""Thanks to an extraordinary combination of commitment, knowledge and experience, the dedicated team at Common Fire helps improve our quality and character of life... In being given the US Green Building Council's highest possible rating, Common Fire has proven its commitment to a purpose founded upon environmental responsibility and social consciousness."
-- Former NY Governor, Elliott Spitzer
Welcome to the Most Comprehensive Introduction to Green Building on the Web.
The Common Fire Foundation maintains this website as a free companion to our housing co-op in Tivoli, NY. The co-op was certified by the US Green Building Council as the highest scoring green building in the Eastern US, the third highest scoring in the country, and the first Platinum-Certified building in New York.
- Want to learn all about green building -- why it's important and what makes this building so green?
Begin the tour: Overview
- Want to know exactly what materials and products were used in this building?
Check out the Details for Builders
- Want some quick tips on how to green your home or building? Download these brochures. NOTE: They are large files. They take a minute on high-speed internet.
Are you an educator seeking to teach your students about green building and related issues? Check out these simple and engaging activites.
The Common Fire Foundation
464 W. Kerley Corners Tivoli, NY 12583