U.S. Green Building Council
U.S. Green Building Council is a non-profit organization composed of leaders working to advance buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work. Driving its mission is USGBC’s LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System, a voluntary national certification system for developing high-performance, sustainable buildings. USGBC is one of CCN’s primary organizing partners.
National Wildlife Federation
National Wildlife Federation is America’s largest conservation organization. NWF works across the U.S. to protect and restore wildlife habitat, confront global warming and connect people with nature. NWF has a 20-year history of working with colleges and universities through its Campus Ecology program to improve their overall green educational programming and on-site sustainability. Its student outreach programs, campus consulting, technology competitions and educational events and resources reach about 1,000 colleges each year.
Lucid Design Group, Inc. (“Lucid”) is a privately held cleantech software company and a pioneer in providing real-time feedback to teach, inspire behavior change, and save energy and water resources in buildings. Lucid’s team endeavors to make resource use visible, accessible and engaging so that building occupants have the data visualization and communication tools to manage and reduce their consumption. Lucid’s Building Dashboard® technology drives CCN and enables competitions within and among campuses.
Alliance to Save Energy
Alliance to Save Energy is a non-profit coalition of business, government, environmental and consumer leaders who support energy efficiency as a cost-effective energy resource and advocate energy efficiency policies that minimize costs and lessen emissions. To carry out its mission, ASE undertakes research, educational programs, and policy advocacy; designs and implements energy-efficiency projects; promotes technology development and deployment; builds public-private partnerships; and initiates collaborative efforts and strategic alliances.