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Member Resources

Local Organizations

Home Builders’ Association of Central New Mexico
www.HBACNM.com

New Mexico Recycling Coalition
www.nmrecycle.org

PNM's solar credit system
www.pnm.com/customers/my_home.htm

New Mexico Coalition for Clean Affordable Energy
www.cfcae.org

Mesa del Sol
www.mesadelsolnm.com/sustainability/sustainability

National Organizations

EEBA-Energy & Environmental Building Association
www.eeba.org

SBIC-Sustainable Buildings Industry Council
www.SBICouncil.org

NAHB-National Association of Home Builders
www.nahb.org

Home Innovation Research Labs
www.HomeInnovation.com/Green

AAMA-American Architectural Manufacturers Association
www.aamanet.org

ASES-The American Solar Energy Society
www.ases.org

Manufacturers’ Certification

EPAs Energy Star Label Program (Appliances, Windows, Air-Source/Geothermal Heat Pumps, Boilers, Central AC, Furnaces, Thermostats, Ventilating Fans, Sky Lights, Ceiling Fans, Roofing, Lighting)
www.energystar.gov

NFRC-National Fenestration Rating Council (Windows, Sky Lights)
www.nfrc.org

EWC-Efficient Windows Collaborative (Windows, Sky Lights)
www.efficientwindows.org

NSF-National Sanitation Foundation (Water Filtration, Water Softeners)
www.nsf.org

RESNET-Residential Energy Services Network (HERS Raters-Diagnostic Testing)
www.natresnet.org

CRI-Carpet & Rug Institute-IAQ Green Label Program (Low-Emitting Carpet, Cushions, Adhesives,
Vacuum Cleaners)
www.carpet-rug.com

Green Guard Environmental Institute (Low-Emitting Indoor products, Building Materials)
www.greenguard.org

BEES Life Cycle Assessment - Nat. Inst. of Standards & Tech. (NIST)

Athena™ Environmental Impact Estimator - Sustainable Materials Institute
www.athenaSMI.ca

SFI-Sustainable Forest Initiative®
www.aboutsfi.org

The American Tree Farm System®
www.treefarmsystem.org

ICC 700 National Green Building Standard Certification
www.homeinnovation.com/green

Green Building Programs Around The Country

Earth Craft House™
www.southface.org

Austin Energy's-Sustainable Building Sourcebook