Technical Assistance

Traditional FAQ and technical assistance many times takes on a one size fits all approach.  Our intention is to help reduce the hurdles or obstacles you might face when trying to adopt sustainable products and technologies. By presenting verifiable, unbiased information, we aim to provide the unique feedback you need to design, build or develop a more sustainable future.

Whether you’re evaluating options for your next structure, or simply curious about a particular topic, the Coalition is here for you. Please submit your question to

Green Building Administrator (GBA)

Current Green Building Programs/Rating Systems:

LEED for Homes
Energy Star ver 3
National Green Building Standard (NGBS; also known as ICC 700)

Potential Additions:

2009 IECC
2012 IECC
Build Green New Mexico
Florida Green Building Coalition
Austin Energy's Green Building Program
Enterprise Green Communities
Eco Smart Energy Home

If you would like to add your national, regional, state or local green building program/rating system to The GBA, please contact us at

Technical Director

Laureen Blissard

Laureen BlissardMs. Blissard holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in architecture from the University of Illinois and has built a successful 20-year+ practice in the design and construction of buildings and interiors. She is also a licensed architect in Illinois and Wisconsin, as well as having received approval for reciprocal licensure designation in every state except California via NCARB certification.

A Founding member and Past Chair of the Illinois Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council, Laureen currently serves as the chapter’s Governance committee Chair and Residential Green Building Advocate which entails numerous public speaking engagements on behalf of the chapter.

Additionally, Laureen is the principal and owner of LTLB Envirotecture, a small architecture and design firm that primarily focuses on Green Building Program certified projects and existing home retrofits for aging in place clients.