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Resources for Contractors & Building Professionals

Below you will find a curated list of resources for Contractors and Building Professionals.  Please note that if you click the links for these resources you will leave the Clean Energy Learning Center site.

The Building America Solution Center provides access to expert information on hundreds of high-performance construction topics, including air sealing and insulation, HVAC components, windows, indoor air quality, and much more. Visit the Solution Center
Southface has promoted sustainable development and green building through education, research, advocacy and technical assistance since 1978 under the governance of a board of directors. Over the years, the organization has been a leader throughout the southeast in sustainability. Visit Southface
Developed in cooperation with Building Science Corporation under a US Department of Energy (DOE) grant, the PHIUS+2015 standard targets the sweet spot between investment and payback to present an affordable solution to achieving the most comfortable and cost-effective building possible and the best path for achieving zero energy and carbon. Buildings designed and built to this standard perform 60-85% better (depending on climate zone and building type) on an energy consumption basis when compared to a code compliant building (International Energy Conservation Code IECC 2009).Passive House Institute US
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is committed to transforming the way our buildings are designed, constructed and operated through LEED — the top third-party verification system for sustainable structures around the world.USGBC
Founded in 2002, USGBC NJ now includes over 1,500 members from all corners of the state, committed to the goal of a more sustainable built environment. Our membership is comprised of a variety of building professionals, nonprofits, educators and students, providing us with an unmatched level of insider knowledge and industry experience. Visit USGBCNJ
The Residential Energy Services Network or RESNET is a not-for-profit, recognized national standards-making body for building energy efficiency rating and certification systems in the United States.  RESNET