Green Buildings

Learn about best strategies and practices that promote high efficiency energy use and renewable energy for new and existing buildings.

  • US Green Building Council, www.usgbc.org/LEED/  Organization for LEED certification in green building leadership. Rating systems, credits, levels of certification, and tools

  • Kentucky US Green Building Council, www.usgbckentucky.org/  State chapter

  • Passive House Institute US, www.phius.org/home-page Passive buildings cut energy use by 60-80 percent compared to code buildings. Information on certification, training, and events.

  • Passive House Institute, www.passiv.de/en/index.php About passive house, certification, seminars, literature and tools

  • Whole Building Design Guide, www.wbdg.org/resources/rpindex.php Resource pages written by industry experts that explain standards, technologies, and emerging issues relevant to the subject, and links to internal pages and external websites, publications, and points of contact.

  • ToolBase.org, ToolBase.org An extensive online resource offering product descriptions, design & construction guides, best practices, performance reports, case studies, and other resources.