Green Buildings

Green Roofs Shown to Offset Warming

American Society of Civil Engineers

American Society of Landscape Architects

Canadian Society of Landscape Architects

Construction Management Association of America

EarthCraft House

Green building program serving as a blueprint for healthy, comfortable homes while reducing utility bills and protecting the environment. ECH is a partnership between the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association, Southface, government, and industry partners promoting sustainable homes, workplaces, and communities through education, research, advocacy, and technical assistance. {|}


Guidelines and standards.

Green Building Alliance (GBA) 

GBA is a non-profit corporation that integrates environmental responsibility with high performance design construction and operating practices in the Greater Pittsburg, PA market.

Green Globes 

Adapted from a Canadian model, Green Globes is only one of two green building rating systems. GG can be used with any size building. The Green Building Initiative is developing GG in the U.S. GBI is an accredited standards developer under the America National Standards Institute.

Green Star: Environmental Rating System for Buildings

National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)

Green Home Building Guideline

Created for mainstream homebuilders to aid them in integrating environmental solutions into new homes. Provides a tool that local associations can use to create their own green homebuilding program.

Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center (PPRC) 

Regional approach to green building codes and standards designed by PPRC. PPRC works collaboratively with business, government, and non-government organizations, as well as other sectors, to promote environmental pollution prevention.

Sustainable Business Industry Council (SBIC)  

SBIC’s mission is to advance the design, affordability, energy performance, and environmental soundness of America’s buildings.

Sustainable Project Rating Tool (SPiRiT)

Initiated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, derived from LEED and expanded to incorporate sustainable site selection and preparation in regard to storm water management.

The Environmental Impact of Green Buildings