U.S. Green Building Council
As the body who awards the prestigious and sought-after Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, USGBC is at the forefront of sustainable development. GI Energy is a member of the national body, whilst many of our team are active on local boards.
Many of GI Energy's buildings are LEED accredited (Walgreens Net Zero Store in Evanston has Platinum rating for example), whilst our commitment to LEED standards is evidenced by our team's accreditation, many have achieved or are working towards LEED Green Associate status.
Rocky Mountain Institute
RMI's mission is to drive the efficient and restorative use of resources. We collaborate with RMI on a variety of issues, including thought leadership, such as our blog on Community Scale Solar for Corporate entities - see our Blog & News posting, October 2016.
SEPA is an educational non-profit association that facilitates the electric power industry’s smart transition to a clean and modern energy future.
International District Energy Association
IDEA supports members worldwide, who are involved in the operation, design, construction, and optimization of district heating, district cooling, and combined heat and power (CHP) systems located in cities, communities and on campuses and owned and operated by public and private utilities, municipalities, hospitals, military bases and airports.
Deep Foundations Institute
Energy Foundations Working Group
DFI exists to promote the advancement of the Deep Foundations industry. GI Energy's Tony Amis is co-chair of the Energy Foundations working group, which supports the Sustainability Sub-Committee. It focuses on advancing the understanding and use of deep foundations as geothermal heat transfer elements. Group members contribute practice-oriented input to research and testing programs, and discuss application, technical and market related considerations for incorporating energy foundation technologies into widespread foundation practices.
American Institute of Architects
Continuing Education System (CES) Approved Provider
Working under the aegis of the AIA, GI Energy offers Architects in the North East continuing professional development opportunities, through our 'Lunch & Learn' session. We focus on sustainable design and infrastructure, with on-site generation.
If you are an architect, and might be interested in our course, don't hesitate to get in touch with us.
APPA provides leadership in Educational Facilities. Educational facilities professionals develop and sustain the physical environment of the institutions that they serve: in support of this, APPA provides information, training, and research. GI Energy has Business Partner Membership of APPA, and regularly participates in discussions and panels with APPA members, covering Utilities and Campuses, Campus on-site power generation, Energy master planning, and campus energy design/construction.
The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education empowers higher education stakeholders to be effective change agents, and drivers of sustainability innovation. As a business partner, GI Energy supports their membership to achieve sustainability goals.
AESP is a member-based association dedicated to improving the delivery and implementation of energy efficiency, energy management and distributed renewable resources.
New York Geothermal Energy Organization
NY-GEO is a nonprofit trade association dedicated to geothermal heating and cooling. It promotes the use of ground-source heat pumps to heat and cool buildings in New York State. This is particularly relevant in light of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's ambitions to accelerate the use of renewable heating and cooling technologies in New York to stimulate the clean energy economy. The new policy framework released by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority includes a proposed two-year, $15-million program to provide rebates for the installation of ground-source heat pumps. This plan will support the state’s goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in New York 40 percent by 2030 from 1990 levels.
Geothermal Alliance of Illinois
The GAOI supports Illinois residents source the best possible geothermal information for their needs.
New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium
NY-BEST™ is a rapidly growing, industry-led, private-public coalition of corporate, entrepreneurial, academic, and government partners building a vibrant, world-class advanced battery and energy storage sector, from R&D to commercialization, in New York State. Our diverse members include Fortune 500 companies, start-ups, universities, national research centers and laboratories spanning all facets of the energy sector. NY-BEST's mission is to catalyze and grow the energy storage industry and establish New York State as a global leader in this field.