2006 Sponsor & Partner Directory
Sun Light & Power
Sun Light and Power is a certified green business specializing in the design and installation of residential and commercial solar energy systems, both photovoltaic (solar electricity) and thermal (solar hot water), with over 30 years of experience and hundreds of installations throughout the greater San Francisco Bay Area.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 9
EPA’s Region 9 office works to protect public health and the environment in the southwestern United States (Arizona, California, Nevada, and Hawaii).
PG&E’s Pacific Energy Center
The Pacific Energy Center offers educational programs, design tools, advice, and support to create energy efficient buildings and comfortable indoor environments. Most of our efforts are focused around commercial buildings; however, other departments offer advice and information for residential buildings.
San Francisco’s Department of the Environment
SF Environment’s mission is to improve, enhance, and preserve the environment and to promote San Francisco’s long-term environmental well being.
Green Building in Alameda County is a public agency program that provides technical assistance and green building information to Alameda County builders, design professionals, residents, communities and local governments.
Build It Green
Build It Green is a professional non-profit organization whose mission is to transform the building industry so that buildings are remodeled and built using green practices and products.
Build It Green is the Producer of the first Green Home Tour in Santa Clara county – click here for more info
Sensible City is a marketing & PR firm that enables businesses to reach their goals by enacting profitably-designed, purpose-powered stewardship programs – nurturing a higher quality of life within the human communities that make up their target markets.
Habitat for Humanity East Bay
Habitat for Humanity East Bay’s mission is to create successful homeownership opportunities for families with limited incomes by building sustainable housing and revitalizing neighborhoods. HFHEB started building green in 2002 and continues to include green building principles of design, execution and product into all of our developments. We build green to take better care of our environment, our homeowners and our volunteers.
Since 1992, EcoTimber has promoted forest conservation worldwide by selling sustainably-harvested and reclaimed wood products.
It's easy to print green with GreenerPrinter.com. We offer affordable, high-quality, eco-friendly printing on high recycled content gloss, matte and uncoated papers. We're a certified Green Business using vegetable inks and Climate Cool shipping. Check online realtime pricing 24/7: www.greenerprinter.com.
Henkel is a worldwide leader in adhesives, offering a wide array of "Green" adhesives, caulks and sealants under the Lactite, OSI Pro Series, Polyseamseal, and PL brands.
Perform Wall, LLC
Perform Wall, LLC, is the industry leader in Composite Insulated Concrete Forms (CICF). Founded in 2001, after years of research, development and testing, it now manufactures and sells the strongest, safest, most intelligent building material on the planet enabling its customers to create environments that are aesthetically pleasing, economically rewarding, structurally unfaltering, and environmentally sustainable.
Potlatch is the first publicly traded forest products company to meet the rigorous international FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) standards for sustainable forestry management. Potlatch manages 1.5 million acres of FSC timber.
LP Building Products
LP® TechShield® Radiant Barrier is one of the most cost-effective measures for improving home energy savings throughout California’s various microclimates, regardless of other conservation measures installed. LP TechShield reduces attic temperatures up to 30 degrees which results in home energy savings of up to 20% and increased home comfort.
Mead Clark Lumber, your committed green building partner. Stocking FSC lumber and plywood, FSC roof trusses, engineered lumber, recycled redwood, fiber cement siding, Trex decking as well as many other recognized green products.
TerraMai - Reclaimed Woods from Around the World
TerraMai provides beautiful, distinctive lumber and flooring products made exclusively of reclaimed wood from around the world. TerraMai sources wood from buildings and structures slated for demolition as well as packing material and orchard salvage destined for the landfill. Founded in 1991, TerraMai has provided premium wood for projects ranging from Patagonia retail stores to the Baltimore Aquarium and the San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers and reclaimed millions of board feet of old-growth lumber.
Truitt & White
Today, Truitt & White is a leader in the San Francisco Bay Area building materials industry. Our strong desire to continually improve, while retaining those tried and true elements that make us Truitt & White, is still alive today and a source of pride for all of us.
Energy & Environmental Building Association (EEBA)™
EEBA's mission is to provide education and resources to transform the residential design, development and construction industries to profitably deliver energy efficiency and environmentally responsible buildings and communities.
West Coast Green 2006 Media Sponsor
The Environmental News Network has published news, commentary, and information about how we live on earth for over 20 years and is now the world’s largest environmental news network online. ENN an organization dedicated to "Proven Solutions", and bringing news and information about people, ideas and organizations making a difference in the environment.
3EStrategies is a Bend Oregon-based sustainability non-profit working in the areas of Green Building and Climate & Energy. The Building Green Council of Central Oregon provides education and assistance to regional design professionals, residents, communities and local governments as part of its mission to "make green building the norm."
AIA COTE (Committee on the Environment)
Since 1857, the AIA has represented the professional interests of America’s architects. As AIA members, over 74,000 licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners express their commitment to excellence in design and livability in our nation’s buildings and communities. Members adhere to a code of ethics and professional conduct that assures the client, the public, and colleagues of an AIA-member architect’s dedication to the highest standards in professional practice.
AIA San Francisco Chapter
Serving the Bay Area for more than a century, the American Institute of Architects, San Francisco Chapter (AIA San Francisco) is the third largest of the AIA's 300 chapters. Headquartered in the historic Hallidie Building—one of the world's first glass-curtain-wall-buildings, designed by Willis Polk and completed in 1917—AIA San Francisco is the Bay Area’s premier destination for architecture and design.
Built Green - Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties
Built Green is an environmentally-friendly, non-profit, residential building program of the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties, developed in partnership with King County, Snohomish County, and other agencies in Washington State. The Built Green certification program quantifies environmentally friendly building practices for remodeling, new home construction, communities and multifamily development units. Our mission is to promote environmentally friendly home building methods and practices, and to enhance our communities through leadership in sustainable development.
Built Green Colorado
Introduced in 1995, Built Green Colorado was created through the joint efforts of the Home Builders Association of Metro Denver (HBA), The Governor's Office of Energy Management and Conservation (OEMC), Xcel Energy, and E-Star Colorado.
Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems
Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems, established in 1975, is a non-profit education, research and demonstration organization specializing in life cycle planning and design. We undertake projects based on their potential contribution to regional and global sustainability and human health, and actively pursue collaborations with associate organizations, businesses and professional firms.
Center for Resource Solutions
The Green-e logo serves as the national symbol for consumer protection and "seal of approval" indicating high quality, verified renewable energy. Green-e provides an easy way for consumers to find environmentally friendly energy options that fit their budget and present much less environmental impact than electricity generated primarily by fossil fuels. Green-e certified RECs also count for LEED certification points. To learn more about certified renewable energy available in all 50 states, visit us online, or call 888.63.GREEN.
Cool Roof Rating Council
The Cool Roof Rating Council maintains a fair, accurate, and credible ratings program for reporting the radiative properties of roof surfaces. The Council publishes these product ratings for use by roof specifiers, code officials, and building owners. The Council is a non-profit organization comprised of roofing product manufacturers and other interested parties.
Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities Partnership (HFHC)
A regional program of Sustainable Northwest, the Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities Partnership (HFHC) is a collaborative business network of wood products manufacturers, land managers, retailers and non-profit organizations dedicated to stimulating opportunities for forest restoration and economic revitalization in rural communities of the Pacific Northwest.
igreenbuild.com – The Voice of Sustainable Design & Construction
iGreenBuild.com is a resource for articles, products, news and innovative ideas that help architects, builders, facility managers and citizens build, operate and dwell in structures that are energy efficient and environmentally friendly.
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has been a leader in science and engineering research for the past 75 years, and has provided over 30 years of energy-saving research in Building Technologies. Funded by the US Department of Energy and managed by the University of California, the Lab continues to develops window, lighting and glazing technologies that save energy and maximize visual and thermal comfort of building occupants.
The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI)
The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) is the Voice of the Remodeling Industry™ and has an inclusive, encompassing purpose: to advance and promote the remodeling industry’s professionalism, product and vital public purpose. The best source for knowledge in the remodeling industry, NARI is committed to educating both trade professionals and remodeling-ready homeowners. NARI is rolling out a new Green Remodeling Education and Certification Program with an aim to educate remodelers how to apply green principles to their work. Go Green With NARI. For more info, call today at 800-611-NARI or visit our website.
NorCal Solar Energy Association
Formed in 1975, NorCal Solar Energy Association is an education and advocacy non-profit group working to accelerate the use of solar energy technology.
Northwest EcoBuilding Guild (NWEBG)
NWEBG is a grassroots educational organization with seven northwest city chapters, working toward advancing regional building practices that foster human health, resource conservation and long-term economic vitality.
Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center
The Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center (PPRC) is a non-profit organization that is the Northwest's leading source of high quality, unbiased pollution prevention (P2) information. PPRC works collaboratively to promote environmental protection through pollution prevention. PPRC believes that environmental and economic vitality go hand in hand, and that both are necessary to protect the high quality of life enjoyed in our region.
Presidio School of Management
Presidio School of Management offers an innovative MBA in Sustainable Management integrating social responsibility and environmental values into all courses. Our faculty includes leading academics, business professionals and experts in sustainability such as Hunter Lovins, co-author of "Natural Capitalism." Each semester, classes meet monthly over a four-day weekend with online learning and project-oriented collaboration taking place between face-to-face sessions.
The Rahus Institute
The Rahus Institute is a 501c3 non-profit, research and educational organization with a focus on resource efficiency. The Institute is currently developing projects that aim to promote the use of renewable energy in California. Projects include: California Solar Center and Solar Schoolhouse.
RecycleWorks is a program of the County of San Mateo that provides information and support on green building to the residents, businesses, cities, and friends of San Mateo County.
The Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA)
The Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) is a unique network of more than 100 companies, including 50 electric utilities, that are sharing experiences, knowledge, and lessons learned about solar programs, policies, and technologies. SEPA’s mission is to facilitate the use and integration of solar electric power by utilities, electric service providers, and their customers.
Since our founding in 1888, Swinerton has earned a highly respected reputation for top quality service, proven performance, unrivaled workmanship and superior ethical business practices. Our philosophy of providing superior client service, coupled with a proven track record of innovative and efficient building planning and construction, has helped form the foundation of our Green Building and Sustainable Design Program. We have found that by having our Swinerton Green Technical experts participate early in the preconstruction phase we can help to minimize the ecological footprint of the project, as well as significantly improve the energy efficiency, resulting in dramatically lower utility costs. Our team can help you manage your LEED Design and Construction process to ensure the highest level of certification for the least cost and optimum life cycle performance.