Sustainable Design Organizations

  1. U.S. Green Building Council

    U.S. Green Building Council

    The U.S. Green Building Council is the nation's foremost coalition of leaders from across the building industry working to promote buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work.

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    The Centre for Sustainable Design: CfSD

    The Centre for Sustainable Design (CfSD) facilitates discussion and research on eco-design and environmental, economic, ethical and social (e3s) considerations in product and service development and design. This is achieved through training and education, research, seminars, workshops, conferences, consultancy, publications and Internet. The Centre also acts as an information clearing house and a focus for innovative thinking on sustainable products and services.

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    World Green Building Council

    World Green Building Council is a global not-for-profit organisation working to transform the property industry towards sustainability through its members - national Green Building Councils.

  4. Terreform ONE

    Terreform ONE

    Terreform ONE [Open Network Ecology] is a non-profit architecture group that promotes smart design in cities. Through our creative projects and outreach efforts, we aim to illuminate the environmental possibilities of New York City and inspire solutions in areas like it around the world. We are a unique laboratory of specialists with diverse disciplinary backgrounds that explore and advance the larger framework of socio-ecological design.



    BREEAM is the world's longest standing and most widely used environmental assessment method for buildings. It sets the standard for best practice in sustainable development and demonstrates a level of achievement.

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    GreenBlue is a nonprofit organization that equips business with the science and resources to make products more sustainable. GreenBlue's team of scientists, engineers, designers, and business strategists has decades of experience in sustainability and a proven track record in using that experience for the good of business. We translate complex scientific concepts into concrete business strategies.

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    International Living Future Institute

    The International Living Future Institute offers green building and infrastructure solutions that move across scales (from single room renovations to neighborhoods or whole cities). We offer global strategies for lasting sustainability, partnering with local communities to create grounded and relevant solutions, and reaching out to individuals to unleash their imagination and innovation.

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    The o2 website is a major source of information and inspiration for anybody interested in sustainable design. The Netherlands Design Institute produced it in collaboration with the o2 network. The website supports information and knowledge exchange among designers and entrepreneurs engaged in the development of environmentally sustainable products and services. Its aim is to fill the gap in the information needs of designers and companies.

  9. UK Green Building Council

    UK Green Building Council

    UKGBC is uniting the UK building industry using sustainability as a catalyst to positively transform the places people use every day. A charity with over 400 member organisations spanning the entire sector, we represent the voice of the industry's current and future leaders who are striving for transformational change.

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    Sustainable Sites

    The Sustainable Sites Initiative is an interdisciplinary effort by the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and the United States Botanic Garden to create voluntary national guidelines and performance benchmarks for sustainable land design, construction and maintenance practices.

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    EDRA: Environmental Design Research Association

    EDRA (Environmental Design Research Association) is an international association of design professionals, researchers, students, and others committed to advancing and disseminating environment design research. EDRA is committed to improving the relationships between people and places, and helping to create places that respond to human needs.