Robert D. Massaro

Bob Massaro
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C.E.O. –The Healthy Buildings Companies
C.E.O. and Co-Managing Member – Thriving Communities, LLC

As the Founder and CEO of the Healthy Buildings Companies, Bob has worked over 35 years to improve the health and well-being of people, and that of our planet, through the built environment.

Net-Zero Energy housing (ZNE), beyond-green building technologies, and creative investment vehicles are the tools that have enabled Bob to successfully build over 200 very sustainable projects throughout California. As Developer, Architect, Contractor and Consultant, the Healthy Buildings Companies focus on workforce and affordable housing projects, both single family and multi-family. The Healthy Buildings team includes Architects, Interior Designers, Project Managers, Construction Managers, LEED APs and Green Building Consultants.

Committees and Organizations  (current and past service)

  • Chairman –  United States Green Building Council; Redwood Empire Chapter
  • Founding Board member and Executive Committee – Sustainable Napa County
  • Founding Member, Napa County Housing Coalition
  • Member, Napa County Affordable Housing Task Force
  • Engineering and Innovation Complex Steering Committee – Loyola Marymount Univ.
  • Leadership Committee – Gasser Foundation Sustainability
  • Public Policy Committee – Gasser Foundation Sustainability Initiative
  • Founding Chairman – Citizen’s Development Advisory Committee
  • Member – Steel Framing Alliance
  • Member (Associate) – American Institute of Architects (East Bay Chapter)
  • Member – Soscol Redevelopment Area Stakeholder’s Committee 2006
  • Member – Napa’s Downtown Mixed – Use Development Committee 2005
  • City of Napa – Assistance for Green Building Ordinance (2008)
  • City of St. Helena – Assistance for  Green Building Ordinance (2008)
  • Alameda County – Assistance for Green Multi-Family Guidelines (2008)


  • “Beyond the Boardroom” Feature on Bob Massaro – North Bay Business Journal 2012
  • “Intriguing Business” – Napa Valley Life Magazine 2011
  • “Pioneers & Visionaries in Green Industries – 2009
  •  “Leaders in Green Technology” North Bay Business Journal – 2011
  • Builder/Architect Magazine – Cover Story June 2008
  • Solano Magazine – April/May 2008
  • SAFE-BIDCO 2008 Green Entrepreneur Award
  • 2008 California Legislature Assembly Resolution By Honorable Patricia Wiggins, 2nd Senatorial District and the Honorable Noreen Evans, 7th Assembly District – Recognition for “Excellence in Sustainable Business Practices and Environmental Stewardship”

Conference Presentations

  • “Re-Building Northern California after the fires” Greener Builder Conference, San Francisco 2018
  • “Case Studies and Challenges: Supply Chain Innovations Supporting Residential ZNE” PG&E Zero Energy Conference, UC Berkeley
  • Net Energy Conference, Humboldt 2017
  • “Zero Net Energy: Self Powered Properties” Sustainable Enterprise Conference 2017
  • “Developing ZNE & ULWC” Zero Net Energy Conference 2016
  • “OTechnology” Retooling the U.S. Housing Industry, Scottsdale, Arizona 2016
  • “Beyond Cal-Green: Cost-Effective Zero Net Energy Homes” Bay Area Regional Energy Network  (BayREN) September Forum, Oakland 2016 “A Different Way to Address Housing Development Challenges” North Bay Housing Summit 2015
  • “Communities by Design” Social Venture Network, San Diego 2014
  • “Intro to OHome and OTechnology”, USGBC Conference, San Francisco 2012
  • “Building a Better City” TEDx Talks, San Mateo 2011
  • “Build it Green Conference” Portland, Oregon 2011
  • “A Sustainable Napa Valley” Rotary Club of Napa 2009
  • Keynote: “Why Less is More” The Future and Green Technology, Santa Rosa & Napa Community Colleges, St. Helena (Napa Valley) 2008
  • “Sustainability as a Leadership Issue” Leadership Salon, Napa 2008
  • “Sustainability and the Business Community” Green & Sustainable Practices Committee, Napa 2008
  • “The Business Case for Green Buildings” Continuing Legal Education Intl.;  San Francisco 2008
  • “Green Case Studies” Build It Green Training; Oakland 2008
  • “Green Public Policy” Silicon Valley Leadership Group Conference; San Jose 2007
  • “Green Public Policy” West Coast Green; San Francisco 2007
  • “Green Public Policy” The Gasser Foundation Policy Summit; Yountville (2007)
  • “Green Construction Companies” West Coast Green; San Francisco 2007
  • “The Benefits of Going Green” Rotary Club of Napa 2007 (two venues)
  • “The Hazards of Going Green” Las Vegas Housing Conference 2007
  • “Green Housing Trends” Las Vegas Housing Conference 2007
  • “Green Multi-Family Housing” West Coast Green 2006
  • “Global Warming and Green Buildings” Rotary Club of Napa 2006
  • “A Sustainability Overview” Rotary Club of Calistoga 2006
  • “Indoor Air Quality” Green Fusion Design Center Marin County 2006
  • “Multi-Family Housing-Green Technology and Practice” San Francisco AIA 2005
  • “Green Framing Systems” Sonoma State University- Sustainability Program 2004
  • “Green Multi-Family Trends” CCIM Conference Desert Hot Springs 2004
  • “Green Trends Workshop” Marin County 2004

Other Community Involvement

  • American Cancer Society Relay for Life (1997 to 2006)
  • Boy Scouts of America – Cubmaster (1997-98)
  • Napa Little League – Supporter/Manager (1997-1999)
  • Founding Chairmen – Phillips Edison School Charter Council (1997-98)
  • Optimist Club of Napa – Board of Director; Life Member
  • Napa Valley Martial Arts Academy – Co-Chief Instructor (voluntary) 1995-2005
  • “Rebuilding Together Napa Valley” – Participant and Contributor (2005)
  • “Canstruction” Cans Benefit to Help Fight Hunger (Copia) – (2005)
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Los Angeles – Big Brother (1993-95)

Background and Education

Born Hartford Connecticut 1953; relocated to Los Angeles, California 1963; relocated to Napa, California 1995.

  • B.S. Loyola University of Los Angeles (Biology) – Magna Cum Laude Alpha Sigma Nu (National Jesuit Honor Society)
  • Masters Degree U.C.L.A (Public Health) – With Distinction
  • CA General Contractor B682679
  • LEED Accredited Professional, United States Green Building Council