A non-profit organization developing a comprehensive set of incentives
and guidelines encouraging US architects and builders to incorporate
green building practices into every aspect of the building process.
A non-profit organization which has a sixteen year history of educating
design professionals and the public about the protection of the natural
and built environment, and the promotion of ecologically and socially
A non-profit organization helping to create a responsible, uniform internationally
recognized standard for forestry practices through certification.
A non-profit organization implementing FSC standards and providing a
certification program to monitor “reclaimed and rediscovered”
This is one of the most venerable publications in the green building
industry. Urban Ecology was founded in 1975 by visionary architects
and activists who believed that cities should serve both people and
nature. From the beginning, Urban Ecology has used urban planning, ecology,
and public participation to help design and build healthier cities.
The LEED (Leadership in Energy and
Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System® is a voluntary,
consensus-based national standard for developing high-performance, sustainable
buildings. LEED provides a framework for assessing building performance
and meeting sustainability goals. Based on scientific standards, LEED
emphasizes state-of-the-art strategies for sustainable site development,
water savings, energy efficiency, green materials selection and indoor
LEED is rapidly becoming the benchmark for green building, worldwide.
In the United States, government agencies and municipalities are offering
tax incentives and other benefits to builders, owners and banks who participate
in successful LEED projects. Municipalities are also using LEED to set
building standards and codes.
Products generate LEED points for our customers.
Because our products are 100% reclaimed and recycled it is easy to use
them to improve a LEED rating. Our products even get you extra points
if you are within 500 miles of our manufacturing facility in California.