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Monday, August 31, 2009

Useful Resource for Sustainability

Green Building Organizations, Rating Systems, and Design Guides
U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC): http://www.usgbc.org/
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System: http://www.usgbc.org/
Green Guide for Health Care: http://www.gghc.org/
The Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS): http://www.chps.net/
The Green Building Initiative (GBI) and Green Globes: http://www.thegbi.org/

Product Standards and Certifications
BEES (Building for Environmental and Economic Sustainability): http://www.bfrl.nist.gov/
MBDC: Cradle to Cradle (C2C): http://www.mbdc.com/
Scientific Certification Systems (SCS): http://www.scscertified.com/
Green Seal: http://www.greenseal.org/
FloorScore: http://www.rfci.com/
The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI): http://www.carpet-rug.org/
BIFMA International: http://www.bifma.org/
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC): http://www.fsc.org/
Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI): http://www.sfiprogram.org/
Institute for Market Transformation to Sustainability (MTS) and the Sustainable Textile Standard: http://www.mts.sustainableproducts.com/