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The annual U.S. market in green building products and services was more than $7 billion in 2005 and is now nearing $12 billion in 2008.
The US Green Building Council USGBC is focussing efforts in the US.
It is a non-profit organization committed to increasing sustainable building practices across the US. It is composed of more than 12,000 organizations from across the building industry that are working to advance structures that are environmentally responsible and healthy places to live and work.
Members includes building owners and end-users, real estate developers, facility managers, architects, designers, engineers, general contractors, subcontractors, product and building system manufacturers, government agencies, and nonprofits.
US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA)
US Department of Energy (DOE)
The Environment pages
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
Building Technologies Program
Subject index - all green topics
US Green Building Council (USGBC)
LEED Green Building Rating System
Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI)
American Society of Interior Designers' Foundation (ASID) - Regreen program
With the U.S. Green Building Council have provided educational resources for sustainable residential remodeling projects (refurbishment). The REGREEN program provides best practice and environmentally responsible guidelines for design professionals, service providers, product suppliers and homeowners.
In Boston - 'Revolutionary Green: Innovations for Global Sustainability' November 2008.
World Green Building Council
'The World Green Building Council is a union of national councils whose mission is to accelerate the transformation of the global property industry towards sustainability.
Current members are GBCAustralia, CanadaGBC, EmiratesGBC, IndiaGBC, JapanSBC, MexicoGBC, New Zealand GBC, TaiwanGBC, United KingdomGBC and the USGBC.
Collectively, these nations represent over 50% of global construction activity, and touch more than eight thousand companies and organizations worldwide.'
US Non Profit site
Building Green in California - lots of useful advice