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Around the world, innovative builders of integrated environmental systems have proven that a
comprehensively designed green building improves indoor environmental quality and occupant comfort.

Over the last few decades, it's become increasingly evident that this approach provides flexibility with
respect to interior changes made to the office space; saving significant resources in material, labor,
operation and maintenance. In turn, waste is reduced, as are subsequent life-cycle costs, compared to
conventional design.

Below are organizations that have the same beliefs about the future. To visit their website, click the name
of the organization.

 

USGBC

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a non-profit organization committed to expanding sustainable building practices. USGBC is composed of more than 13,500 organizations from across the building industry that are working to advance structures that are environmentally responsible, profitable, and healthy places to live and work. Members includes building owners and end-users, real estate developers, facility managers, architects, designers, engineers, general contractors, subcontractors, product and building system manufacturers, government agencies, and nonprofits

 

CISCA

 

The Ceilings & Interior Systems Construction Association (CISCA) is an international trade association founded in 1950 for the advancement of the interior commercial construction industry.

 

ARCAT

ARCAT provides information on building materials for architects, spec writers, engineers and contractors. Including 10,500 manufacturers with thousands of their cad details, specifications, BIM families, wizards, links to every web site and other information. This data assists professionals in making informed product selections.

 

Data Clean

Data Clean has been helping customers avoid the high cost of contamination since 1979. We are one of the nation's oldest and most experienced controlled environment cleaning and remediation specialists, with trained personnel and the latest technology ready to handle anything from routine daily maintenance to your toughest disaster response assignments.

 

IFMA

The International Facility Management Association is the world's largest and most widely recognized international association for professional facility managers, supporting more than 19,000 members in 60 countries. The association's members, represented in 125 chapters and 15 councils worldwide, manage more than 37 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than $100 billion in products and services. Formed in 1980, IFMA certifies facility managers, conducts research, provides educational programs, recognizes facility management degree and certificate programs and produces World Workplace, the world's largest facility management conference and exposition.  

 

NAIOP

The National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) is the nation's leading trade association for developers, owners, investors, asset managers and other professionals in industrial, office and mixed-use commercial real estate.

Founded in 1967, NAIOP comprises 16,000+ members in 55 North American chapters. It provides networking opportunities, educational programs, research on trends and innovations and strong legislative representation.

 

CEFPI

The Council of Educational Facility Planners (CEFPI) is a professional association whose sole mission is improving the places where children learn. CEFPI members - individuals, institutions and corporations - are actively involved in planning, designing, building, equipping and maintaining schools and colleges.

 

CBE

Center for the Built Environment - Our mission is to improve the design, operation, and environmental quality of buildings by providing timely, unbiased information on building technologies and design techniques

 

BOMA International

BOMA International is a primary source of information on office building development, leasing, building operating costs, energy consumption patterns, local and national building codes, legislation, occupancy statistics and technological developments. Throughout BOMA International's 100-year history , its goal has always focused on actively and responsibly representing and promoting the interests of the commercial real estate industry through effective leadership and advocacy, through the collection, analysis and dissemination of information, and through professional development.

 

7/24 XChange

7x24 Exchange is the leading knowledge exchange for those who design, build, use and maintain mission-critical enterprise information infrastructures, 7x24 Exchange's goal is to improve end-to-end reliability by promoting dialogue among these groups.

 

AIA

Based in Washington, D.C., the American Institute of Architects (AIA) has been the leading professional membership association for licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners since 1857. Through education, legislative and regulatory development, professional education, and research, the AIA and its more than 83,500 members express their commitment to excellence in design and livability in our nation's buildings and communities.

 

APPA

APPA promotes excellence in all phases of educational facilities management, including administration, planning, design, construction, energy/utilities, maintenance, and operations. 

 

Carnegie Mellon Green Design Institute

Carnegie Mellon Green Design Institute is a major inter-disciplinary research effort to make an impact on environmental quality through green design. 

 

CSI

The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) is a national association dedicated to creating standards and formats to improve construction documents and project delivery. The organization is unique in the industry in that its members are a cross section of specifiers, architects, engineers, contractors and building materials suppliers. The organization has 146 chapters and more than 15,000 members. Monthly Chapter meetings allow members the opportunity to communicate openly with their counterparts and exchange information for successful project management. CSI is renowned in the industry for its rigorous certification programs for professionals seeking to improve their knowledge of accurate and concise construction documents. CSI provides continuing education, professional conferences, and product shows.

 

Gensler Architects

Our goal is to harness design's ability to empower people and transform organizations.

 

Greener Facilities

Greener Facilities features in-depth industry information for the facilities professional.

 

General Services Administration

GSA's mission is to "help federal agencies better serve the public by offering, at best value, superior workplaces, expert solutions, acquisition services and management policies.

 

Hines

Hines is a privately owned, international real estate firm that has provided the highest level of quality, service and value to its clients and investors for more than 50 years.

 

HOK

HOK creates award-winning planning, design and delivery solutions for buildings and communities all over the world.

 

IISBE

The International Initiative for a Sustainable Built Environment ... to advance the energy and environmental performance of buildings

 

Green Earth Office Supply

Green Earth Office Supply is a company which sells the widest range of environmentally friendly office, school and food service supplies available.

 

 

The fastest growing raised access floor company in North America.

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