Presentations from Local Government Green Team Meet Up at the Green Homes & Great Health Festival
September 29, 2012

USGBC Resources

USGBC – Government Resource Page:

Roadmap to Sustainable Government Buildings

Implement the LEED Rating System

Innovative Public Policy Solutions

LEED Public Policy Catalog
Find examples of code, policy, ordinances and more that have been adopted and implemented by local and state governments

Sustainable Cities and Communities – Sustainable development resources:

Greening Your Government Webinar Series (On Demand):

General Resources

Architecture 2030 Toolkit for Local Governments:

Database of State & Local Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency

Green Playbook
The Green Playbook provides local governments with guidance and resources to rapidly advance green buildings, neighborhoods and infrastructure. It includes strategies, tips and tools that elected officials and senior managers and staff can apply toward building green and taking immediate action on climate change.

ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability

Municipal Green Building Policies: Strategies for Transforming Building Practices in the Private Sector from the Environmental Law Institute.

National Association of Counties – Green Government Initiative

US Conference of Mayors Climate Protection Center:
As the author of the Mayors’ Climate Protection Agreement, the US Conference of Mayors Best Practice Documents provide excellent examples of what is going on in municipalities big and small all over the country.

Local resources:

East-West Gateway Council of Governments

RCGA St. Louis

Sustainable St. Louis

St. Louis Earth Day

Sustainable Communities Workshop Series (Sept 2010 – 2011)

USGBC-STL Greening Your Government Series Presentations (June and August 2009)

Federal Government Agencies

Department of Energy

ENERGY STAR for Local Governments:

Environmental Protection Agency

Energy Information Administration

General Services Administration
– Strategically Sustainable