The High-Performance Green Building Partnership Consortia are groups from the public and private sectors recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for their commitment to high-performance green buildings. Groups that met specific qualifications outlined in the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 applied to be recognized as Consortia members through a Federal Register notice. DOE recognized the following groups:
The Collaborative for High-Performance Schools was recognized for its mission to facilitate the design, construction, and operation of high-performance schools: environments that are not only energy and resource efficient, but also healthy, comfortable, well-lit, and properly equipped with the amenities for a quality education.
The Database for Analyzing Sustainable and High-Performance Buildings (DASH) was recognized for improving evidence-based decision making through collecting and publicizing building performance data.
The Green Building Finance Consortium, a group of leading corporations, real estate companies, and trade groups, was recognized for its efforts to address the need for independent research and analysis of investment in green or energy-efficient buildings.
The Green Building Initiative was recognized for its mission to accelerate the adoption of building practices that result in energy-efficient, healthy, and environmentally sustainable buildings by promoting credible and practical green building approaches for residential and commercial construction.
High-Performance Commercial Green Building Partnership
The High-Performance Commercial Green Building Partnership was recognized for its commitment to further the development of high-performance commercial buildings.
LonMark International was recognized for its efforts to promote and advance the business of efficient and effective integration of open, multi-vendor control systems using ISO/IEC 14908-1 and related standards.
Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships, a regional nonprofit organization founded in 1996, was recognized for its mission to promote the efficient use of energy in homes, buildings, and industry in the Northeast United States through regionally coordinated programs and policies that increase the use of energy-efficiency products, services, and practices, and that help achieve a cleaner environment and a more reliable and affordable energy system.
Platinum Development Company was recognized for its efforts supporting fundraising development for high-profile green building projects.
Strategy Groups, a formulation of individuals and groups with the experience and know-how to implement sustainable solutions in any project, was recognized for its sustainable approach to strategic buildings management.
Sustainability Roundtable Inc. (SR Inc.) is a shared-cost, member-directed research and conferencing company that was recognized for its efforts to bring research, conferencing, and social networking to the sustainable real estate market.
Sustainable Energy & Environmental Network
The Sustainable Energy & Environmental Network, a nonprofit organization, was recognized for its dedication to assisting the environmental stewardship and sustainable development of energy resources and technologies, through educational activities and events, networking, tools, and information.
Each group has representation from the following buildings-related industries and associations:
- Design professions and national associations of architects and engineers
- Development, construction, financial, and real estate industries
- Building owners and operators from the public and private sectors
- Academic and research organizations
- Building code agencies and organizations, including model energy code-setting organizations
- Independent high-performance green building associations and councils
- Experts in indoor air quality and environmental factors, intelligent buildings and integrated building information systems, and the public transportation industry
- Utility energy-efficiency programs
- Manufacturers and providers of equipment and techniques used in high-performance green buildings
- Nongovernmental energy-efficiency organizations