Ecological Building Network (EBNet) was fouonded in 1999 by Bruce King, a practicing structural engineer near San Francisco, California. King first became active in green building in the late 1970's, but encountered challenges in finding the information he needed to work with innovative and natural building materials. That experience, and the design of the groundbreaking Real Goods Solar Living Center in Hopland, California, led him to conceive a central resource for information about building with natural and recycled materials.

EBNet connects the people doing research, experimentation and innovation with the people who are interested in putting that information to work - designers, builders, engineers and building officals. Our intent is to provide the technical support needed for better building all over the world, from Port-au-Prince to Palo Alto.