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North American Coalition on Green Building

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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).[1]

NACGB is not a formal organisation and has no staff, office or website.



In November 2005, NACGB's members were listed as:

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  1. "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.
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