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Agencies & Organizations

ASRi: Alternative Solutions Resource Initiative Research Society
Alternative Solutions Resource Initiative Research Society is a not-for-profit society founded by a group of natural builders, designers, engineers and home-owners with a shared belief that the way we currently build houses is simply unsustainable.

EcoSmart Foundation: Promotion Of Sustainable Technology Innovations
EcoSmart Foundation a Canadian non-profit organization offers activities and projects promoting technical solutions and innovations for a sustainable economy. Projects include EcoSmart concrete, Sustainable Condo, Building Performance Evaluation, and Sustainable Building Technology Cluster.

EDRS: BC Green Design Resource Group
BC EcoDesign Resource Society promotes environmentally responsible green design, planning and development practices through research, education and communication.

GBI: US Industry Alliance Promoting Green Building
Green Building Initiative is a US not for profit organization whose mission is to accelerate the adoption of building practices that result in energy-efficient, healthier and environmentally sustainable buildings by promoting credible and practical green building approaches for residential and commercial construction.

GLOBE Alliance: Global Leadership for Our Built Environment
Global Leadership in Our Built Environment (GLOBE) Alliance will work globally to raise awareness among policymakers, financial institutions, and United Nations bodies of the benefits of reducing greenhouse gas emissions through sustainable design, construction, and energy-efficient building operations and to increase support for cost-effective investment in sustainable building practices.

Green Jobs BC: Columbia Institute & Environmental Groups Initiative
GreenJobs BC is an alliance between BC’s Environmental and Labour movements to build a green economy in BC. The Columbia Institute is the Secretariat for the project in it's initial stages.

ILFI: International Living Future Institute
International Living Future Institute is a non-governmental organization dedicated to the creation of a truly sustainable built environment in all countries around the world.

Light House Sustainable Building Centre: BC Society For Green Resources
Light House Sustainable Building Centre, located in Vancouver, is an enterprising non-profit society dedicated to advancing and catalyzing sustainability in British Columbia's built environment.

SBC: Sustainable Buildings Canada
Sustainable Buildings Canada seeks to educate, support and empower building professional and policy makers in Canada by showcasing design and operational principles through design charrettes, the Green Building Festival, listing of certified green buildings, and targeted communications.
Associations

AIA: Architects Committee On Environment & Sustainability
American Institute of Architects committee advances sustainable design practices that integrate built and natural systems and enhance both the design quality and environmental performance of the built environment.

CaGBC: Canada Green Building Council
Canada Green Building Council offers links to research, standards, funding, renewable energy, IAQ, materials, water resources, life cycle assessment, economics, & many other green sites.

CGCBC: Green Chamber Of Commerce BC
Green Chamber of Commerce BC is a start-up non-profit provincial organization that helps to support local businesses in promoting, educating, and advocating for sustainable business practices in Metro Vancouver.

CRGBC: Alaska, Washington, Oregon & BC Green Building Council
Cascadia Region Green Building Council promotes design, construction and operation of buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work in Alaska, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia.

Northwest EcoBuilding Guild: Association Of Green Building Advocates
Northwest EcoBuilding Guild a Seattle based association of builders, designers, homeowners, tradespeople, manufacturers, suppliers and others interested in ecologically sustainable building.

USGBC: US Green Building Council
US Green Building Council represents every sector of the building industry that is working to promote buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable, and healthy places to live and work.
Clubs & Networks

GTEx: Advancing Innovation In The Green Economy
GreenTech Exchange delivers industry relevant forums, networking events, trade missions and market oriented programs to help advance innovation and expertise in the green economy. Their goal is to actively engage investors, professionals, government and agencies with entrepreneurs, emerging companies and commercial enterprises to empower the Cleantech ecosystem.

Innovation Network: UK Green Building Best Practice Network
UK Innovation Network exists to facilitate the sharing of best practice and discussion between both private and public sector organisations.

Sustainable Vancouver: Green Business Networking Group
Sustainable Vancouver Business Networking meetings usually occur on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays from 07:30-09:00 at the Light House Sustainable Building Centre in Kitsilano. They begin with an introduction circle followed by a featured speaker and then round-table discussions on topics of interest to the sustainable business community. Members have plenty of opportunity to share stories, support each other, and leave with new ideas and business referrals.
Consultants

Archemy Consulting: David Rousseau BC Environmental Consulting Company
Archemy Consulting a BC environmental consulting company specializing in green buildings, green urban planning and related programs and education.

Integrated Designs: BC Sustainable Project Management Consultants
Integrated Designs is a facilities management engineering company, who assist owners, architects and facilities managers in improving the total life cycle cost of developing, operating and maintaining facilities.

Recollective: BC Green Building Consultants
Recollective is a green building and community consulting firm, with service offerings based on their experience and sustainability values. They are a dedicated team of green building professionals committed to delivering exceptional service, respect for all, and with a passion for helping achieve positive change in communities.

Stantec: BC Consultants On Sustainability
Stantec provides professional consulting services in planning, engineering, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental sciences, project management, and project economics for infrastructure and facilities projects.
Realtors

AEEREP: US Association of Energy & Environmental Real Estate Professionals
Association of Energy and Environmental Real Estate Professionals is the US professional association providing green market education to the real estate community.

Ecobroker: US Certification & Information For Green Realtors
US EcoBroker provides energy and environmental information for the real estate industry, and manages the Certified EcoBroker green real estate training program.

RMI: Home Energy Performance Will Become Key to Real Estate Success
Rocky Mountain Institute says real estate professionals should enhance their home energy performance capabilities in todays evolving residential market, or risk falling behind those who do.
Researchers

NRC: Sustainable Built Environment Initiative
Natural Resources Canada through their Sustainable Built Environment research program focuses on three objectives of environmental compatibility, economic viability and social responsibility (often described as people, planet and prosperity), in the context of the built environment for both buildings and urban infrastructure.

US Gov: R&D Agenda For Net Zero Energy High Performance Green Buildings
This Federal R&D agenda contains six major building technology goals that define the major transformational advances needed for energy, water, and material use for Net Zero Energy, high-performance green buildings. Inspired by the building research and owner communities, the goals address R&D needs as well as implementation barriers associated with technologies that could significantly improve building performance and occupant health and productivity. (PDF)
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