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Total Number of Links: 46

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Affordable Sustainability
Abstract: This website guides users to incorporate sustainable design into affordable housing. The site has application to all building projects with sustainable or resource-efficient design and construction goals.
Source: National Center For Appropriate Technology (NCAT)
Resource Type: Web site

Alaska Building Science Newsletter
Abstract: Quarterly building science news for Alaskans, in order to improve the quality and durability of the housing stock as well as save energy and maintenance expenses for home owners. Covers a range of design and construction topics for colder climates.
Source: Alaska Building Science Network and Cooperative Extension Service, Office of the Energy Specialist
Resource Type: Periodical

Alliance to End Childhood Lead Poisoning
Abstract: The Alliance is a national public interest organization formed by leaders in public health, environmental protection, affordable housing, and civil rights. The Alliance seeks to protect children from lead and other environmental health hazards in and aro
Source: Alliance to End Childhood Lead Poisoning (AECLP)
Resource Type: Web site

Alliance to Save Energy
Abstract: A coalition of prominent business, government, environmental, and consumer leaders who promote the efficient and clean use of energy worldwide to benefit the environment, the economy, and national security.
Source: Alliance to Save Energy
Resource Type: Web site

American Society for Testing and Materials
Abstract: ASTM is an international, membership-based organization that develops product standards and technical information. The mission of this organization is to be the foremost developer and provider of voluntary consensus standards, related technical informatio
Source: American Society for Testing and Materials
Resource Type: Web site

Boulder Area Sustainability Information Network
Abstract: Boulder Area Sustainability Information Network (BASIN) is a pilot project designed to help deliver a variety of environmental information about the Boulder area to its inhabitants.
Source: City of Boulder
Resource Type: Web site

Boulder Energy Conservation Center
Abstract: The Boulder Energy Conservation Center (BECC) is a community nonprofit organization that is leading Boulder County in the sustainable use of energy and natural resources. Programs focus on Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Water Conservation, Green B
Source: City of Boulder, Colorado
Resource Type: Web site

Campus Center for Appropriate Technology
Abstract: The Campus Center for Appropriate Technology (CCAT) values a healthy planet and its ethical treatment. CCAT seeks to demonstrate that living lightly upon Earth is neither difficult nor burdensome.
Source: Humboldt State University
Resource Type: Web site

Center for Construction and the Environment
Abstract: The mission of this organization is to foster the implementation of sustainability principles into the creation of the built environment internationally.
Source: University of Florida
Resource Type: Web site

Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies
Abstract: The Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies (CEERT) is a nonprofit public-benefit organization founded in 1990 in Sacramento to bring together concerned scientists, environmentalists, public interest advocates and innovative energy technol
Source: The Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies
Resource Type: Web site

City of Sioux Falls - Planning Division
Abstract: Promotes the orderly development of Sioux Falls in an efficient and aesthetic manner through long-range and current planning, provide public information and data on planning issues, and coordinate related areas of historic preservation, neighborhood prese
Source: City of Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Resource Type: Web site

Civil Engineering Research Foundation CERF
Abstract: Their mission is to facilitate, coordinate, and integrate applied research and innovation for infrastructure as an independent, objective, not-for-profit organization focused on constructing an efficient and renewable future.
Source: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE
Resource Type: Web site

Colorado Association for Recycling
Abstract: The Colorado Association for Recycling is a non-profit organization formed as the independent voice of public, private, and citizen recyclers in Colorado.
Source: Colorado Association for Recycling
Resource Type: Web site

Colorado Material Exchange
Abstract: The Colorado Materials Exchange is sponsored by the University of Colorado Recycling Services as a statewide clearinghouse of non-hazardous surplus and durable goods. Private and public sector groups as well as citizen and non-profit organizations are enc
Source: University of Colorado
Resource Type: Web site

Conservation Consultants, Inc.
Abstract: Conservation Consultants, Inc. 64 South 14th Street Pittsburgh, PA 15203 (412) 431-4449 phone (412) 431-4558 fax CCI's headquarters, the CCI Center, is an office and resource space that houses several nonprofit org
Source: Conservation Consultants, Inc.
Resource Type: Web site

Design Considerations
Abstract: Guide to identifying sustainable issues and best practices for addressing these issues during design phase.
Source: Montana State University Extension Service, Pollution Prevention Program
Resource Type: Chapter

Design Resource Institute
Abstract: International Design Resource Awards competition results for sustainable product designs and sustainable built structures.
Source: Design Resource Institute
Resource Type: Web site

Development Center for Appropriate Technology
Abstract: The Development Center for Appropriate Technology works to enhance the health of the planet and our communities by promoting a shift to sustainable construction and development through leadership, strategic relationships, and education.
Source: Development Center for Appropriate Technology
Resource Type: Web site

Environmental Building News
Abstract: Provides a summary of the current issue of Green Building News; Subscribe to periodical on environmentally sustainable design and construction; articles, reviews, and news stories.
Source: Environmental Building News (EBN)
Resource Type: Web site

Environmental Design and Construction Magazine Archives
Abstract: This bi-monthly magazine reports on the innovative products, strategies and technologies that are driving the green building industry's success, covering such topics as resource and energy efficiency, alternative and renewable energy sources, indoor air q
Source: Environmental Design and Construction
Resource Type: Periodical

Global Energy Marketplace (GEM) Database
Abstract: Searchable database of energy efficiency and related topics.
Source: Center for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technology (CREST)
Resource Type: List

Green Building Resource Center
Abstract: Database of resources for Green Design; search by phase of project, e.g. pre- design, site design, etc. and/or type of resource, e.g. publication, case study, etc.
Source: Green Design Network
Resource Type: List

Abstract: A summary of news on sustainable building design and related government and business issues published every two weeks by email; no cost, just subscribe.
Source: Sustainable Design Resources
Resource Type: Periodical

Home Energy Magazine
Abstract: Home performance information tailored to two distinct building and energy-efficiency groups: professionals and consumers. Includes searchable archives.
Source: Home Energy Magazine
Resource Type: Web site

Home Power Journal
Abstract: Articles, education and data (wind and solar maps for U.S.) pertaining to home generated power like wind and solar.
Source: Home Power Magazine
Resource Type: Web site

Housing Zone.com's Green Building headlines, news, and current events.
Abstract: Hot news for the Green Building industry; browse by topic or resource tool; sections specially designed for builders, remodelers, architects and more.
Source: Housing Zone.Com
Resource Type: Web site

Abstract: The Green Roundtable, Inc. is an organization in New England that approaches issues of green development by bringing together all of the different stakeholders including building, land and planning professionals, universities, governments, facility manage
Source: The Green Roundtable
Resource Type: Web site

International Erosion Control Association
Abstract: The International Erosion Control Association is a non-profit, member organization that provides education, resource information and business opportunities for professionals in the erosion and sediment control industry. The association's 2,600 members re
Source: International Erosion Control Association
Resource Type: Web site

International Initiative for Sustainable Built Environment
Abstract: An international non-profit organization whose aim is to achieve, facilitate, and promote the adoption of policies, methods, and tools to accelerate the movement towards a global sustainable built environment.
Source: Green Building Information Council
Resource Type: Web site

Lighting Design Lab
Abstract: The Lighting Design Lab works to transform the Northwest lighting market by promoting quality design and energy efficient technologies. The Lab accomplishes this mission through education & training, consultations, technical assistance, and demonstrations
Source: Lighting Design Lab
Resource Type: Web site

Longmont, Colorado's Department of Water and Wastewater
Abstract: The City of Longmont's Pollution Prevention Program is a free nonregulatory service to the residents and businesses of Longmont. The goal is to reduce waste and help preserve and protect our environment.
Source: City of Longmont, Colorado
Resource Type: Web site

National Association of Development Organizations
Abstract: The National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) provides training, information and representation for regional development organizations in small metropolitan and rural America. The association, a public interest group founded in 1967, is the
Source: National Association of Development Organizations
Resource Type: Web site

National Center for Healthy Housing
Abstract: To develop and promote practical methods to protect children from residential environmental hazards while preserving the supply of affordable housing.
Source: National Center for Healthy Housing
Resource Type: Web site

National Fenestration Rating Council
Abstract: An organization created by the window, door and skylight industry. It is comprised of manufacturers, suppliers, builders, architects and designers, specifiers, code officials, utilities and government agencies. NFRC provides consistent ratings on window,
Source: National Fenestration Rating Council
Resource Type: Web site

National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Abstract: The U.S. Department of Energy's premier laboratory for renewable energy research & development and a lead lab for energy efficiency R&D.
Source: U.S. Department of Energy
Resource Type: Web site

Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Abstract: The mission of the Buildings Technology Center is to identify, develop, and deploy sustainable and energy-efficient building system technologies by forming partnerships between the public sector and private industry for technology development analysis, we
Source: U.S. Department of Energy
Resource Type: Web site

Renewable Energy Policy Project
Abstract: The Renewable Energy Policy Project's (REPP) goal is to accelerate the use of renewable energy by providing credible information, insightful analysis, and innovative strategies amid changing energy markets and mounting environmental needs.
Source: Center for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technology
Resource Type: Web site

Residential Energy Services Network
Abstract: The Residential Energy Services Network's (RESNET) mission is to improve the energy efficiency of the nation's housing stock and to qualify more families for home ownership by expanding the national availability of mortgage financing options and home ener
Source: National Association of State Energy Officials and Energy Rated Homes of America
Resource Type: Web site

State and Federal Government Environmental Agencies
Abstract: Links to government environmental agencies across the U.S.
Source: John N. Clay, Clay.net
Resource Type: List

Stormwater News
Abstract: Website dedicated to providing a source of  information regarding stormwater pollution,  treatment methodologies, and related issues.
Source: Stormwater News, a Division of Thespis Inc
Resource Type: Web site

Sustainable Building Resources
Abstract: Contact information for resources covering a variety of sustainability topics, e.g. general, HVAC, publications, alternative construction, compact flourescents, catalogs/suppliers.
Source: Southface Energy Institute
Resource Type: List

Sustainable Buildings Industry Council
Abstract: SBIC is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to advance the design, affordability, energy performance, and environmental soundness of residential, institutional, and commercial buildings nationwide. SBIC offers professional training, consumer educati
Source: Sustainable Buildings Industry Council
Resource Type: Web site

Sustainable Products Purchasers Coalition
Abstract: The SPPC acts as a catalyst for the transformation of industry and the marketplace to develop, produce, and consume sustainable products - using the Coalition's aggregate purchasing power to accelerate industry's adoption of the use of LCA tools to addres
Source: Sustainable Products Purchasers Coalition
Resource Type: Web site

Testing, Adjusting, and Balancing Bureau
Abstract: A joint labor/management organization. TABB is striving to keep the Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning industry certified contractors and technicians the most qualified and prepared in the industry by keeping them abreast of industry developments
Source: National Energy Management Institute
Resource Type: Web site

The American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Abstract: The AIA represents the interest of architects before federal, state and local governments and comprises some 300 component organizations across the United States and around the world. Their mission is to: serve its members, advance their value, and improv
Source: American Institute of Architects
Resource Type: Web site

University of Alaska: Energy and Housing Publications
Abstract: On-line publications, select from categories including Energy Education and Management, Housing Construction and Maintenance, and Radon. Over 50 publications.
Source: University of Alaska Fairbanks, Cooperative Extension Service
Resource Type: List

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