Rebuilding Green in San Bruno


Global Green is working with the San Bruno homeowners who were victims of a September 2010 gasline explosion, to provide them with the resources they need to rebuild their homes green. 


After the tragic pipeline explosion in San Bruno, Global Green CEO Matt Petersen approached the city and recommended they create an incentive package for homeowners who wanted to rebuild green. We offered our unique expertise in green building and raising awareness. The incentive package that Global Green recommended and helped the city secure funding for is now providing incentives to San Bruno homeowners. We helped raise the profile of this issue and began an outreach effort to ensure that all homeowners were aware of the opportunities to rebuild green. (Read Matt's blog post on San Bruno.)


With technical assistance from Global Green, several families are in various stages of rebuilding green, including Steve and Patty Blick and Carolyn and Charlie Gray.

We hope to have a least one net zero home (fully powered by renewable energy) and we hope to see several other homes rebuilt to the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standard. SunPower Foundation has generously donated 100 solar panels for those rebuilding green. From a big picture standpoint, we hope to see San Bruno used as a national model for how to rebuild a community affected by disaster.