs, including California Advanced Homes, Energy Upgrade California®, Commercial HVAC, and Savings by Design. His expertise includes strategic planning, program operations, and product optimization. 

Jonathan oversees Build It Green's business development activities, new product design, and strategic partnerships alignment. In his spare time, he enjoys tracking public policy and regulatory developments across energy efficiency, clean air, and renewables.

Jonathan has worked in the sustainability field for more than 18 years, leading program implementation teams and product design across multiple sectors. Prior to Build It Green, Jonathan worked for many years at Southern California Edison, leading efforts around sustainability, new construction, HVAC, and deep energy retrofits.

He is the recipient of awards for outstanding program design and implementation from the Association of Energy Service Professionals (AESP), the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE), and the Department of Energy's ENERGY STAR Program, Partner of the Year.

Jonathan holds a BA in English from Reed College.