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The Thermal Insulation Association of Canada

The Canadian Green Building Council

The Thermal Insulation Association of Canada is the national industry association for contractors,distributors and manufacturers of commercial, industrial and institutional thermal insulation, asbestos abatement and firestop.

The National Insulation Association (NIA)

The National Insulation Association (NIA), a northern Virginia based trade association representing the mechanical and specialty insulation industry, was founded in 1953. It has approximately 350 member companies consisting of contractors, manufacturers, distributors, laminators and fabricators.

The GREENGUARD Environmental Institute

UL GREENGUARD is an industry-independent, not-for-profit organization that oversees the GREENGUARD Certification programs. As an ANSI Accredited Standards Developer, GEI establishes acceptable product standards for building materials, interior furnishings, cleaners, electronics and children’s products. The GREENGUARD Environmental Institute also establishes building standards designed to protect the health of occupants through the control of mold, moisture and indoor pollutants. An advisory board comprised of independent volunteers, who are renowned experts in the areas of indoor air quality, public and environmental health, building design and construction and public policy, provides guidance and leadership to GEI.

Our mission guides our work:

Lead and accelerate the transformation to high-performing, healthy green buildings, homes and communities throughout Canada.

Our Vision :

A transformed built environment leading to a sustainable future

The Canadian green building Council will work to:

change industry standards, develop best design practices and guidelines; advocate for green buildings, and develop educational tools to support its members in implementing sustainable design and construction practices.

The U.S. Green Building Council

The U.S. Green Building Council is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community of leaders working to make green buildings available to everyone within a generation. This is the place to:
» Certify your green building
» Join USGBC as an organization
» Join a chapter as an individual
» Sign up for courses and workshops
» Purchase LEED Reference Guides
» Learn about Greenbuild 2009
» Sign up for e-newsletters
» Become a LEED AP
» Explore green building research