Technologies & Techniques — NATIONAL RESOURCES



  • Building Science.com
    Phone: 978-589-5100 x5296  
    Address: 30 Forest Street, Somerville, MA 02143

    Description: Building Science Information provides objective, high-quality information about commercial and residential buildings.
  • Green Building Advisor
    Phone: 866-325-2558  
    Address: The Taunton Press Customer Support Center - Green Building Advisor, 63 South Main Street., PO Box 5506, Newtown, CT 06470-5506
    Email: customerservice@greenbuildingadvisor.com

    Description: GreenBuildingAdvisor.com is dedicated to providing the most useful, accurate, and complete information about designing, building, and remodeling energy-efficient, sustainable, and healthy homes.
  • Green Building Databases & Design Resources
    Address: Sustainable Sources, 108 Royal Way #1004, Austin, TX 78737

    Description: Links to resources to help you find sustainable products, materials, and design assistance.
  • GreenovationTV

    Description: Our mission is to provide practical information in an entertaining format to help green every home in America, starting with yours.
  • oikos - Green Building Library
    Phone: 541-647-2449   Fax: 541-647-2469
    Address: Iris Communications, Inc., PO Box 6498, Bend, OR 97708-6498

    Description: The Oikos® site is devoted to serving professionals whose work promotes sustainable design and construction. That's a broad goal, but then environmental sustainability touches virtually every aspect of a building.


  • Building Green.com – Sustainable Design Information
    Phone: 802-257-7300    Fax: 802-257-7304
    Address: 122 Birge Street Suite 30 , Brattleboro, VT 05301
    Email: info@buildinggreen.com

    Description: Building Green offers both print and electronic resources to help you design and build construction projects from a whole-systems perspective and take an integrated design approach that minimizes ecological impact and maximizes economic performance.
  • Built Environment Resources
    Rocky Mountain Institute
    Phone: 970-927-3851   Fax: 970-927-3420
    Address: 2317 Snowmass Creek Road, Snowmass, CO 81654
    Email: bet@rmi.org

    Description: Rocky Mountain Institute's work in the built environment takes an integrated approach by seeking to increase energy efficiency while simultaneously addressing building and community design, comfort, and health.
  • Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems
    Phone: 512-928-4786   Fax: 512-926-4418
    Address: 8604 FM 969 , Austin, TX 78724
    Email: center@cmpbs.org

    Description: The Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems, established in 1975, is a non-profit education, research, and demonstration organization specializing in life cycle planning and design. We undertake projects based on their potential contribution to site, regional and global sustainability and human health, and actively pursue collaborations with associate organizations, businesses and professional firms.


  • Designing & Building with FSC
    Forest Stewardship Council
    Phone: 612-353-4511   Fax: 612-208-1565
    Address: Forest Stewardship Council U.S. (FSC-US), 212 Third Avenue North, Suite 504, Minneapolis, MN 55401
    Email: info@fscus.org

    Description: Published in June 2005, this guide helps architects, builders and designers utilize and source forest products from FSC-certified, well-managed forests. The guide offers professionals a single source to learn about, specify, build and account for the use of FSC-certified products.
  • Sustainable Sources - Building Materials
    Address: 108 Royal Way #1004, Austin, TX 78737

    Description: Sustainable Sources was founded in 1994 by Bill Christensen as a means to spread information about green building and related fields in an efficient, inexpensive way over the then-new world wide web.


  • Indoor Air Quality Modeling Tool
    US EPA

    Description: EPA created the Indoor airPLUS Program to help builders meet the growing consumer preference for homes with improved indoor air quality and energy efficiency.
  • The Carpet and Rug Institute Green Label for Indoor Air Quality
    Phone: 706-278-3176   Fax: 706-278-8835
    Address: P.O. Box 2048, Dalton, GA 30722-2048

    Description: Using scientifically established standards, the Green Label Plus program symbolizes the carpet industry’s commitment to a better environment for living, working, learning and healing.


  • Climatic Data for Frost Protected Shallow Foundations
    Phone: 828-271-4800   Fax: 828-271-4876
    Address: National Climatic Data Center, 151 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801-5001
    Email: ncdc.info@noaa.gov

    Description: The objective of this web page is to provide U.S. builders, designers, code officials, and others with the air freezing index (AFI) data necessary to employ FPSF technology.
  • Daylighting Collaborative
    Email: info@daylighting.org

    Description: The Daylighting Collaborative was initiated by the Energy Center of Wisconsin and its sponsoring members as a source of why-do and how-to information for daylighting using windows.
  • Energy Savers - Your Home
    US Dept. of Energy

    Description: This site offers valuable tips and techniques for saving energy in your home.
  • Energy Saving and Renewable Energy

    Description: The resources here will help you find energy-saving and renewable energy products and services. Explore these products and services to find ways to save money and make your home, vehicle, and workplace more energy efficient.
    Phone: 888-782-7937  
    Address: US EPA - ENERGY STAR Hotline (6202J), 1200 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20460

    Description: ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices.
  • WxTV
    Address: 705 Osterman Drive Suite A, Bozeman, MT 59715
    Email: bebers@montana.edu

    Description: Online TV segments highlighting weatherization techniques created by The Montana Weatherization Training Center.


  • Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards (UFAS)

    Description: This document presents uniform standards for the design, construction and alteration of buildings so that physically handicapped persons will have ready access to and use of them in accordance with the Architectural Barriers Act, 42 U.S.C. 4151-4157.

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