Building Green

U.S Green Building Council

LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system,  providing third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across all the metrics that matter most: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.

Useful Links

  • Buildinggreen.com
    BuildingGreen, LLC Is an independent publishing company committed to bringing our members accurate, unbiased, and timely green design information.
  • ENERGY STAR® – is a voluntary partnership among the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, product manufacturers, local utilities, and retailers. You can get information about energy efficient appliances, office equipment, heating and cooling equipment, home electronics, houses, windows, light fixtures, roof products, insulation and more.
  • Home Energy Saver – Developed by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy, this site is designed to help you find the best ways to save energy in your home. Enter you ZIP code, fill out a series of forms, and the program will calculate your estimated annual energy bill.
  • Owens Corning – doesn’t just sell the pink stuff anymore. Besides fiberglass insulation, they also manufacture roofing, siding, windows, housewrap, and more. Around your home and Exterior FX both provide information based upon your ZIP code, but you will need to have cookies turned on to use them properly. A very informative site.