There are a lot of acronyms and big programs frequently mentioned when talking about sustainability in business. Here is a list of some of the programs and resources available to you.

ASHRAE/American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers/

ASTM/American Society for Testing & Materials/

CAlGreen Code

CalRecycle/California Department of Resources Recycling & Recovery/

Carbon Trust

CDP/Carbon Disclosure Project/

Energy Star/

Green Circle/

Green Seal/

Global Reporting Initiative/

ICC/International Code Council/

IES/Illuminating Engineering Society/

ISO 14001/International Organization for Standardization/

PoE/Power over Ethernet/

United Nations Global Compact/

USGBC LEED Certification Guidelines/US Green Building Council Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design/

-USGBC LEED v4 (Version 4)/

-USGBC LEED v4/User Guide/

-USGBC LEED v4 Webinar

ZNE/Zero Net Energy/

ZNE Slide Presentation, California Energy Commission