Green Building Directories


Back to
"Build it Green"

An increasing number of directories of 'green building' products can be found online. These usually provide information about products that are suitable for use in 'green buildings.' In some cases, they include information about 'certified' 'green building' products. A recent outline of what makes a product 'green' appeared in the February 2001 issue of Environmental Building News: they are products made from environmentally attractive materials, products that are green because of what is not in them, they are products that reduce environmental impacts during construction, renovation, or demolition, and they are products that contribute to a safe, healthy indoor environment.

  • GreenSpec
    This environmental building news product directory provides information on more than 1000 environmentally preferable building products. It was developed by the publishers of Environmental Building News.


  • Harris Directory of Pollution Prevention Products for Home, Office & Garden
    The Harris Directory is a searchable online database. Subscriptions are for one year with an individual license for $150 or a group subscription based on quantity. The Harris Directory promotes the idea of diverting waste into viable products. The following information is available for each product: manufacturer, address, phone/fax number, email/www, product, description, CSI format, environmental benefits, and government procurement keywords.


  • Oikos Green Building Source
    Oikos serves the interest of professionals whose work promotes sustainable design and construction. Among its features are a 'green building' products database, news items relating to 'green building' issues, a book store, and a large library of documents related to many aspects of green building (building materials, ventilation, windows and glazing, house design, and appliances among many others).

Consulting-Specifying Engineer's Product of the Year (POY) contest is the premier award for new products in the HVAC, fire, electrical, and...
Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine is dedicated to encouraging and recognizing the most talented young individuals...
The MEP Giants program lists the top mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering firms in the United States.
How to use IPD; 2017 Commissioning Giants; CFDs and harmonic mitigation; Eight steps to determine plumbing system requirements
2017 MEP Giants; Mergers and acquisitions report; ASHRAE 62.1; LEED v4 updates and tips; Understanding overcurrent protection
Integrating electrical and HVAC for energy efficiency; Mixed-use buildings; ASHRAE 90.4; Wireless fire alarms assessment and challenges
Power system design for high-performance buildings; mitigating arc flash hazards
Transformers; Electrical system design; Selecting and sizing transformers; Grounded and ungrounded system design, Paralleling generator systems
Commissioning electrical systems; Designing emergency and standby generator systems; VFDs in high-performance buildings
As brand protection manager for Eaton’s Electrical Sector, Tom Grace oversees counterfeit awareness...
Amara Rozgus is chief editor and content manager of Consulting-Specifier Engineer magazine.
IEEE power industry experts bring their combined experience in the electrical power industry...
Michael Heinsdorf, P.E., LEED AP, CDT is an Engineering Specification Writer at ARCOM MasterSpec.
Automation Engineer; Wood Group
System Integrator; Cross Integrated Systems Group
Fire & Life Safety Engineer; Technip USA Inc.
This course focuses on climate analysis, appropriateness of cooling system selection, and combining cooling systems.
This course will help identify and reveal electrical hazards and identify the solutions to implementing and maintaining a safe work environment.
This course explains how maintaining power and communication systems through emergency power-generation systems is critical.
click me