list represents operational costs that can be met through
donations and in-kind services. By helping us to meet these
needs, other resources can then be allocated to DCAT programs.
Please contact us if you can provide any of the below gifts
or in-kind services or if you would like to suggest contributions
not listed here.
Benefits to our Partners
Innovative and more sustainable design and
construction projects are often delayed or complicated by
code-related problems, requiring considerable time and expense
to gain approvals. This can undermine both the designer-client
relationship and the quality of the built project. DCATs
work to address these challenges, both within building regulatory
institutions and with designers and builders, is helping open
the door to alternative strategies and expand the options
of architects and engineers to effectively implement their
DCAT works with the building codes community
to assist in the transition to more earth-friendly materials
and systems. As a result of technical information and training
on alternative approaches, code officials can better assess
the benefits and risks associated with both alternative and
mainstream materials and products. This educational work is
creating a more level playing field, increasing the opportunity
for acceptance of sustainable solutions.
DCAT works to systematically address the
causes for rejection of alternative construction approaches.
We do this by providing tools for regulatory officials to
better understand both the need for, and the technical merits
of more sustainable building. Addressing these problems is
critical for moving these practices into the mainstream, especially
for large-scale builders. Our programs are providing the necessary
information and linkages for mainstreaming green.