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FOLLOW THE $MONEY$
American Recovery & ReInvestment Act of 2009
Biggest Opportunities right now
Love it or hate it - you may as well get your piece of the pie. The ARRA is a 1,588 page bill signed into law on February 13, 2009. Designed to pump $787 Billion Dollars into the US Economy. Have you given any thought to how much of the $787 Billion could trickle down to you? Well $130 Billion is earmarked for construction!
The Department of Energy received $36.7 Billion of ARRA money of which $16.7 Billion has been allocated for Energy Efficiency. Click on the energy.gov/recovery link below to see the breakdown of where the money is going. So how do you get yours? Let's follow the money.....
Tracks the Spending
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Manages 354 million square feet in 8,600 government owned or leased buildings. Granted 5.6 Billion!
Defense Logistics Agency
Supplies $42 Billion in goods & services to the military
SUSTAINABLE HOUSING AND GREEN BUILDING WEB SITES
American Institute of Architects: www.aia.org The AIA represents the professional interests of architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners who are committed to excellence in design and liveability.
American Wind Energy Association: www.awea.org The American Wind Energy Association promotes wind power growth through advocacy, communication, and education by developing standards in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy and other organizations that have a stake in the development of wind energy technology.
Bainbridge Graduate Institute: www.bgiedu.org The BGI offers world-class management training in sustainable innovation, and since 2002, is authorized by Washington State to offer both an MBA in Sustainable Business and Certificates in Sustainable Business and Entrepreneurship & Intrapreneurship.
Building Materials Reuse Association (BMRA): www.buildingreuse.org The BMRA is an educational, nonprofit organization to promote building deconstruction and the reuse and recycling of recovered building materials.
Building Performance Institute Inc. (BPI): www.bpi.org The BPI offers nationally recognized training, certification, accreditation, and quality-assurance programs serving the weatherization industry, building trades, and residential and multifamily building performance contracting industries.
Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM): www.breeam.org The BREEAM is an international organization utilizing a number of assessment methods and tools, independent of specific commercial interests. It protects impartiality and objectivity to help construction professionals recognize and mitigate the environmental impacts they design and build.
Cellulose Insulation Manufacturers Association (CIMA): www.cellulose.org The CIMA, a trade association representing the cellulose segment of the thermal/acoustical insulation industry, helps enforce and document conformance by its participants with the Consumer Products Safety Commission regulation for cellulose insulation and the industry standards developed by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM).
Center for Resource Solutions (CRS): www.resource-solutions.org The CRS is a national nonprofit seeking to develop policies and consumer-protection mechanisms in renewable energy, greenhouse gas reductions, and energy efficiency that foster healthy and sustained growth in national and international markets.
Consortium for Research on Renewable Industrial Materials (CRRIM): www.corrim.org The CRRIM, a nonprofit organization consisting of academicians and business and government agencies, maintains a database of information for quantifying the economic costs of wood building materials through the stages of planting, growing, manufacturing, construction, operational use, and demolition.
Davis Langdon & Seah International: www.davislangdon.com Davis Landon & Seah is a global construction and property firm offering management and consulting services to the architectural and engineering sections of the construction industry.
Deconstruction Institute: www.deconstructioninstitute.com The Deconstruction Institute is a Web site created for Charlotte County, Florida, with a grant from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection Agency with the intent to inspire and support deconstruction and materials reuse by providing articles, a benefit calculator, case studies, and more.
Department of Energy (Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy): www.eere.energy.gov The EERE is a comprehensive government Web site providing an information to answer questions about EERE’s products, services, and programs including biomass, technology affecting building, federal energy, geothermal, hydrogen, fuel cells, solar, vehicles, weatherization, wind, and hydropower.
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD): www.hud.gov The mission of the Department of Housing and Urban Development is to increase home ownership, support community development, and increase access to affordable housing free from discrimination.
DesignLights Consortium - www.designlights.org The premier resource for High-Quality, Energy-Efficient commercial lighting design and information.
Dominican University of California: www.greenmba.com Dominican University of California’s Green MBA program is an accredited, on-site graduate program in the San Francisco Bay Area through which graduates may receive a Master of Business Administration degree in Sustainable Enterprise.
EcoBroker International: www.ecobroker.com EcoBroker International serves real estate professionals, vendors, and the community by providing information to improve the quality of buildings, while reducing their impact on our natural resources and environment.
Efficient Windows Collaborative (EWC): www.efficientwindows.org The Efficient Windows Collaborative, consisting of members committed to the manufacture and promote energy-efficient windows and supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Window and Glazing Program, provides unbiased information on the benefits of energy-efficient windows, descriptions of how they work, and recommendations for their selection and use.
Energy Information Administration (EIA): www.eia.doe.gov The EIA provides official energy statistics from the U.S. government.
Energy Star: www.energystar.gov Energy Star, a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy, works to promote energy-efficient choices for homes and businesses.
Environmental Council of Concrete Organizations (ECCO): www.ecco.org The ECCO seeks to improve the quality of the environment by raising the awareness of the environmental aspects and benefits of concrete products.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): www.epa.gov The mission of the EPA is to protect human health by working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people through science, research, education, and assessment efforts.
Federal Citizen Information Center (FCIC): www.pueblo.gsa.gov The FCIC brings together an array of U.S. government information and services and makes them accessible to the public on the Internet, via e-mail, in print, and over the telephone.
Flex Your Power: www.fypower.org Flex Your Power, a partnership of California’s utilities, residents, businesses, institutions, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations working to save energy, is a statewide energy efficiency marketing and outreach campaign that provides an informative Web site, an electronic newsletter and blog, and educational materials in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese.
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC): www.fscus.org The FSC was created to change the dialogue about and the practice of sustainable forestry worldwide by identifying principles, criteria, and standards that span economic, social, and environmental concerns.
Green Building Finance Consortium (GBFC): www.greenbuildingfc.com The GBFC, a group of leading corporations, real estate companies, and trade groups, seeks to address the need for independent research and analysis of investment in green or energy-efficient buildings in order to enable the private real estate sector—corporations, investors, lenders, and developers—to appropriately recognize the value and risk of investment in green buildings.
Green Building Initiative (GBI): www.thegbi.org The GBI, through its Green Globes assessment program, seeks to accelerate the adoption of building practices that result in energy-efficient, healthier, and environmentally sustainable buildings by promoting credible and practical green building approaches for residential and commercial construction.
Green Building Resource Guide: www.greenguide.com The Green Building Resource Guide is a database of green building materials and products selected specifically for their usefulness to the design and building professions, rather than merely for their green material content, by using four user interfaces familiar to architects: site plan, elevation, floor plan, and section.
Green Globes: http://greenglobes.com Green Globes is a building environmental design and management tool that delivers an online assessment protocol, rating system, and guidance for green building design, operation, and management.
Green Homes for Sale: www.greenhomesforsale.com Green Homes for Sale is a national alternative listing service marketing green and sustainable homes.
Green Real Estate Education: www.greenrealestateeducation.com Green Real Estate Education offers continuing education courses relating to green building concepts and sustainable building materials and design to real estate professionals, appraisers, home inspectors, and mortgage professionals.
Green-e Tags: www.green-e.org Green-e, an independent certification and verification program for renewable energy and greenhouse gas emission reductions in the retail market, sets consumer-protection and environmental-integrity standards for greenhouse gas emission reductions sold in the voluntary market.
Habitat for Humanity: www.habitat.org Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry that seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action.
If not Wind, then What?: www.ifnotwind.org If not Wind, then What? is a Web site supported by the American Wind Energy Association devoted to statistics about wind energy facts and myths and various research projects.
International Code Council (ICC): www.iccsafe.org The ICC develops model codes, standards, products, and services for all concerned with the safety and performance of the built environment.
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory: www.lbl.gov The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the oldest of the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Laboratories, conducts unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines with key efforts in fundamental studies of the universe; quantitative biology; nanoscience; new energy systems and environmental solutions; and the use of integrated computing as a tool for discovery.
Listed Green Homes: www.listedgreen.com Listed Green Homes is a worldwide alternative listing service exclusively for green, energy-efficient, sustainable homes and housing developments.
Modular Building Institute (MBI): www.mbinet.org The MBI is a nonprofit trade association composed of manufacturers and dealers of commercial modular structures that seek to grow the industry by encouraging innovation, quality, and professionalism through communication, education, and recognition.
National Association of Home Builders (NAHB): www.nahb.org The NAHB, a non-profit trade association, seeks to enhance the climate for housing and building industry by providing and expanding opportunities for all consumers to have access to safe, decent, and affordable housing.
National Association of Realtors® (NAR): www.realtor.org The National Association of Realtors® works on behalf of America’s property owners by providing a facility for professional development, research and exchange of information among its members and to the public and government for the purpose of preserving the free enterprise system, and the right to own, use, and transfer real property.
National Building Museum (NBM): www.nbm.org The NBM is dedicated to exploring and celebrating architecture, design, engineering, construction, and urban planning by facilitating the exchange of ideas and information about such topical issues as managing suburban growth, preserving landmarks and communities, and revitalizing urban centers.
National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT): www.ncat.org The NCAT coordinates national and regional solutions to help people and communities adopt technologies that save energy and resources by helping family farmers, government agencies, small businesses, other nonprofits and low-income organizations learn about sustainable energy, agriculture, and community development opportunities.
New College of California: www.newcollege.edu The New College of California is committed to education that respects intellectual freedom, the search for social justice, respect for differences, and a belief in collective responsibility for the welfare of all people in a just, sacred, and sustainable world.
Oregon Regional Multiple Listing Service (RMLS): www.rmls.com The Oregon RMLS provides a searchable database for real estate information for available properties in many Oregon counties.
Power Scorecard: www.powerscorecard.org The Power Scorecard is a rating mechanism that assesses the environmental impact of different types of electric generation and reflects the collective exercise of expert judgment by the sponsoring organizations.
Presidio School of Management: www.presidiomba.org Presidio School of Management, one of the first business schools to focus on sustainability issues, believes that business holds the power to address the world’s most critical environmental, economic, and social problems.
Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET): www.resnet.us;www.natresnet.org The Residential Energy Services Network, a nonprofit organization, sets the standards of quality for high performance buildings, and is officially recognized by the U.S. mortgage industry for capitalizing a building’s energy performance in the mortgage loan, certification of “White Tags” for private financial investors, and by the federal government for verification of building energy performance for such programs as federal tax incentives, the Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star program, and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building America Program.
Rocky Mountain Institute: Abundance by Design: www.rmi.org The Rocky Mountain Institute is an independent nonprofit organization that fosters efficient and restorative use of resources to make the world secure, just, prosperous, and life-sustaining with an emphasis on market-based solutions.
Smart Communities Network: www.smartcommunities.ncat.org The Web site sponsored by the National Center for Appropriate Technologies that provides articles, slide shows, links to other sources of information, recommended books and educational materials, and programs that can help communities promote sustainable development.
Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA): www.seia.org The SEIA is the national trade association for the solar industry working to expand markets, strengthen research and development, remove market barriers, and improve education and outreach for solar use.
Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA): www.sips.org The Structural Insulated Panel Association, a nonprofit trade association representing manufacturers, suppliers, fabricators/distributors, design professionals, and builders, provides quality information about structural insulated panels for all segments of the construction industry.
Sustainable Forest Initiative (SFI): www.sfiprogram.org The Sustainable Forest Initiative is a forest certification program that covers all aspects of the chain of custody certification and labeling, marketing, and promotion of the forest communities to ensure that the program protects the economic, environmental, and social needs of forests and communities.
Sustainable Products Corporation (SPC): www.sustainableproducts.com The SPC provides environmental product communication or labeling language to increase sales and market share, necessary legal opinions and warranties, and advice to federal, state, and local governments and Fortune 500 companies on sustainable product purchasing, specifying, marketing, designing, and manufacturing.
Union of Concerned Scientists: www.ucsusa.org The Union of Concerned Scientists is a science-based nonprofit organization working for a healthy and safer world by combining independent scientific research and citizen action to develop innovative, practical solutions and to secure responsible changes in government policy, corporate practices, and consumer choices.
U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC): www.usgbc.org The USGBC, developer of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification program, is a nonprofit organization committed to expanding sustainable building practices by developing and promoting principles that transform the way that buildings and communities are designed, built, and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life.
Wind Energy Works!: www.windenergyworks.org Wind Energy Works! is a national alliance that supports wind development across the country by supplying facts about its many benefits and counteracts the growing spread of misinformation by wind energy opponents.