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Building Codes & Standards

Green Building Link Icon  American Society for Testing and Materials

A not-for-profit organization that provides a global forum for the development and publication of voluntary consensus standards for materials, products, systems, and services.

Green Building Link Icon  American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers

ASHRAE is organized for the sole purpose of advancing the arts and sciences of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration for the public's benefit through research, standards writing, continuing education and publications.

Green Building Link Icon  Construction Specifications Institute

CSI is an individual membership technical society that provides technical information and products, continuing education, professional conferences, and product shows to enhance communication among all disciplines of nonresidential building design and construction. CSI has developed "MasterFormat", which is the most widely used format in the U.S. for nonresidential building specifications.

Green Building Link Icon  Illuminating Engineering Society of North America

IESNA sets standards and offers professonal education on all aspects of lighting.

Green Building Link Icon  International Code Council

ICC was established in 1994 as a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing a single set of comprehensive and coordinated national model construction codes. The founders of the ICC are Building Officials and Code Administrators International, Inc. (BOCA), International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO), and Southern Building Code Congress International, Inc. (SBCCI).

Green Building Link Icon  Title 24, Part 6, Californias Energy Efficiency Standards for Residential and Nonresidential Buildings

Part 6 of the the California building code establishes the efficiency standards for residential and non-residential building in the state of California.

Green Building Link Icon  U.S. Department of Energys Smart Communities Network

The Smart Communities Network offers a number of sustainability sample codes and ordinances and specific green building codes and ordinances from around the country.

Green Building Link Icon  U.S. DOE Building Technologies Program Appliances and Commercial Equipment Standards Program

The Program develops test procedures and minimum efficiency standards for residential appliances and commercial equipment.