American Society for Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning (ASHRAE)

ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education.  Atlanta, GA.


American Solar Energy Society (ASES)

Publishes Solar Today magazine. Publishes papers and reports (green jobs reports, for example). Organizes annual solar tour (typically October in most locations.) Organizes annual solar conference. Boulder, Colorado.


American Wind Energy Association (AWEA)

A national trade association representing wind power project developers, equipment suppliers, services providers, parts manufacturers, utilities, researchers, and others involved in the wind industry - one of the world's fastest growing energy industries. In addition, AWEA represents hundreds of wind energy advocates from around the world. Washington, D.C. 


Biomass Power Association (BPA)

The nation’s leading organization working to expand and advance the use of clean, renewable biomass power. Portland, Maryland.


Building Green

An independent publishing company committed to bringing our members accurate, unbiased, and timely green design information. BuildingGreen brings the best research, thinking, and writing to you through many publications, including Environmental Building News, the GreenSpec directory of green products, and the BuildingGreen Suite of online tools. Membership fee for info services. Brattleboro, VT.


Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)

The principal fact-finding agency for the federal government in the field of labor economics and statistics. Site includes data relevant to U.S. social and economic conditions, workers, workplaces, and workers' families.  (ATP, Internet Resources) Washington, D.C.


Colorado Governor’s Energy Office

‘Advancing Colorado to a New Energy Economy.’ Denver, CO. 


Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES)

 Colorado ASES chapter. Golden, Colorado.


Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association (COSEIA)

Colorado SEIA chapter. Golden, Colorado.



A comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility, and federal incentives and policies that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency. Established in 1995 and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, DSIRE is an ongoing project of the “North Carolina Solar Center” and the “Interstate Renewable Energy Council” Raleigh, North Carolina.


International Hydropower Association

Members include corporations, engineers, researchers, educational establishments , and individuals working or studying in the field of hydropower. 


International Solar Energy Society (ISES)

Has been serving the needs of the renewable energy community since its founding in 1954. A UN-accredited NGO present in more than 50 countries, the Society supports its members in the advancement of renewable energy technology, implementation and education all over the world.  Freiburg, Germany.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

United States Government funded organization for research and education on renewable energy technologies. NREL is the nation's primary laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development (R&D). NREL's mission and strategy are focused on advancing the U.S. Department of Energy's and our nation's energy goals. The laboratory's scientists and researchers support critical market objectives to accelerate research from scientific innovations to market-viable alternative energy solutions. At the core of this strategic direction are NREL's research and technology development areas. These areas span from understanding renewable resources for energy, to the conversion of these resources to renewable electricity and fuels, and ultimately to the use of renewable electricity and fuels in homes, commercial buildings, and vehicles. The laboratory thereby directly contributes to the nation's goal for finding new renewable ways to power our homes, businesses, and cars.  Golden, Colorado.


North Carolina Solar Center

A clearinghouse for solar and other renewable energy programs, information, research, technical assistance, and training for the citizens of North Carolina and beyond. Through its programs and services, the N.C. Solar Center seeks to stabilize energy costs for consumers, stimulate local economies, reduce dependence on foreign fuels, and mitigate the environmental impacts associated with fossil fuels. Established in 1988, the N.C. Solar Center is operated by N.C. State University’s College of Engineering at North Carolina State University.  Raleigh, North Carolina


Rocky Mountain Institute

RMI advances market-based solutions, engaging businesses, communities, and institutions to cost-effectively shift to efficiency and renewables. Colorado, New York, Washington, D.C.

Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)

National trade association for the solar energy industry. We work to expand markets, strengthen research and development, remove market barriers and improve education and outreach for solar energy professionals. SEIA was founded in 1974. Washington, D.C.


Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA)

 The Solar Electric Power Association SEPA is comprised of over 560 utilities and solar industry members. From national events to one-on-one counseling, SEPA is the go-to resource for unbiased and actionable solar intelligence. Breaking down information overload into business reality, SEPA takes the time and risk out of implementing solar business plans and helps turn new technologies into new opportunities. Washington, D.C.