North American Coalition on Green Building
This article is part of the Center for Media & Democracy's spotlight on front groups and corporate spin.
The North American Coalition on Green Building (NACGB) was created in 2003 as a counter to the U.S. Green Building Council's "Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design" (LEED) green building rating system. NACGB's members consist predominately of timber and chemicals industry associations with a few companies such as General Electric. NACGB states that it was created to "promote green building concepts and standards that reflect the views and concerns of all stakeholdes." (Emphasis in original).
NACGB is not a formal organisation and has no staff, office or website.
In November 2005, NACGB's members were listed as:
- APA-The Engineered Wood Association
- Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC)
- Alliance for the Polyurethanes Industry
- American Architectural Manufacturers Association
- American Forest Foundation
- American Forest & Paper Association
- American Plastics Council
- Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers
- Architectural Woodwork Institute
- Canadian Plastics Industry Association
- Canadian Lumbermen's Association
- Canadian Kitchen Cabinet Association
- Canadian Wood Council
- Composite Panel Association
- Formaldehyde Council
- Forest Products Association of Canada
- General Electric
- Hardwood Plywood and Veneer Association
- International Wood Products Association
- Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association
- National Hardwood Lumber Association
- National Lumber & Building Material Dealers Association
- National Paint & Coatings Association
- North American Wholesale Lumber Association
- Plastic Pipe and Fittings Association
- Resilient Floor Covering Institute
- Southern Pine Council
- Structural Board Association
- The Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance
- Treated Wood Council
- Vinyl Council of Canada
- Vinyl Institute
- Window and Door Manufacturers Association
- "The North American Coalition on Green Building", November 2005.
- Scott Carlson, "Cost and Red Tape Hamper Colleges' Efforts to Go Green: They find ways to achieve sustainability without the official stamp," Chronicle of Higher Education, April 11, 2008.