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Materials from Green Building Webinar Series

  1. Introduction and Overview to Green Building, Dona Stankus (View Webinar)
  2. Green building policy and practices in North Carolina (View Webinar)
  3. New Constructions Case Study - The Green Square Project (View Webinar)
  4. Renovating and Retrofitting Existing Buildings (View Webinar)
  5. Green Schools (K-12) (View Webinar)
  6. Green Technologies Showcase (View Webinar)

Materials from NC Project Green Green Cleaning Meeting

N.C. DENR's Green Building Policy
This policy requires DENR agencies to use sustainable and green building practices wherever feasible and practical.

Durham County High Performance Building Policy
Resolution passed by the Durham County Board of Commissioners

Report to the N.C. Dept. of Administration by the Sustainable, Energy Efficient Buildings Advisory Committee - recommendations relative to achieving the performance goals set forth by N.C.G.S. 143-135.35 thru 143-135.40 (Senate Bills 668 and 1946).

NC State Term Contract 435 A,

Federal Green Building Report
This report assesses, for the first time, what the federal government is doing, in policy and practice, to make its buildings more environmentally sustainable.

Buildings and Climate Change
This report gives an introduction to the impacts of buildings, how to reduce buildings’ energy consumption and how sustainable building design can help countries meet greenhouse gas reduction targets.

The Responsible Purchasing Network has a purchasing guide on green cleaners that is available to the public. It covers the environmental costs of traditional cleaners, best practices for integrating environmentally preferable cleaners, outlines standards (EcoLogo, Green Seal, etc.), and includes several sample specifications and a product database. The PDF link to download a copy can be found here:

Leed 2009 for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance Rating System, green cleaning policy is a minimal requirement of the program and six possible points for green cleaning.

Financial Tools
The Cost of Green Revisited
Examines the cost differences in building green (LEED-certified) buildings as compared to conventional buildings.

Costing Green
This paper uses extensive data on building costs to compare the cost of green buildings with buildings housing comparable programs, which do not have sustainable goals.

2007 N.C.Green Building & Solar Tour
Presented by the N.C. Sustainable Energy Association, the tour aims to increase awareness of green buildings, and solar power and other alternative sources energy for power.

EPA Clean Energy State Best Practices - Lead by Example
This EPA guide identifies best practices and state examples of clean energy activities; highlights the benefits and costs of taking action; and identifies issues, strategies, and resources for implementing key steps in the development of a comprehensive LBE program.

Field Guide for Sustainable Construction
This field guide provides education and guidance for construction field workers, supervisors and managers on construction methods and practices that amplify and ensure sustainable requirements and goals are achieved in projects.

C&D Waste Tracking Form for Contract Bids
Spreadsheet developed by the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation to help track construction and demolition waste.

U.S. Green Building Council's interactive green building learning portal.

Green Clean Schools - A national partnership to green America’s schools. The Quick & Easy Guide to Green Cleaning in Schools.

Cleaning for Healthy Schools Toolkit – how to introduce green cleaning products to your school.

The Ashkin Group - green cleaning resources for building managers and owners and information about meeting LEED certification requirements.

New York’s Green Cleaning Program - Its purpose is to offer facility managers, school administrators, educators, parents and citizens a wealth of free information and tools to promote adoption of effective green cleaning practices, leading to healthier indoor environments. Program Toolkit.

N.C. Project Green is managed by DENR's
Division of Environmental Assistance and Outreach