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  • Green California - - California is leading by example on energy efficiency and conservation, sustainability, green building and green purchasing practices.

  • Green Building Design and Construction - - Integrated Waste Management Board

  • U.S. Green Building Council Redwood Empire Chapter - - The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a coalition of leaders from the building industry working to promote buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work. USGBC has more than 6,400 member organizations and more than 80 regional chapters. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is the creator of LEED.

  • U.S. Green Building Council Northern California Chapter - - The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a coalition of leaders from the building industry working to promote buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work. USGBC has more than 6,400 member organizations and more than 80 regional chapters. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is the creator of LEED.

  • U.S. Green Building Council Los Angeles Chapter - - The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a coalition of leaders from the building industry working to promote buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work. USGBC has more than 6,400 member organizations and more than 80 regional chapters. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is the creator of LEED.

  • U.S. Green Building Council Orange County Chapter - - The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a coalition of leaders from the building industry working to promote buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work. USGBC has more than 6,400 member organizations and more than 80 regional chapters. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is the creator of LEED.

  • U.S. Green Building Council San Diego Chapter - - The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a coalition of leaders from the building industry working to promote buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work. USGBC has more than 6,400 member organizations and more than 80 regional chapters. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is the creator of LEED.

  • Sustainable Architecture, Building and Culture - - Sustainable Architecture, Building and Culture: A unique compendium of links and content oriented to the global community of ecological and natural building proponents.

  • Alameda County, CA, Waste Authority - Green Building programs - - StopWaste.Org is the Alameda County Waste Management Authority and the Alameda County Source Reduction and Recycling Board operating as one public agency.

  • California Green Builder - - The California Green Builder program (CGB) is the effective and cost-effective green building program for production builders and California homebuyers. Created by homebuilders for homebuilders, the voluntary program meets the needs of builders, buyers, and California’s cities and counties alike.

  • Semmes & Co. Inc. - - Green Builders on the Central Coast -- Semmes & Company has made a commitment to educating ourselves and the public in sustainable building techniques and practices. This is an evolving area and we are always increasing our area of expertise. Here are some possible suggestions for places you can look for further information on sustainable building practices. We owe a debt of gratitude to these people who have spent countless volunteer hours developing their individual focuses in the sustainability field and helping to educate the public.

  • Green Building Design and Construction - - A program of the California Integrated Waste Management Board, not only provides information for the sustainable construction of state facilities, but also offers a Sustainable Building Tool Kit for project managers, and green building case studies.

  • New Home Construction: Green Building Guidelines - - Provided by the Alameda County Waste Management Authority & Alameda County Source Reduction and Recycling Board.

  • California Integrated Waste Management Board - Green Building Design and Construction - - This is a great site with background information, government action, downloadable guides for sustainable building and more.

  • California Green Builder Program - - A voluntary program developed by the Building Industry Institute that sets standards for improvements in energy efficiency, reduction in air emissions, on-site waste recycling and reduction in water use.

  • Federal Resources

  • Energy Star - - ENERGY STAR offers businesses and consumers energy efficient solutions -- helping to save money while protecting the environment for future generations.

  • Smart Communities Network - - Information and services on how your community can adopt sustainable development as a strategy for well-being.

  • Environmentally Preferable Purchasing--US EPA - - Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) is a federal-wide program that encourages and assists Executive agencies in the purchasing of environmentally preferable products and services. EPP is about incorporating key environmental factors with traditional price and performance considerations in purchasing decisions.

  • Other Tools

  • Green Building Pages - - Design tool for specifying sustainable building materials.

  • Sustainable Building Resource Directory - - Welcome to the Sustainable Building Resource Directory, a website-based information resource for the mid-Atlantic region. The searchable database of Green Building and Sustainable Development businesses, organizations, and programs has been developed to: Promote and facilitate the adoption of Green Building concepts and practices by consumers, the public sector, and building owners and managers in the mid-Atlantic region; Identify regional design and construction businesses and building product companies that use or supply environmentally sound and energy efficient techniques and materials; Identify federal, state, and local government programs, community organizations and non-profit organizations and associations that support and promote the implementation of Green Building and Sustainable Development practices; and Provide a boost to economic development in related sectors.

  • EcoBusinessLinks--Green Directory - - Your Guide for Green Online Shopping & Resources for Sustainable Living!

  • FacilitiesNet - - This interactive resource for facilities professionals contains a wide range of information about new and existing buildings. It was developed by the editors of Building Operating Management and Maintenance Solutions magazines. FacilitiesNet features industry and technology news, informational resources, e-mail updates, interactive forums, product and service information, a referral service, and more.

  • BuildingGreen.com - - Our articles, reviews, and news stories are a prime resource on energy-efficient, resource-efficient, and healthy building practices.

  • Sustainable Communities Network - - Imagine what a safe, livable, healthy community might look like. Around the country citizens are coming together to create a vision of what their community might be and to develop steps toward making these visions come true. Alternatively called "healthy", " livable" or sustainable communities, these efforts are integrative, inclusive and participatory. In many communities –large and small, rural and urban -- issues are being addressed in an interconnected manner. They are demonstrating how innovative strategies can produce communities that are more environmentally sound, economically prosperous, and socially equitable.

  • Housing Zone Green & Energy Efficiency - - Various interviews and articles relating to green building.

  • Research

  • Department of Energy, Center of Excellence for Sustainable Development - - A Department of Energy site which allows you to read about other communities that have discovered the benefits of sustainable development; locate technical and financial resources that can help your community plan and carry out sustainable development projects; and access model codes and ordinances other communities have used to implement sustainable development.

  • Florida Solar Energy Center (Univ. of Central Florida) - - The Center is the State of Florida's energy research center, and is administered by the University of Central Florida. The Center's Web site provides links to design assistance, listings of continuing education programs, and numerous research reports on building systems and other energy technologies.

  • International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA) - - The International Building Performance Simulation Association is a non-profit international society of building performance simulation researchers, developers and practitioners, dedicated to improving the built environment.

  • Lighting Research Center (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) - - The Lighting Research Center (LRC) performs extensive testing of lighting fixtures (such as downlights and exit signs), and also publishes reports that help specifiers understand various lighting technologies. LRC also provides technical support to the U.S. EPA’s Green Lights program and its partner companies.

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