Resources

Below you will find third-party sites and resources. If you have a favorite resource that's not included in the list, please let us know.

Design Resources

  • 2030 Palette
    An interactive online platform that puts the principles and actions behind low-carbon and resilient built environments at the fingertips of architects, planners and designers worldwide.

  • Energy Star
    A government-backed program helping businesses and individuals protect the environment through superior energy efficiency.

  • Human Spaces Global Report1
    Should a ‘work’ place be any different from the other spaces people inhabit? The relationship between individuals and their environment can be a crucial determinant of how they feel, perform and interact with others. So, designing spaces that inspire, energize and support the people who use them is a global imperative. People’s connection to nature – biophilia– is an emergent field that can help organizations meet that challenge. This unique study explores the relationship between psychological well-being, work environments and employee expectations on a global scale for the first time.

Educational Resources

  • The Center for Green Schools
    The Center for Green Schools at USGBC is engages educators in creating sustainable learning environments for their students and apply solid research to inform leadership—from school boards to college presidents—about the benefits of healthy, high-performing schools.

Financing Resources

Professional Organizations

  • Green Building Certification Institute
    A non-profit organization that recognizes excellence in green building practices and performance globally through its third-party certification services and professional credentials.

  • U.S. Green Building Council
    Non-profit organization dedicated to sustainable building design and construction. Developers of the LEED building rating system.

Recycling Resources

  • Verizon Wireless Cell Phone Recycling
    This program helps the environment by providing a safe way to dispose of unwanted electronic devices. There is also an incentive to receive a gift card with each donation.