Buildings serve a critical function in our daily lives. They influence our health, well-being, and social circumstances, whiling also accounting for 40% of all GHG emissions.
Our mission is to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life.
The ULI Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance is dedicated to creating healthy, resilient, and high performance communities around the world. Through the work of its Greenprint, Building Healthy Places, and Urban Resilience programs, the Center provides leadership and support to real estate and land use professionals to invest in energy efficient, healthy, resilient, and sustainable buildings and communities.
The Association of Energy Engineers® (AEE®), founded in 1977 by Albert Thumann, is a nonprofit professional society of over 18,000 members in more than 100 countries. The mission of AEE is “to promote the scientific and educational interests of those engaged in the energy industry and to foster action for Sustainable Development.”
Currently in draft form, this plan outlines the key steps and actions necessary to reduce embodied carbon of the buildings we design, construct and operate. It has been spearheaded and informed by ownersCAN, a working group of engaged building owners, developers and operators who are committed to taking action.
Nareit is the worldwide representative voice for REITs and listed real estate companies with an interest in U.S. real estate and capital markets.
Architecture 2030’s mission is to rapidly transform the built environment from the major emitter of greenhouse gases to a central solution to the climate emergency. For over a decade, we’ve provided the leadership and designed the actions needed to achieve the CO2 emissions reductions for a high probability of limiting planetary warming to 1.5°C.
The SE 2050 Challenge, an initiative conceived of and developed by members of the Carbon Leadership Forum, was designed to ignite structural engineers and their firms to meet embodied carbon benchmarks and ambitious reduction goals, and be recognized for the significant role they can play towards these targets.
C40 supports cities in implementing ambitious building energy efficiency initiatives and catalyzing the cleaning up of the energy supply in line with a 1.5°C climate mitigation target.
GBCI drives implementation of the LEED green building program. For more than a decade, with a trusted, commitment to impartiality and quality, rigorous third-party certification and customer centric focus, GBCI has proved instrumental in ensuring LEED remains the world’s most widely used green building program.
The Center for Resilience is a USGBC initiative housing all of the organization’s resilience activities. We know that addressing and emphasizing resilience through green building and infrastructure certifications can help ensure a more resilient future for all.
The International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™) is leading the global movement to transform our buildings and communities in ways that help people thrive.
Fitwel is the world's leading certification system committed to building health for all®. Generated by expert analysis of 5,600+ academic research studies, Fitwel is implementing a vision for a healthier future where all buildings and communities are enhanced to strengthen health and well-being.
THE ILFI's mission is to lead the transformation toward a civilization that is socially just, culturally rich, and ecologically restorative.
Build It Green’s mission is to help accomplish that by providing credible and accessible resources to develop regenerative communities. We envision, and are committed to creating, a healthy housing ecosystem that fosters the well-being of individuals, communities, and the natural world.
BREEAM is the world’s leading sustainability assessment method for master-planning projects, infrastructure and buildings. It recognizes and reflects the value in higher performing assets across the built environment lifecycle, from new construction to in-use and refurbishment.
The National Green Building Standard® (NGBS) is an ANSI-approved, third-party certified, residential building standard that provides a flexible and affordable way to verify your green construction practices in your single-family, multifamily, remodeling and land development projects.
TRUE is a whole systems approach aimed at changing how materials flow through society, resulting in no waste. TRUE encourages the redesign of resource life cycles so that all products are reused. TRUE promotes processes that consider the entire lifecycle of products used within a facility. With TRUE, your facility can demonstrate to the world what you’re doing to minimize your waste output.
ENERGY STAR certified buildings save energy, save money, and help protect the environment by generating fewer greenhouse gas emissions than typical buildings. To be certified as ENERGY STAR, a building must meet strict energy performance standards set by EPA.
Green Builder Media is North America’s leading media company focused on green building and sustainable living, affecting positive change by providing inspirational information to millions of early-adopter and first-mover building professionals and consumers.
The Green Buildings Career Map is a highly interactive tool that explores an industry exploding with job opportunities across four major sectors of the green buildings and energy efficiency industry, charting possible progression between those occupations, and identifying the sorts of credentials necessary to do them well.
The U.S. Green Building Council is committed to supporting the green jobs market, to ensure that people who are passionate about sustainability can apply their skills and talents to a rapidly growing workforce.
BI works to identify, research, analyze, and promote commercial and multifamily buildings that are leaders in low and zero energy. NBI maintains the most comprehensive list of zero energy (ZE) commercial and multifamily buildings across North America. This interactive tool puts NBI’s Getting to Zero Buildings Database at your fingertips and allows you to generate customized maps, lists, and charts.
The goal of this assessment tool is to promote best practices that protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public, by providing strategies for reoccupying buildings and businesses that are in the process of transitioning from being fully closed to fully open.
Created by Nareit and GeoPhy, the REIT ESG Dashboard identifies and tracks environmental, social, and governance (ESG) key performance indicators for the U.S. REIT industry.
The CARE Tool estimates the operational and embodied carbon emissions associated with reusing and upgrading an existing building or replacing it with new construction.
EHPP's EPIC design tool is an easy to use carbon optimization tool that provides early phase insight into operational and embedded carbon impacts.