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  • Wisconsin Lawyer
    March 31, 2008

    Green Building Resources

    Wisconsin Lawyer
    Vol. 79, No. 8, August 2006

    Green Building Resources


    Wisconsin Green Building Alliance (WGBA)

    The WGBA advocates and promotes the use of ecologically sustainable materials and practices in Wisconsin's community of developers and conducts seminars, educational forums, and worksite visits.

    Green Built Home

    Green Built Home is a voluntary green building initiative that reviews and certifies new homes and remodeling projects that meet sustainable building and energy standards. The program is implemented in partnership with the Madison Area Builders Association.

    Energy Center of Wisconsin

    The Energy Center provides technical support to those interested in pursuing green building projects. The center's LEED-certified professionals provide design assistance and educational outreach to architects, developers, engineers, and building contractors to create highly energy-efficient buildings.


    Greendrinks sponsors monthly networking meetings in Madison, Milwaukee, and Green Bay for anyone interested in green building.

    Leonardo Academy

    Based in Madison, the nonprofit academy and its staff have, among other things, played a significant role in developing LEED certification standards. The academy's LEED-certified staff perform a range of LEED consulting services.


    United States Green Building Council (USGBC)

    The USGBC is an 8,000-member nonprofit corporation founded in 1993 that promotes environmentally responsible, profitable, and healthy buildings. The USGBC developed the widely accepted LEED green building certification standards.

    National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)

    The NAHB has developed green home standards and offers training, sample legislation, and other green building materials on its Web site.


    GreenBiz and companion site provides news, resources, workshops, daily news feeds, and briefing papers on aligning environmental responsibility with business success, including green building.

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

    The EPA's green building Web site provides information relating to the intersection of green building and environmental law and policy.

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