Here is a collection of resources with more information
about sustainable living, environmentally friendly building materials
and energy efficiency. If you know of an informative link that we have
missed, please let us know.
Environmental House Resource
A comprehensive resource and touring facility dedicated to furthering
the causes of green building, energy efficiency and renewable energy.
Building Material Resources
The Rocky Mountain Institute provides this great list of resources for
environmentally sustainable building materials.
Alliance to Save Energy
The Alliance to Save Energy promotes energy efficiency worldwide to achieve
a healthier economy, a cleaner environment, and greater energy security.
Energy efficiency is the quickest, cheapest, cleanest way to extend our
world's energy supplies.
Office of Energy Efficiency and
A gateway to hundreds of Web sites and thousands of online documents on
energy efficiency and renewable energy.
Consumer Guide to Energy
From the US Department of Energy.
Interstate Renewable Energy Council
The Interstate Renewable Energy Council’s mission is to accelerate
the sustainable utilization of renewable energy sources and technologies
in and through state and local government and community activities.
California Green Building
Design and Construction Guide
Sustainable design or building "green" is an opportunity to
use our resources efficiently while creating healthier buildings.
City Light Conservation guide
Conserving energy is an easy way for you to help save the environment
and save you money.
US Green Building Council
Promotes environmentally responsible, profitable, healthy places to live
Pennsylvania Green Building
Includes good information on new construction, as well as retrofitting
buildings for higher efficiency.
Portland Green Building Resource
Green building means designing and constructing buildings to increase
performance and enhance the experience for all people who work, live and
play in these structures.
Educates and assists architects, building owners, occupants, educators,
students, and the general public concerning sustainable building design.
Maryland Environmental Design
Dedicated to advancing the application of economically sound and environmentally
sensitive building and site-design techniques.
Vital Signs Curriculum
Project that encourages architecture students to examine architectural,
lighting, and mechanical systems in existing buildings with attention
to energy use, occupant well-being, and architectural spacemaking.
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
NREL is a part of the U.S. Department of Energy's effort to secure an
energy future for the nation that is environmentally and economically
US Energy Star site
Everything about the Energy Star standard, and products that meet it.
Charge of Your Home Energy Use
Great article about how you can cut your home energy use and reduce your
energy bills without a lot of effort.
This article features information on how architects and homeowners are
transforming their roofs into green spaces that help cool down the city.
Photovoltaics (PV) for Buildings
Site with the goal to improve PV building technology and to educate consumers
and the building industry about PV to overcome technical and commercial
barriers to market acceptance of the technology.
Home Energy Saver
A terrific do-it-yourself home energy site by the government that helps
you learn how to reduce energy costs.
Appliances can Waste Energy
Scientists have determined that U.S. consumers would save more than $1
billion each year if manufacturers applied proven technologies to reducing
the "leaking" component of miscellaneous electricity use.
Home Power Magazine
Hands-on Journal of Home-Made Power. If you are interested in: making
your own electricity from renewable energy, alternative vehicles, or finding
out the latest in related technologies and life-styles, then this publication
can keep you up to date.