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U.S. Green Building Council
This national council is responsible for the LEED green building program, the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, and many other educational and advocacy opportunities to support public policies encouraging green buildings and communities.

Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers
Chartered in 1976, CIBSE supports the science and practice of building services engineering, by providing information and education services to members and the public. It also promotes the career of building services engineers by accrediting courses of study in higher education and by approving work-based training programs.

Rocky Mountain Institute
RMI is an independent, non-partisan nonprofit that drives the efficient and restorative use of resources by advancing market-based solutions and by engaging businesses, communities, and institutions to cost-effectively switch to higher efficiency standards and renewables. 

Center for Urban Science and Progress
CUSP is a public-private research center that observes, analyzes, and models cities to optimize outcomes, prototype new solutions, formalize new tools and processes, and develop new expertise to help cities around the world become more productive, livable, equitable, and resilient.

Pratt Center for Community Development
The center's programs integrate advocacy, research, urban planning, and small business assistance toward a more sustainable, equitable New York City.  

CUNY Building Performance Lab
As part of CUNY Institute for Urban Systems, BPL is CUNY's leading institute for the study and promotion of advanced building practices. Established in 2006, BPL conducts buildings systems and energy data research, offers internship and other educational opportunities to CUNY students, and provides energy-saving training for building operators and engineers, including more than a thousand New York City municipal agency personnel. 

Welcome to the Building Energy Exchange! Located in downtown Manhattan, we’re a resource center dedicated to advancing efficient energy and lighting design in buildings. Explore this site for helpful case studies and reports, check out our calendar for a wide range of activities and events, and follow our lively blog, Insight. Our site is growing all the time—drop us an email to contribute or comment!