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Student Chapters - AGC
Abstract: Information on AGC student chapters, benefits, programs, and how to get started.
Source: Associated General Contractors of America
URL: http://www.agc.org/page.ww?section=Student+Chapters&name=About+Student+Chapters

Student Chapters - National Association of Home Builders
Abstract: Housed under the Residential Construction Academy and funded by National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), corporate partners, and student member dues, the NAHB Student Chapters program helps to enrich the educational experience of students enrolled in construction-related studies and training. Chapters are located at universities, community colleges, high schools and vocational/technical institutions across the country. This link tells you how to get started and the benefits you can expect.
Source: National Association of Home Builders
URL: http://www.nahb.org/category.aspx?sectionID=767

Student Chapters - CMAA
Abstract: Campus-based chapters offer students the opportunity to develop professional and technical perspectives associated with the CM services profession while pursuing their academic programs. Student participation in CMAA events, at the national or regional level, provides valuable networking opportunities for future employment, and the educational programs of the Association contribute to the early professional development of the prospective CM practitioner.
Source: Construction Management Association of America
URL: http://cmaanet.org/howto_start_student_chapter.php

NAHB Residential Construction Competitions
Abstract: The NAHB Residential Construction Competitions are one of the highlights at the annual International Builders' Show. The competition has been established to give students the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to solve construction-related problems. Students work on a management proposal for a real project by completing an estimate, schedule, cash flow forecast and other essential elements of the proposal.
Source: Home Builders Institute and National Associatin of Home Builders
URL: http://www.hbi.org/Programs/StudentChapters/awards.html

Houses that Work II
Abstract: the Building America Building Science Consortium developed the Web-based Houses That Work (HTW) as a climate-specific technical resource for designing and building homes that are 30% or more energy efficient than the 1993 Model Energy Code (MEC). The resource reflected the experience gained from five years of Building America teamwork, including insights gained during the construction of more than 8,000 production homes from across the country. Houses That Work was and is a freely-accessible learning resource and reference for builders, building product manufacturers, building researchers, and the general public.
Source: Building America Building Science Consortium
URL: http://www.buildingscience.com/housesthatwork/default.htm

Stormwater Best Management Practices
Abstract: This site features technical documents, software and an extensive database developed over the past decade. The overall purpose of the project is to provide scientifically sound information to improve the design, selection and performance of BMPs. To accomplish this goal, the Project Team has developed tools to promote scientifically-based collection and management of the data needed to evaluate the effectiveness of stormwater runoff BMPs.
Source: International Stormwater Best Management Practices
URL: http://www.bmpdatabase.org/index.htm

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

Partnership for Achieving Construction Excellence
Abstract: An outreach program of Penn State University and industry, the site promotes integrating teaching, research, and service to the Building Industry
Source: Penn State University, faculty, and the building industry
URL: http://www.engr.psu.edu/pace/

Building Blocks of Leadership: A Professional Development Program in Construction Management Education
Abstract: Educators in construction engineering and management programs are tasked with the preparation of the next generation of construction project managers. An effort is made to prepare students technically so that they can make immediate contributions to construction organizations. It is also vital, however, to develop the skills and traits that will allow students to eventually assume leadership roles in these organizations.
Source: Penn State University
URL: http://www.engr.psu.edu/pace/PDF/sem04/leadershipprogram.doc

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/tertiaryR.asp?TrackID=&CategoryID=1652&DocumentID=3404

Green Roofs Student Forum
Abstract: At this site, students involved with greenroof pursuits can chat, post projects and papers, and make contacts with other students, schools and companies - all free of charge. This is also the green roof industry portal, so students and teachers can access information, events, and other resources.
Source: Greenroofs.com
URL: http://greenroofs.com/student_forum.htm

Building America Building Technologies Program
Abstract: Building America is a private/public partnership that develops energy solutions for new and existing homes. The Building America program combines the knowledge and resources of industry leaders with the U.S. Department of Energy's technical capabilities. Together, they act as a catalyst for change in the home-building industry. The Building America Web site provides a portal to technical resources supporting the construction of energy- and resource-efficient homes.
Source: U.S. Department of Energy
URL: http://www.eere.energy.gov/buildings/building_america/

Electronic Compendium of Compliance Assistance Tools for the Construction Industry
Abstract: This database is a collection of compliance assistance tools developed by Environmental Protection Agency, states, and other groups for the Construction Sector.
Source: Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://cfpub.epa.gov/clearinghouse/ECCAT/index.cfm?ECCAT=Construction

List of Compliance Assistance Tools for Construction Sites [PDF]
Abstract: This table contains a list of compliance assistance tools developed by EPA, states, and other organizations for the construction sector. For each tool, the table lists the name of the assistance tool, the URL where it can be found, and an indication of the environmental focus area(s) that the tool addresses.
Source: Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/compliance/resources/publications/assistance/sectors/constcompendium.pdf

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&subsec=7&nav=7

NAHB Model Green Home Building
Abstract: This publication contains guidance for builders engaged in or interested in green building products and practices for residential design, development and construction. This publication is not intended to be exhaustive and all-inclusive and the enclosed guidelines are not to be considered the only method of green building. These guidelines for green building originate from the collective experience of leading personnel in the green building movement (marketplace), but must, due to the nature of the responsibilities involved, be presented only as a guide for the use of a qualified developer, builder, remodeler, or design professional.
Source: National Association of Home Builders
URL: http://www.nahb.org/fileUpload_details.aspx?contentTypeID=7&contentID=1994

Green Building Initiative Resource Kit
Abstract: The Green Building Initiative works with builders and their associations to facilitate understanding and acceptance of sensible green building practices.
Source: Green Building Initiative
URL: http://www.thegbi.org/home/resourceguide.asp

Model Energy Code (MEC) [PDF]
Abstract: The Model Energy Code contains energy efficiency criteria for new residential and commercial buildings, and additions to existing buildings. It covers the building's ceilings, walls, floors, foundations, and the mechanical, power, and lighting systems. A current list of state codes is available at www.energycodes.org
Source: International Code Council
URL: http://www.energycodes.gov/implement/pdfs/modelcode.pdf

State Energy Codes
Abstract: State contacts, current code status, code history, and construction data are located in the state energy codes database.
Source: Department of Energy
URL: http://www.energycodes.gov/implement/state_codes/index.stm

Partnership for Environmental Technology Education
Abstract: The Partnership for Envirnmental Technology and Education (PETE) interacts with both schools and industries. Its Resources for Teaching is a dependable bridge for materials that can help teachers and students not only learn more about technology education resources, including construction and renewable energy, but its network helps assure that students are properly prepared for a changing job market after school.
Source: Partnership for Environmental Technology Education
URL: http://www.ateec.org/energy/

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