Dedicated green designers struggle mightily to keep up with changes in eco-building products. But they have a valuable resource in the GreenSpec Directory, revised and published annually by the editors of Environmental Building News.
“Unlike most other directories in the construction and design sector, GreenSpec does not charge for listings or for the review process,” says coeditor Alex Wilson, “and we don't accept advertisements.” The endeavor pays for itself with the directory's $89 cover price and the $199 annual subscription for BuildingGreen Suite, its expanded, search-able online component.
New this year, AIA members receive a 30 percent discount off their suite subscriptions. For details, visit www.GreenSpec.com or call 800.861.0954 (or 802.257.7300 outside the United States and Canada).