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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.

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.