Buildings use large amounts of energy and resources. Tap into yours for significant savings.

Use LEED or other sustainable building standards to guide building projects
Install energy efficient heating, cooling, lighting, windows and other equipment
Increase insulation and seal air leaks in the building envelop
Improve indoor air circulation
Use paints, fixtures and furniture that do not emit volatile organic compounds or other toxins
Use sustainably harvested lumber and recycled content building materials
Use water efficient equipment and practices
Develop eco industrial parks- a concept that consists of a series of businesses linked not only by proximity but by production inputs and outputs
Members of the Sustainable Business Council offer a wide variety of sustainable products and services to help you in this quest.

Other resources:

Green Building Alliance’s Green Building Product Certification and Labelling Systems Report

U.S. Department of Energy Building Technologies Office Website

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Building Website and Energy Star Website

U.S. Green Building Council, developers of LEED certification