Green Guide

Articles, Essays & Links about the Green Revolution in building and housing.

Energy Upgrade California

Energy Upgrade California is your one-stop-shop for home improvement projects that lower your energy use, conserve water and natural resources, and make your home healthier and more comfortable.

The Sonoma County Energy Independence Program

This program provides financing and assistance for retrofitting homes and commercial property in Sonoma County.  It can help with energy efficiency upgrades, renewable power and water conservation improvements.

Sonoma County Regional Climate Protection Authority 

The Sonoma County RCPA has a  Retrofit Program providing a comprehensive approach to retrofitting homes and businesses while creating good local jobs. This program is taking off in 2011 and will give a property owner a full service assistance in evaluating, implementing, financing and installing retrofits.

Build it Green 

Build It Green is a membership supported non-profit organization whose mission is to promote healthy, energy- and resource-efficient homes in California. Everything you may want to know about building energy efficiency, rating, green building professionals and more!

Green Building Revolution

An explosion in green building is underway. Cleverly engineered libraries, office buildings, even public housing projects are popping up across the Bay Area, championed as much by landlords as by environmental groups.

Green Building Council

Berkeley-based group that connects consumers and building professionals with the tools and technical expertise they need to build quality green buildings. They also host “Green Home Tours” in the Bay Area.

Building Blocks Go Green

Search LEED Certified Projects in the Bay Area