Green Building - Codes and Standards Abstract: Understanding requirements of building codes is an early step in designing and constructing a green building. Going "beyond code" opens opportunities for adding more value to the building. Certification and rating systems provide credible frameworks and standards to guide developers, architects and contractors who want to go beyond code. There is also valuable information on writing contracts for green building. Source: The Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center URL:http://www.pprc.org/pubs/greencon/code_std.cfm
How to Build and Profit with Energy Efficiency in New Home Construction Abstract: The EnergyValue Housing Award guide is a compilation of best practices of winners of the national EnergyValue Housing Award -- which recognizes builders who voluntarily incorporate energy and resource efficiency into new home design, construction, and marketing. This book is valuable to builders who are thinking about creating a market niche with energy efficiency. It includes information on the basics of energy efficient construction, tried-and-true ideas from successful builders, and a list of resources for those wishing to learn more. Source: National Association of Home builders URL:http://www.nahbrc.org/bookstore/ah0203w.aspx
Residential Construction Topic Hub Abstract: This topic hub introduces the importance of resource efficient construction or green building practices for builders, designers, architects and pollution prevention assistance providers. Nearly one hundred and fifty links direct users to some of the best information relating to green design, marketing, products, affordability, indoor air quality and related topics.
Source: Peaks to Prairies Pollution Prevention Center URL:http://www.peakstoprairies.org/topichub/toc.cfm?hub=31&subse c=7&nav=7