Sustainable Buildings Industry
SBIC is an independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to advance the
design, affordability, energy performance, and environmental soundness of
teach, value, and advocate a balanced, holistic approach to designing new
buildings. These days many terms are used to describe improved buildings, such
as "green," "sustainable," "high performance," and "environmentally responsive."
We are always mindful that these ideas must be kept in context with other
equally important design objectives, such as aesthetics, accessibility, cost
effectiveness, flexibility, high productivity, and security. Our members believe
that all sustainable buildings must be low-energy, climate-responsive, use
minimal fossil fuels and cleaner, renewable energy. Click on one of the
following links for more information:
The Sustainable Buildings Industry Council (SBIC) was founded by the major
building trade associations in 1980 as the Passive Solar Industries Council.
While we continue to be an association of associations committed to
high-performance design and construction, we have since changed our name to more
accurately reflect the full scope of our efforts in the allied fields of
architecture, engineering, building systems and materials, product
manufacturing, energy analysis, and "whole building" design.
are still strong supporters of passive solar strategies and technology-driven
building solutions, but from the beginning, our work has touched on all aspects
of sustainable design and construction: energy efficiency, renewable
technologies, daylighting, healthy indoor environments, sustainable building
materials and products, and resource conservation . . . all the components that
make integrated, better buildings possible.
After 24 years of operation, we continue to celebrate the unique relationship
between each building and its natural environment. This has generated a solid
base of loyal and happy members who rely on SBIC to provide them with the
answers to their sustainability needs.
is located in the heart of downtown Washington, D.C., and is convenient to the
Red, Blue, and Orange lines on the Metro.
1112 16th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 393-5043 fax
Solar Electric Light Fund
1739 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
Phone: 202-234-7565 Fax: 202-234-7266
Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)
122 C Street, NW 4th Floor
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-383-2600 Fax: 202-383-2670
Solar Energy Research and Education Foundation
777 North Capitol Street, NE, Suite 805
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: 202-408-0663 Fax: 202-408-8536
Solar Rating & Certification Corporation
122 C Street, NW, 4th Floor
Washington, DC 20001
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