I was recommended this web site by a friend of mine who thought they had commonalities with out company. The Common Fire Foundation has a lot of cool stuff going on.
They have a wonderful combination of idealism and high quality action. As you can see from their web site they are passionate about green building, not just energy efficiency, but the TRUE meaning of green building: that it is a lifestyle, a community, a people oriented, holistic process.
It is an understanding that the actual structure, the green building, is just the tool. The goal and result is what is important: the harmony and happiness of the People in the building.
I recommend you check out their site and maybe pay them a visit in upstate NY. I think they have a good model for what we can do in Brooklyn. We would alter it considerably but their framework of what defines a green building and a green builder is a very good foundation to build from here in Brooklyn.