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Educational   Governmental   Media

NGO/Private  Non-Profit   Professional


Bayerische Landesanstalt für Weinbau und Gartenbau Würzburg/Veitshöchheim (LWG) - The Bavarian State Institute for Viticulture and Horticulture - English

The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) Green Roofs Research Facility

Carnegie Mellon Green Design Institute

Columbia University Center for Climate Systems Research Climate Impacts Group

Forestry Degree

Green MBA

Green Roof Environmental Evaluation Network (G.R.E.E.N)

Green Roof Information Destination (G.R.I.D.) - The Weston Family Library at the Toronto Botanical Garden

Environment Canada

The Environmental Leadership Center of Warren Wilson College's Green Calendar

The Green Roof Centre of Excellence Neubrandenburg (University of Applied Sciences) - English

Michigan State University Vegetative Greenroof Research Program

NEMO - Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials, University of Connecticut - German

North Carolina State University's BAE Greenroof Research

Nottingham Trent University, Green Roofs and Earth Sheltered Buildings

Penn State Green Roof Research

San Francisco Institute of Architecture

Stormwater Management Academy, College of Engineering and Computer Science, University of Central Florida

Students Against Violating the Earth (SAVE) - Souderton Area High School, PA

Students and Educators for Ecological Design and Sustainability (SEEDS) - UGA

The Swedish Agricultural University (SLU) Green Roof Research

University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) - Green Roofs in Urban Landscapes

The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service - "Xeriscape - A Guide to Developing a Water-Wise Landscape"

The University of Georgia - Institute of Ecology, Green Roofs

The University of Sheffield's Flowering Green Roofs

Universität Hannover, University of Hannover - English

ZHAW Life Sciences und Facility Management - German



Building for Environmental and Economic Sustainability

California Building Standards Code - CALGREEN (2010 PDF)

Chicago Green Roofs

City of Austin Green Builder Program

City of Portland, OR, Environmental Services

City of Portland, OR, Environmental Services Ecoroof Program

City of Seattle's Sustainable Building Tool: Implement

City of Toronto - Green Roofs

City of Waterloo, Environmental Services Team, Green Roofs Project

Clean Water Services (Washington County, OR) Low Impact Development Approaches Handbook (2009 PDF)

EcoLogoM Environmental Choice Program (Canada) - English, Spanish & French

Energy Star

Energy Star for Schools

ENERGY STAR Online Trainings and Presentations

Environment Canada - Adaptation & Impacts Research Group (AIRG) - English & French

Green Tokyo Plan - English

Heat Island Group

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Environmental Energy Technology Division

Live Green Toronto

Maryland DOE - Green Roofs

Maryland Green Building Program

Maryland's Nonpoint Source Pollution Prevention Programs

Massachusetts EPP Program Sustainable Design & Green Building

Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District - Stormwater Best Management Practices

NASA's Global Hydrology and Climate Center (GHCC)

NASA's Urban Climatology and Air Quality Studies at GHCC

National Research Council of Canada (NRC)

Office of the Federal Environmental Executive

Pennsylvania's Governor’s Green Government Council

Pennsylvania's Growing Greener Program

PLANYC 2030 Sustainable Stormwater Management Plan

Puget Sound Action Team - Natural Approaches to Stormwater Management, Green Roofs

U.S. DOE Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

U.S. DOE EnergyPlus Energy Simulation Software

U.S. DOE Rebuild America

U.S. DOE Rebuild America Energy Smart Schools

U.S. DOE Smart Communities Network

U.S. Energy Energy Information Agency


U.S. EPA Clean Water Act Section 319

U.S. EPA - Urban Heat Islands

U.S. EPA Heat Island Reduction Initiative

U.S. EPA Smart Growth

U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) - Sustainable Design Program

U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) - “Sustainability Matters”



An Inconvenient Truth

Architectural Record Magazine - Architecture Information

City Farmer News
City Farmer News - Roof Gardens

E/The Environmental Magazine

Edens Lost & Found

Environmental Design + Construction Magazine

Environmental Media Association

Environmental News Network (ENN)



Ideal Bite

Landscape Architecture magazine (LAM)

Natural Life Network

Plenty Magazine

Smart Growth Online

Sustainable Facility

The Alternative Consumer

The Healthy House Institute

the Green, from The Sundance Channel

The Vertical Farm Project





Affiliated FM’s Green Coverage Endorsement

Building Research Establishment (BRE)

Built Green

Built Green Colorado

Construction Management Degree

Consumer Affairs: Resources for solar financing and installation

FM Global

FM Global Property Loss Prevention Data Sheets 1-35: GREEN ROOF SYSTEMS

Green Building Materials by McGraw-Hill Sweets

Green Moves

GreenSpec Directory


Solearth - Ecological Architecture

The Green Roof Stormwater Management Tool - click on Storm Water Retention Calculator for Excel Spreadsheet




3 Rivers Wet Weather GreenRoof Demonstration Project

Affordable Housing Design Advisor

American Forests

Architecture for Humanity

Augustenborg's Botanical Roof Garden, The Scandinavian Green Roof Institute, The Green Roof Association

The Bay Area Council

Bay Localize
Bay Localize Rooftop Resources Project
Bay Localize Use Your Roof Guidebook

Building Green Schools Resource List, NESEA

BVSC, The Centre for Voluntary Action Green Roof Webcam

Captain Planet Foundation (CPF)

Cleveland Green Building Coalition (GBC)

Cool Communities

Earth Pledge Foundation

Earth Share of Washington

Ecoroofs Everywhere


EFB - Europäishe Förderation der Bauwerksbegrünungsverbände - German

EFB - European Federation of Green Roof Associations - English

EnergyXchange Renewable Energy Center

English Nature

The Environmental Literacy Council - Green Roofs Page

Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities

Global Generation

GREENGUARD Environmental Institute

Greenbuild 365

Green Building Council of Australia

The Green Resource Center


GreenSave Life Cycle Cost Calculator - (Partnership between Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, TREMCO Roofing and Building Maintenance, and the Athena Institute)

Green Roofs Australia (formerly Green Roofs for Healthy Australian Cities)

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities - North America

The International Rainwater Harvesting Alliance

The International Tourism Partnership - Sustainable Hotel Siting, Design & Construction

Japan for Sustainability

Larta Institute

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)

Livable Communities @ Work #5 - Urban Forests: New Tools for Growing More Livable Communities

London Biodiversity Partnership

Low Impact Development (LID), Urban Design Tools

Low Impact Development (LID), Green Roofs

New York Ecological Infrastructure Study (NYEIS)

North Carolina Green Building Technology Database

Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA)

The Northwest EcoBuilding Guild Green Roof Project

The Peabody Trust

The Pratt Institute Center for Community and Environmental Development (PICCED)

Resource Venture

Rocky Mountain Institute

SFG - Schweizerische Fachvereinigung Gebäudebegrünung (Swiss Association for the Greening of Buildings) - German

Smart Growth America

Solar Action Alliance: Environmentalists who want to spread the word about the most clean, reliable, and abundant source of renewable energy: the sun


SOUL - Society of Organic Urban Land Care Professionals

Southface Energy Institute

The Sustainable Sites Initiative

David Suzuki Foundation

The Trust for Public Land

U.S. Green Building Council

Urban Agricultural Notes

Urban Land Institute

V.f.B. - Verband für Bauwerksbegrünung (Austrian organization for Greening Buildings) - German

Whole Building Design Guide

World Green Building Council



American Institute of Architects (AIA)

AIA Committee On The Environment

American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)

ASLA Green Roof Project

ASLA's The Roof is Growing! - an educational resource for middle-school students and teachers about green roofs and their environmental benefits.

ASTM International

ASTM E2396-05 Standard Test Method for Saturated Water Permeability of Granular Drainage Media [Falling-Head Method] for Green Roof Systems

ASTM E2397-05 Standard Practice for Determination of Dead Loads and Live Loads associated with Green Roof Systems

ASTM E2398-05 Standard Test Method for Water Capture and Media Retention of Geocomposite Drain Layers for Green Roof Systems

ASTM E2399-05 Standard Test Method for Maximum Media Density for Dead Load Analysis of Green Roof Systems

ASTM E2400-06 Standard Guide for Selection, Installation, and Maintenance of Plants for Green Roof Systems

ASTM WK575 Practice for Assessment of Green Roofs

Build It Green

Building Owners and Managers Association's (BOMA) Green Resource Energy and Environment Network (G.R.E.E.N.)

Deutscher Dachgartner-Verband (DDV) - German

Forschungsgesellschaft Landschaftsbau Landschaftsentwicklung e.V. (FLL) - German

Forschungsgesellschaft Landschaftsbau Landschaftsentwicklung e.V. (FLL)  -Guidelines for the Planning, Construction and Maintenance of Green Roofing, 2008 - English

Green Building Certification Institute (GBGI)

Green Roof Centre - (UK)

Green Roof Forum - (UK)

The International Code Council (ICC)

National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA)

RCI (formerly Roof Consultants Institute)

Systems Integration Tool for Environmentally Sustainable Sites: SITESS

US Composting Council

Zentralverband Gartenbau e.V. (ZVG) - German


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