ASID is a community of people - designers, industry representatives, educators and thinkers - committed to interior design. Through education, knowledge sharing, advocacy, community building and outreach, they strive to advance the interior design profession and, in the process, to demonstrate and celebrate the power of design to positively change peoples lives.
At its core, LEED is a program that provides third-party verification of green buildings. Building projects satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification.
This page will help you filter through all the green washing. The ASID made this page and all sources are credited.
Their mission is to protect human health and the environment.
This link will take you to a page of resources for green building. There is so much more on this site, but this is a good starting point.
This is a weblog devoted to the future of design, tracking the innovations in technology, practices and materials that are pushing architecture and home design towards a smarter and more sustainable future.
This link will take you to the blog of sustainable materials.
Re-nourish is an online tool advocating awareness and action for sustainable systems thinking in the communication design community.
This link will take you to their home page, there are many useful things on starting and finishing your project around sustainable systems thinking.
The guidelines address the major elements of any green renovation project, including the site of the home, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, material and resources, and indoor environmental quality.
Sustainable design seeks to reduce negative impacts on the environment, and the health and comfort of building occupants, thereby improving building performance. The basic objectives of sustainability are to reduce consumption of non-renewable resources, minimize waste, and create healthy, productive environments.
The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, a non-profit organization, administers the Cradle to Cradle Certified Products Standard. It was created to bring about a new industrial revolution that turns the making of things into a positive force for society, economy, and the planet.
Awareness of “environmentalism”– and its relevancy – to the everyday citizen.
ENERGY STAR is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) voluntary program that helps businesses and individuals save money and protect our climate through superior energy efficiency.
The International Living Future InstituteTM is a hub for visionary programs. We administer the Living Building ChallengeTM, the built environment's most rigorous and ambitious performance standard. We are the parent organization for Cascadia Green Building Council, a chapter of both the United States and Canada Green Building Councils that serves Alaska, British Columbia, Washington and Oregon. We are also home to Ecotone Publishing, a unique publishing house dedicated to telling the story of the green building movement's pioneering thinkers and practitioners.