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  • Build It Green
    Phone: 510-590-3360   Fax: 510-590-3361
    Address: 160 Franklin St, Suite 310, Oakland, CA 94607
    Email: info@builditgreen.org

    Description: Build It Green is a membership supported non-profit organization whose mission is to promote healthy, energy- and resource-efficient homes in California.
  • Green Resource Center
    Phone: 510-845-0472   Fax: 510-845-0472
    Address: 1931 Center, Berkeley, CA 94712
    Contact:
    - Brian Gitt, Executive Director

    Description: The GRC's mission is to spur the market for green building in the San Francisco Bay Area by educating building professionals and the general public on the numerous environmental, health, and economic benefits of green building. The GRC acts as a central hub linking consumers with all aspects of the green building industry, channeling market demand into action.
  • Sustainable Sources - Green Building Professionals Database
    Address: 108 Royal Way #1004, Austin, TX 78737

    Description: For a list of Green Building Professionals in your area, choose the Directory Category or a keyword for the type of services that you're interested in and your location (Metro area, State, and/or Country).

SITE AND DESIGN

  • DisasterSafety.org
    The Institute for Business and Home Safety
    Phone: 813-286-3400   Fax: 813-286-9960
    Address: 4775 E. Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL 33617
    Email: wedwards@ibhs.org

    Description: Get the latest building code information from around the country in the interactive map on this site.

GREEN PRODUCTS

  • Greener Building Local Product Dealer Locator

    Description: In Greenerbuilding.org we have created a forum to bring information to the building community, be they professional builders and architects, or a homeowner doing a small remodel. Most importantly we have created community meeting place where people around the world can discuss green building products and their strengths and weaknesses in specific regions and climates.
  • Rainforest Alliance Certified Products and Companies Locator
    Phone: 888-MY-EARTH   Fax: 212-677-2187
    Address: 544 Broadway, Suite 500, New York, NY 10012
    Email: info@ra.org

    Description: By choosing Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified products anyone can support forest practices that protect biodiversity and promote decent conditions for workers and their communities.

WASTE MANAGEMENT

  • Earth 911 Recycling Locator
    Phone: 800-CLEANUP  
    Address: 1375 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 360, Scottsdale, AZ 85257

    Description: Earth911 is an environmental services company that addresses solutions for products' end-of-life for both businesses and consumers.
  • Green Building in Alameda County
    Phone: 510-891-6500    Fax: 510-893-2308
    Address: StopWaste.Org , 1537 Webster Street , Oakland, CA 94612

    Description: Debris from construction and demolition projects comprises over 20% of the materials disposed in Alameda County landfills. To reduce this waste, the Green Building in Alameda County Program has formed a public/private partnership with the construction and building industry. The program serves three target markets: Alameda County Waste Management Authority’s seventeen member agencies; design and building industry professionals; and residents of Alameda County.

ENERGY EFFICIENCY

  • California Energy Office
    Phone: 916-653-6231   Fax: 916-654-4304
    Address: 1516 Ninth Street, Sacramento, CA 95814-5504
    Contact:
    - Betty McCann bmccann@energy.state.ca.us

    Description: The California Energy Commission is the state's primary energy policy and planning agency. Its duties include promoting energy efficiency through appliance and building standards, and developing energy technologies and supporting renewable energy.
  • Certified Rater Directory
    Phone: 800-785-8154   
    Address: P.O. Box 4561, Oceanside, CA 92052-4561
    Email: info@resnet.us

    Description: RESNET issues a Rater Seal of Quality to its rater members who subscribe to these highest standards. These raters have committed to RESNET that they will meet the high standards of ethics and quality.
  • DSIRE - Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency

    Description: DSIRE is a comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility and federal incentives and policies that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency. Established in 1995 and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, DSIRE is an ongoing project of the N.C. Solar Center and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council.
  • Find Solar
    Phone: 866.485.2757  
    Email: info@coolerplanet.com

    Description: Our suite of interactive solar maps are great for researching the Solar Power potential of your home or business, check out federal, state, and local rebates and incentives, as well as researching the growth of solar over the last decade.
  • Green Power Locator
    US EPA

    Description: This tool allows the user to select a state to find local green power producers.

WATER CONSERVATION

  • Watersense
    US EPA
    Phone: 866-987-7367  
    Address: EPA Office of Wastewater Management (4204M) , 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. , Washington, DC 20460

    Description: Launched in 2006, WaterSense is an EPA-sponsored partnership program that seeks to protect the future of our nation's water supply by promoting water efficiency and enhancing the market for water-efficient products, programs, and practices. Features include water efficiency partner locator and product locator tools.

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Tools and Calculators

EDUCATION AND OUTREACH

  • Ennovationz
    Phone: 1-800-314-5997  
    Address: 821 W El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94040

    Description: Ennovationz has developed a nationwide database of "free money" available in utility, local, state and federal rebates. Simply type in your zip code on our web tool and all the available rebates in your area will be listed.

WATER CONSERVATION

  • Wasting Water is Wierd

    Description: Water is one of our most precious resources. We use it every single day, but we don't have to waste it. That's just weird. So check out this site to find all kinds of simple things you can do to help conserve water.
  • Water Footprint Calculator
    National Geographic Society
    Email: webmaster@nationalgeographic.com

    Description: Take a water tour with us through your home, yard, diet, and transportation and consumer choices! Then, pledge to cut your water footprint and help return more water to rivers, lakes, wetlands, underground aquifers, and freshwater species.

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Green Building Programs

EDUCATION AND OUTREACH

  • California Green Builder
    Phone: 209-473-5095    Fax: 209-474-0817
    Contact:
    - Josh Cook JCook@CAGreenBuilder.org

    Description: The California Green Builder program features homes that annually save thousands of kilowatts of energy, thousands of gallons of water and acres of trees. The program encourages voluntary partnerships between builders and local governments to build cost-effective, green homes that benefit homebuyers and the community at large.
  • City of Pasadena Green Building Program
    Phone: 626-744-4000  
    Address: 100 N. Garfield Ave., Pasadena, CA 91109

    Description: Within this site you will find convenient access to information, services and programs that support the City’s commitment to become a sustainable and green community.
  • City of San Jose Green Building Program
    Phone: 408-535-3500   Fax: 408-292-6731
    Address: 200 East Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95113

    Description: The City of San Jose's Green Vision establishes sustainability as a City priority and the City's Green Building Policies further demonstrate the City's commitment to protecting the environment.
  • City of Santa Cruz Green Building Program
    Phone: 831-420-5124   Fax: 831-420-5434
    Address: 809 Center Street, Room 206, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    Contact:
    - Joe Fullerton, Green Building and Environmental Specialist jfullerton@cityofsantacruz.com

    Description: The City of Santa Cruz has revised the Residential Green Building Program. As one of the earliest founders of a mandatory Green Building Program, Nationwide, it is our responsibility to continue updating and refining our integrated building standards.
  • Green Building Alliance
    Address: P.O. Box 4262, Santa Barbara, CA 93140
    Email: info@gballiance.com

    Description: The Green Building Alliance (GBA) is a group of design and construction professionals working together to create a more sustainable built environment.

SITE AND DESIGN

  • Who is Green? Find a Participating Builder
    NAHB

    Description: Builders across the country are having homes certified in the National Green Building Certification Program, powered by the NAHB Research Center – find one near you.

ENERGY EFFICIENCY

  • RESNET - Residential Energy Services Network
    Address: P.O. Box 4561, Oceanside, CA 92052-4561
    Email: info@resnet.us

    Description: The RESNET website is a one-stop solution where homeowners can learn about the energy audit and rating processes, and search the RESNET directory to find certified energy auditors and raters and qualified contractors and builders.


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