UKGBC. SBIC. Green Building Solutions. Sustainable or “green building” design and construction is the opportunity to use our resources more efficiently while creating healthier and more energy-efficient homes. Although there is no magic formula, success comes in the form a leaving a lighter footprint on the environment through conservation of resources, while at the same time balancing energy-efficient, cost-effective, low-maintenance products for our construction needs. Click here to learn more about Green Building Guiding Principles. In other words, green design involves finding the delicate balance between homebuilding and the sustainable environment. WBDG - The Whole Building Design Guide. Building Sustainable Design.
Center for Sustainable Building Research - College of Design - University of Minnesota. Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing - PATHnet. Sustainable Sites Initiative. Please note that the SITES v2 Rating System and Reference Guide is slated for release in 2014.
SITES v2 will replace the Guidelines and Performance Benchmarks 2009. Those familiar with the 2009 SITES rating system may be wondering what some of the major differences are between the two systems. Green Building Initiative - The GBI is the US Licensee of Green Globes.