Green Building Architects has fresh ideas on design while minimizing the impacts of development. We are experienced in all phases of planning and design for residential and commercial buildings, including historic rehabilitation. In addition, we serve as consultants on green building applications and feasibility. We also love and are inspired by the vernacular architecture of California’s North Bay.
Build Smart, Build Green
Green architecture is not all new. The time-honored traditions of good site planning and building design still apply. We strive to accomplish four major goals in all our designs:
- Minimize site impacts and construction waste
- Conserve energy and natural resources
- Create healthy indoor environments
- Create beautiful, durable structures that blend with their surroundings
Sustainable design is about making your home more comfortable and less reliant on technology, whether that design is contemporary or traditional.
What is new about green building is that costs can be the same—or less—than building a conventional house . While there are many “shades of green,” a significant difference can be made, especially on new homes. When you consider the energy savings, construction quality, and lower maintenance over time, a sustainable building really is paying you back.
We listen to our clients. At Green Building Architects we create unique, elegant designs by bringing together the two most important components of a project—vision and expertise—through collaboration between the client, the builder, and the architect. It’s a team approach from the beginning.
Experienced and Professional
Bill Wolpert, principal of GBA , was educated at Cal Poly’s School of Architecture in San Luis Obispo.
- A licensed architect for over 20 years
- Certified Green Building Professional
- Chair of Petaluma’s Advisory Team for the Green Building Program.
- Consultant for the first Certified Green commercial remodel in Petaluma
- Designed the first SIPS house to receive a building permit in Petaluma
- Actively involved with local historic preservation.
We also promote public education on sustainable design, and are proudly committed to the 2030
Challenge in transitioning
to zero-energy homes.