Build It Back Green (BIBG) is a free service offered to help homeowners in New Orleans rebuild their home in an energy efficient and healthy way, as well as reduce your monthly utility costs. Global Green, a non-profit group working for the sustainable rebuilding of New Orleans, has received funding to assist New Orleans homeowners receiving Road Home grants. BIBG’s goal is to make homeowners aware of the lowest cost green rebuilding techniques, focusing on energy efficiency, water savings and indoor air quality.
Build Back Green teaches homeowners about green building through workshops, home energy efficiency inspections, our Green Building Resource Center, our website http://www.globalgreen.org/bibg, and through informative handouts.
Please contact our office at (504) 252-2121 with any questions, comments, needs, or collaborations.
The Global Green New Orleans Office and Green Building Resource Center has the most up to date sustainable product and vendor information, samples of environmentally friendly building materials, and will also advise you with professional one-on-one green building consultations by appointment.
Please contact: Heidi Jensen at or call 504-525-2121 with any questions or to set up an appointment.
841 Carondelet St., New Orleans, LA 70130
Tuesdays, Wednesday, and Thursday: 10 AM – 3PM. Alternative times are available by appointment
In 2004, Global Green launched a new effort, The Green Schools Initiative, focused on greening K-12 schools. When Global Green expanded its effort in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, schools became a critical component of its rebuilding efforts there. The goal of this initiative is to create healthier classrooms and more energy efficient schools that in turn improve student performance and save money for school districts, while helping to protect the environment and reducing carbon emissions. The Green Schools Initiative has been made possible by a grant from the Bush Clinton Katrina Fund.
The Green Seed Schools program is the first component of the Green Schools Initiative. Five schools will be selected and designated as “Green Seed Schools.” Each school will receive up to $75,000 in grant funds toward energy audits, technical assistance, and improvements to increase energy efficiency, indoor air quality, and if feasible, create on-site renewable energy generation. Global Green hopes to utilize the upgrades at these schools to help educate students, teachers, and the community of how important green schools are for the rebirth of New Orleans.
The GreeNOLA group is for local residents, organizations and friends of NOLA worldwide who support the creation of a greener, more sustainable New Orleans and Gulf Coast through intelligent, environmentally responsible and progressive planning.
Our page is also a venue to post your ideas, events and actions that you are taking to further green building, restoration of the Wetlands and Gulf Coast, recycling/re-purposing efforts, sustainable living, and support local artists, organizations, businesses, green jobs, green space…. and the spirit of NOLA, far and wide.
Please join us in sharing your love for New Orleans and the Gulf Coast!
The Holy Cross Project, once it is completed, will consist of 5 single-family homes, an 18-unit apartment building, and a community center/sustainable design and climate action center. As a landmark sustainable development, the Global Green Holy Cross Project is of vital importance to Global Green, the Holy Cross Neighborhood and the people of New Orleans.
The Holy Cross Project has a Visitor Center that is open to the public. The Visitor Center is a LEED Platinum house, the highest level of green building, that serves as teaching tool for green building in New Orleans, the Gulf Coast, and the country.