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Beyond LEED Certification: The Importance Of Creating Living Buildings

This is an interview piece with Jason McClennan, the CEO of the International Living Future Institute, the organisation behind the Living Building Challenge. This is a standard that extends beyond LEED and incorporates resource management, social justice, and overall health of the building residents. 

Green Globes

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Organization: Green Globes

Link: http://www.greenglobes.com/home.asp

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The Green Globes system is a revolutionary building environmental design and management tool. It delivers an online assessment protocol, rating system and guidance for green building design, operation and management. It is interactive, flexible and affordable, and provides market recognition of a building’s environmental attributes through third-party verification.

Global Initiative for Sustainability Ratings (GISR)

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Organization: Global Initiative for Sustainability Ratings (GISR)

Link: http://ratesustainability.org/

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Global Initiative for Sustainability Ratings (GISR) is an initiative aimed at making financial markets agents of, rather than impediments to, achieving the Post Rio+20 global sustainability agenda. As a global, multi-stakeholder initiative, its vision is to transform the definition of corporate value in the 21st century such that markets reward the preservation and enhancement of all forms of capital – human, intellectual, natural, social and financial.

Sustainability Advantage

This is a website that offers Bob Willard’s resources for sustainability champions. Bob is a leading expert on quantifying and selling the business value of corporate sustainability strategies and the resources help explain why it makes sense and how it can be done.

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