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Advanced Buildings
http://www.advancedbuildings.org
Technologies and practices that improve the energy and resource efficiency of commercial and multi-unit residential buildings.


American Institute of Architects (AIA)/Committee on the Environment (COTE)
http://www.aia.org/cote_default
COTE works to advance, disseminate, and advocateto the profession, the building industry, the academy, and the publicdesign practices that integrate built and natural systems and enhance both the design quality and environmental performance of the built environment.

Austin Green Builder Program
http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/greenbuilder/
Sustainable building practices, products, and techniques. Nationally known for expertise in "green" residential and commercial construction.

Builders Without Borders
http://builderswithoutborders.org
International network of ecological builders who form partnerships with communities and organizations around the world to create affordable housing from local materials and to work together for a sustainable future.

Building Green
http://www.nrdc.org/buildinggreen/
Created by NRDC, this website outlines the business reasons for getting into green building and then provides a guide to getting started. Learn how to find a green architect, how to streamline design and construction, which strategies deliver the biggest paybacks, how to get green building projects noticed, and what pitfalls to watch out for. Fact sheets, case studies.

Building Materials Reuse Association
http://www.bmra.org/
Dedicated to supporting the recovery and reuse of building materials in the US and Canada.

Building Research Establishment (BRE)
http://www.bre.co.uk
Leading green building institution in the UK.

Built Green Colorado
http://www.builtgreen.org
Local resource for green building.

California Collaborative for High Performance Schools
http:///www.chps.net
Provides tools, resources, education and building design standards to facilitate the design, construction and operation of high performance schools: environments that are not only energy and resource efficient, but also healthy, comfortable, well lit, and containing the amenities for a quality education.

California Green Builder Program
http://www.cagreenbuilder.org/
Certification program for green builders.

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