Green Building Resources
|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..|
|Green Builder. List of Green Building Professionals in your area, choose the Directory Category or a keyword for the type of services that you're interested in and your location.|
|R-Value Table- Insulation Values For Selected Materials. To obtain a wall or ceiling assembly R-value you must add the r-values of the individual components together. Colorado ENERGY.|
|Efficient Windows Collaborative. Provides unbiased information on the benefits of energy efficient windows, descriptions of how they work, and recommendations for their selection and use. Site developed jointly by the Center for Sustainable Building Research, Alliance to Save Energy, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. ***|
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