The Green Spotlight





M. Landman Communications & Consulting
Recommended Resources/Links

This section provides links to websites, organizations, and publications that are good sources of information on green building and broader environmental issues.

M. Landman has current or past affiliations with the resources that are marked with an asterisk (*).


GREEN BUILDING & DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES

Organizations
Periodicals, Publications, and Information Websites
Green Building Certifications and Guidelines
Green Materials and Product Resources
Northern California Green Building Resources


Organizations

American Institute of Architects (AIA): Committee on the Environment
http://network.aia.org/CommitteeontheEnvironmentcote

Architects, Designers, and Planners for Social Responsibility (ADPSR)
www.adpsr.org

Architecture 2030
www.architecture2030.org

Architecture for Humanity
www.architectureforhumanity.org

Boston Architectural College (BAC) online sustainable design courses / certificate program
www.the-bac.edu/green

Energy & Environmental Building Association (EEBA)
www.eeba.org

Global Green USA *
www.globalgreen.org

Green Communities Initiative (Enterprise Community Partners) *
www.greencommunitiesonline.org

Healthy Building Network
www.healthybuilding.net

Natural Resources Defense Council
www.nrdc.org

One Planet Communities
www.oneplanetcommunities.org

Partnership for Sustainable Communities
www.p4sc.org

Rocky Mountain Institute
www.rmi.org

Urban Land Institute
www.uli.org

Urban Re:Vision
www.urbanrevision.org

U.S. Green Building Council *
www.usgbc.org

World Green Building Council
www.worldgbc.org


Periodicals, Publications, and Information Websites

BuildingGreen / Environmental Building News
www.buildinggreen.com

EcoHome & EcoStructure magazines / EcoBuilding Pulse
www.ecobuildingpulse.com

Environmental Design + Construction magazine
www.edcmag.com

Fine Homebuilding's Green Building Guide
www.finehomebuilding.com/...

Green Building Advisor
www.greenbuildingadvisor.com

Green Home Guide *
www.greenhomeguide.com

Greener Buildings
www.greenerbuildings.com

GreenSource magazine
www.construction.com/greensource/

The Green Spotlight *
www.thegreenspotlight.com

The Green Spotlight's Facebook Page *
www.facebook.com/TheGreenSpotlight

Mother Earth Living magazine
www.motherearthliving.com

Mother Earth News magazine *
www.motherearthnews.com

NaturalHomes.org
www.naturalhomes.org

Oikos: Green Building Source
www.oikos.com

SmartCode (model New Urbanist/smart growth/sustainable planning code for regions, towns, communities, blocks, or buildings)
www.smartcodecentral.org

U.S. EPA Green Building information
www.epa.gov/greenbuilding/

U.S. EPA Green Homes information *
www.epa.gov/greenhomes/

Whole Building Design Guide
www.wbdg.org

BOOKS on green building/architecture (on Powells.com)


Commercial Green Building Certifications and Guidelines

LEED Rating Systems (USGBC)
ENERGY STAR Buildings (US DOE/EPA)
Living Building Challenge
CALGreen building code (California)

Residential Green Building Certifications and Guidelines

Green Home Rating/Certification Programs

LEED for Homes Rating System (USGBC)
Passive House, AKA PassivHaus (Passive House Institute)
ENERGY STAR Homes (US DOE/EPA)
GreenPoint Rated (Build It Green, California)
NAHB National Green Building Standard (National Association of Home Builders)

Other Guidelines for Residential Green Building/Remodeling

REGREEN residential renovation/remodeling guidelines (ASID/USGBC)
Green Building Guidelines: Meeting the Demand for Low-Energy, Resource-Efficient Homes (Sustainable Buildings Industry Council and U.S. Department of Energy)

Green Materials and Product Resources

Certified Green Product Standards/Listings

Certified Forests and Forest Products databases (Metafore Forest Certification Resource Center)
Cradle to Cradle from MBDC
ENERGY STAR
Forest Stewardship Council
Greenguard Indoor Air Quality / low-emitting products certification
Green Seal
Scientific Certification Systems (SCS)
WaterSense

Green Building Materials/Product Directories

GreenSpec Directory (BuildingGreen)
Oikos Green Product Directory
PVC-Free Materials charts (Healthy Building Network)
Recycled-Content Product Directory (California Integrated Waste Management Board)

Green Building Materials Stores and Showrooms

Click here for a listing of more than 70 green materials stores/showrooms across the country.

Green Materials Assessment / Life Cycle Analysis Tools

Athena EcoCalculator, Impact Estimator, and LCI databases (Athena Institute)
BEES (Building for Environmental and Economic Sustainability) software (National Institute of Standards and Technology)
Pharos material selection framework/lens (Healthy Building Network)


Northern California Green Building Resources

Organizations

AIA SF Committee on the Environment (COTE)
www.aiasf.org/...

Architects, Designers, and Planners for Social Responsibility (ADPSR) NorCal
www.adpsr.org

Build It Green
www.builditgreen.org

SPUR (San Francisco Planning and Urban Research) Sustainable Development Committee *
www.spur.org/...

U.S. Green Building Council: Northern California Chapter *
www.usgbc-ncc.org

U.S. Green Building Council: Redwood Empire Chapter *
www.usgbc-rec.org


State and Local Government Green Building Programs in the Bay Area

California Integrated Waste Management Board's Green Building Design and Construction program
www.ciwmb.ca.gov/greenbuilding

Alameda County StopWaste green building program
www.stopwaste.org/fsbuild.html

Marin County green building program
www.co.marin.ca.us/depts/CD/main/comdev/advance/Sustainability/..

San Francisco green building program
www.sfenvironment.org/our_programs/...

San Mateo County RecycleWorks green building program
www.recycleworks.org/greenbuilding


Educational Program Providers and Venues in the Bay Area

Berkeley EcoHouse
www.ecologycenter.org/ecohouse

Building Education Center, Berkeley
www.bldgeductr.org

The David Brower Center, Berkeley
www.browercenter.org

PG&E Pacific Energy Center, San Francisco (free workshops, library, tools)
www.pge.com/pec

Solar Living Institute (workshops in Hopland and San Francisco)
www.solarliving.org

Sonoma State University's Environmental Technology Center & Green Building Professional Certificate program, Rohnert Park
www.sonoma.edu/etc
www.sonoma.edu/greenbuilding/

Other educational programs include: USGBC Chapter workshops (Northern California and Redwood Empire Chapters); Build It Green workshops and trainings, various locations; Laney College and Merritt College green building courses, Oakland; New College of California Sustainable Building Advisor Certificate program (San Francisco) and EcoDwelling degree program (Santa Rosa); San Francisco Institute of Architecture Eco Distance Learning certificate and continuing education programs, Master of Ecological Design degree; UC Berkeley Extension's Sustainable Design courses and certificate program; and the Boston Architectural College (BAC) online sustainable design courses and certificate program.


Retail Stores in the Greater Bay Area

Ecohome Improvement, Berkeley
www.ecohomeimprovement.com

Green by Design, Sausalito
www.greenbydesign.us

Green Depot (formerly Ecohaus), San Francisco (+ Portland and Seattle, etc.)
www.greendepot.com

Greenspace, Santa Cruz
www.greenspacecompany.com

Real Goods, Hopland
www.realgoods.com



SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES Resources (PDF download)

GENERAL ENVIRONMENTAL/SUSTAINABILITY Resources

GREEN SCHOOLS Resources

OTHER FAVORITE Sites



* = M. Landman affiliations

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