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CHaRM Facility The Center for Hard-to-Recycle Materials (CHaRM) opened in 2001 and was the first facility of its kind in the nation. It collects unusual materials like electronics, block Styrofoam, toilets, compost and plastic bags for recycling and reuse.
Organo Lawn Organic lawn care company in Colorado.
Eco-Products Provides single-use compostable food service products (including paper cups, food containers and disposable cutlery) made from renewable and recycled resources.
Boulder Green Building Guild BGBG is a membership based group of building professionals who care about the environment and “empower people to build healthy, resource-efficient communities. Affiliated with Colorado Green Building Guild.
ReSource Yard Salvages and recycles used building materials and offers them for sale to the public. Get a tax-write off for your donations.
Eco-Cycle Building Zero Waste communities in Boulder County. Recycling, compost, reuse and green living.
US Green Building Council The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a non-profit committed to expanding sustainable building practices. Composed of more than 15,000 organizations from across the building industry, the USGBC advances environmentally responsible, profitable, and healthy places to live and work. Members includes building owners and end-users, real estate developers, facility managers, architects, designers, engineers, general contractors, subcontractors, product and building system manufacturers, government agencies, and nonprofits. Search online for their Green Home Guide.
LEED Certification LEED means Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. LEED certification is the recognized standard for measuring building sustainability. Achieving LEED certification is the best way to demonstrate a project is truly “green.”
Energy Star Energy Star is an international standard for energy efficient consumer products. If you purchase a device with an energy star logo, you can expect an average of 20%-30% energy savings.
Greenspec Directory This online directory lists over 2,100 products environmentally preferable products. Listed products are chosen by the Green Building editors. There is no charge for listings and the directory doesn’t sell ads.
Green Building Pages An online sustainable design and decision making tool, this resource provides comprehensive, transparent information about building materials, product life-cycles, manufacturing processes and company policies for building industry professionals and environmentally and socially responsible consumers.
Green2Green Green2Green.org features comprehensive information green building products, materials, and practices. This site offers side by side comparisons of products using a variety of environmental, technical, and economic criteria.
The Green Guide National Geographic’s Green Guide offers staff written reviews of a host of products, ranging from appliances, home furnishings, and home improvement products to personal care and pet supplies.
Good To Be Green Good to be Green is a directory of green building products, sustainable building materials and green building service providers. Products must: be made out of recycled materials, ensure a low environmental impact during construction, operation and/or demolition of the building; conserve natural resources like energy, wood, & water; and improve air quality.