Below are some of the organizations we work with or belong to that help us better serve our clients green building inititatives.
U.S. Green Building Council
The Alliance for Sustainable Built Environments
The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI)--Framework for integrating building teams. Greenformat—an online resource for collecting green-build information
Green Building Initiative--Firm dealing with design and construction consulting
Forest Stewardship Council
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency—Government Agency has information on a number of green building initiatives and strategies
GreenSpec, BuildingGreen, Inc.—details regarding green products, data, and manufacturer information.
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.
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.
DOE2—website featuring various forms of energy modeling software and information of their providers.
GGHC (Green Guide for Health Care)
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
ASHRAE—Engineering for Sustainability
Green Building Solutions
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.
Lafarge—Diversified supplier of construction materials
NAIMA—North American Insulation Manufactures Association—Trade association representing manufactures of fiberglass rock, slag wool insulations in NA
The Hardwood Council—Information resource for architects, designers and builders for hardwood
Gensler—Green Firm, works with sustainable design integration
Vulcraft—manufacturer of high recycled-content steel
Reuse Development Organization: national, non-profit organization that provides assistance in locating and using recycled or salvaged materials
Building Materials Reuse Association—non-profit organization for companies involved in the exchange and reuse of building materials
|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.
Bio Shield Paint—manufacturer of organic/low-VOC paints, finishes, adhesives.
Pittsburgh Paints—low-VOC paints, sealants and glass
*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.
The website offers a list of providers and helps contractors locate manufacturers of FSC wood products
|Low-flow Water Fixtures|
EPA site list with low-flow toilet types
Rainwater retention, storage and usage
NEOPERL—manufacturer of low-flow, more efficient water fixtures
Sloan—manufacturer of low-flow fixtures
Chicago Faucets—low-flow water fixture provider
Sarnafil—manufacturer of green roofs, solar electric roofing and EnergyStar roofing.
American Hydrotech—manufacturer of green roofing solutions
GreenGrid—modular green roofing
Hunter—manufacturer of Polyiso Roof insulating panels with high R-value
NaturalCork—cork flooring and other flooring solutions
FLEXCO—green flooring manufacturer
Fritz Tile—manufacturer of recycled glass tile
Nora—rubber flooring in 250 styles and colors
Stratica—low-VOC, high recycled content flooring
Forbo Flooring—green flooring provider, supplies marmoluem and green linoleum
ECOsurfaces—specializes in green flooring
Bentley Prince Street—green carpeting
Milliken Carpet—manufacturer of modular green carpets
|Solar Power/PV Systems|
Solar Design—integrated solar electricity solutions for commercial and residential projects
DC Power Systems—distributor of renewable energy products, i.e., PV arrays, wind for new construction and renovation projects.
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