Green Building Web from Siemens Building Technologies, Inc.

This comprehensive source of facts and relevant information aims to help visitors initiate a meaningful dialogue on how to incorporate green practices.

The Green Building page is divided into six windows so visitors can easily navigate the site and find pertinent information fast. Beginning with the introductory “About” window, the company’s Energy and Environmental Solutions (EES) team describes how Siemens can help identify and implement systems and procedures to achieve virtually any organization’s Green Building visions and goals.

Green California

A gateway for the latest information about how the state of California is working to reduce energy and resource consumption while lowering greenhouse gas emissions and creating safer and healthier environments in which to work, live, and learn. It includes guidelines and reference materials on green building, information on energy programs: onsite generation, and an energy efficiency products guide.

Green IT database

Softchoice, a leading provider of technology solutions and services, has created an online searchable database of green technologies. Visitors to the site can search for and purchase products that meet high environmental standards through the site, the culmination of a strategic alliance between EPEAT, a system to help purchasers evaluate computers and monitors based on their environmental attributes, CNET Channel, a leader in the provision of on-demand technology product information, and Softchoice.

Green Parking Council (GPC)

The Green Parking Council (GPC) is a nonprofit organization offering certification and credentialing programs, open-source standards, professional leadership and educational development and training for organizations and individuals in the parking industry. GPC works at the intersection of parking, green building, clean technology, renewable energy, smart grid infrastructure, urban planning and sustainable mobility. The Green Parking Council Certified Green Garage rating system is recognized as the industry standard for sustainability credentials. The site offers news and links to resources such as the DOE’s Alternative Fuels Data Center and Renewable Energy information.

Green Seal Certified Products

Offers listings of products certified as environmentally responsible by Green Seal, a nonprofit organization that provides science-based environmental certification standards. Products include: hand cleaners, electric chillers, cleaners, fleet vehicle maintenance, floor care products, paints & coatings, papers & newsprint, and windows & doors.

GreenBiz.com

“Green” news, resources, events, jobs, publications, features, information, and directories. Hot Topics include: best practices, compliance, energy efficiency, green building, green cleaning, green purchasing, pollution prevention, renewable energy, sustainable development, and waste reduction.

GreenerBuildings

Produced by GreenBiz.com, this site is a resource center for environmentally responsible building development. Topics include: Architecture & Design, Building Materials, Energy Use, Facility Management, Interiors, Land Use, Waste Management, and Water Use. The site offers news, events, columns, publications, case studies, organizations, and tools and resources related to sustainable building, including the Whole Building Design Guide. Contents can be viewed according to the credits that make up the US Green Building Council’s LEED green building standard.

GreenerBuildings

Produced by GreenBiz.com, this site is a resource center for environmentally responsible building development. Topics include: Architecture & Design, Building Materials, Energy Use, Facility Management, Interiors, Land Use, Waste Management, and Water Use. The site offers news, features, columns, events, backgrounders, publications, case studies, organizations, and tools and resources related to sustainable building. Contents can be viewed according to the credits that make up the US Green Building Council’s LEED green building standard.

GreenSource

Online version of magazine produced by a collaboration between McGraw-Hill Construction, McGraw’s Architectural Record magazine, and BuildingGreen, focused on sustainable design, practice, and products. It includes information for the architect, engineer, contractor, and consumer from GreenSource, Architectural Record, and Engineering News-Record magazines, as well as Web-only exclusives. It offers green news, case studies of successful projects, technology & innovation updates, products, features on industry leaders, photo galleries, forums, blogs, CEU opportunities, and resources.

Ground Water and Drinking Water [EPA]

The US Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water (OGWDW), together with states and other partners, protects public health by ensuring safe drinking water and protecting ground water. The site includes information on drinking water standards, regulations and guidance, public drinking water systems, the Safe Drinking Water Act, and water infrastructure security.

Hazard Communication: Foundation of workplace chemical safety programs [OSHA]

This site from the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration provides information about the identities and hazards of chemicals in the workplace. It includes OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) and information on OSHA compliance assistance, enforcement of the MSDS requirement, OSHA’s alliance with the Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC), The Globally Harmonized System for Hazard Communication, and other technical resources.

Healthcare Facilities [OSHA]

This site from the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) includes health and safety information on hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities. Hazards include bloodborne pathogens and biological hazards, chemical and drug exposures, respiratory hazards, ergonomic hazards from lifting and repetitive tasks, laser hazards, hazards associated with laboratories, and radioactive material and x-ray hazards. In addition to medical staff, the safety of maintenance, housekeeping, food service, building and grounds, etc., personnel is discussed.

Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI)

Founded in 1968, HRAI is a nonprofit trade association of manufacturers, wholesalers, and contractors in the Canadian heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) industry. The Members & Industry section of the site offers member resources, training programs, and industry updates. The Home & Building Owners section offers a contractor locator, incentives/rebates, and home heating and cooling information.

High Performance Buildings [EERE]

This site from the DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Building Technologies Program profiles high-performance commercial buildings–buildings with energy, economic, and environmental performance that are substantially better than standard practice. The site offers information on the whole-building design approach, including costs and benefits, software, technologies, materials, case studies, and more.

How Design Works for You [AIA]

This resource from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) is designed to assist consumers in the architectural design process and the considerations involved in selecting and working with an architect. The site incorporates streaming videos that depict the design process. The site also addresses sustainable building practices, focusing on energy efficient design strategies, and shows how schools across the country are using elements of sustainable design in order to create healthier learning environments for students.

Hurricane Recovery [OSHA]

This site from the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) includes fact sheets on natural disaster recovery, flood cleanup, general decontamination, molds and fungi, heat stress, hand hygiene, downed electric wires, portable generator safety, and numerous other topics. It also includes news, public service announcements, and information on training programs and other government resources.