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Building trade associations USA

A comprehensive list of trade bodies, institutes, trade associations and regulatory organisations for the building, heating, plumbing, electrical industries in the United States of America.


Governing and qualifying organisations

American Arbitration Association - Arbitration advice for those in dispute with another party.

Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) - Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) helps HVACR contractors in the country acquire, serve, and satisfy customers.

Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) - Ensuring human comfort, productivity, and safety, while practicing environmental stewardship is the mission of the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI). Our 300 member companies produce more than 90 percent of the residential and commercial air conditioning, heating, water heating, and commercial refrigeration equipment made in North America. Through our certification program, standards, advocacy, and other activities, we strive to help save energy, improve productivity, and ensure a better environment.

Alliance to Save Energy - The Alliance to Save Energy promotes energy efficiency worldwide to achieve a healthier economy, a cleaner environment, and greater energy security.

American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) - American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) promotes, protects, and enhances industrial hygienists and other occupational health, safety and environmental professionals in their efforts to improve the health and well being of workers, the community, and the environment.

The American Institute of Architects - American Institute of Architects publishes the MASTERSPEC master specification system for design professionals and the building/construction industry.

American Society of Heating Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers - American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (ASHRAE) is organized for the sole purpose of advancing the arts and sciences of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration for the public's benefit through research, standards writing, continuing education and publications.

The Associated Builders and Contractors inc. - Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national association with 74 chapters representing 22,000 merit shop construction and construction-related firms. ABC's membership represents all specialties within the U.S. construction industry and is comprised primarily of firms that perform work in the industrial and commercial sectors of the industry.

Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) - Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) provides information on energy efficiency, utility deregulation, facility management, plant engineering, and environmental compliance.

The Associated General Contractors of America - Building construction is a major contributor to employment and economic activity, in addition to producing structures that add to productivity and quality of life. In 2011, nonresidential building general and specialty trade contractors accounted for 2.7 million of the construction industry's 5.5 million employees. Construction of nonresidential buildings totaled roughly $283 billion, compared to $250 billion for nonbuilding construction and $246 billion for residential construction.

American Society of Landscape Architects - National Professional society, founded in 1899, that represents the landscape architecture profession in the U.S.

American Society of Interior Designers - Represents the interests of interior designers and the interior design community.

Architects, Designers and Planners for Social Responsibility (ADPSR) - The SolarBank program is fro mobilizing financial resources for solar energy. this is a global capital fund for the financing of the end-use markets for solar energy.

The Carpet and Rug Institute - Trade organization established the Green Label Testing Program to identify low-emitting carpets to consumers. LEED referenced standard for VOC's in carpets, cushions and adhesives.

International Interior Design Association (IIDA) - Professional networking and educational association. Commited to enhancing the quality of life through excellence in interior design and advancing interior design through knowledge.

Interiors & Sources (IS) - Actively involved with green design. Sponsors EnviroDesign annual conference and publishes print and virtual magazines, Interiors and Sources and ISDESIGNET.

National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) - NAHB exists to represent the building industry by serving its members and affiliated state and local builders associations.

Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) - SEPA (Formerly known as UPVG, the Utility Photovoltaic Group) is a membership organization led by electric service providers from 8 countries working together to advance the use of solar photovoltaic power.

Sustainable Building Industries Council (SBIC) - SBIC is an independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to advance the design, affordability, energy performance, and environmental soundness of America's buildings.

Sustainable Communities Network (SCN) - This organization provides a variety of resources for sustainability-oriented community developers who want to connect with like-minded federal, state and private organizations.

U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) - Green building industry's premier coalition of leaders from across the building industry working to promote buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable, and healthy places to live and work. Sponsor summit conferences and is the directing organization for the LEED program.

Blown-In-Blanket Contractors Association (BIBCA) - Blow-In-Blanket Contractors Association (BIBCA) serves insulation contractors throughout the US and Canada with industry news, training seminars, conventions, material specs, and networking resources.

Building Owners and Managers Association International - BOMA is a leader in commercial real estate advocacy keeping members abreast of key legislative, regulatory, and codes and standards issues at both the national and state level.

Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) - The Business Council for Sustainable Energy was created in 1992 by the business leaders from the energy efficiency, renewable energy, natural gas, independent power and electric utility industries. BCSE is dedicated to implementing market-based approaches to reducing pollution and providing a diverse, secure mix of energy resources. BCSE is also committed to economic growth through sustainable energy development.

Energy & Environmental Building Association (EEBA) - Energy & Environmental Building Association (EEBA) - promotes the awareness, education and development of energy efficient, environmentally responsible buildings and communities.

Environmental Energy Study Institute - Environmental Energy Study Institute promotes the development of public policy options that will sustain people, the environment and natural resources.

Insulation Contractors Association of America (ICAA) - Insulation Contractors Association of America (ICAA) is an organization of insulation installers that specialize in residential and light commercial projects.

International Building and Construction Solutions (IBACOS) - Integrated Building And Construction Solutions (IBACOS) helps the home building industry measurably increase the quality of residential construction in the U.S. market through research, market education and consulting.

Leading Builders of America - Leading Builders of America was formed in 2009. Our members include many of the largest homebuilding companies in North America. Our purpose is to preserve home affordability for American families.

Metal Building Contractors & Erectors Association (MBCEA) - The Metal Building Contractors & Erectors Association (MBCEA) serves the needs and interests of metal building contractors and erectors, through education, training, local chapter development and maintenance of a resource center.

NAHB Research Center - NAHB Research Center provides information about new and traditional building materials and practices.

Exhibition Centers USA - The Exhibition agency provides lists of recommended suppliers for professional trades involved in the exhibition industry.

National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADACA) - National Air Duct Cleaners Association is dedicated to the continuous progression of the Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) hygiene industry.

National Association of Energy Services Companies (NAESCO) - NAESCO is a leader in devising innovative policies that reflect a changing marketplace. On Capitol Hill and at Federal Agencies, NAESCO represents the energy services industry. NAESCO fosters working partnerships with generation and distribution companies and promotes the benefits of energy efficiency, including distributed resources, in a changing market.

The Trade Services Directory - Building and construction trades within the USA.

National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) - National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is the trade association for US home builders. The main site provides information resources for contractors, educational programs and economic and statistical information about the home building industry.

National Insulation Association (NIA) - The National Insulation Association is a not-for-profit trade association representing contractors, distributors, laminators, fabricators and manufacturers who provide thermal insulation, insulation accessories and components to the commercial, mechanical and industrial markets throughout the nation. NIA members insulate power plants, process systems, factories, refineries, and similar facilities.

Sheet Metal Occupational Health Institute Trust (SMOHIT) - Sheet Metal Occupational Health Institute Trust (SMOHIT) is a Joint Labor Management Trust whose mission is to provide industry-leading health and safety solutions that will minimize occupational illnesses and injuries in the Sheet Metal Industry.

Society of Plastics Industry - Society of the Plastics Industry promotes the development of the plastics industry and enhances the public's understanding of its contributions.

Los Angeles building contractors - Allowing the general public to selct the building contractor of their choice through ratings and reviews.

Southwest Insulation Contractors Association – (SWICA) - Southwest Insulation Contractors Association is comprised of industrial and commercial insulation and asbestos abatement contractors and their product manufacturers, distributors and suppliers throughout the southwestern United States. Specifically, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas. Through professionally managed meetings, seminars, expositions, directories and publications SWICA provides members pertinent data and a valued industry network.