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Building with Green Products
Abstract: An introduction to green products for the building construction industry. Includes references to organizations developing standards, links to product directories and other pertinent on-line resources.
Source: Peaks to Prairies Pollution Prevention Information Center
URL: http://www.peakstoprairies.org/topichub/subsection.cfm?hub=3
1&subsec=11&nav=11

Energy-10 [PDF]
Abstract: Design tool, helps architects and building designers quickly identify the most cost-effective, energy-saving measures for small commercial and residential buildings. ENERGY-10 can identify the best combination of energy-efficient strategies, including daylighting, passive solar heating, and high-efficiency mechanical systems. This software is for sale.
Source: National Renewable Energy Laboratories (NREL)
URL: http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy01osti/29637.pdf

Federal Facilities - Sustainable Design and Operations
Abstract: Resources to help federal agencies to use energy, water, and other resources wisely including project implementation guidelines, federal requirements, contacts and related technologies (energy efficient products, heat and power, water efficiency, etc.)
Source: Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP)
URL: http://www1.eere.energy.gov/femp/sustainable/

Framework for a Sustainable Future [PDF]
Abstract: After adopting a goal to achieve sustainability in operations, development and business practices, the agency created this report as an outline of their goals and aspirations. It includes best practices they want to adopt and special areas of concern as well as their timeline.
Source: Oregon State Parks
URL: http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/PLANS/docs/trails/statewidetrails
planfinal.pdf

Greening Federal Facilities [PDF]
Abstract: This is an energy, environmental, and economic resource guide for federal facility managers and designers. While stressing the importance of integrated design, it examines how facilities fit land use in their region, building design, energy systems, water and wastewater, materials, waste management and recycling, and indoor environmental quality.
Source: Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP)
URL: http://www.eere.energy.gov/femp/pdfs/29267-0.pdf

Greening the NPS EnviroFact Sheets
Abstract: Series of pdf fact sheets on hazardous waste management and pollution prevention in Park Service facilities. Various issues are covered for vehicle maintenance, painting and coating, laboratory and construction.
Source: National Park Service
URL: http://www.nps.gov/renew/envirofact.htm

Guiding Principles of Sustainable Design
Abstract: The goal of this handbook is to direct park management policy in achieving sustainability in facility planning and design, emphasize the importance of biodiversity, and encourage responsible decisions. It includes sections on interpretation, natural resources, cultural resources, site design, building design, energy management, water supply, waste prevention and facility maintenance and operations.
Source: National Park Service, Denver Service Center
URL: http://www.nps.gov/dsc/d_publications/d_1_gpsd.htm

Sustainable Building Sourcebook
Abstract: The Sourcebook was developed to complement the efforts of the Austin Green Builder Program to foster environmentally responsible practices in homebuilding. It gives general guidelines for implementing less-familiar approaches to building homes. It is directed to building trades professionals but contains useful information for interested and motivated lay persons.
Source: Austin Green Builder Program
URL: http://sustainablesources.com/

Sustainable Design and Operations Case Studies
Abstract: Examples of federal greening projects that illustrate agencies working together with the private sector. They also demonstrate the connection between various greening elements such as energy efficiency, water conservation, renewable energy, recycling, eliminating or reducing waste, and reducing greenhouse-gas emissions.
Source: Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP)
URL: http://www1.eere.energy.gov/femp/program/sustainable_casestu
dies.html

The Practice of Low Impact Development
Abstract: Focuses on technologies that affect both the cost impacts and environmental issues associated with land development and the built environment. Provides a brief introduction to low impact development and discusses conventional and alternative approaches. (Large pdf file; may load slowly.)
Source: Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), PATH
URL: http://www.huduser.org/publications/destech/lowImpactDevl.ht
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University - National Park Energy Partnership Program
Abstract: This national program links university resources with national parks to provide energy services to the parks and real-world problem-solving opportunities to university students. Includes a guide to developing a university / national park partnership.
Source: National Park Service/Department of Energy/Rochester Institute
URL: http://www.energypartnerships.org/

Whole Building Design Guide
Abstract: Building professionals gateway to whole building design techniques and technologies including news, events and training; design guidance, project management; mandates and references. Includes a section on building types design.
Source: National Institute of Building Sciences
URL: http://wbdg.org/

 


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