Architects & Builders/Construction

Green Business Standard

Includes architects; electricians; construction firms; insulation; siding; windows; building materials

Restored & Protected Environment


  • Enables maximum water and energy savings through design, materials, and technology.
  • Use of reclaimed/recycled materials whenever possible.
  • Wood materials are reclaimed, recycled, or FSC certified or equivalent.


  • Experience in doing LEED certified construction or equivalent; or employee with accreditation as LEED certified professional.
  • Incorporation of on-site clean energy whenever possible.

Social & Economic Justice


  • Responsible procurement policy or practices regarding fair labor practices.
  • Less-toxic materials: low- or no-VOC paints, varnishes, cleaners, and adhesives; no vinyl plastic used whatsoever.


  • Projects serving low to moderate income communities.
  • Accessibility for all people is an integral part of the design process.

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