When I was living in Canada, I took the small steps that companies were doing to be environmentally friendly for granted. Recycling paper and cans was a no brainer. For bonous points there were those that used energy saving lights and composts for the office meal scraps. So far I haven’t seen much of that here in New York. One of the things that is happening with the new office space is the desire to be indeed more environmentally friendly. Not too sure where to look I asked my friend Shafraaz Kaba who’s a partner at Manasc Isaac Architects Green Architecture and Sustainable Buildings about online resources and below is what he suggested.
Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) www.cagbc.ca
U.S. Green Building Council www.usgbc.org
Climate Change, Global Warming, and the Built Environment – Architecture 2030 www.architecture2030.org
Sustainable Building Sourcebook Contents www.greenbuilder.com/sourcebook
Athena Sustainable Materials Institute www.athenasmi.ca