|U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Publications list. Research and publications on green building, LEED, and more.|
|LEED Innovation and Design Credit Catalog.
|National Association of Home Builders Model Green Home Building Guidelines - User Guide provides support information and resources on building green.|
|Green Buildings Research White Paper the fifth in a series of annual reports on green building by Building Design+Construction, provides data on how building owners, operators, facilities directors, and real estate executives view green buildings and what they are doing to implement green building.''|
|Pew Center on Global Climate Change "Towards a Climate- Friendly Built Environment" Prepared by Oak Ridge National Laboratory June 2005.this report develops a “2015–2050” vision for shrinking the GHG footprint of the U.S. buildings sector. PDF. ***|
|Rocky Mountain Institute. Reports/Publications on Buildings & Land. Numerous.|
|"Energy Efficiency in Buildings- Facts & Trends"
"14 companies headquartered in 9 countries have studied and synthesized an exceptional data set reflecting more than 100 billion square meters of building floor space and two-thirds of world energy demand. The result is a significantly more detailed view of the current state of energy demand in the building sector than has previously been compiled. Importantly, it concludes that all participants can immediately drive down world energy demand and reduce carbon emissions using technologies and knowledge available today."
|"Meeting the 2030 Challenge Through Building Codes" Architecture 2030. "The 2030 Challenge code equivalents listed in Table A provide a simple, practicable solution using existing building energy codes and rating systems. By amending existing codes based on these code equivalents, governments can be confident that their codes meet the initial 50% reduction target of the 2030 Challenge." PDF.|
|Commission for Environmental Cooperation of the Green Building in North America recommends that North American leaders make green building a foundational driver for environmental, social, and economic improvement and looks at why green building practices have the potential to be the biggest and most effective source of greenhouse gas emission reductions in North America. Intro type.|
|Managing Wet weather with Green Infrastructure.
Environmental Protection Agency. PDF.
|"Wood Products and Carbon Protocols: Carbon Storage and Low Energy Intensity Should be Considered," Dovetail Partners addresses Carbon Storage in Wood and Wood Products and the amounts of energy and fossil fuel needed to make wood products. PDF.|
|''Greening Your Product Line: Where to Start'' Dovetail Partners This article provides a framework for assessing environmental performance and tackling the associated learning curve. PDF.|
|Green Building: Market Research Reports, Industry Trends & Analysis. List of diverse reports.|
|McGraw-Hill Construction Research & Analytics, a provider of construction market analysis, forecasts and trends. Develops and analyzes detailed historical and forecast databases of construction activity. FEES.|
|"Bright Green Buildings: Convergence of Green and Intelligent Buildings" Continental Automated Buildings Association examines bright green buildings- smart buildings equipped with sophisticated control systems and high-performance environmentally efficient features.|
|McGraw-Hill Construction. Market Research & Intelligence. Good reports but charges fees or sign up for free newletter.|
|"Primary Green Product Standards and Certification Programs: A Comparison" explores the following eight certifications: • Energy Star • WaterSense • Cradle to Cradle • GreenGuard • Green Seal • the GreenSpec Directory • Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) • Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI). Aerias AQS IAQ Resource Center 2009. PDF.|
|U.S. Green Building Council. Final Report, Assessment of the Technical Basis for a PVC-Related Materials Credit for LEED.|
|Vinyl Siding: At Least It's Maintenance Free, Isn't It?" Dovetail Partners' overview of vinyl siding. PDF.|
|US Green Building Council. Green Building Links to resources collected by USGBC staff and members to facilitate green building research.|
|Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Environmental Energy Technologies Division.|
|Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems, a non-profit education, research, and demonstration organization specializing in life cycle planning and design. Projects based on their potential contribution to site, regional and global sustainability and human health. They pursue collaborations with associate organizations, businesses and professional firms.|
|Center for the Built Environment. University of California Berkeley CBE is a place where prominent industry leaders and internationally recognized researchers cooperate to produce substantial, holistic, and far-sighted research on buildings.|
|High Performance Buildings Database is research sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy that seeks to improve building performance measuring methods by collecting data on various factors that affect a building's performance, such as energy, materials, and land use.|
|NAHB Research Center is a full-service product commercialization company that strives to make housing more durable and affordable. Goal to help push new building technologies into the residential market through their integrated consulting services.|
|Geiger Research Institute of Sustainable Building is an international training and research institute devoted to finding solutions to the world's housing problems through sustainable building. They believe the answer lies in education - to spread awareness of sustainable and attainable solutions through research and training.|
|Construction debris accounts for 40% of all solid waste in the U.S.|
|US Green Building Council. Green Building Links--Links to resources collected by USGBC staff and members to facilitate green building research.|
|Whole Building Design Guide. The Gateway to up-to-date information on integrated whole building design techniques and technologies. National Institute of Building Sciences.|
|Green Home Building. A wide range of information about sustainable architecture and natural building.|
|GreenMadeSimple- find energy and money saving opportunities: incentives, rebates and free offers available where you live, businesses and products that match your needs and meet green standards.|
|Clean Edge is a leading research and publishing firm helping companies, investors, and governments understand and profit from clean technologies. The firm tracks and analyzes clean-tech markets, trends, and opportunities through its network of partners and affiliates.|
|SMART Building Directory- formerly the Sustainable Building Resource Directory- a website-based information resource for the mid-Atlantic region.|
|US DOE Buildings Database collects information from buildings around the world, ranging from homes and commercial interiors to large buildings and even whole campuses and neighborhoods. These may be certified green projects, or simply projects that have one or more notable environmental features.|
|Architecture Studies Library Univ of Nevada. Topics covered by this guide include architecture, building and construction, design, housing, planning, preservation, facility management, energy and the environment, and landscape architecture. Types of listings range from discussion groups to electronic publications to databases to web sites. ***|
|Environmental Design Library, University of California Berkeley. Green Design / Sustainable Architecture: Resources. ***|
|ReGreen. American Society of Interior Designers’ Foundation and the U.S. Green Building Council have partnered on the development of best practice guidelines and targeted educational resources for sustainable residential improvement projects. Green product Checklist, renovation webinars, etc..|
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