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Below are some of the organizations we work with or belong to that help us better serve our clients green building inititatives.

Green Building References

Industry Organizations

U.S. Green Building Council
www.usgbc.org

The Alliance for Sustainable Built Environments
www.greenerfacilities.org

The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI)--Framework for integrating building teams.  Greenformat—an online resource for collecting green-build information
www.csinet.org

Green Building Initiative--Firm dealing with design and construction consulting
www.thegbi.org

Forest Stewardship Council
www.fscus.org

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency—Government Agency has information on a number of green building initiatives and strategies
www.epa.gov

GreenSpec, BuildingGreen, Inc.—details regarding green products, data, and manufacturer information.
www.buildinggreen.com

GreenBuilder—a website which provides articles and suppliers for green building elements.  Their Sourcebook is a very helpful guide and provides information for various green elements and products.  Originally developed for the city of Austin, TX, it has been adapted to be national in its scope, and can therefore provide information useful to green projects around the country.
www.greenbuilder.com
www.greenbuilder.com/sourcebook

United States Department of Energy—Government website with various forms of energy modeling software and other green building resources.  The site also features case studies from government projects.
www.energycodes.gov

DOE2—website featuring various forms of energy modeling software and information of their providers. 
www.doe2.com

USEPA
www.usepa.gov

GGHC (Green Guide for Health Care)
http://www.gghc.org/

Green Globes—An online auditing tool for integrating principles of green architecture at every stage of project delivery for retrofits and the design of new buildings
http://www.greenglobes.com/

ASHRAE—Engineering for Sustainability
http://www.engineeringforsustainability.org/

Green Building Solutions
http://www.greenbuildingsolutions.org/s_greenbuilding/index.asp

AIA COTE ( Committee on the Environment)—The Committee on the Environment (COTE) works to advance, disseminate, and advocate design practices that integrate built and natural systems and enhance both the design quality and environmental performance of the built environment.
http://www.aia.org/cote_default

Manufacturers

Lafarge—Diversified supplier of construction materials
www.lafarge-na.com

Carpet and Rug Institute—Green carpet company
www.carpet-rug.org
www.carpetrecovery.org

NAIMA—North American Insulation Manufactures Association—Trade association representing manufactures of fiberglass rock, slag wool insulations in NA
www.naima.org

The Hardwood Council—Information resource for architects, designers and builders for hardwood
www.hardwoodcouncil.com

The Vinyl Institute—Trade assoc. for vinyl plastic industry
www.vinylindesign.com
www.vinylnewsservice.net

Chemical Fabrics and Film Association (CFFA)—Vinyl-roofing division, possibly other divisions.  Manufacturer of green vinyl roofs
www.vinylroofs.org
www.vinylroofs.org/cool.html

Gensler—Green Firm, works with sustainable design integration
www.gensler.com

Vulcraft—manufacturer of high recycled-content steel
www.vulcraft.com

Salvaged Materials

Reuse Development Organization: national, non-profit organization that provides assistance in locating and using recycled or salvaged materials 
www.redo.org

Building Materials Reuse Association—non-profit organization for companies involved in the exchange and reuse of building materials
www.ubma.org

Low VOC Products

Green Seal—products marked with the "Green Seal"’ are designed to meet the Green Seal standards to comply with lower VOC levels.  Green Seal is an independent, non-profit organization which promotes the manufacturing and sale of products with minimal negative impact on the environment. 
www.greenseal.org

Bio Shield Paint—manufacturer of organic/low-VOC paints, finishes, adhesives. 
www.bioshieldpaint.com

Pittsburgh Paints—low-VOC paints, sealants and glass
www.pittsburghpaints.com

*Many traditional manufacturers of paint (Benjamin Moore, Sherwin Williams, Glidden, etc.) now carry low-VOC paints.  Therefore it would be useful to consult with existing suppliers regarding the availability of these types of products.

FSC Certified Wood Products

The website offers a list of providers and helps contractors locate manufacturers of FSC wood products   
www.fsc.org

Database where certified products can be located and researched
www.certifiedwoodsearch.org

Low-flow Water Fixtures

EPA site list with low-flow toilet types
http://www.epa.gov/owm/water-efficiency/pp/lists/ws_het_list508.pdf

Rainwater retention, storage and usage
http://www.epa.gov/npdes/pubs/after_the_storm.pdf

NEOPERL—manufacturer of low-flow, more efficient water fixtures
www.neoperl.com

Sloan—manufacturer of low-flow fixtures
www.sloanvalve.com

Chicago Faucets—low-flow water fixture provider
www.chicagofaucets.com

Green Roofing

Duro-Last Roof--Manufacturer of Sustainable Roofs
www.duro-last.com
www.duro-last.com/coolzone/

Sarnafil—manufacturer of green roofs, solar electric roofing and EnergyStar roofing.
www.sarnafilus.com

American Hydrotech—manufacturer of green roofing solutions
www.hydrotechusa.com

LiveRoof—manufacturer
www.liveroof.net

GreenGrid—modular green roofing
www.greengridroofs.com

Hunter—manufacturer of Polyiso Roof insulating panels with high R-value
www.hunterpanels.com

Green Carpeting/Flooring

NaturalCork—cork flooring and other flooring solutions
www.naturalcork.com

FLEXCO—green flooring manufacturer
www.flexcofloors.com

Fritz Tile—manufacturer of recycled glass tile
www.fritztile.com

Nora—rubber flooring in 250 styles and colors
www.norarubber.com

Stratica—low-VOC, high recycled content flooring
www.stratica.com

Forbo Flooring—green flooring provider, supplies marmoluem and green linoleum
www.forboflooringNA.com

ECOsurfaces—specializes in green flooring
www.ecosurfaces.com

Bentley Prince Street—green carpeting
www.bentleyprincestreet.com

Milliken Carpet—manufacturer of modular green carpets
www.millikencarpet.com

Solar Power/PV Systems

Solar Design—integrated solar electricity solutions for commercial and residential projects
www.solardesign.com

DC Power Systems—distributor of renewable energy products, i.e., PV arrays, wind for new construction and renovation projects.
www.dcpower-systems.com

 

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