VIA Design, Ltd. Links and Resources

The US Green Building Council
The U.S. Green Building Council is the nation's foremost coalition of leaders from across the building industry working to promote buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work.

USGBC Cincinnati Regional Chapter
Find out more about what is happening in our area and connect with local green building experts.  Individuals may join the USGBC Cincinnati Regional chapter and attend events even if your employer is not a national member.

Green Build
USGBC’s Greenbuild conference and expo is an unparalleled opportunity to connect with other green building peers, industry experts, and influential leaders as they share insights on the green building movement and its diverse specialties.

Colorado State University's Institute for the Built Environment
An off-site course taught at the US Virgin Islands' Maho Bay. VIA Design Principal Karen Sullivan co-teaches the course.

Renewable energy
visit the Department of Energy’s website to see how to purchase green power in your area.  

Solar power
use the online calculator to see if solar panels could work for your project  

your personal environmental footprint

Check Freecycle for your local source to recycle just about anything directly to someone who can use your unwanted items now

In the Cincinnati Area salvaged building materials can be donated to Building Value.

Living walls can add a natural dimension to a space
A source for moss and other plant materials for gardens, green roofs and vertical living walls is Moss Acres.

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