The Rebuild Green EXPO is a came out of a concern from many quarters following the catastrophic fires in the North Bay of 2017. A group of green building professionals, community organizers and others formed the Rebuild Green Coalition under the auspices of the Ecological Building Network, a North Bay 501c3 organization that specializes in developing and disseminating information on healthy, low-carbon building.
The group spent a day together developing a framework for what it means to rebuild green, and following that effort it became clear that the next step was to take the ideas to homeowners, building professionals, and other stakeholders to encourage sustainable, resilient building.
The first Rebuild Green EXPO in February, 2018 was a huge success, drawing as many as 2000 interested people. Rebuild Green EXPO 2019, with an even larger array of great ideas, tips, products and professionals to make choosing green easy and affordable was also a community success.
Ecological Building Network (EBNet) was the fiscal sponsor for Rebuild Green Coalition and the Rebuild Green EXPO. Proceeds from the event have been donated to the Redwood Empire Chapter of the US Green Building Council.
EXPO Organizing Team
The following people organized efforts, many others contributed:
- Bryce Dow-Williamson, Second Octave Media
- Ann Edminster, Design AVEnues
- Sarah King, Ecological Building Network
- Steve Sheldon, USGBC, Redwood Empire
- Alima Silverman, Architect
- Ted Tiffany, Guttman & Blaevoet
- Julia Donohoe, AIA Redwood Empire
- Bruce King, Ecological Building Network
- Oren Wool, Sustainable North Bay
Ecological Building Network is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Tax id: 20-2986662.