We're Green!

Build It Green is a membership supported non-profit organization whose mission is to promote healthy, energy- and resource-efficient homes in California. Established in 2003, they offer a comprehensive package of local government support, professional training, collaboration forums, consumer education, and green product marketing to a range of stakeholders. Three strategic objectives guide their work:

  1. Drive policy development
    Build It Green partners with government to establish credible and accessible green building policies that promote private sector innovation and provide consistent guidelines statewide.
  2. Increase supply of green homes
    Build It Green trains building professionals on the latest and best practices and connect green product suppliers with consumers.
  3. Stimulate consumer demand
    Build It Green builds awareness of the benefits of green building by providing GreenPoint Rated as a trustworthy, recognized brand for green homes.

Build It Green’s program development strategy has been to incubate good ideas in the San Francisco Bay Area and then expand them statewide, helping to establish California as a role model to other states and the nation for developing pragmatic solutions to environmental challenges. They strive to design our programs to have wide-reaching policy impacts that can positively impact many Californians.

Build It Green Certification

To foster collaboration and accelerate the adoption of green building practices, Build It Green provides a network of councils to bring together stakeholders from key building industries. The councils facilitate learning, encourage advocacy, grow leadership skills, and leverage the capacity of individuals and organizations en masse to work toward mutually beneficial goals. The councils also multiply the impacts of our other programs.