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Rising Design & Construction

Rising Design & Construction

USGBC member

1414 4th Street
San Rafael, CA 94901


Service area: 75 miles


Rising Design & Construction utilizes energy efficient sustainable building methods and building performance benchmarks to do commercial and residential remodels, additions, retrofits and maintenance. We are BPI certified building analysts, a home performance contractor with Energy Star rated, Certified Green Building Professionals, HERS Raters, GreenPoint Raters and members of the USGBC, Build It Green, Efficiency First, The BBB and a Bay Area Green Business, the first general contractor in Sonoma County.


A 'green from the ground up' addition for a Petaluma Home.
A seamless green addition for a Sonoma home.
The GreenPoint Rater for a 21 unit project in Mill Valley.
A whole house energy retrofit for a home in Menlo Park.
A kitchen and bath remodel in San Francisco using all LED lighting for the kitchen and bathroom, marmoleum flooring, zero VOC paint and more.
A kitchen remodel in Novato using low VOC cabinetry, recycled tile flooring, zero VOC paints and more.
A 5000 sf TI commercial project in San Rafael utilizing recycled metal framing, zero VOC paints, marmoleum flooring and more.


John Rising is a certified Green Building Professional (Sonoma State, 2005), a GreenPoint Rater, a HERS rater, BPI certified building and shell analyst, and attends many classes on energy efficiency through PG&E. Rising Design and Construction is a Certified Bay Area Green Business, A Build It Green member, a USGBC member, a BBB member and an Efficiency First member.

Our vision is to design and build buildings that are fully self-sustaining through extreme energy efficient structures that are aligned with the sun, on-site energy generation, rainwater catchment, greywater usage and blackwater treatment.
John Rising has a degree and 12 years of experience in the product design field and became interested in green building after remodeling his own home in 1999 and asking if there was a better, more efficient and healthier way to build.

U.S. Green Building Council Member
U.S. Green Building Council Member

The U.S. Green Building Council is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community of leaders working to make green buildings available to everyone within a generation. More...