What We're Up To
We're always updating and enhancing our popular web-based resources--BuildingGreen.com and LEEDuser. BuildingGreen.com includes industry guidance and reviews from Environmental Building News, our independent and carefully researched green product guides that form the basis of our BuildingGreen Approved product filters, case studies, and lots of online continuing-education courses.
LEEDuser features credit-by-credit help for anyone pursuing LEED certification, or just wanting to learn about it.
Here are some of our other activities:
High Performance Buildings Database
Under a subcontract from the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL), we built the U.S. Department of Energy‘s database of high performance buildings back in 2001. We're now working with NREL on relaunching the database using current Web technology. We display projects from the database on BuildingGreen.com and we help set up other partners to use, including New Buildings Institute and the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association.
BAC‘s Online Sustainable Design Courses
We oversee curriculum, recruit instructors, provide information resources, and teach some of the courses in Boston Architectural College‘s Sustainable Design Certificate Program, the nation‘s first and most comprehensive architecture school certificate program on sustainable design.
Other Teaching and Training
As time allows, BuildingGreen staff teach in various programs, including the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, building science workshops, other custom programs. You can see our upcoming engagements and information about booking our top talent on our Speakers Bureau. We offer dozens of CEU-approved online sustainability courses, including our most extensive offering to date, High-Performance Building Assemblies.
Extending the Reach of our Information
We provide specific content to others for redistribution as part of their information services. Organizations that build on our content include The Taunton Press.
We serve as specialty consultants to designers and owners seeking to green their projects. We work nationally within our areas of special expertise, such as green products and building science, and locally we help projects more generally with green design solutions and LEED certification.
Commission for Environmental Cooperation
BuildingGreen is working with the tri-national Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) to produce guidance on implementing Integrative Process and Integrated Project Delivery approaches.