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GENERAL

BuildingGreen, LLC
This web-based company provides green building case studies and over 2,000 green building products organized by standard CSI divisions.

Environmental Construction + Design - Green Book
Environmental Construction + Design offers a print magazine and an online green product and resource guide.

Greenguard Environmental Institute
Greenguard provides a guide to third-party, certified low-emitting interior products and building materials (registration required).

Green Seal Certified Products
Green Seal is an independent, nonprofit organization that identifies and promotes green products and services.

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)
FSC provides independent auditing, certification and the promotion of certified forest products under the SmartWood name.

LEEDuser
This website provides step-by-step guidance to earning LEED credits while achieving the best possible environmental benefit. It is published by BuildingGreen and supported by the U.S. Green Building Council.

The NRDC Greening Advisor
NRDC's in-depth guide gives you the tools you need to bring your business into the green era.

Life Cycle Analysis Tools

LBLN Building Technology and Urban Systems Department
The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is developing tools, guides, and software to support the design and operation of energy efficient buildings.

Whole Building Design Guide - Life Cycle Tools
The Whole Building Design Guide, developed by the National Institute of Building Sciences, provides a variety of life cycle cost and assessment tools.

Federal Energy Management Program
Here is an additional resource for downloading software developed by the National Institute of Building Sciences Building Life-Cycle Cost programs.

Case Studies

American Institute of Architects
Detailed case studies of the winners the AIA/COTE Green Project Awards.

BuildingGreen.com
Nearly 200 case studies of green buildings, including LEED-certified projects (paid subscription is required).

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
Case studies for green building projects in New York State that received assistance from NYSERDA.

Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center
Case study links for different types of green buildings nationwide.

U. S. Department of Energy High Performance Building Database
Nearly 80 case studies of high-performance buildings worldwide showcasing energy efficiency and other green strategies.

EPA Energy Star
Case studies for nearly 200 commercial Energy Star-qualified buildings.

U. S. Green Building Council - LEED
Completed LEED point checklists for numerous certified projects nationwide, including several detailed case studies.

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