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Homes Across America
This site profiles resource efficient homes throughout the country, highlighting techniques and tech...

Model Green Home Building Guidelines
These guidelines were created for mainstream home builders. They highlight the ways a home builder c...

The Whole Building Design Approach
Buildings are deceptively complex. This discussion of the 'Whole Building' design approach concept h...

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What Is Sustainable Development?
Abstract: Overview and importance of sustainability.
Source: Dr. R. Warren Flint / Five E's Unlimited
URL: http://www.eeeee.net/what_is_sd.htm

New Privately-Owned Housing Units Completed
Abstract: Provides statistics on housing completions; total, regional, monthly.
Source: National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
URL: http://www.nahb.org/reference_list.aspx?sectionID=131

Global Energy Marketplace (GEM) Database
Abstract: Searchable database of energy efficiency and related topics.
Source: Center for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technology (CREST)
URL: http://www.acca21.org.cn/cres.html

National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Economic and Housing Data
Abstract: List of statistics and information for various aspects of the home building industry.
Source: National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
URL: http://www.nahb.org/page.aspx/category/sectionID=113

Top Five Bogus Reasons to Not Build Green
Abstract: A discussion of reasons heard during the four years of the Built Green Program operation and why they are bogus.
Source: Built Green Colorado
URL: http://www.builtgreen.org/homebuilders/bogus.htm

Used Building Materials Association
Abstract: The website offers companies and organizations involved in the acquisition and/or redistribution of used building materials news, resources and the Used Building Material Exchange (also available to the general public (Click on Exchange).
Source: Used Building Materials Association (UMBA)
URL: http://building-reuse.org/

Recycling and Reuse Database (for King County, WA)
Abstract: Find recyclers and reuse options for construction and non-construction related items.
Source: King County Washington, Department of Natural Resources, Solid Waste Division
URL: http://www.metrokc.gov/dnrp/swd/wdidw/index.asp

Material Exchanges On The Web
Abstract: An extensive list of material exchanges for the nation. A "profile" is provided for each exchange including contact information for the operating organization, manager and a URL address. Sponsored by the West Virginia Solid Waste Mangement Board
Source: West Virginia Solid Waste Mangement Board
URL: http://www.wastexchange.org/Exchanges/default.cfm

Building Greener Building Better: The Quiet Revolution
Abstract: An overview of strategies to build "green homes". Case studies and builder interviews touch on the concepts of 'Smart Growth', building community, site design, use of infill and brownfields, stormwater controls and design, and energy efficiency.
Source: National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and NAHB Research Center
URL: http://www.nahb.org/publication_details.aspx?publicationID=17

Green Built Home Buyers Guide: Suggested Priorities for Incorporating Environmental Responsibility into Home Building
Abstract: Green Built Home (Wisconsin) provides this "top 10" list of measures to reduce the environmental impact of home building. It focuses on where a homebuyer might get the best environmental result for the money. Sample strategies are provided.
Source: Wisconsin Environmental Initiative
URL: http://www.greenbuilthome.org/owner/guides_buyers.php

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
URL: http://www.crest.org/

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 energy ratings. RESNET's activities are guided by a mortgage industry steering committee composed of the leading national mortgage executives.
Source: National Association of State Energy Officials and Energy Rated Homes of America
URL: http://natresnet.org/

Beginner's Guide to Green Building: What the Forest Sector Needs to Know About USGBC & LEED
Abstract: The leading program for evaluating and recognizing green buildings is the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). By understanding the LEED system and the specific credits, suppliers can offer customers the materials they need and help them achieve LEED certification. This represents a significant value-added opportunity for the industry.
Source: Dovetail Partners
URL: http://www.dovetailinc.org/DovetailLEED0405.html

Model Green Home Building Guidelines
Abstract: These guidelines were created for mainstream home builders. They highlight the ways a home builder can effectively weave environmental solutions into a new home and provide a tool that local associations can use to create their own green home building program. Topics include: lot design, preparation, and development; resource efficiency; energy efficiency; water efficiency; indoor environmental quality; operation, maintenance and homeowner education; global impact; site planning and land development. An email discussion forum is also offered.
Source: National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
URL: http://www.nahbrc.org/greenguidelines/

Green Building Initiative
Abstract: The Green Building Initiative is a not-for-profit organization supported by a broad cross section of groups and individuals interested in promoting energy efficient and environmentally sustainable practices in residential and commercial construction. The site includes many resources for residential and commerical builders to help them build green profitably.
Source: The Green Building Initiative
URL: http://www.thegbi.org/gbi/

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