The U.S. Green Building Council, Washington, D.C., and Green Guide for Health Care, a joint project of the Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems, Austin, Texas, and Health Care Without Harm, Arlington, Va., are collaborating to green the health-care industry by fostering best practices and ensuring the industry has the tools and resources it needs to build green. The organizations signed a memorandum of understanding in September 2007 agreeing to work together on the development of tools, educational programs and other activities to support green-health-care construction. USGBC and GGHC will develop heath-care-related resource materials, education and training events; identify a prioritized research agenda; and collaborate on developing future health-care-related green-building tools. USGBC will administer the LEED for Healthcare certification process, and GGHC will continue to act as a change agent and tool developer. For more information, visit or