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American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air...
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Breaking Down The Barriers: Challenges and Solutio...
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Total Number of Links: 20

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American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (ASHRAE)
Abstract: Click 'Standards and Codes' under the Resources and Activities heading. From there, Publication Updates provides a quick look at current activities as well as ordering information for complete standards.
Source: American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (ASHRAE)
Resource Type: Web site

Breaking Down The Barriers: Challenges and Solutions to Code Approval of Green Building
Abstract: This survey of both 'code users' and 'code officials' gathered data about building regulation and green building to develop a more thorough understanding of the barriers, identify the most common problems, and seek successful solutions.
Source: By David Eisenberg, Robert Done and Lorretta Ishida / Development Center for Appropriate Technology
Resource Type: Article/report

Building Codes and Standards
Abstract: Overview of building codes; link to contacts.
Source: Montana State University Extension Service, Pollution Prevention Program
Resource Type: Chapter

Building Codes, Standards, Guidelines and Rating Systems
Abstract: Provides links to federal and state agencies regarding building codes and links to "Green Building" ratings programs for several states.
Source: Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center
Resource Type: List

Building for Environmental and Economic Sustainability (BEES)
Abstract: BEES measures the environmental performance of building products by using the environmental life-cycle assessment approach specified in ISO 14000 standards; includes performance data for 65 building products.
Source: National Institute of Standards and Technologies (NIST), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing (PATH)
Resource Type: Software/electronic tool

Building Info Central: EEBA Criteria
Abstract: Goals, objectives and criteria for energy-efficient and resource-efficient buildings.
Source: Energy and Environmental Building Association (EEBA)
Resource Type: Fact sheet/checklist

Building, Appliance and Equipment Codes and Standards
Abstract: Minimum efficiency codes, standards, and guidelines for appliances, building equipment, and buildings.
Source: Office of Building Technology, State and Community Programs (BTS), U.S. Department of Energy
Resource Type: List

EarthCraft House Guidelines and Program Worksheet
Abstract: Twelve sections which assist a builder through the EarthCraft House application worksheet. Each section provides guidance for areas of focus such as site planning, energy efficient building envelope and systems, waste management, etc.
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Resource Type: Manual/handbook/curriculum

Energy Conservation and the Global Environment: ASHRAE Comments
Abstract: Press breakfast comments from President James E. Wolf stating the mission, responsibility and actions of ASHRAE in regards to reducing the impacts of global warming through reduced energy use.
Source: American Society of Heating, Refridgerating, and Air-conditioning Engineers, Inc. (ASHRAE)
Resource Type: Article/report

Green Building Rating System for Residential Projects
Abstract: Overview and checklist for the Scottsdale Arizona Green Building Program newly revised green building rating system for single family residential projects.
Source: Scottsdale Green Building Program
Resource Type: Fact sheet/checklist

Green Rider Information Packet
Abstract: Guidelines and overview of EPA's programs related to environmentally and economically sound building practices and energy efficiency.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Resource Type: List

Green Seal
Abstract: An environmental product certification organization. View product standards including windows, appliances, heat pumps, air conditioners, etc. Also explains how to have a product certified.
Source: Green Seal / ENN Design Group
Resource Type: Fact sheet/checklist

Greening Portlands' Affordable Housing: A Resource Guide
Abstract: Aiming to improve environmental performance, tenant health and long-term durability this comprehensive guide (100 pages) provides information about local products, building materials, construction practices, vendors and services needed to successfully com
Source: City of Portland Office of Sustainable Development and Portland Development Commission
Resource Type: Manual/handbook/curriculum

Greening Portlands' Affordable Housing: Design and Construction Guidelines
Abstract: Discusses sustainable development, total systems approach, and provides checklist to achieve enhanced design, construction, operations and maintenance. Aims to increase environmental performance and durability for affordable housing in Portland.
Source: Portland Development Commission and City of Portland Green Building Initiative
Resource Type: Fact sheet/checklist

International Code Development
Abstract: Find press releases, schedules, policies and draft codes to help you participate in the code development process. Link to International Code publications through any of three partner sites.
Source: International Code Council (ICC)
Resource Type: List

LEED Rating System Version 2.1 Draft and Review
Abstract: Version 2.1 is an administrative update of the LEED 2.0 Rating System for new construction and major renovations of commercial and high-rise residential buildings.
Source: U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
Resource Type: Web site

Model Construction Code Recommendations for North Central Texas
Abstract: Recommended changes to model codes based on review of the International Code Councilís (ICC) 2000 model construction codes and the desire to improve air quality in the region include an energy conservation code and changes to the residential building code
Source: North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG)
Resource Type: List

Specification of Energy-Efficient Installation and Maintenance Practices for Residential HVAC Systems
Abstract: A tool for proper sizing, installation and maintenance that will help in achieveing the greatest energy savings. Best practices and test procedures for HVAC contractors and technicians as well as builders, designers, and general contractors.
Source: By Rick Karg, John Krigger / Consortium for Energy Efficiency
Resource Type: Manual/handbook/curriculum

Treated Wood Containing Arsenic : EPA Announces Transition from Consumer Use
Abstract: Industry has voluntarily agreed to phase out wood treated with chromated copper arsenate, also known as CCA, for all residential uses by December 31, 2003. This story relates the news, industry labeling requirements and methods of maintaining existing st
Source: BUILDER Magazine
Resource Type: Article/report

Watershed Construction Best Management Practices (BMPs)
Abstract: This guide provides a list of BMPs for erosion and sediment control during construction activities in development settings, divided by function and identifying the stages of the BMP system to which they apply.
Source: WaterShedss / North Carolina State University
Resource Type: Manual/handbook/curriculum

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