Links - Nonprofit Environmental Organizations Active in Green Building
American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy is a nonprofit, "501(c)(3) organization" dedicated to advancing energy efficiency as a means of promoting both economic prosperity and environmental protection.
The mission of the Energy and Environmental Building Association (EEBA) is to "provide education and resources to transform the residential design, development and construction industries to profitably deliver energy efficiency and environmentally responsible buildings and communities."
The Northwest EcoBuilding Guild is an association of builders, designers, homeowners, trades people, manufacturers, suppliers and others interested in ecologically sustainable building. The site allows users to find contractors, suppliers, and other green building service providers in the Northwest.
The NRDC's (National Resource Defense Council) purpose is "to safeguard the Earth: its people, its plants and animals and the natural systems on which all life depends. The organization works to restore the integrity of the elements that sustain life -- air, land and water -- and to defend endangered natural places."
Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), established in 1982, is an independent, entrepreneurial, nonprofit organization. RMI began as a small group of colleagues focusing on energy policy and has since grown into a broad-based institution with approximately forty full-time staff, an annual budget of nearly $6 million. The goal of RMI is to "foster the efficient and restorative use of resources to make the world secure, just, prosperous, and life-sustaining."
Founded in 1977, the Alliance to Save Energy is a non-profit coalition of business, government, environmental and consumer leaders. The Alliance to Save Energy promotes energy efficiency worldwide to achieve a healthier economy, a cleaner environment, and greater energy security.
The American Indoor Air Quality Council promotes awareness, education, and certification in the field of Indoor Air Quality through integrity, credibility, and independence. Its mission is to establish credible certifications that provide lasting value to professionals, their clients, and the public.
The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) promotes wind energy as a clean source of electricity for consumers around the world.AWEA is a national trade association that represents wind power plant developers, wind turbine manufacturers, utilities, consultants, insurers, financiers, researchers, and others involved in the wind industry.
The Natural Building Network is a non-profit organization founded to help move Natural Building from "the Fringe, to a Force". The site provides up-to-date information on workshops, professional builders, consultants, architects, building codes, volunteer opportunities, and offers support through public policy development and consulting services.