Build It Green Deepens Impact in Southern California with New Board Members

Board Reflects Growing Demand for Green Building Services Throughout the State

Oakland, CA, January 13, 2012 --( Three green building and energy efficiency leaders have joined the Build It Green board of directors, in order to better serve the demand for residential green building services statewide. The new members are Anne Lee of the Energy Coalition, Carol Roberts of Energy Inspectors, and Joshua Brock of San Diego Gas & Electric. Ms. Lee, Ms. Roberts and Mr. Brock live and work in Southern California communities, a region where Build It Green has seen increased demand for its programs in recent years.

Anne Lee is Director of Projects of The Energy Coalition, a non-profit corporation that has been developing sustainable energy partnerships with local governments, their communities and their energy utilities for almost thirty years.

Carol Roberts currently works as the Green Programs Director at Energy Inspectors. Through her work, Carol has been able to help project teams for many builders and developers reach certification through LEED for Homes, GreenPoint Rated, Green Communities, NAHB Green, Builder’s Challenge and Energy Star certification programs.

Joshua Brock works for San Diego Gas & Electric as a Program Advisor in the Local Government Partnerships Program where he works with public agencies across SDG&E’s service territory to implement energy efficiency programs.

“Build It Green is bringing on three talented members of the sustainable community who have an in-depth understanding of the Southern California market for green building services,” says Executive Director Catherine Merschel. “Growing our presence in the region will help us achieve our mission of promoting healthy, energy- and resource-efficient homes across California. We are delighted to welcome our new board members and look forward to their contributions!”

Former board member, Chandra Krout, has joined the Build It Green staff as Director of Programs and Contract Administration. Ms. Krout has more than ten years of public sector and consulting experience, with a special emphasis in sustainability and climate change.

Build It Green is a membership supported non-profit organization whose mission is to promote healthy, energy- and resource-efficient homes in California through consumer education, professional training, and local government support. For more information, visit

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