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Best Online Resource on Green Building

A set of annotated links to some of the best online resources on green building. Links are in six categories: general, building materials, land use, indoor environment, energy, and site & water.'s focus is to provide accurate, unbiased, and timely information designed to help building-industry professionals and policy makers improve the environmental performance, and reduce the adverse impacts, of buildings.

Building Materials: What Makes a Product Green?

This article from Environmental Building News  gives background information and discusses the challenges and choices involved in defining what is "green." The article explains and defines five categories of criteria for designating building products as green.

Green Buildings Information

A website of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with information on green buildings and links to various government and private sector resources. Topics covered include environmental issues, building types, and funding sources.

GreenSpec Directory

This site lists over 2,000 companies that provide environmentally preferable "green" building products. Listings in this directory are screened and written by the staff of Environmental Building News, a monthly independent newsletter that does not accept advertising. 

LEED Resources

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings. This set of links to LEED’s resources is part of the website of the U.S. Green Building Council, a building industry group that promotes buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable, and healthy places to live and work.

Utah Energy Conservation Coalition

A statewide nonprofit organization whose purpose is to provide energy education to Utah residents and to encourage energy conservation in all areas of the housing industry. It has links to resources on Green and sustainable building programs, training and education, energy codes, home energy ratings, and other topics.