March 15, 2016 California and GreenPoint Rated: Leaders in Zero Net Energy By Don KnappThanks to their energy-efficient design and energy offsets, Zero Net Energy (ZNE) buildings, which produce as...
March 2, 2016 What Do Real Estate Agents Have to Do with Raters? Green real estate has been one of the featured themes at this week’s RESNET 2016 Conference. As a rater, are you keeping up with...
March 2, 2016 Water Efficiency Code Updates for Local Governments In April 2015, Governor Jerry Brown directed the State Water Resources Control Board to implement mandatory water reductions in cities...
March 2, 2016 5 Questions to Ask When a Home Has Solar Panels Whether you’re representing the buyer or the seller of a home with solar panels, be sure you know the answers to these five questions. Who...
March 2, 2016  How Do You Select Green Building Products? There are many factors to take into consideration when selecting materials for a build or remodel project. Unfortunately, there's...
Feb. 17, 2016 Build It Green Announces New Executive Director & CEO Build It Green’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Karin L. Burns will join Build It Green (BIG) as Executive...
Feb. 17, 2016 Build It Green Makes BIG Green Impact in 2015 By Don KnappBuild It Green continues to effect change in California’s residential building sector. Through our partner programs and training...
Feb. 12, 2016 Trend Watch: Greening the MLS By Don KnappWatch for significant strides on green real estate in 2016. Build It Green (BIG) is taking a lead role in the national push to “Green the...
Feb. 10, 2016 Is Now the Time to Think about Policy Updates? With an eye on your climate action plan goals, your local government may want to consider updates to any green building ordinances or policies...
May 11, 2016 (revised) How to Talk About Indoor Air Quality with Your Clients One of the most important topics you can educate your clients about is indoor air quality (IAQ). These issues are...
Feb. 3, 2016 Water Efficient Landscape Ordinances: Are You Keeping Up? The State’s updated Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance was adopted back in July 2015. Local and regional ordinances...
Feb. 3, 2016 Where Do You Stand on Advanced Framing? You probably already know advanced framing techniques can save you money and lumber, reduce thermal bridging and create a greener home. But are...