WASHINGTON - May 18 - Two leading organizations have launched GreenerBuildings.com, a free, content-rich Web site to provide companies of all sizes and sectors with information and resources on the full spectrum of environmental issues related to buildings and facilities.
GreenerBuildings.com, a partnership between the U.S. Green Building Council and the National Environmental Education & Training Foundation's GreenBiz.com, is designed to help companies understand the business case for green building and access organizations, tools, case studies, news stories, and other resources related to greener building practices.
Visitors to GreenerBuildings.com can find information on a range of topics, including architecture and design, building materials, energy use, facility management, interiors, land use, waste management, and water use. The site also includes a calendar of green-building events, a series of backgrounders on green building topics, and guest columns. With the click of a mouse button, the user's view of the site can be reorganized according to the credits that make up the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED® green building standard.
"I can't think of a single subject within the entire environment-based field that has as massive an education challenge as green buildings," said Kevin Coyle, President of NEETF. "This new Web site is a critical step in meeting that challenge."
"USGBC is committed to providing resources to further the green building movement," said Rick Fedrizzi, President and CEO, U.S. Green Building Council. Greenerbuildings.com is another tool for reaching even broader audiences with the green building message.
The site will be updated regularly, with news, events, guest columns, and new resources added on a weekly basis. Users can keep up to date through a free electronic newsletter, GreenerBuildings News.
Since its founding, the U.S. Green Building Council (www.usgbc.org) has grown to more than 4,000 leading national and international organizations and companies. The Council's membership is comprised of leading and visionary representation from all segments of the building industry including product manufacturers, environmental groups, building owners, building professionals, utilities, city government, research institutions, professional societies and universities. This type of representation provides a unique, integrated platform for carrying out important programs and activities.
GreenBiz.com, a program of the nonprofit National Environmental Education & Training Foundation (www.neetf.org), provides information and training to companies of all sizes and sectors. It harnesses the Internet to bring authoritative, accurate, and balanced information and resources to the private sector. Its flagship site, GreenBiz.com (www.GreenBiz.com), is visited by nearly 3 million visitors a year and has been acclaimed as a leading resource on business environmental practices.
Sponsors of GreenerBuildings.com include Antron, AT&T, Durra Building Systems, DPR Construction, Holcim, Interface, Mannington, the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, Sherwin-Williams, and Warner Bros. Studios.
For more information, visit www.GreenerBuildings.com.