There are a number of different programs that offer standards for evaluating "green" building. If there are standards you are aware of and would like to see listed here, please let us know. Dovetail is not responsible for the content, accuracy or quality of information provided by other sources. Listing here does not represent endorsement or promotion of any program, standard, or viewpoint.
Green Building Introductions
These brief summaries were compiled by Dovetail Partners to provide an introduction to some of the leading green building programs. For the most current and complete information about each program, please visit their respective websites or contact them directly.
Green Building Introduction: BREEAM (120 kb, pdf)
Green Building Introduction: BuiltGreen (112 kb, pdf)
Green Building Introduction: Green Globes (120 kb, pdf)
Green Building Introduction: GreenBuilt Home (484 kb, pdf)
Links to Green Building Program Websites
Green Building Comparisons
GREEN BUILDING RATING SYSTEMS: A COMPARISON OF THE LEED AND GREEN GLOBES SYSTEMS IN THE US Timothy M. Smith, Miriam Fischlein, Sangwon Suh, Pat Huelman. Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering University of Minnesota.
Green Building Materials
Information from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Green Building Projects in Minnesota