Green Resources

Green buildings are designed to reduce the overall impact of the built environment on human health and the natural environment by:

  • Efficiently using energy, water, and other resources
  • Protecting occupant health and improving employee productivity
  • Reducing waste, pollution and environmental degradation

Read more about green building or use these links to explore topics:

Federal Agency and Web sites of Interest The Whole Building Design Guide : is a comprehensive, internet-based portal to a wide range of federal and private sector, building-related guidance, criteria and technology, including guidance and resources on sustainable design.

Department of Energy's Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Network : it has numerous programs to improve energy efficiency and increase usage of renewable energy technologies.

High-Performance Buildings Case Study Database : it's research sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy that seeks to improve building performance measuring methods by collecting data on various factors that affect a building's performance, such as energy, materials, and land use.

Urban Management, Sustainable Development, and Smart Growth Innovations- Land use management, planning, and building operations :

In Florida Homeowners wanting a guide for greening their homes will find help at

Another great local resource is a volunteer-driven organization dedicated to educating and promoting the benefits of sustainable, energy efficient buildings.

In Miami Dade to turn your trash into cash they will pay to pcck up your trash

Find recycling centers at

Another great resource is just enter your zip code or city and they will find the recycling center for your items¦