Alternative/Renewable Energy and Green Building

Smart Growth America

is working to support citizen-driven planning that coordinates development, transportation, revitalization of older areas and preservation of open space and the environment.

Environmental Protection Agency

The mission of the Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and the environment. Since 1970, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people.

 

South Carolina Sustainability Network

Saving energy gives businesses a competitive advantage, saves homeowners money, and protects the environment as well as human health. Check out the resources below to learn about ways you can help reduce energy consumption.

 

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing energy efficiency as a means of promoting both economic prosperity and environmental protection.

Everblue

Everblue are a veteran founded, accredited educational institution (edu), that has an extensive curriculum, including: LEED accreditation, multiple BPI Certifications, Renewable Energy Training, Weatherization Training, RESNET HERS Rater, NABCEP Solar Certification, Corporate Sustainability, and Carbon Accounting.

 

ENERGY STAR

ENERGY STAR is a government-backed program helping businesses and individuals protect the environment through superior energy efficiency.

 

South Carolina Energy Office (SCEO)

The primary purpose of the South Carolina Energy Office is to develop and implement a well-balanced energy strategy and to increase the efficiency of use of all energy sources throughout South Carolina.

 

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.

Efficient Windows Collaborative

is excited to announce the launch of a new database of efficiency initiatives including tax incentives, building code changes and legislative initiatives.

Energy Information Portal

is a gateway to hundreds of Web sites and thousands of online documents on energy efficiency and renewable energy.

Solar Energy International (SEI)

works cooperatively with grassroots and development organizations to meet sustainable development goals with renewable energies.