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.
Participating Agencies Select an agency below for more information on its building programs. NewsView All Off-Site Construction Council to Hold First Official Meeting at Building Innovation 2014Dec 23, 2013View Details 46 Continuing Education Units Offered at Building Innovation 2014 Dec 18, 2013View Details Workshop Looks at Moving Data through the Healthcare Facilities Life CycleDec 13, 2013View Details EventsView All
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Center for Sustainable Building Research - College of Design - University of Minnesota
Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing - PATHnet Welcome to PATH! Previously the Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing, PATH is now an online resource for homeowners and homebuyers, the homebuilding industry and federal agencies. PATH catalogs the best resources on advanced building technologies and practices to emerge from the decade-long public-private partnership, which ended in 2008.
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 The Green Building Initiative (GBI) provides sustainability assessment and certification services to help you reduce operational costs, qualify for tax incentives, meet federal mandates, or increase the marketability of your buildings. Choose your building type to learn more: The efforts of the GBI staff exceeded our expectations. We could not have asked for better service. Thanks for guiding us through the certification process.