U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
http://www.usgbc.org

Provides information on USGBC events, membership, training and workshops, as well as details on LEED™ professional accreditation procedures and project registration.

U.S. Department of Energy’s Community Green Building Programs
http://www.smartcommunities.ncat.org/buildings/gbprogrm.shtml

Lists community programs nationwide that promote the public acceptance of Green Building and its benefits, and encourages builders to adopt green building practices.

Certification Resource Center
http://www.certifiedwood.org

Council provides assistance in education and training, networking and the development of buying guidelines and pilot programs.

Development Center for Appropriate Technology (DCAT)
http://www.dcat.net

Energy Star
http://www.energystar.gov

Describes the many incentive and energy efficiency programs available through the Energy Star program.

Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP)
http://www.eere.energy.gov/femp

Green Collar Economy
http://www.greencollareconomy.com/

Green Collar Economy is dedicated to helping businesses learn about and share ideas for going green and doing so profitably. They have a B2B directory with over 2,600 Green Business links, daily news in seven channels, a Green Collar Job Board and channel-specific forums.

Renewable Energy Policy Project/Center for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technology (REPP-CREST)
http://crest.org

REPP-CREST’s software and Internet services provide access to a broad range of topics, including public policy reports, interactive media, renewable energy success stories and online discussion groups.

Sustainable Buildings Industry Council (SBIC)
http://www.sbicouncil.org/

Site provides easy-to-use guidelines, software, and general information about energy conservation measures, energy-efficient equipment and appliances, daylighting and sustainable architecture.

Sustainable Products Purchasers Coalition (SPPC)
http://www.sppcoalition.org

Construction and Demolition Case Studies and Publications

U.S. EPA. EPA’s Construction and Demolition (C&D) Debris website provides information and links to extensive resources and organizations covering the characterization, reduction, reuse, recycling and management of C&D debris.

Construction Waste Management Database. The Whole Building Design Guide contains information on companies that haul, collect and process recyclable debris from construction projects. Created in 2002 by GSA’s Environmental Strategies and Safety Division to promote responsible waste disposal.

Construction Materials Recycling Association. CMRA is the first association devoted exclusively to the needs of the rapidly expanding North American construction waste and demolition debris processing and recycling industry.

Beyond Waste. This deconstruction and salvaging company takes buildings apart from the top down. They also operate a warehouse where it sells building materials back to the community. This site also contains case studies periodically.

Clean Washington Center. This site contains information on C&D management with numerous fact sheets, case studies, and resources listing.

INFORM, Inc. This site has a excellent report available titled Building for the Future: Strategies to Reduce Construction & Demolition Waste in Municipal Projects. Topics discussed includes asset management, developing a waste management plan, dedicated space design, deconstruction techniques, and material reuse.

Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. This website provides a guide to C&D recycling, sample documents, and case studies highlighting techniques for saving money and protecting the environment through reuse and recycling of construction and demolition debris.

Oikos. This site has information on green building sources, a searchable database for green building products, and an a green building mailing list in which leading professionals from around the world discuss all aspects of environmental responsibility in building design and construction.

Renewable Energy Policy Project (formerly Solstice). A site containing information on energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainable technology information. Also contains many other links to related topics.