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Green/Sustainable Design


Rocky Mountain Institute

This non-profit organization inspires business, civil society, and government to design integrative solutions to protect and enhance natural and human capital. Consultants work directly with developers and other real estate professionals to integrate resource-efficient and environmentally friendly design into building projects. The Institute also features case studies and research regarding new policies, technologies, and techniques for improving facility operation.

[Editor’s Note: “Check out RMI’s online library, featuring downloadable versions of popular publications on green building and energy-efficient design.”]

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star®
Find marketplace-specific information on energy management strategies, assess the financial value of certain energy investments, and locate lists featuring Energy Star® office equipment. This site also presents real-world examples of buildings that are costing less to operate while improving the quality of our environment.

[Editor’s Note: “Make sure to view the Tools & Resources portion of this site – it offers technical guidance, procurement policies, and demonstrated best practices.”]

U.S. Green Building Council
Get helpful data on the financial benefits of green building, timely information on green building issues, and recent council articles from the nation’s foremost coalition of leaders from across the building industry. This group promotes facilities that are environmentally responsible, profitable, and healthy places to work.

[Director, Government Facility: “I use USGBC.org for LEED information.”]

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