The Sustainable Building Industry Council's “Green Building Guidelines” is now available for purchase online. According to an SBIC press release, the fourth edition of the book, which is written by contractors, contains roughly 200 tips for contractors “just getting started in greening their product.” The release lauds it as an “indispensable, educational source of thorough, unbiased information” about green building.

Hard copies of the book can still be purchased from the SBIC Web site ( or from the HAHB ( To download a PDF, visit The cost is $32 for SBIC members, $37.50 for nonmembers.