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EVENTS

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Dec. 6 | 5:30-6 pm | Webinar

Driving Demand with Home Performance Data
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Spring 2017, Date TBD | Oakland

Coming Soon: Beyond Energy Efficiency Conference
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Spring 2017 | Date TBD | Throughout California

National Association of REALTORS® Green Designation Training
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Fall 2017 | Date TBD | Oakland

Coming Soon: GreenPoint Rated Training Series

Services for Local Governments

For more than a decade, Build It Green has served as the trusted ally and consultant of local governments. BIG is ready to help you create a community with greener, healthier, lower-carbon homes. Tell us your needs and goals, and we’ll show you how to get there. With our deep technical expertise, we can shape your codes, climate action plans, and policies to improve quality and health and dramatically reduce energy and water consumption. We can train your staff on best practices. We can coordinate the efforts of planners, building inspectors, contractors, and community organizers to make your initiatives work in the marketplace.
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Why BIG Can Help You Succeed
Expertise
BIG’s staff is comprised of thought leaders and building industry veterans with decades of combined experience. We hire the best technical minds who relish tackling our industry’s emerging challenges: zero net energy design, energy modeling and GHG quantification, greening the MLS, etc. We are on the cutting edge of technical standards and green building policy.
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Market-focus
BIG-designed programs and policies succeed because we know how to make them work in the marketplace. Our goal is market transformationbringing green and energy-efficient building practices into the mainstream and making them practical for homeowners and profitable for building professionals.
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Collaboration
When you work with BIG, you’re also partnering with our network of thousands of building professionals (contractors, builders, raters, etc.) and our nonprofit and research partners. They appreciate working with us because we listen to their needs and collaborate with them to suggest ways to optimize their programs so everyone winsutilities, policymakers, homeowners, and professionals
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Innovation
We enjoy tackling tough challenges, and we never settle for good enough. BIG’s talented staff brings innovative approaches to program design and implementation, and professional training and mentoring. We leverage our own ideas and those of our research and nonprofit partners.
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Agility
BIG’s default answer to our clients is, “Yes we can.” We move quickly to adjust strategies, program design and technology to meet the needs of our clients. As a mid-sized organization, we have the capacity to achieve speed to market, but also the flexibility to make changes more rapidly than larger companies.
   
Clients and Partners

Build It Green has partnered with a wide range of local governments and government agencies, including:
  • Bay Area Air Quality Management District
  • Bay Area Renewable Energy Network
  • California Air Resources Board
  • California Energy Commission
  • City of Anaheim
  • City of Berkeley
  • City of Fremont
  • City of Oakland
  • City of Palo Alto
  • City of Richmond
  • City of San Jose
  • City of Santa Cruz
  • City of Santa Rosa
  • City and County of San Francisco
  • County of Los Angeles
  • County of Marin
  • County of San Mateo
  • County of Santa Clara
  • East Bay Municipal Utility District
  • Marin County Workforce Investment Board
  • Sacramento Employment & Training Agency
  • Sacramento Municipal Utility District
  • South Bay Cities Council of Governments
  • South Bay Workforce Investment Board
  • Southern California Public Power Authority
  • StopWaste
  • The Energy Network (SoCalREN)
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • U.S. Department of Energy
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Talk to Us
We are always interested in connecting and collaborating with utilities and public agencies. Contact Bruce Mast, Chief Innovation Officer/Deputy Executive Director at 510-590-3365 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.