Institute of Architects (AIA)
of Architects trade organization. Offers green design
education resources, grant programs assisting local design
and civic org's in producing innovative programming to
enrich the public's understanding and appreciation of
architecture (incl. green buildings). Features an annual
"Top 10" Green Buildings list.
Society of Landscape Architects
Professional society, founded in 1899, that represents
the landscape architecture profession in the U.S.
Society of Interior Designers
the interests of interior designers and the interior design
Designers and Planners for Social Responsibility (ADPSR)
program is fro mobilizing financial resources for solar
energy. this is a global capital fund for the financing
of the end-use markets for solar energy.
Carpet and Rug Institute
established the Green Label Testing Program to
identify low-emitting carpets to consumers. LEED referenced
standard for VOC's in carpets, cushions and adhesives.
Products Association of Canada
companies to comply with sustainable management standards
Interior Design Association (IIDA)
networking and educational association. Commited to enhancing
the quality of life through excellence in interior design
and advancing interior design through knowledge.
& Sources (IS)
with green design. Sponsors EnviroDesign annual conference
and publishes print and virtual magazines, Interiors and
Sources and ISDESIGNET.
|National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
NAHB exists to represent the building industry by serving its members and affiliated state and local builders associations. To achieve an overall mission of member satisfaction, NAHB concentrates on the following goals:
Balanced national legislative, regulatory, and judicial public policy.
Public appreciation for the importance of housing and those who provide it.
The premier resource for industry information, education, research, and technical expertise.
Improved business performance of its members and affiliates.
Effective management of staff, financial, and physical resources to satisfy the association’s needs.
Electric Power Association (SEPA)
known as UPVG, the Utility Photovoltaic Group) is a membership
organization led by electric service providers from 8
countries working together to advance the use of solar
photovoltaic power. Their membership list is a good place
to look for prospective funding partners. An informative
10-page article "Financing PV" is available
on the website.
|Sustainable Building Industries Council (SBIC)
|| SBIC is an independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to advance the design, affordability, energy performance, and environmental soundness of America's buildings.
Communities Network (SCN)
provides a variety of resources for sustainability-oriented
community developers who want to connect with like-minded
federal, state and private organizations. The "Funding
Sources" link provides a list of resources most of
whom are interested in funding residential projects rather
than commercial. The "SNC Partnership" link
lists related sustainability organizations.
Green Building Council (USGBC)
industry's premier coalition of leaders from across the
building industry working to promote buildings that are
environmentally responsible, profitable, and healthy places
to live and work. Sponsor summit conferences and is the
directing organization for the LEED program.
also under Sustainable Design Organizations