The U.S. Green Building Council is the nation's foremost coalition of leaders from across the building industry working to promote buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work.
As the leading organization representing the entire industry on environmental building matters, our unique perspective and collective power provides our members with enormous opportunity to effect change in the way buildings are designed, built and maintained.
Build It Green is a professional non-profit organization whose mission is to transform the building industry so that buildings are remodeled and built using green practices and products. We are dedicated to creating healthy, durable, energy and resource-efficient buildings in California to sustain and enhance the quality of our lives and future generations.
Partnering with public agencies, building industry professionals, manufacturers, suppliers, and non-profits, Build It Green offers education and training, unbiased product information, technical assistance, and networking opportunities. Build It Green links consumers, building professionals, and green product manufacturers.
BuildingGreen is a subscription-based online resource for environmentally sensitive design and construction. BuildingGreen offers a wide range of information - from articles and product listings to project case studies - to help you build a greener world.
BuildingGreen does not accept advertising or sponsorships. The Journal of Light Construction has called BG "...The single best source you can go to for staying up to date and well informed on all the (green building) issues."
Some material available online is also available in our print publications Environmental Building News (EBN) and the GreenSpec(r) product directory.
Rocky Mountain Institute is an entrepreneurial nonprofit organization that fosters the efficient and restorative use of resources to make the world secure, just, prosperous, and life-sustaining. We do this by inspiring business, civil society, and government to design integrative solutions that create true wealth.
Our staff shows businesses, communities, individuals, and governments how to create more wealth and employment, protect and enhance natural and human capital, increase profit and competitive advantage, and enjoy many other benefits-largely by doing what they do far more efficiently.
Under the direction of Governor, the State of California is leading by example on energy efficiency and conservation, sustainability, green building and green purchasing practices. Through Executive Order S-20-04, known as the "Green Building Initiative," and the accompanying Green Building Action Plan, the governor calls for public buildings to be 20 percent more energy efficient by 2015 and encourages the private sector to do the same.
The American Solar Energy Society (ASES) is a national organization dedicated to advancing the use of solar energy for the benefit of U.S. citizens and the global environment. ASES promotes the widespread near- and long-term use of solar energy.
ASES publishes SOLAR TODAY, an award-winning bimonthly magazine that covers all renewable energy technologies. Regular topics include building case studies, energy policy and community-scale projects.
This DOE site on energy efficient buildings provides information on technologies and issues that relate to saving energy in building, including the building envelope construction, heating and cooling, lighting, appliances, financing and building codes.