U.S. Green Building Council
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. USGBC works toward its mission of market transformation through its LEED green building certification program, robust educational offerings, a nationwide network of chapters and affiliates, the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, professional credentials and advocacy in support of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities.
Efficiency Vermont provides technical assistance, rebates, and other financial incentives to help Vermont households and businesses reduce their energy costs with energy-efficient equipment, lighting, and approaches to construction and major renovation. Additionally, we partner extensively with contractors, suppliers, and retailers of efficient products and services throughout the state.
Efficiency Vermont has compiled a resource library to help you find links to energy information and learn more about energy efficiency.
Building Green is an independent publishing company committed to bringing its members accurate, unbiased, and timely green design information. The company offers both print and electronic resources aimed at design and build construction projects from a whole-systems perspective and takes an integrated design approach that minimizes ecological impact and maximizes economic performance.
ACORN Renewable Energy Co-op
The Acorn Energy Co-op is a member owned business serving the residents of the 23 towns of Addison County, Vermont, and the surrounding area. The Co-op emerged from its umbrella organization, the Addison County Relocalization Network (ACORN), in June 2008 to help transition area communities from their near total dependence on fossil fuels to a greater reliance on affordable renewable energy strategies. As the Co-op has grown, these strategies have expanded to include biomass heat, solar hot water and solar electricity initiatives, and other heating, energy and efficiency products and services.
Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility
Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) is a non-profit, statewide business trade organization with a mission to advance business ethics that value multiple bottom lines – economic, social, and environmental. VBSR strives to help members remain profitable while setting a high standard for protecting the natural, human, and economic environments of the state’s residents. The VBSR’s mission is advanced through education, public influence, and workplace quality.