The Build It Green program offers a certification program for building professionals who want to show their proficiency in creating buildings that are more healthy, energy-efficient, resource-efficient, comfortable and durable that conventional homes and buildings.
To become a Certified Green Building Professional, or CGBP, participants must attend two eight-hour classes and pass a test, plus earn continuing education credits to maintain the certification.
Most CGBPs are in the Bay Area, but there are a number in our neck of the woods. Here are some locals:
6404 Hollywood Blvd., No. 405, Los Angeles, CA 90028, (323) 461-0050
Company statement: "Architecture, interiors and planning for quality lifestyle."
Individual certified: Cynthia Phakos, email@example.com
1525 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Suite D, Los Angeles, CA 90025, (310) 477-2855
Company statement: "We are architects specializing in site-specific, environmental design. We want maximum comfort and beauty for our clients while creating minimal impact on the environment."
Individual certified: Polly Osborne, firstname.lastname@example.org
Eco Consulting L.A.
149 S. Barrington Ave., No. 142, Los Angeles, CA 90049, (310) 795-3138
Company statement: "We help high-end home owners green their existing homes."
Individual certified: Anna Rosemann, email@example.com
(Photo illustration: This is a certificate showing how many Build It Green points were earned by a modular home designed by Bay Area architect Michelle Kaufmann.)