|American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
materials testing organization referred to by several
certification programs. LEED references include:- ASTM
Standard Practice E1739-95: Risk-Based Corrective Action
Applied at Petroleum Release Sites- ASTM D 6245-1998:
Standard Guide for Using Indoor Carbon Dioxide Concentrations
to Evaluate Indoor Air Quality and Ventilation- ASTM
E408-71(1996)e1: Standard Test methods for Total Normal
Emittance of Surface Using Inspection-Meter techniques
Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning
Engineers, Inc. (ASHRAE)
trade organization. ASHRAE's handbook is used for many
|Center for Resource Solutions: Green-e
|"The Green-e Renewable Electricity Certification Program is administered by the non-profit Center for Resource Solutions and based in San Francisco, California. Green-e provides an easy way for consumers to quickly identify environmentally superior electricity products in competitive markets" (Green-e).
Energy Efficient Homes
EnergyStar Rating EZ Track Rebate System HVAC design Title
24 Compliance Code Required inspections Energy feature
Forest Products Council
promoting responsible forest product buying practices.
Maintains a database of wood product suppliers that they
benchmarking tool created by the EPA to compare a building
to other buildings throughout the country.Up-to-date
descriptions of the many energy efficiency programs and
incentives available under the umbrella of Energy Star.
Stewardship Council (FSC)
||A company in
North America used to certify forests for sustainability.
Guidelines require wood producers to abide by regional
laws as well as international treaties, to respect long-term
tenure and use rights on land; including the rights of
indigenous peoples to own and manage their land and resources,
and to protect the health of their forest workers.
|GREENGUARD Environmental Institute™ (GEI)
||The GREENGUARD Environmental Institute™ (GEI) is an industry-independent, non-profit organization that oversees the GREENGUARD Certification Program for low-emitting products, including the establishment of acceptable standards for interior products and testing protocols. The GEI’s mission is to improve public health and quality of life by helping manufacturers build better and safer products and to provide the public with a free indoor air quality resource and guide to readily available low-emitting products.
|Green Label Testing Program
||Established by the Carpet and Rug Institute to
identify low-emitting carpets to consumers. LEED referenced
standard for VOC's in carpets, cushions and adhesives.
||"Green Seal is an independent, non-profit organization that strives to achieve a healthier and cleaner environment by identifying and promoting products and services that cause less toxic pollution and waste, conserve resources and habitats, and minimize global warming and ozone depletion" (Green Seal).
in Energy and Environmental Design. Certifies Building
Projects based on extensive environmental criteria. Directed
by the US Green Building Council.
Cleaner and Greenersm
|"Leonardo Academy's Cleaner and Greenersm Program is focused on supporting the use of markets as a tool for reducing pollution and increasing energy efficiency and renewable energy. This program empowers people with information on energy and the environment, and encourages businesses and consumers to lead the way to a cleaner, greener, healthier environment" (Leonardo Academy).
|Organic Trade Association
||The Organic Trade Association (OTA) is the membership-based business association for the organic industry in North America. OTA's mission is to encourage global sustainability through promoting and protecting the growth of diverse organic trade.
Certification Systems Forest Conservation Program
certification program for sustainable forestry practices.
|SIS Ecolabelling: Nordic Swan ecolabel
||"The Swan is the official Nordic ecolabel, introduced by the Nordic Council of Ministers. (...) The Swan's mission is to contribute to reducing the consumer burden on the environment. Using optional ecolabelling, we want to guide consumers and purchasers in their desire to shop with a "green" conscience, and thus contribute to a better society" (Swan ecolabeling).
the Rainforest Alliance to reduce the negative impact
of forestry practices by awarding a seal of approval to
responsible forest managers.