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Green Buildings Links

Agencies and organizations

US Green Building Council
(organization committed to prosperous/sustainable future through cost-efficient/energy-saving  buildings; green building certification program; education; nationwide network chapters/affiliates, OH: Cincinnati, Central Ohio, NE, NW; professional credentials; advocacy; Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design LEED)

 The Center for Green Schools, USGBC
(drives transformation of schools into sustainable/healthy places to live, learn, work, play; K-12 and universities)

US EPA Green Buildings
(many resources to help create/use healthier/more resource-efficient models of construction, renovation, operation, maintenance and demolition; many useful links)

US EPA Green Buildings/Energy Efficiency 
(many tools/resources relating to building energy efficiency)

Sustainable Sites Initiative (Amer. Society Landscape Architects)
(promotes sustainable land development/management practices that can apply with/without buildings;  provides tools to address concerns such as climate change, loss of biodiversity, resource depletion; pilot projects/reports)

UN Environmental Program
(sustainable buildings and climate initiative)

International Energy Agency Sustainable Buildings Centre 
(global info; BEEP: Buildings Energy Efficiency Policies database from many countries)

Smart Communities Network
(Green Buildings Resources through National Center for Appropriate Technology; links/resources)

Energy and Environmental Building Alliance
(platform for insight, collaboration, education to manifest sustainable/responsible building principles in design, marketing, execution for building professionals)

Sustainable Building Industry Council
(advocate of whole building approach to sustainable facilities; building trade groups, large corporations, small businesses, individual practitioners for energy/resource efficient design and construction)

Whole Building Design Guide
(by National Institute of Building Science; goal of 'Whole Building' Design is to create a successful high-performance building by applying an integrated design and team approach to a project)

Columbus Green Building Forum
(dedicated to promoting energy-efficient/environment-friendly building practices in Central Ohio; education to the building industry; projects to create awareness)

Green Building Alliance,  Pittsburgh, PA
(diverse membership/activities sharing resources, advocacy)

(local agencies and organizations may be added later; in meantime try links above to link to them)

Other links

Building Green publisher
(for building professionals: Environmental Building NewsBuildingGreen Suite of online toolsGreenSpec directory of products, and LEEDuser web tool)

Environmental Design and Construction magazine for LEED professionals

(click solutions then sustainable design; technology for professionals across design, engineering, and manufacturing disciplines to incorporate sustainable design into their workflows; sustainable building/infrastructure, green manufacturing/product design. Clean tech, students/educators)