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TOTO is the world’s largest plumbing products manufacturer. We offer a complete line of commercial and decorative plumbing fixtures and fittings, faucets, accessories, shower and flush valves, as well as lavatories, toilets, Air Baths and urinals. More than 1,500 TOTO engineers and their colleagues are committed to achieving the seamless integration of performance, conservation, technology,...

Macoma’s photocatalytic intelligent multi-functional coatings have exceptional environmental applications, especially air depollution, the creation of sanitary environments and the protection of exterior surfaces. The coatings will protect your building's facade for a long time against the devastating effects of ultraviolet radiation, mold and algae deposition and soot and soot stains . The...

We invented the big industrial ceiling fan – also known as the High Volume, Low Speed (HVLS) fan – and have continued to be a leader in the market by developing the most innovative large fans in the world. We continually strive to push boundaries and set the bar when it comes to engineering and product development. The technology of our fans is based on the principle that moving air slowly is...

GreenCE’s mission is to support the necessary transition to a sustainable built environment by empowering design professionals to address the environmental, economic, and social impacts of buildings. GreenCE’s course catalog includes LEED exam preparation, continuing education to maintain your AIA or LEED credential, as well as specialty education focused on topics such as ADA/Barrier-Free...

Take An Online Course Now! Better Building Materials: Part 2
Owners Project Requirements: Where Integration Begins
Better Building Materials
Green Lights: A Lighting Product Manufacturer's Roadmap to LEED v4
Fair Play: Social Equity Within the Project Team
Bright Ideas – Integrative Design and the LEED v4 Rating System
Get Savvy: LEED v4 for Product Manufacturers
Breaking Barriers: Social Equity Within the Community and Supply Chain
Off the Grid Part 1 - A Case Study
Life Cycle Assessment: A Revolution in Green Building Design
Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs): Specifying Sustainable Materials to Save the Planet
HPD: An Ingredient List for the Built Environment
Green Anarchy: Renegades Who Changed Design
Buildings are for People: Design Strategies for Occupant Engagement
LEED v4 Project Teams
Don't Build Here: Site Selection Strategies to Protect our Wild Spaces
Every Drop Counts: Water Efficiency in LEED v4
Breathe Easy: Strategies to Support Healthy Indoor Air
LEED v4: Quality Views: A Comprehensive analysis
Dusk to Dawn: Reducing Light Pollution
LEED Tips and Tools for Subs and Suppliers
Don't Get Soaked: Smart Strategies to Manage Rainwater
Sustainable Forest Management and FSC Certified Wood
Off the Grid Part 2 - A Case Study
LEED Project Management for Contractors
LEED for Contractors: Credit Responsibilities: Part I – Sustainable Sites and Indoor Environmental Quality
LEED for Contractors: Credit Responsibilities: Part 2 - Materials and Resources
Cultivating Young Minds: A Net-Zero School for Tomorrow's Leaders
Sustainable Sites: Site Selection Criteria
Accessible Routes
10 Things You Need to Know about LEED v4

The Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA) is a non-profit trade association representing manufacturers, suppliers, fabricators/distributors, design professionals, and builders committed to providing quality structural insulated panels for all segments of the construction industry.

The McIntosh Group LLC provides accessibility consulting services and audits for building and business owners nationally. We are licensed architects in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. We have experience with a variety of building types including Retail, Convenience, Banks, Hospitality, Restaurants, Movie Theaters, Residential and Office. We have extensive experience...

Mortar Net Solutions develops, distributes, and supports innovative moisture management solutions for masonry construction. The company was founded in 1992 by Tom Sourlis and Colin Munro. From its founding the company has made a strong commitment to environmental responsibility. Recycled materials make up a large proportion of Mortar Net Solutions' products. Low VOC compounds are identified...

The TRUEGRID® paving system is a 100% permeable, natural paving alternative to concrete and asphalt. TRUEGRID is as simple to use as interlocking building blocks for the real world. By offering an easily actionable green technology that costs less than concrete, TRUEGRID® works to make an impact now. Less flooding. A more natural landscape. Cleaner air and water. Less heat. Less thermal...

Copper Development Association Inc. (CDA) is a U.S-based, not-for-profit association of the global copper industry, influencing the use of copper and copper alloys through research, development and education, as well as technical and end-user support. CDA is committed to promoting the proper use of copper materials in sustainable, efficient applications for business, industry and the home....

Axalta Coating Systems is a leading global coatings company dedicated solely to the development, manufacture and sale of liquid and powder coatings. Axalta products increase durability, enhance productivity and add beauty. Innovative products and services include paint and powder, color matching tools, application technologies and customer training, support and business management systems.

The leader in extruded aluminum canopy, aluminum frame, store, hanger rod and custom canopy systems. Providing innovative environmental control through creative design, MASA Architectural Canopies represents an exciting approach to the pre-engineered building components market and is always pro-active to expand industry trends and designs. MASA’s broad knowledge separates them from the cookie...

M-Fire Suppression, Inc. promotes the most cost effective and safest way to build single and multi-family homes with lumber. Our protected lumber is safer than building with raw lumber which makes our buildings safer to live in and much safer for first responders during a crisis.
M-Fire core products defend wood framed buildings from the advance of fire making fire fighters jobs safer as...

The Health Product Declaration Collaborative is a not-for-profit, customer-led, member organization committed to the continuous improvement of the building industry’s environmental and health performance through transparency and innovation. The HPD Collaborative created, supports and advances the HPD Open Standard, a format that enables accurate, reliable and consistent reporting of building...

Steel Door Institute (SDI) was established in 1954 as a non-profit business association that develops standards for steel doors and frames. These standards are available free of charge so architects can ensure quality and consistency of steel doors and frames. SDI members are the only manufacturers that have been audited to ensure they meet our standards.

Take An Online Course Now! Steel: Green Now, Green Forever

Founded in 1946, Noble Company manufactures premium-quality, innovative products for the Tile, Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, and Fire Sprinkler Industries. Noble Company product applications include waterproofing, crack prevention, and sound reduction under tile flooring. Noble Company is an American-based company, manufacturing products in Michigan and Louisiana.

RavenWindow™ tints automatically and within minutes with no controls, wires or electricity, preserving an uninterrupted connection to the outdoors and natural light. RavenWindow™ engineered a thermochromic filter that is incorporated into the window at the time of manufacture. This filter creates a cool and usable space when activated while maintaining a connection to the outdoors during even...

Since 1982, Bradford Products has been the leader in the design and fabrication of high quality and custom stainless steel pools, hot tubs, SwimSpas, water features, thermal rooms, therapy and other custom specialty products. As the premier manufacturer and trusted experts in stainless steel fabrication, Bradford's world class products are featured in commercial facilities and homes throughout...

Innovative Building Products (IBP) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the ACME Brick Company. The IBP family of products includes the Fast Track Stone System, IBP Glass Block Grid System and GlassWalk Floor System. All IBP Systems are based on simplicity of installation thus resulting in long lasting, low maintenance products.

Take An Online Course Now! Glass Floor Walkways & Stair Treads

Since 1952, American Dryer has been a leading manufacturer of hand dryers. Our guiding philosophy has led to the development of many industry innovations, capped by the new eXtremeAir hand dryer with patented Cold Plasma Clean technology. We are committed to American manufacturing, so our complete line of quality hand dryers are assembled in the USA and backed by the industry's premier same-...

Carlisle HVAC Products encompasses Hardcast Duct Sealants and Adhesives, DynAir Airflow Hardware, and the Nexus 4 Bolt Flange Closure System. As an industry leader, Carlisle HVAC Products supplies superior products and engineered solutions to ensure the sustainability of your HVAC system. Our formulations exceed industry standards and are engineered to ensure consistent, quick and accurate...

ACT, Inc. Systems is a Costa Mesa, California company formed in 1992. Our company is the technology and product leader of water and energy saving hot water demand distribution pumping systems in North America.

Through innovative thinking and tireless research, ACT Inc. has developed a patented process to provide consumers an exclusive solution to their wait for hot water. Precision...

Abadi Accessibility serves the building community as an accessibility specialist and offers plan reviews, building inspections, site assessments, training and education to their clients.

Franklin International is among the largest privately held manufacturers of adhesives and sealants in the United States. We opened in 1935 as the Franklin Glue Company and today are known as Franklin International to reflect our global distribution across 60 countries on six continents around the globe. Our Construction Building Products division provides the Titebond brand of glues, adhesives...

AcornVac, Inc. designs, engineers, manufactures, and markets environmentally friendly plumbing and waste collection, conveyance and disposal systems. AcornVac has the expertise and knowledge to deliver a state-of-the-art, reliable, cost effective and versatile plumbing system that is engineered to fit most any building type for renovation and new construction projects.

Scranton Products well-known brands feature the most durable, low maintenance and best looking partitions, lockers and industrial sheet products in the industry. They won’t dent, rust or need painting, and because they are colored throughout, delamination is not a factor.

World Dryer, the leading global manufacturer of hand dryers, is the only company of its kind to offer a full portfolio of fast, state-of-the-art hand dryers designed to fit the individual needs of any facility. For more than 60 years, our products have set the industry standard by integrating leading technology, convenient functionality and attractive design to give every user an unparalleled...

Big Ass Fan Company designs, engineers and manufactures the world’s most efficient ceiling fans for industrial, agricultural, commercial and residential settings. Big Ass Fans range in size from 5- to 24-feet in diameter and pair energy efficient motors with advanced airfoil technology to circulate large volumes of air, providing occupant comfort and energy savings year round. There are more...

CALMAC is transforming how energy is used at buildings to the time when energy is used. Widely recognized for promoting peak energy conservation and energy cost savings CALMAC is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). CALMAC is the manufacturer of IceBank® Energy Storage equipment, with over 4,000 Ice Storage installations in over 35 countries. IceBank systems are a valuable...

Decorative or Functional - Tiger Drylac provides Powder Coating Solutions for every Application! With the worlds largest selection of over 800 standard colors and finishes Tiger Drylac continues to be the leader in the Powder Coating Industry.As a vital part of their customer service program Tiger Drylac maintains and periodically updates an extensive library of datasheets and datasheet/...

CPI Daylighting, a Kingspan Light + Air company, is an award-winning innovator of translucent daylighting technology for high-performance building envelopes – walls, skylights and canopies. Since the 1980s, we have remained committed to raising the standards for daylighting design. We team up with architects and designers to develop solutions that will enhance and optimize the role that...

Invisible Structures, Inc., has been in the stormwater management business since 1982 with our porous paving systems Grasspave2 and Gravelpave2, ring and grid structures for grass and gravel drivable surfaces. Large rolls sizes cover areas quickly while either protecting grass roots from compaction or containing small gravel to eliminate gravel migration. These products have extensive design...

ALPOLIC manufactures high-quality ACM and MCM panels both in Japan and the United States. Our state-of-the-art facility in Chesapeake, Virginia, which began production in 1991, is the most sophisticated facility of its kind in America. Our commitment to innovation, quality and value have made ALPOLIC a truly global presence, with manufacturing and distribution capabilities worldwide and...

Culpeper Wood Preservers is one of the largest producers of pressure treated lumber in the United States. A leading manufacturer of pressure treated products for the residential, commercial, industrial and marine markets that employs more than 350 people. Culpeper Wood Preservers’ brand name products are sold exclusively through independent lumber dealers throughout the Mid-Atlantic, Northeast...

Excel Dryer, Inc., acquired by Denis Gagnon in 1997, manufactures the industry's finest quality American made hand dryers and hair dryers featuring the XLERATOR®, the New Industry Standard! XLERATOR hand dryers dry hands completely in 10 to 15 seconds and use 80 percent less energy than conventional dryers. XLERATOR represents a 95% cost savings versus paper towels and eliminates their...

Take An Online Course Now! Next Generation Green Restroom Design v2

NanaWall® Systems is the exclusive North American partner of Solarlux of Germany, the world leader in operable glass wall technology. For nearly twenty years, the NanaWall® vanishing glass wall system has re-defined interior and exterior space, and the boundary between them,in thousands of commercial and residential buildings. At first glance, the NanaWall® looks like a wall of floor-to-...

James Hardie has operations in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, and Europe. No matter where they operate, their goal is to remain at the forefront of the fiber-cement industry, capitalizing on our global leadership in building products and manufacturing and technology for both new home construction and remodeling.

Green Code Knowledge provides exceptional, comprehensive and practical training, field inspection and consulting services based on the prescriptive and performance-based provisions within the International Green Construction Code (IgCC), International Residential Code (IRC), ICC-700 National Green Building Standard (NGBS), International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and LEED For Homes (USGBC...

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Laurel McEwen, BS, MBA. Ms McEwen is a dynamic sustainability strategist with over 7 years of experience training and consulting on LCA with Fortune 500 companies. During her tenure at EarthShift, Laurel developed the world’s largest LCA on-line training program and launched the world's first LCA training certificate program partnering with ACLCA for professional...

Take An Online Course Now! Life Cycle Assessment: Product Transparency

T. Stern Sustainability LLC is a Seattle-based firm that delivers tailored green building solutions, suited to an organization’s brand, mission and pro-forma needs. Teresa’s collaborative approach helps client teams to integrate sustainable design and operations measures that boost performance and reduce the total cost of ownership, manage the LEED process, create, coach and expand internal...

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Mark Jackson, Accessibility Consultant is an International Code Council (ICC) Certified Accessibility Inspector/Plans Examiner with specialized expertise in the accessible design and construction requirements of federal, state and local laws and codes, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Jackson routinely provides accessibility services and training to...

Ann Griffin is a sustainable development planner with a passion for neighborhoods. She founded the firm Griffin Planning & Development in Dec. 2010, and provides project management, certification, and energy efficiency services to business and trade associations, eco-districts and local governments. UrbanLens Planning, LLC provides strategic and creative solutions for land use planning and...

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Nick McMurtrey has over nine years of experience in the design and implementation of sustainable engineering projects. Guided by Low Impact Development (LID) techniques, he brings a unique perspective to the development of infrastructure improvements, including grading and erosion control plans, transportation facilities, green streets, stormwater management and utility...

Alex Spilger has worked on over 40 LEED projects across the LEED NC, CI, CS, ND and EBOM Rating Systems. He has served as the Project Team Administrator and LEED Consultant on 12 of those projects. In addition to his experience managing the people and processes involved with taking projects through LEED Certification, he has in depth experience documenting the Indoor Water Efficiency credit in...

Since 1992, building owners, developers, design firms, and construction managers have hired Earthly Ideas to assist in the design, renovation, construction, and operation of high performance buildings. We ground our green building consulting practice in the fact that knowledge is power and are dedicated to supporting commercial, institutional, and industrial project teams with the information...

RWDI | Green Building Services is one of the world’s premier sustainability consulting and technical services providers. Delivering expert guidance in areas from integrative design to efficient operations, we help clients design, maintain and enhance green projects around the globe. Our consultants bring a unique combination of tools and capabilities to projects in every market sector, ranging...

GreenCE offers AIA HSW online continuing education, LEED online courses, ADA online courses, and LEED Exam Prep. GreenCE helps design professionals obtain their AIA HSW hours, LEED-specific hours, barrier-free hours, and IDCEC CE hours. The website delivers LEED Exam Prep for the LEED Green Associate exam, LEED BD+C exam, and LEED O+M exam. The online LEED certification courses educate architects, engineers, interior designers, contractors, and students.

GreenCE is a USGBC Education Partner that offers the only free LEED exam prep in the country. The LEED certification course includes a free LEED exam study guide, free LEED practice questions, and LEED certification tips and strategies. In addition, GreenCE offers free courses for LEED APs to obtain their LEED BD+C hours, LEED ID+C hours, and LEED O+M hours. Most GBCI courses are free and in video format.

GreenCE is an AIA Education Provider and offers free AIA online courses. The free AIA courses are sponsored by building product manufacturers. In addition, the platform offers barrier-free ADA courses for Texas and California architects. Texas barrier-free online courses and California Accessibility courses meet state requirements. TX ADA courses and CA ADA courses are created by the top ADA experts in the country.

Building product manufacturers can get specified by using GreenCE services. GreenCE develops AIA and LEED courses for product manufacturers to educate architects. The online architect courses help build brand awareness about building products. In addition, GreenCE hosts manufacturer webinars for 200-300 architects at a time. The AIA webinars and LEED webinars are free for architects who can learn about various products.

Finally, GreenCE helps manufacturers develop Health Product Declarations (HPDs), LEED v4 product documentation, mindful MATERIALS documentation, Google Portico documentation, and Declare Labels. We value our relationships with design professionals and building product manufacturers. They are crucial to our success.