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Click on a consortium name to view a description of that consortium and to access links that will take you to its homepage, supported standards and (if available) its IPR policy.


American High-Performance Buildings Coalition (AHPBC)
Develops and promotes green building codes, standards, rating systems and credits

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Develops and promotes software application information exchange in the construction industry

BuildingSMART Alliance
Develops and promotes support programs for digital technology in the property industry

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Construction Open Software Alliance (COSA)
Develops and promotes an open standard in construction software applications

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EMerge Alliance
Promotes the rapid adoption of safe, low voltage DC power distribution and use in commercial building interiors

EnOcean Alliance
Develops and promotes wireless standards for self-powered wireless monitoring and control systems for sustainable buildings

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Develops and deploys technologies to improve how capital projects and facilities are designed, engineered, built and maintained

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Health Product Declaration (HPD) Forum
Develops and promotes the HPD Open Standard related to individual building products and materials

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Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITSA)
Promotes research and development of Intelligent Transportation Systems to improve surface transportation systems (U.S.)

International Alliance for Interoperability (IAI)
Defined and promoted information exchange specifications for buildings *Now BuildingSmart

International Code Council (ICC)
Promotes the adoption of model construction codes

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KNX Association
Develops and promotes the KNX standard

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Developed and promoted a non-proprietary data standard (LandXML) *Dissolved in 2012

Leonardo Academy
Develops strategies to enhance environmental sustainability

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Develops and promotes software standard that facilitates interoperability of business and automation applications used in electric utilities

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NSF International
Promotes public health and safety-related information and certification and develops food and water industry standards

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Zero Energy Commercial Buildings Consortium (CBC)
Develops and promotes zero energy performance in new and existing commercial buildings (U.S.)

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