About Rebekah Green
Rebekah Green is a pioneering Eco Designer and Green Builder and National Green Lifestyle Advocate. By the age of 27, she single-handedly built a multi-million dollar residential construction company specializing in green technologies and was booking lecture engagements at some of the country’s largest sustainable living conferences. She knows how to build success; she knows how to do it ecologically; and being self-taught, she teaches others how to do the same in relevant and relatable terms. Her design firm, Intelligent Green Homes, was committed to creating exceptional living environments which were non-toxic, responsible in their use of renewable and locally-sourced materials, and minimized their carbon footprint long into the future. As the CEO, CFO, lead designer, and on-site construction manager for her organization, she had an eye for detail - creatively designing every aspect of her homes down to the furniture, cabinetry, towel bars, and switch plate covers. She also has a mind for efficiency - thoughtfully assembling homes which functioned like high-performance living systems.
Rebekah Has a Particular Expertise in Managing Million Dollar Projects to Her Green Specifications
Wall materials non-toxic, super-insulating, and fully recyclable Wastewater and rain cachement reclaimed into the permaculture landscape design Interior finishes included natural earthen plaster, organic wool carpet, and local recycled bricks, Overall design efficient, site-specific and needed little or no mechanical heating or cooling. Cabinetry, doors and flooring built by local craftsmen using locally-harvested, reclaimed wood. The roofing, wall, window, door and under-slab insulation all double that of local code requirements
Rebekah Also Built Green Homes to Fit Every Budget and Appreciated the Advantages of What All Had to Offer
Prior to building high-end homes, Rebekah built mid-range mainstream homes boldly incorporating some basic tenets of passive solar design, such as proper orientation to the sun, extended overhangs and south-face glazing. She also used allergen-reducing interior finishes, like solid-surface flooring, naturally treated wood work and low-VOC paint. Prior to those homes, she resourcefully built her own personal residence, which was completely off-the-grid, for less than half of its appraised value. Her home produced its own water, regulated its own temperature, and most notably, generated all of its own power from a solar panel array which was integrated into the roof design. It was exceedingly comfortable to live in, and because of its remote location, its views were unimpeded and spectacular. In her earlier twenties, Rebekah participated in what she still considers to be projects near and dear to her heart. She helped build several rustic dwellings which cost no more than one thousand dollars each. Recalling the experience, she remembers feeling an unparalleled sense of warmth and welcoming when she spent time in the rich, earthen spaces, as well as feeling more emotionally bonded to the homes since she and her family created them with their own hands. Still today, Rebekah loves using simple, old world building techniques when possible, since they tend to stand the test of time and have the additional cradle-to-cradle life cycle potential of melting back into the earth, with no environmental impact whatsoever.
Trailblazing New Territory in this Burgeoning Green Movement Did Not Come Without a Price
Rebekah has recovered from some significant setbacks due to the lack of qualified professionals and adequate information available for new green products. Undaunted, she has used the experiences to further fuel her desire to demystify the subject matter, educate the public and direct mainstream attention to the exponential benefits of going green. As a member of the US Green Building Counsel, she loves to inspire others by sharing her unique cost-saving strategies, keen expertise and can-do attitude. She geared her on-site tours and lecture presentations toward packaging green concepts and products into a consumer-friendly/plug-and-play format. Rebekah believes that green living should not be elite nor esoteric, but should actually be quite easy and straight-forward. Rebekah is a green enthusiast with an intuitive understanding that consuming natural foods and products and living in non-toxic, energy efficient environments makes for healthier bodies, more sustainable economies, and stronger ecosystems. Since the health of our bodies, economies, and ecosystems affects every aspect of our lives, taking steps toward a greener future is the only logical direction to head in.
Rebekah’s Presentation Style is drawn from Her Wide Range of Life Experiences
Rebekah was not born with a silver spoon in her mouth; rather her desire to emphasize the heart behind the green movement was drawn directly from her family’s humble beginnings. Since money was tight, she learned to how be efficient with scarce resources early on. She took pride in saving up for what she wanted and took good care of what she already had. At the age of 20, her hard-earned insight led her to pursue social work and foster parenting, as an advocate for underprivileged adolescents. It also laid the foundation for her role as a green educator. In her presentations, Rebekah integrates messages, such as “be mindful, take pride in your choices, and have patience with yourself”, rather than implying that we should already be perfect and feel guilty about our missteps. Her commitment to patience and compassion has continued to deepen through being a single mother of two. She relishes the opportunity to raise her children as conscious global citizens, and she is motivated to offer other families the realistic solutions they need to create a green future for their children. Having launched her construction company at 25, with little money, a newborn baby, and a two year old in tow, Rebekah certainly understood the pressures of a busy, budget-conscious green lifestyle. Now with tremendous proven success, she loves sharing her cost-saving secrets for green choices which lead to greater health, stronger communities, and a sustainable planet for everyone. Now at 33, Rebekah has devoted her efforts entirely to public education. She has been very successful with her personal consultation business, public speaking as well as catching the attention of Green Hollywood. Rebekah spends whatever time she has left from being a highly-sought after green advisor and lecturer, developing green-themed television programs with powerhouse production companies like those responsible for "Project Runway" and "Top Chef".
Rebekah's most recent passion has centered around creating a new brand of green jewelry and 14K gold earrings that can elevate the status and class-level of green fashion and eco friendly jewelry throughout the entire fashion industry. She feels that a key component to turning the final green leaf in mainstream society is making the green lifestyle fun, exciting, rich and beautiful!