Our History

Build It Green is the result of the 2005 merger of the Green Resource Center and Bay Area Build It Green. The merger combined resources of these two successful organizations and furthers the goal of transforming the California building industry to embrace green building.

Bay Area Build It Green was formed in 2003 by a number of local and regionally focused public agencies, building industry professionals, manufactures, and suppliers. Its activities were focused on increasing the supply of green homes, raising consumer awareness about the benefits of building green, and providing Bay Area consumers and residential building industry professionals a trusted source of information.

The Green Resource Center started in 1999 as a joint project of the City of Berkeley, the Northern California Chapter of Architects, Designers and Planners for Social Responsibility (ADPSR), and the Sustainable Business Alliance. Initially fueled by the passion of volunteer efforts, the Green Resource Center emerged as an influential non-profit organization, operated by full-time staff and an active board of directors. The Green Resource Center was known as a trusted green building resource and has entrusted its reputation for quality, unbiased information to Build It Green.