The following links have been selected for their commitment to responsible building.

Associations and Non-Profit Organizations

American Indoor Air Quality Council
American Institute of Architecture Committee on the Environment (COTE)
American Planning Association
American Solar Energy Society
Architects, Designers and Planners for Social Responsibility (ADPSR)
Better Bricks (productivity)
Boston Area Solar Energy Association
Boston Building Materials Co-op (BBMC)
Boston Building Materials Resource Center (BMRC)
Building Concerns
Build It Green
Business for Social Responsibility (BSR)
Canada Green Building Council
Climate Action Network (CAN)
Community Greenhouse Foundation
Congress for the New Urbanism
Construction Materials Recycling Association
Development Center for Appropriate Technology
Education Design Showcase
Ecological Design Institute (EDI)
Environmental Defense
Florida Green Building Coalition
Global Environmental Options (GEO)
Global Green USA
Green Building Alliance (Pittsburgh)
Green Building Council Australia
Green Building Finance Consortium
Green Round Table: Sustainable Architecture and Design
Green Pages (Canada)
Healthy House Institute (HHI)
Metropolitan Partnership for Energy
Mexico Green Building Council
National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO)
National Environmental Trust
Natural Resources Defense Council
Natural Step (US)
New Urban Guild
North East Sustainable Energy Association- NESEA
NW Energy Efficiency Alliance
Second Nature
Society of Building Science Educators
Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS)
Solar Living Institute
Sustainable Buildings Industry Council (SBIC)
Sustainable Energy Coalition
Urban Ecology
Wisconsin Green Building Alliance (WGBA)
World Green Building Council

Codes and Standards

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
Building Codes Assistance Project
Center of Excellence for Sustainable Development - codes compilation
International Code Council
International Organization for Standardization
U.S. DOE BTS - Codes and Standards program

Materials, Guides and Certification

Advanced Buildings
Building Materials Resource Center
Building for Environmental and Economic Sustainability (BEES 2.0)
CIWMB Recycled Content Product Database
Concrete Network
Construction Materials Recycling Association
Environmental Design + Construction magazine
Environmental Resource Guide- American Institute of Architects
Forest World - Sustainable Forest Products Resource
Good to be Green
Green Building Databases & Design Resources
Green Building Materials: A Guide to Product Selection and Specification, Second Edition

Green Home Guide
Green Sage
GreenSpec, from Environmental Building News
NY Wa$teMatch Materials Exchange: Building Materials Reuse Calculator
oikos - Green Building Source
Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing
Sustainable Design Resource Guide
Sustainable Products Corporation
U.S. EPA Environmentally Preferable Purchasing
Whole Building Design Guide

Product Certification and Testing

American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
Forest Certification Resource Center
Forest Stewardship Council (in U.S., with international links)
Green Seal
Scientific Certification Systems

Case Studies

901 Cherry in San Bruno, California
Adam J. Lewis Center for Environmental Studies
Agents of Change
AIA COTE Top Ten Green Projects
Audubon House: Building for an environmental future
Bachelor Enlistied Quarters, Great Lakes Naval Training Center
Barney-Davis Green Renovation - Denison University
Beddington Zero Energy Development (BedZED)
Better Bricks
Big Horn Home Improvement Center - Silverthorne, CO
BRE Environmental Building at Garston
Building Sustainably
Civano - Tucson, AZ
CIWMB case studies
Cobb Hill Cohousing - Vermont
Daylighting and Productivity Study by Heschong Mahone Group
Desert House, Phoenix, Arizona
Earth General
Ecology House - evaluation report
Energy & Environmental Building Association - success stories
European Green Building Forum - Best Practices
GreenerBuildings case studies
Green Building Alliance - Pittsburgh case studies
Green Building Challenge 2000
Green Building Success Stories
The Greening of the White House
Innovative Design Inc. - daylighting in schools
International Case Study compilation - Hong Kong University Architecture
King County, WA - Sustainable Building program case studies
LEED Project Profiles
MIT Building Technology - Sustainable Urban Housing in China
Natural Ventilation- A strategy for sustainability (MIT)
NESEA - Northeast Green Building Awards
NEXT 21 (Osaka Gas Experimental Housing)
Northland College - McLean Environmental Living and Learning Center
NREL Commercial Building Design and Performance
NREL High Performance Buildings Research Projects
OIKOS case study compilation
Pennsylvania Cambria Office - Department of Environmental Protection
Pennsylvania’s First Green Building: DEP’s Southcentral Regional Office Building
Property2us article: High Rise Apartment Building in Battery Park City
re-ARCH: Initiative for Renewable Energy in Architecture
Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth (RITE) office
Rocky Mountain Institute - Green Development Case Studies
San Diego Environmental Services' Ridgehaven building
Smart Growth Network - eco-industrial parks and other case studies
Takenaka Corporation - University buildings
Ten Shades of Green
Thoreau Center for Sustainability, San Francisco
UNEP International Environmental Center
The Universal Design Living Laboratory
U.S. EPA Case Studies and Spotlights
U.S. DOE High Performance Buildings Database
Vital Signs Case Studies
William McDonough + Partners Projects
Zion Canyon Visitor and Transportation Center, NREL

Campus Initiatives

Arizona State University
Ball State University
University of Colorado- Boulder
Bowdoin College
Brown University
California Polytechnic State University
Carnegie Mellon University
Clemson University
Connecticut College
Dartmouth College
Duke University
Education for Sustainable Development Toolkit
Emory University
Florida Gulf Coast University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Harvard Green Campus Initiative
Lewis and Clark College
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Michigan Technological University
Middlebury College – Guiding Principles
Northwestern University
Pitzer College
Pomona College
Princeton University
Santa Clara University
State University of New York at Buffalo
Sustainable Development on Campus [IISD]
University of Florida
University of Oregon
University of South Carolina
University of Vermont
University of Washington

Commissioning and Post-Occupancy Evaluation

Portland Energy Conservation Inc. - Commissioning Resources
Post Occupancy Evaluation

Design and Simulation Tools

Building Design Advisor
Continental Automated Building Association
Energy Design Tools
Environmental Support Solutions
EQUER (France)
Green Building Advisor
Green Building Studio
Interactive Tools Survey [University of Weimar, Germany]
International Association for Impact Assessments (IAIA)
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab- Simulation Research Group
U.S. DOE Building Energy Software: Tools Directory
Whole Building Design Guide

Design Resources

Architecture and Building
Built It Green
Earthship Biotecture
Environmental Building News
Environmental Resource Guide - American Institute of Architects
Field Guide to Sustainable Construction
Green Building Pages, Inc.
Green Building Primer
Green Design Sustainable Architecture
The Hannover Principles
LISA (LCA in Sustainable Architecture)
Sustainable Architecture
Sustainable Building Sourcebook
University of California-Berkeley, Green Design/Sustainable Architecture Information Sources


Green Building Finance Consortium
Green Economics Institute

Natural Capitalism


Alliance to Save Energy
Better Bricks
The Energy Foundation
National Association of State Energy Officials
Sustainable Energy Coalition
U.S. DOE Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
U.S. DOE and U.S. EPA -- Energy Star program
U.S. Department of Energy Library
U.S. Department of Energy - EnergyFiles
U.S. National Energy Policy
U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory
World Bank energy projects


Bridgemer: Funding and Investing in Green Buildings
Center of Excellence for Sustainable Development - funding sources
Funding Green Buildings
Kresge Foundation
State Energy Offices (U.S.)
Tax Incentives Assistance Project (TIAP)

Government Initiatives & Guidelines

National/International Government

Federal Energy Management Program - Greening Initiatives/Tools
Federal Greening Toolkit
Field Guide to Sustainable Construction
Greening Federal Facilities
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
OECD Project on Sustainable Buildings
U.S. Air Force Environmentally Responsible Facilities Guide
U.S. DOE Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
U.S. DOE and U.S. EPA -- Energy Star program
U.S. DOE Building Technologies Program
U.S. DOE High Performance Commercial Buildings: A Technology Roadmap
U.S. EPA’s Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP)
U.S. GSA Sustainable Design and LEED
U.S. GSA - Great Lakes Region - Build Green
U.S. National Park Service - Guiding Principles of Sustainable Design
U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering Command - design policy
Whole Building Design Guide

State/Provincial Government

California Integrated Waste Management Board - Green Building Program
Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS)
Green Buildings BC
Maryland Environmental Design Program
Minnesota Sustainable Design Guide
New Jersey Clean Energy Program
New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA)
New York State Green Building Tax Incentive Initiative
Oregon Department of Energy
Pennsylvania Buildings - Governor's Green Government Council

Local Government

Alameda County, CA, Waste Authority - Green Building programs
Arlington County, VA - Green Building Incentive
Austin, TX, Green Building Program
Boulder, Colorado - Green Points Program
Cambridge Sustainable City
Coconino County, Arizona - Sustainable Economic Development Initiative
Hennepin County, MN - Sustainable Design Guide and Rating System
Issaquah, WA - Sustainable Building
King County, WA - Green Building Program
New York City High Performance Building Guidelines
Oakland, CA - Green Building Resource Center
Philadelphia, PA – Schools: Save Energy Campaign
Portland, OR - Green Rated
Portland, OR - Office of Sustainable Development
San Francisco, CA - Green Building Program
San Jose, CA - Green Building Program
Santa Barbara, CA - Innovative Building Design initiative
Santa Monica Green Building Guidelines & Ordinances
Scottsdale, AZ, Green Building Program
Seattle City Light - Built Smart program
Seattle Sustainable Building
Washington, DC - Metropolitan DC Council of Governments

Life Cycle Analysis and Costing

ATHENA Sustainable Materials Institute
BEES (Building for Environmental and Economic Sustainability) [NIST] - Life Cycle Assessment
ENVEST (environmental impact estimating design software) [UK BRE]
LCA Center
Life Cycle Analysis of Wood Products
LISA (LCA in Sustainable Architecture)


Building Design + Construction
BuildingGreen Suite/Environmental Building News
Environmental Building News
Environmental Design + Construction Magazine
Environmental News Network
HGTV - Green Building Pages
Journal of Green Building

Rating Systems

Alameda County, CA, Multifamily Green Building Guidelines
Austin, Texas, Green Building Program
Bepac – British Columbia
Breeam – UK
British Columbia University – Technical Guidelines for Architects & Engineers
Built Green Colorado
Scottsdale, Arizona, Green Building Program
U.S. Green Building Council – LEEDTM

Research Centers

Carnegie Mellon University Center for Building Performance and Diagnostics
Carnegie Mellon University Green Design Institute
Center for Energy Efficiency & Renewable Technologies (CEERT)
Center for the Built Environment - UC Berkeley
Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems (CMPBS)
Center for Sustainable Building Research
Centre for Sustainable Design
Environmental Energy Technologies Division - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory 
FICUS-Florida Internet Center for Understanding Sustainability
Green Building Research Center
Hong Kong University - Building Energy Efficiency Research
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory-Building Technologies Dept.
MIT Building Technology Group
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Oak Ridge National Laboratory-Buildings Technology Center
Pacific Energy Center
Renewable Resource Data Center
Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI)
Rutgers Center for Green Building
Sandia National Laboratories Renewable Energy Office
The Vital Signs Project


Agenda 21

Agenda 21 and other UNCED agreements
Agenda 21 - National Information
ICLEI (Local Agenda 21 Campaign)


Ecosystem Valuation
What is an Ecological Footprint?

Ecosustainable - Sustainable Environment
Education for Sustainability Profiles (Second Nature)
The Florida Center for Understanding Sustainability
Institute of Energy and Sustainable Design
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
National Centre for Sustainability (NCFS)
Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development
Sustainable Development Gateway
Sustainable Energy Authority of Victoria, Australia
Sustainable Measures
The Natural Step
Towards Sustainability
United Nations Environment Programme
United Nations Sustainable Development Programme
World Bank
Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy

Urban Sustainability

Congress for the New Urbanism
Global Development Research Center - Virtual Library on Urban Environmental Management
Green Communities Assistance Kit
Livable Communities
Smart Growth Network
SURBAN (database on sustainable urban development in Europe)
Sustainable Urban Design and Climate
Urban Ecology Australia

NEW LINKS! Thanks to Mrs. DeLuca's class:

A big thank you to Mrs. DeLuca's 10th grade science class! They have been learning about ways we can help the environment as a fun eco-friendly project and something they can do with  their families at home to "go green." They found some resources on the  Build Responsible site to be a useful contribution for  their studies. Below are links that the class found and thought we be a great addition to this page. We agree! (more sources!)