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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Green Buildings Site
This U.S. Environmental Protection Agency website is a "portal" site, designed to give users one convenient gateway from which to access numerous EPA programs and topics related to environmentally-friendly building. These programs include Energy Star, Indoor Air, Smart Growth, Environmentally Preferable Building Products and more -- including a new Construction and Demolition (C&D) Debris Website (select "Waste" from list offered.)
University of California, Berkeley, Green Building Research Center
The Green Building Research Center resides in the organized research unit, the Center for Environmental Design Research (CEDR), which has large stores of instrumentation suitable for doing green building case studies. Research staff include faculty, research staff, and students from the Building Science Group, and interdisciplinary group from the departments of architecture, engineering, computer science, and business.
U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED)
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™ is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings. LEED gives building owners and operators the tools they need to have an immediate and measurable impact on their buildings’ performance. LEED promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality.
International Initiative for Sustainable Built Environment
iiSBE is the international organization responsible for coordinating the Green Building Challenge, a research project to develop and compare building assessment systems from around the world.
Canada Green Building Council
The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) accelerates the design and construction of green buildings in Canada. The Council is a broad-based inclusive coalition of representatives from different segments of the design and building industry.
Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS)
The Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS, pronounced "chips") aims to increase the energy efficiency of schools in California by marketing information, services, and incentive programs directly to school districts and designers. The Collaborative's goal is to facilitate the design of high performance schools: environments that are not only energy efficient, but also healthy, comfortable, well lit, and containing the amenities needed for a quality education.
Comprehensive Assessment System for Building Environmental Efficiency (CASBEE)
As the building industry consumes large amounts of material resources and energy, specific technological and political means should be developed in order to promote sustainable buildings. To be nationally authorized in Japan, a cooperative academic, industrial and governmental project has been to establish a new system called the Comprehensive Assessment System for Building Environmental Efficiency (CASBEE).
The Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC)
SETAC's mission is to support the development of principles and practices for protection, enhancement and management of sustainable environmental quality and ecosystem integrity.
World Green Building Council
The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) will be the peak global not-for-profit organisation working to transform the property industry towards sustainability through its members - national Green Building Councils.
Santa Monica Green Buildings
The City of Santa Monica has a commitment to protecting the environment, improving quality of life, and promoting sustainability. In order to fulfill this commitment, the City has adopted a set of requirements and recommendations to encourage the development of "green" buildings without forcing excessive costs or other burdens upon developers, building owners or occupants. The City has also developed Green Building Guidelines to explain possible ways of achieving green building goals.
O2 Global Network
For more than a decade O2 has pioneered solutions to a central problem of the made environment: how to foster sustainability while having a good quality of life. At debates, meetings and international events, the people in this unique forum have been grappling with the problems of a throw-away culture, formulating nonpolluting production methods, sourcing nontoxic, sustainably managed materials--and crucially, passing on the knowledge.
ecolabelling.org
ecolabelling.org is the global, independent database of ecolabels. An ecolabel is a logo that identifies a product or company that has met an environmentally preferable standard. Click on the link for more information on ecolabelling for green buildings, building products, and building services.
InformeDesign
InformeDesign has been created and sponsored to bring research and practice aspects of the design professions together. The designers of the built environment face a multitude of complex challenges: resource, social, environmental, behavioral, and design in nature. InformeDesign will bring research from a vast array of reputable research sources to the design community that address those challenges.
New Ways of Working Network
An interactive network of organizational innovators - people who are transforming their work environment – or preparing to do so. They take an integrated approach to workplace change, combining corporate real estate, human resources, and information technology. Members are an intriguing mix of experts from the fields of workspace design, technology and real estate/facilities. The organization is enriched by the contributions of respected academic researchers and knowledgeable consultants who participate in New WOW events and report preparation, sharing their insights and latest research.
Think To Sustain
Thinktosustain.com is a knowledge portal for sustainable development initiatives taken by Industry, Institutions and Individuals worldwide. It is an IIM Alumni initiative. The team consists of environmentalists, industry professionals, knowledge management experts, researchers and consultants.
UNCSD-L
UNCSD-L is a community announcement list for policy makers and practitioners involved in international sustainable development.
Campus Sustainability
 
Mother Pelican: Directory of Sustainable Development Resources
The mission of The Pelican Web is to collect, organize, and disseminate knowledge on sustainable development, with especial focus on human development; and to publish the monthly, free subscription, open access Mother Pelican, a journal of sustainable human development.
Sustainable Development Policy & Practice
A Knowledgebase of International Activities Preparing for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio +20)

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