American National Standards Institute (ANSI)

A private, nonprofit organization that coordinates national and international standards for U.S. companies. Site includes reference libraries, standards information, accreditation services, news and publications, meetings and events, education and training information, and a listing of web links. (ATP, Internet Resources) Washington, D.C.

American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)

A nonprofit organization that provides a global forum for the development and publication of voluntary consensus standards for materials, products, systems, and services. Site includes information on standards, listings of technical publications, and information on training courses. (ATP, Internet Resources) West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania.

Building Performance Institute (BPI)

 Offers nationally-recognized training, certification, accreditation, and quality assurance programs. Malta, New York.

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE): Greening Government

 Site serves as a resource for all CDLE locations and employees. Information regarding CDLE's involvement, efforts, progress and results. Denver, Colorado.

Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFi)

An organization that promotes the testing of products for the protection of consumers. Site includes materials on home safety, school safety, and workplace safety, with a number of links to safety organizations. (ATP, Internet Resources) Rosslyn, Vermont

Energy Star

A government program that certifies “energy efficient” products. Products with the Energy Star label have been identified by the US Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy as the most efficient products in their classes. (Hall Lectures, 9/19/09) Washington, D.C.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

A governmental agency that governs the pollution protection of air, water, and land. The EPA is responsible for researching and setting national standards for a variety of environmental programs. Site includes educational resources; legal and regulation information; and information on programs for students, teachers, and researchers. (ATP, Internet Resources) Washington, D.C.

Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC)

Formed in 1982 as a non-profit organization, supports market-oriented services targeted at education, coordination, procurement, the adoption and implementation of uniform guidelines and standards, workforce development, and consumer protection.  IREC's mission is to accelerate the sustainable utilization of renewable energy sources and technologies in and through state and local government and community activities.  Latham, New York.

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

A department of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The federal agency responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related disease and injury. Site includes safety and health information, Health Hazard Evaluation (HHE) program information, training information, searchable databases, and publication, software, and product listings. It's mission is "To develop new knowledge in the field of occupational safety and health and to transfer that knowledge into practice." Washington, D.C.

National Safety Council (NSC)

A nonprofit organization that is dedicated to promoting safety and protecting life. Site includes an online library, a searchable training agency database, and Internet-based training programs. (ATP, Internet Resources) Itasca, Illinois.

North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP)

NABCEP's mission is “to support, and work with, the renewable energy and energy efficiency industries, professionals, and stakeholders to develop and implement quality credentialing and certification programs for practitioners.”  NABCEP began that work by creating a certification program for solar electric installers—referred to as the NABCEP™ Solar PV Installer Certification.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

An agency in the United States Department of Labor that provides and enforces safety guidelines to protect workers from injury. Site includes laws and regulations, cooperative programs, safety and health topics, and statistics and data. (ATP, Internet Resources) Washington, D.C.

Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET)

The Residential Energy Services Network's (RESNET®) mission is to ensure the success of the building energy performance certification industry, set the standards of quality, and increase the opportunity for ownership of high performance buildings. Oceanside, California.

Solar Rating and Certificate Corporation (SRCC)

Incorporated as a non-profit in 1980, the primary purpose of the SRCC is the development and implementation of certification programs and national rating standards for solar energy equipment.

UL (formerly Underwriters Laboratories Inc)

A product safety and certification organization. UL helps companies demonstrate safety, confirm compliance, enhance sustainability, manage transparency, deliver quality and performance, strengthen security, protect brand reputation, build workplace excellence, and advance societal wellbeing. Some of the services offered by UL include: inspection, advisory services, education and training, testing, auditing and analytics, certification software solutions, and marketing claim verification.

U.S. Green Building Council (LEED - Leadership in Energy and Building Design)

A non-profit community of leaders working to make green buildings available to everyone within a generation. Has implemented the ‘Green Building Rating System’ to promote reduced energy use.  An independent rating system that certifies different levels of energy efficiency and environmental protection. The LEED system also evaluates building siting, materials, operations, and occupant comfort. Washington, D.C.