Green Building Resources

  • Green Building Initiative
    The Green Building Initiative (GBI) provides sustainability assessment and certification services to help reduce operational costs, qualify for tax incentives, meet federal mandates, or increase the marketability of buildings and is an alternative to LEED.
  • Green Infrastructure
    Green infrastructure is an approach to wet weather management that is cost-effective, sustainable, and environmentally friendly. Green Infrastructure management approaches and technologies infiltrate, evapotranspire, capture and reuse stormwater to maintain or restore natural hydrologies.
  • High Performance Buildings 
    Links to, and highlights from, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System,™ case studies of green construction efforts, software and databases to aid in determining which construction products and processes are the most effective, and assorted high performance construction guidelines and standards.
  • Sustainable Facilities Tool
    The Sustainable Facilities Tool (SFTool) helps conserve resources and reduce operating costs by bringing together the sustainability information needed to green buildings. Use SFTool as a quick reference for day-to-day questions or dig deeper to understand more about efficiency, indoor environmental quality, conservation and the connections between them.
  • U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) 
    USGBC works toward its mission of market transformation through its LEED green building program, robust educational offerings, a nationwide network of chapters and affiliates, the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, and advocacy in support of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities.

Recycling Resources

Sustainability Resources