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Energy
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Indoor Air Quality
Solid and Hazardous Waste
Codes and Standards
Where To Go for Help
Acknowledgements
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Alphabetical Listing of Reference Documents by Title
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Construction Industry Compliance Assistance (CICA) Center
Abstract: The Construction Industry Compliance Assistance Center - CICA Center - has a new website which explains environmental rules for the construction industry. Also provided are links to state regulations and other resources, including links to state and local green building programs. The site is virtually indispensible for any construction project.
Source: The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences and the EPA.
URL: http://www.cicacenter.org/

Federal Environmental Requirements for Construction [PDF]
Abstract: This guide provides information on federal environmental requirements for construction projects. It is written primarily for owners of construction projects and for general contractors who supervise construction projects. Subcontractors also may find the information useful.
Source: Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/compliance/resources/publications/assista
nce/sectors/fedenvconstruction.pdf

Hazardous Materials
Abstract: Comprehensive discussion of hazardous waste determination, regulations and pollution prevention options.
Source: Montana State University Extension Service, Pollution Prevention Program
URL: http://www.peakstoprairies.org/p2bande/construction/contrgui
de/section8.cfm

Managing Your Environmental Responsibilities (MYER) [PDF]
Abstract: Designed to help contractor's meet federal environmental requirements applying to construction issues like stormwater, wetlands, spills, hazardous and non-hazardous waste, air quality, asbestos and various federal environmental acts. It includes questions to help identify and allocate environmental repsonsibility, case studies, and checklists for self-inspection.
Source: U. S. Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/compliance/resources/publications/assista
nce/sectors/constructmyer/myerguide.pdf

Residential Compliance Using REScheck
Abstract: The REScheck software simplifies energy code compliance by automating the trade-off calculations for this approach.
Source: US Department of Energy
URL: http://www.energycodes.gov/rescheck/

State and Federal Government Environmental Agencies
Abstract: Links to government environmental agencies across the U.S.
Source: John N. Clay, Clay.net
URL: http://www.aehsfoundation.org/Useful-Links.aspx

Stormwater Authority
Abstract: Stormwater Authority is a place where specifying engineers, contractors, developers, site owners and regulators can learn and share information. It’s a place to research best management practices and regulations.
Source: Stormwater Authority
URL: http://www.stormwaterauthority.org/

Stormwater: What You Need to Know
Abstract: Stormwater runoff from construction activities can have a significant impact on water quality by contributing sediment and other pollutants to creeks, streams, lakes, etc.
Source: Construction Industry Compliance Assistance Center
URL: http://www.cicacenter.org/stormwater.html

 


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