to Save Energy (ASE)
a coalition of prominent business, government, environmental
and consumer leaders who promote the efficient use of
energy. In honor of their partners, ASE hosts an annual
dinner, "Stars of Energy Efficiency," which
brings together more than 300 individuals, corporations
and organizations who have made(and continue to make)
serious contributions to the energy saving effort.
Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE)
advancing energy efficiency as a means of promoting both
economic prosperity and environmental protection. Collaborates
on projects and initiatives with dozens of organizations
including federal and state agencies, utilities, research
groups, business and public interest groups. Sponsor conferences
and workshops are attended by representatives of major
corporations, many of which may be available as funding
partners for your project.
Indoor Air Quality Council
of IAQ professionals and technicians to promote awareness,
education and certification.
Solar Energy Society (ASES)
Solar Energy Society participates in educational and promotional
activities regarding solar and other renewable energy
sources. They sponsor an annual conference (See conference
list at the end of this Directory) and a bimonthly magazine.
Their membership may include prospects for your project.
Designers and Planners for Social Responsibility (ADPSR)
program is fro mobilizing financial resources for solar
energy. this is a global capital fund for the financing
of the end-use markets for solar energy.
Sustainable Materials Institute
an environmental assessment tool for the building, design
and research communities. Website offers a free download
of their software.
Building Industry Professionals for Environmental Sustainability
|BIPER "bridges the gap between disciplines to facilitate quantum shift in design-build education and practices. It enables readers to become more productive, more successful…real emissaries of change" (About BIPER USA)
Products Industry Association
is comprised of office furniture makers and they recently
published a 12-page brochure entitled, Recycled Office
Furniture: Good for the Environment, Good for Your Business Contact them for donations by e-mail.
for Energy and Climate Solutions (CECS)
the Global Environment and Technology Foundation (GETF)
The Center's Director, Dr. Joseph Romm, is the Author
of "Cool Companies:How the best businesses boost
profits and productivity by cutting greenhouse gas emissions.
for Maximum Potential Building Systems
work on the use of fly ash.
for Resourceful Building Technology
1990, CRBT is a project of the National Center for Appropriate
Technology and it is dedicated to promoting environmentally
responsible practices in construction.
Forest Products Council
promoting responsible forest product buying practices.
Maintains a database of wood product suppliers that they
leader in promoting and protecting the balance between
climate and life on earth by facilitating partnerships
between scientists, policy makers, and corporate leaders.
Sponsor conferences and develop educational materials
from grant support provided by major federal and private
foundation sources. Although they rarely provides grant
support, but they can leverage their influence with funding
between the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Center for
Energy and Climate Solutions (CECS) to help businesses
voluntarily lower energy consumption and reduce emissions.
Attracting Fortune 100 corporations, many of which might
be willing to become funding partners for green projects.
and its partner organization Seattle City Light provide
funding for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects
that reduce carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions.
|Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies (CERES)
||"CERES is a coalition of investment funds, environmental organizations, and public interest groups. Our mission is to move businesses, capital, and markets to advance lasting prosperity by valuing the health of the planet and its people" (CERES).
America Business Network
is used to find sources of green building materials. CABNlist
is only available to CABN members. To subscribe CABNlist
send and e-mail with "subscribe CABNlist (your e-mail
address here)" in the body of your message.
for the New Urbanism
in New Urbanist movement. Comprised of professionals from
all areas of development field. Advocates the restructuring
of public policy and development practices to support
the restoration of existing urban centers and towns within
coherent metropolitan regions.
Center for Appropriate Technology
natural building and greening of building codes.
Earth Island Journal which is committed to uncompromising
coverage of social, political, and environmental issues
from around the globe. Noted for its in depth exposes,
international scope, and solution based journalism. Provides
the news to conserve, protect, and restore our planet.
for Storage & Collection of Recyclables. Information and
education programs on recycling as well as regional links
to recyclers in your area.
||A wide ranging
site with a large variety of environmental news, action
alerts, and features. Topics aresubject indexed.
Efficient Building Association
that promotes energy efficient and environmentally responsible
buildings and communities
assist in the nation's transition to a sustainable energy
future by promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy.
Five grant programs: Power, Buildings, Integrated Issues,
Transportation, and US Clean Energy Program.Board meets
the first week of March, June, and November to review
proposals, which are accepted at any time. Applications
are available upon request.
||"Environmental Defense is a leading national nonprofit organization representing more than 400,000 members. Since 1967, [it has] linked science, economics and law to create innovative, equitable and cost-effective solutions to society's most urgent environmental problems" (Environmental Defense).
calls itself 'Other environmental portal' and provides work-focused
environmental business information, tools, and resources
related to a wide variety of energy and environmental
issues. Enviroglobe may be a potential sponsor for newsletters,
conferences or building projects.
is considered the most comprehensive collection of environmental
topics (including funding programs) on the web, to explore
further go to the site.
networking organization for E.I./M.C.S.
News Network (ENN)
1 (888) 311-3661
organization provides a media outlet for promoting your
energy efficient construction demonstration project. To
find out how to send ENN a press release or to check out
the latest environmental and energy-related news stories
or listen to radio broadcasts go to the website.
||One of the
world's leading foundations, the Ford Foundation is committed
to supporting innovative energy and environmental education
and information projects. Their website offers a vast
array of news, events, publications, grant development
suggestions and a guest book.
Network of Environment and Technology (GNET)
support to sustainability related organizations. They
assisted in the coordination of the "National Town
Meeting on Sustainability," held in Detroit, May
1999. GNET co-sponsors SUNetwork newsletter with Sustainable
USA. Also affiliated with http://www.sustainablebusiness.com.
Socially Responsible Corporations
provides another great opportunity to research a variety
of partner prospects for your demonstration project. This
agency's website lists 20 industry categories describing
185 socially responsible companies. Although it is advisable
to review information on all 185 corporations listed,
start with category #7: "Environment, Energy and
Alternative Energy." Search goodmoney.com for "green
money". Numerous writers include: Amy Domini, William
McDonough, Barbara Krumsiek, Nina Utne, and Gary Hirshberg
|Green Building Alliance
||The Green Building Alliance is a non-profit organization that integrates environmentally responsible - and high performance - design, construction and operating practices into the Greater Pittsburgh market. As a result, GBA enhances the human health, economic, environmental, and social value of new and existing development.
1 (800) US-GREEN
to helping businesses integrate environmental thinking
throughout their operations. Free e-newsletter, Greenbuzz.
In addition to references to interesting articles, their
website has links to the websites of more than 100 Fortune-500
companies who are committed to revamping and retrofitting
their company's environmental policies
||A non-profit website whose sole mission is to encourage the building of better buildings. Throughout the site, you'll find building products, local dealers and helpful programs near you. But greenerbuilding.org really begins with you - it's a place for you to share your personal expertise about products with the sustainable building communities.
||A community-oriented, volunteer-run organization, GreenHomeNYC promotes environmentally sustainable urban buildings. GreenHomeNYC is a registered 501(c)3 tax-exempt nonprofit corporation. GreenHomeNYC's mission is to facilitate the adoption of sustainable building methods and materials by owners of small residential and commercial buildings in New York City. GreenHomeNYC aims to be a hub of resources for small building owners, to promote the understanding of green building issues, and to connect building owners with local green building service and materials providers.
1 (800) 326-0959
|"Greenpeace is the leading independent campaigning organization that uses non-violent direct action and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and to promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future" (www.greenpeaceusa.org/aboutus).
Engineering Society of North America (IESNA)
standard: Recommended Practice Manual: Lighting for Exterior
for Sustainable Forestry
||"A non profit corporation founded in 1934 to preserve, protect, and enhance the natural assets of Marin County for all people" (www.conservationleague.org).
Association of Home Builders Research Center
||"The NAHB Research Center, wholly-owned subsidiary of the National Association of Home Builders, is the research and development leader in the home building industry. Government agencies, manufacturers, builders, and remodelers rely on the expertise and objectivity that are at the very heart of the Research Center and its activities. Uniquely positioned to facilitate invaluable liaisons – between builders and manufacturers, design professionals and housing research, and government and industry – the Research Center is dedicated to advancing housing technology and enhancing housing affordability for the benefit of all Americans" (About NAHB Research Center).
Association of Energy Service Company (NAESCO)
world wide web resource for energy service providers and
Resources Canada (NRCan)
in the sustainable development and use of natural resources,
energy, minerals and metals, forests and earth sciences.
Focuses on natural resource issues, from both a national
and international perspective, using expertise in science
and technology, policy and programs.
Resources Defense Council
for architects on ways to optimize wood use. Uses law,
science and large membership for protection of wildlife
and wild places to ensure a safe and healthy environment.
Also in San Francisco, California Phone. 415-777-0220
||"The Natural Step's mission is to accelerate global sustainability by guiding companies and governments onto an ecologically, socially and economically sustainable path. We are working together with some of the largest resource users on the planet to create solutions, innovative models and tools that will lead the transition to a sustainable future.
A non-profit, international organization, we use a set of scientifically proven sustainability principles to transform debate into useful discussion and to drive innovation. Through cutting edge research, services and education we are helping to define the emerging field of sustainability and seeding the foundation for global transformation." (Natural Step).
efficient use of energy in buildings and mitigate the
adverse environmental impacts resulting from energy use
Coast Builders Exchange
based in Santa Rosa, CA
for Social Responsibility
more than 20,000 physicians, nurses, healthcare professionals
and concerned citizens devoted to nuclear disarmament,
violence prevention and environmental health.
|Red Feather Development Group
||Red Feather Development Group focuses the public’s eye on the poverty and desperate housing problems that have plagued American Indian reservations for generations. Red Feather raises funds and organizes volunteers to build desperately needed homes within reservation communities, while educating and empowering tribal members to create long-term, sustainable solutions for their needs.
||Web site of
the center for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technology
(CREST) now under the wing of the Renewable Energy Policy
Project (REPP). The grandfather of energy-efficiency web
sites. Among the resources housed here are content of
the Greening of the White House CD-ROM and archives from
the greenbuilding and strawbale e-mail lists.
||RMI is a
think tank and advocacy organization that is leading the
way in energy efficiency and environmental design. RMI's
Green Development Services team consults on many high-profile
projects. The Institute's newsletters are a great read
on this web site. Company also offers grants.
Nature Education for Sustainability
for this organization promoting sustainability in higher
education, with several online databases of related resources.
Second Nature recently launched an initiative directed
at architecture schools.
||The Smart Growth
Network is a coalition of developers, planners, government
officials, lending institutions, and others involved in
the development process in US cities and states. This
site offers essays and other information on Development,
Buildings, and Regional Planning, with special attention
paid to alternatives to sprawl.
Energy and Environment Resource Center. An energy "laboratory"
featuring sustainable technologies and design including
passive solar design, solar-electric shingles, geothermal
HVAC, high-performance windows, efficient lighting and
daylighting. The brochure describes all aspects of the
building's energy-saving design and lists all the supporters.
Their "adopt a solar shingle" campaign also
||One-stop online resource for sustainability. Free resources include links to sustainability professionals, organizations, green product databases, and more. Also offers internet services for businesses providing online content such as searchable databases, discussion forums, and e-commerce.
Products Purchasers Coalition
for the transformation of industry and the marketplace
to develop, produce and consume sustainable products.
Renewable Energy Industries Association
of companies and individuals involved in solar, wind,
biomass, geothermal and hydroelectric energy products
and/or services. Fierce advocate for clean energy.
Green Building Council (USGBC)
industry's premier coalition of leaders from across the
building industry working to promote buildings that are
environmentally responsible, profitable, and healthy places
to live and work. Sponsor summit conferences and is the
directing organization for the LEED program.
organization based in Washington DC that promotes the
responsible use of land to enhance the environment.
also under Professional Trade Organizations and Web Literature