Sustainability resources

Sustainability

Stay ahead of sustainability practice in the specialty fabrics industry with IFAI's Sustainability Resources.

IFAI-published articles and industry news

BuildingGreen.com -find LEED help, environmental building news, Building Green membership information, educational and research resources.

Ecotextile.com -read current news about the textile industry. Subscription or web sign-up required to access articles.

Ecotextilelabels.com -a dynamic, interactive guide to sustainability labels and standards.

EPA Environmental Labeling Issues, Policies and Practices Worldwide -the 1998 report presents a snapshot of the major environmental labeling programs worldwide.

EPA Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) -info for green vendors, businesses, and consumers from the federal government about green purchasing.

GreenBuilder.com -search for green building professionals in your area and be listed as a green professional.

GreenBuilding.com -green ideas and approaches for homeowners and building professionals.  Training, certification, and other resources.

Green Building Services -find experienced green building consultants, software for tracking green building progress, training and other resources.

Green MBA Programs -search rankings of business schools around the world/country that focus on environmental education and traditional MBA requirements.

Making Sense of Eco-labels: A Primer on “Green” Seals of Approval -environmental labeling basics and legal implications.

Oikos - Green Building Source -find certified green products, green building news, and homeowner/building tips.

Smart Communities Network -community oriented sustainability resources on land use, disaster planning, green development, and other issues.

Steel Recycling Institute -find steel recycling resources and LEED certification for steel.

UNOPS Guide to Environmental Labels -a guide to environmental labels, ecolabels, product declarations and logos, and how to use environmental labels in the context of UN procurement.

U.S. Dept. of Energy Recovery and Reinvestment -"The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 includes measures to modernize our nation's infrastructure and enhance energy independence" through:
competitive and state/local funding opportunities -grants, loan guarantees, grants-in-lieu-of-tax-credits, and more.

Whole Building Design Guide -get help with integrated design and team approach to a project during the planning and programming phases. Find industry news, tools, education, etc.