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Construction Standards for NYC Agencies 
Following the passage of various purchasing and green building laws, NYC has developed a series of mandatory construction standards that NYC Agencies must follow.

NYC Department of Buildings 
The NYC Building Code has been updated to include new standards to improve the efficiency of NYC's buildings.

The NYC Department of Design and Construction's Office of Sustainable Design 
Established the High Performance Building Guidelines and High Performance Infrastructure Guidelines to help integrate high-performance features into the programming, design, construction, and operation of municipal facilities and the surrounding infrastructure. They also have developed contract specifications and training for various green building categories.

Writing the Green RFP: Sustainable Design Language for Consultant Requests leaving NYCWasteLess
American Institute of Architects (AIA) created Writing the Green RFP: Sustainable Design Language for Consultant Requests, a tool that provides guidance and model language for including sustainable design in requests for proposals or qualifications for architectural services.

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) leaving NYCWasteLess
ASHRAE is an international organization that writes standards that set uniform methods of testing and rating equipment and establish accepted practices for the HVAC&R industry worldwide.

California Integrated Waste Management Board (CIWMB) Green Building leaving NYCWasteLess
CIWMB's green building page includes program design elements leaving NYCWasteLess with studies and information on the cost of green building, the materials used in green building and standards and guidelines.

Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) leaving NYCWasteLess
CEE is a consortium of efficiency program administrators from across the U.S. and Canada who work together on common approaches to advancing efficiency. CEE does research on building performance for residential buildings leaving NYCWasteLess as well as commercial buildings leaving NYCWasteLess.

EnergyStar leaving NYCWasteLess
A program of the United States Department of Energy (DOE), EnergyStar rates homes and offers guidelines for buildings based on energy efficiency and indoor environmental quality. Target Finder leaving NYCWasteLess is a tool that offers a performance rating scale to compare new building design with definitive energy goals, while the Portfolio Manager leaving NYCWasteLess tool helps monitor and manage the energy performance of existing buildings.

Forest Stewardship Council leaving NYCWasteLess
FSC puts forth principles and criteria for certification of wood and wood-based materials derived from environmentally responsible forestry practices.

Green Globes leaving NYCWasteLess
Green Building Initiative (GBI) leaving NYCWasteLess maintains a green building rating system called Green Globes. This system is an American National Standards Institute accredited program that is assessed online and then verified by a third party.

GreenTree leaving NYCWasteLess
This website is sponsored by the National Center for Appropriate Technology and helps you select building materials and technologies that help conserve resources by using them efficiently.

The Hugh L. Carey Battery Park City Authority 
A public organization created to manage Battery Park City on Manhattan's Lower West Side has created environmental guidelines for building residential and commercial/institutional properties on the property. These guidelines have resulted in a high concentration of green buildings within Battery Park City.

National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Toolbase Services leaving NYCWasteLess
NAHB's Toolbase Services has developed various green building resources  including the Green Home Building Guidelines  which has a checklist, a point system, and a users guide to help implement the checklist program.

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority's (NYSERDA) High Performance School Design Online Training leaving NYCWasteLess
NYSERDA's High Performance School Design Online Training is a free training program where architects and engineers can take 28 online courses on high performance schools and earn continuing education credits.

Sustainable Buildings Industry Council (SBIC) leaving NYCWasteLess
SBIC maintains guidelines for homebuilders and schools as well as Energy-10 energy simulation software.

United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Green Building leaving NYCWasteLess
The USEPA's Green Building site provides numerous resources on green building, including the BEES (Building for Environmental and Economic Sustainability) leaving NYCWasteLess software. The downloadable software allows users to select cost-effective "green" building products and was developed by the NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) Building and Fire Research Laboratory, with support from the USEPA Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) Program and the HUD Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing (PATH).

United States Green Building Council (USGBC) leaving NYCWasteLess
USGBC's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) leaving NYCWasteLess rating system provides a common definition and standard of measurement for green building. USGBC runs professional accreditation workshops and exams leaving NYCWasteLess for building professionals and maintains a searchable database leaving NYCWasteLess of LEED accredited professionals. USGBC also maintains resources leaving NYCWasteLess on green building including cost analysis with models leaving NYCWasteLess of buildings that cost the same or less than a non-green building.

GreenTools leaving NYCWasteLess
The King County Solid Waste Division in Washington State presents GreenTools, a program that offers information about recycling job-site material and green building practices, technologies, policies, and standards in residential and commercial development.

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