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Below are some of the leading resources on green building:

Please click on the following links below for more information on specific green building resources.

- Green Building Programs
- USGBC & LEED
- Southface & EarthCraft House
- Residential Energy Services Network
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Energy Star
- Green Product Certification
- Industry Associations
- Tools for Life Cycle Assessment
- State Agencies Who Helped to Make This Directory Possible
- Tax Incentives
- Recycling Organizations

- Recycling Programs and Materials Exchanges
- Other Online Resources and Publications

The Sustainability Institute
www.sustainabilityinstitutesc.org

The Sustainability Institute - Membership Page
www.sustainabilityinstitutesc.org/give_green.html

Green Building Programs

U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED Rating System
www.usgbc.org/leed

EarthCraft House
www.earthcrafthouse.com

Energy Star Homes
www.energystarhomes.com

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – Green Building
www.epa.gov/greenbuilding/

National Association of Home Builders – Model Green Home Building Guidelines
www.nahb.org/publication_details.aspx?publicationID=1994&sectionID=155

 

USGBC & LEED:

USGBC
www.usgbc.org

USGBC South Carolina Chapter
www.usgbcsc.org

USGBC South Carolina Chapter Provisional Branches
www.usgbcsc.org/branches.htm

USGBC Membership
www.usgbc.org/Membership

LEED AP Directory
www.gbci.org/LEED/AP/ViewAll.aspx?CMSPageID=59

LEED Projects Directory
www.usgbc.org/LEED/Project/CertifiedProjectList.aspx

USGBC Member Directory
www.usgbc.org/myUSGBC/Members/MembersDirectory.aspx?CMSPageID=140

Our LEED House
www.leedsc.com

 

Southface & EarthCraft House:

SouthFace Energy Institute
www.southface.org

Southface Online Training
www.southfaceonlinetraining.org

Certified EarthCraft Builders
www.earthcrafthouse.com/Find-builder/find-a-builder.htm

 

Residential Energy Services Network:

Residential Energy Services Network
www.natresnet.org

HERS Rater Directory            
www.natresnet.org/directory/raters.aspx

 

Energy Star:

Energy Star
www.energystar.gov

Energy Star Homes America
www.energystarhomesamerica.com

 

Green Product Certification:

Energy Star Qualified Products
www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?fuseaction=find_a_product.

GreenGuard Environmental Institute
www.greenguard.org

Green Seal
www.greenseal.org

Cradle to Cradle Certification
www.c2ccertified.com

Scientific Certification Systems
www.scscertified.com

Certified Forest Products Council
www.certifiedwood.org

 

Industry Associations:

American Institute of Architects (AIA)
www.aia.org

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
www.ashrae.org

Construction Specifications Institute (CSI)
www.csinet.org

MasterFormat
www.csinet.org/masterformat

American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
www.astm.org

National Association of Homebuilders
www.nahb.org

NAHB - Energy and Green Buildings
www.nahb.org/page.aspx/category/sectionID=206

 

Tools for Life Cycle Assessment:

Building for Environmental and Economic Sustainability (BEES)
www.bfrl.nist.gov/oae/software/bees/bees.html

Athena Impact Estimator for Buildings
www.athenasmi.ca/tools/impactEstimator

Waste Reduction Model
http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/wycd/waste/calculators/Warm_home.html

 

State Agencies Who Helped to Make This Directory Possible:

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
www.scdhec.gov/recycle

South Carolina Energy Office
www.energy.sc.gov

South Carolina Department of Commerce
www.sccommerce.com

 

Tax Incentives:

Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (Includes Federal Incentives)
www.dsireusa.org

South Carolina State Energy Office Tax Incentives for Energy
www.energy.sc.gov/

S.C. Department of Revenue’s Sales Tax Exemption for Recycling Equipment (Application for Certificate) Form
http://www.sctax.org/

Recycling Organizations:

New Carolina-Recycling Cluster
http://newcarolina.org/recycling

Carolina Recycling Association
http://www.cra-recycle.org/

Southeast Recycling Development Council
http://www.serdc.org/ National Recycling Coalition http://www.nrc-recycle.org/

 

Recycling Programs and Materials Exchanges:

S.C. Smart Business Recycling Program
www.scdhec.gov/smartbusiness

S.C. Materials Exchange
www.scdhec.gov/scme

S.C. Resource Conservation Challenge
www.scdhec.gov/environment/lwm/recycle/rcc.htm

Recycling Market Development Program
http://www.sccommerce.com/

WasteWise
http://www.epa.gov/wastewise/

Earth 911
http://earth911.org/

 

Other Online Resources and Publications:

BuildingGreen and Environmental Building News
www.buildinggreen.com

GreenBiz
www.greenbiz.com

GreenerBuildings
www.greenerbuildings.com

Environmental Design + Construction Magazine
www.edcmag.com

Sustainable Facility Magazine
www.sustainablefacility.com

Sustainable Home Magazine
www.sustainablehomemag.com

 
 
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