Reference tools

Practical knowledge you'll need for navigating the green-building landscape.


Explore the numerous national and regional programs that certify green building and design professionals and projects.

Find out more about the climate conditions that prevail in your region—knowledge that can help you anticipate the building challenges they may pose.

New to green building? Get started with facts and tips that explain the benefits of going green for you, your clients, and your business.

Floor Coverings
Flooring materials like bamboo and cork are considered "earth-friendly". Also some types of carpets can be eco-friendly - look for carpets made from natural fibers, like wool.


Learn about the specific skills green design and building professionals can bring to a project.

Get an overview of the typical services Green Building Blocks members are including in their profiles.