Resource Links

AGPOM has aggregated links to the major players in sustainability starting with our key partners.

 

Click the links below to access other leaders’ websites within the Green movement.

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Energy Star
“Website of the National Energy Efficiency Program, with links to products, planning for built-in energy savings and other support. ENERGY STAR is a government-backed program helping businesses and individuals protect the environment through superior energy efficiency.”
The US Green Building Council
“The U.S. Green Building Council is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community of leaders working to make green buildings available to everyone within a generation.Their Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™ encourages and accelerates global adoption of sustainable green building and development practices.”

Green Hotelier
Green Hotelier is the leading source of information on the sustainable and responsible agenda within the hotel industry. As the key communication tool of the International Tourism Partnership, which works with global hotel chains to drive the responsible agenda, Green Hotelier has a serious commitment to delivering accessible, expert and honest content.
Bonneville Environmental Foundation
BEF is AGPOM’s partner for Renewable Energy Credits and Carbon Off-sets. Through a full suite of innovative energy, carbon and water solutions BEF helps their partnersredefine how business gets done.
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EPA’s WaterSense
WaterSense is an EPA Partnership Program. Learn more about water use in different types of commercial buildings like hotels, hospitals, office buildings, schools, and restaurants.
GreenChill
GreenChill is an EPA partnership with food retailers to reduce refrigerant emissions and decrease their impact on the ozone layer and climate change. Learn more about GreenChill’s mission and goals. Learn more about EPA’s approach to ozone layer protection.
Green Lodging News
Known as “the lodging industry’s leading environmental news source.” Great resource for current industry articles and product features.
BOMI
BOMI International was founded in 1970 as a nonprofit, independent educational institute to fulfill the need for a higher level of training and expertise in the property and facility management profession.
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Green Power Partnership
Green Power Partner with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Green Power Partners help to reduce the  risks associated with climate change by supporting technologies that are more sustainable for businesses and communities.
Better Buildings Challenge
The Better Buildings Initiative is led by the US Department of Energy. Their challenge is to make commercial and industrial buildings 20% more energy efficient over the next 10 years and accelerate private sector investment in energy efficiency.
Scope5
Scope 5 » Accessible sustainability data management software. Scope 5 provides a clear path to progress – from data capture to analysis and reporting – enabling organizations to continuously improve their sustainability efforts.
Green Building Initiative
The Green Building Initiative (GBI) is a 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.

Better Bricks
“The goal of BetterBricks is to help business professionals understand the power of energy efficiency to make a real difference in their buildings and in their business. It’s about how to make buildings work harder and smarter.”
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
“The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is the nation’s premier laboratory for renewable energy research and development and a leading laboratory for energy efficiency R&D. NREL is the principal research laboratory for the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy which provides the majority of its funding.”

Rocky Mountain Institute
“Rocky Mountain Institute is an entrepreneurial nonprofit organization that fosters the efficient and restorative use of resources to make the world secure, just, prosperous, and life-sustaining. We do this by inspiring business, civil society, and government to design integrative solutions that create true wealth.”
Department of Energy- Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
“A gateway to hundreds of Web sites and thousands of online documents on energy efficiency and renewable energy. We have created this site to help home and business owners reduce their use of natural gas and electricity. The many benefits of conservation include environmental benefits and consumer protection from rising energy costs.”
The Green Resource Center
“The vision of the Green Resource Center (GRC) is to create a world where buildings sustain and enhance ecological, social and economic assets for future generations. The GRC’s mission is to develop the market for green building by offering technical assistance and training while connecting consumers and professionals with all sectors of the green building industry.”
Illuminating Engineering Society of North America
“The IESNA is the recognized technical authority on illumination. For over ninety years its objective has been to communicate information on all aspects of good lighting practice to its members, to the lighting community, and to consumers through a variety of programs, publications, and services. The strength of the IESNA is its diversified membership: engineers, architects, designers, educators, students, contractors, distributors, utility personnel, manufacturers, and scientists, all contributing to the mission of the Society: to advance knowledge and disseminate information for the improvement of the lighted environment to the benefit of society.”
BuildingGreen, Inc.
“We are an independent company committed to providing accurate, unbiased, and timely information designed to help building-industry professionals and policy makers improve the environmental performance, and reduce the adverse impacts, of buildings. We offer both print and electronic resources to help you design and build construction projects from a whole-systems perspective and take an integrated design approach that minimizes ecological impact and maximizes economic performance.”
GreenBiz
“The nonprofit, nonpartisan GreenBiz.com works to harness the power of technology to bring environmental information, resources, and tools to the mainstream business community. Its principal mission is: To provide clear, concise, accurate, and balanced information, resources, and learning opportunities to help companies of all sizes and sectors integrate environmental responsibility into their operations in a manner that combines ecological sustainability with profitable business practices.”