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Advanced Buildings

http://www.poweryourdesign.com

Products and tools for designing 20,000 to 80,000 SF non-residential buildings using integrated design methodologies to produce high-performance buildings.

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Architectural Green Solar Network

http://www.agsn.de/

German Association concerned with sustainable architecture. (German and English)

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Better Bricks

http://www.betterbricks.com/

Information and resources about building energy efficiency for designers, owners and operators provided by the NorthWest Energy Efficiency Alliance.

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Bonin Architects & Associates, PLLC

http://www.boninarchitects.com

Landscape and Residential Architectural firm specializing in timber frame, structural insulated panels, and sustainable designs combined with project management. Jeremy Bonin, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP

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Boulder Green Building Guild

http://www.bgbg.org

An association of building professionals in Boulder County, Colorado focused on making green building common practice. Includes calendar of events.

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Building Concerns

http://www.interiorconcerns.com/

Supporting ecologically sustainable design and building. Includes the Interior Concerns Resource Guide, a sourcebook of information and product suppliers of more sustainable and healthy building and interior materials and products.

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BuildingGreen

http://www.buildinggreen.com/

Publisher of Environmental Building News and the GreenSpec directory. Developer of the BuildingGreen Suite, a research tool for green design. Site includes articles about many green topics.

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Castleblock

http://www.castleblock.com

Architects and engineers in Hawai'i specializing in alternative building materials and technologies with a focus on high-performance, recycled content materials. Also dealers for concrete forms, plywood substitute, and recycled rubber lumber products.

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Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems

http://www.cmpbs.org/

A research and design center for sustainable building practices run by Pliny Fisk, based in Austin TX.

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Center for Research in Alternate Systems of Energy

http://mhathwar.tripod.com/thesis

Design dissertation project outlining the use of alternate energy systems and principles of climatic architecture to reduce energy consumption in buildings. Includes a pilot project for a research campus. Good explanatory diagrams.

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Construct Ireland

http://constructireland.ie

Contains information, articles, daily news items, and a directory of contacts relating to sustainable construction in Ireland. A monthly e-mail newsletter is available by subscription.

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Development Center for Appropriate Technology

http://www.dcat.net/

Non-profit organization that supports the development and use of sustainable technology through education, research, and projects. Includes information on working with code officials. Active in revising building codes to include sustainable issues.

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Earth Advantage Sustainable Building

http://www.earthadvantage.org

Program supported by Portland (OR) General Electric Company to support sustainable design of residential and commercial projects with consulting services and the Earth Advantage certification program. Program also certifies builders and remodelers. Site also contains technology reports, links to information sites, and events in the Portland area.

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Eco Home Site

http://www.ecohomesite.com

Find quality green friendly home improvement products and professionals. Review great information, tips and ideas for your next green friendly home improvement project.

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Ecological Home Ideas

http://www.ecologicalhomeideas.com

Publisher of ecoLogical Home Ideas magazine. Links to suppliers, resources, and organizations dealing with sustainable residential architecture and products. Site also has a discussion forum.

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ecospecifier

http://www.ecospecifier.org/

A knowledge base of environmentally-preferable buildings, interiors and landscapes in Australia. It is a tool for designers, builders, home owners and researchers.

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Ecostruct

http://www.ecostruct.co.uk

Building company based in South Shropshire, UK promoting the concepts of sustainable development and environmental awareness within the construction industry. Projects include barn conversions and individual houses with emphasis on energy-efficiency and low environmental impact. Site includes a good overview of several of the key issues involved in sustainable architecture.

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Ecotone Publishing

http://www.ecotonedesign.com

Publishers of books on green architecture and design. Site includes links to other resources and documentation for their green architecture textbook, curriculum, and study guide based on "The Philosophy of Sustainable Design".

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Elements

http://elements.bnim.com

Sustainable Design consulting division of BNIM Architects in Kansas City, MO. Good reading list of books that inspire change.

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Environmental Design & Construction Magazine

http://www.edcmag.com/

Bi-monthly magazine about sustainable building for professionals. Includes article archives, product information, and industry resources.

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EPA Green Building

http://www.epa.gov/greenbuilding/

A gateway to numerous U.S. Environmental Protection Agency webpages on how to improve the environmental performance of buildings, with sections covering energy use, building materials, indoor air quality, water conservation and waste.

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Green Building Alliance

http://www.gbapgh.org/

Pittsburgh-based non-profit organization that provides expert services and reliable information to facilitate green building solutions-- and, in the process, helps our region thrive.

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Green Building at Penn State

http://www.engr.psu.edu/greenbuild/

A research program in sustainable construction at Penn State University Department of Architectural Engineering. Includes a multi-university program exploring sustainable housing solutions for American Indians.

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Green Building Council of Australia

http://www.gbcaus.org

Group seeking to promote sustainable development and to encourage the property industry to implement green building programs, technologies, design practices, and operations. Developed the Green Star rating tool for evaluating building design.

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Green Building Encyclopedia - Design, Construction, Water Conservation, Energy

http://www.whygreenbuildings.com

Green building design guide with resources on the LEED exam, indoor air quality, water conservation, environmental construction products, straw bale, and energy-star appliances. For homebuilders, architects, engineers, real estate developers.

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Green Building Press

http://www.newbuilder.co.uk

Publishers of Building for a Future magazine and the Green Building Bible in the United Kingdom.

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Green Building Services

http://www.greenbuildingservices.com/

Sustainable design consultants providing LEED project management, design consultation, workshops & training, technical analysis, and specification assistance. Includes reports on several sustainable design strategies.

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Green Design Initiative

http://www.ce.cmu.edu/GreenDesign/

An academic-industry-government consortium based at Carnegie-Mellon University to develop research and education programs to improve environmental quality while encouraging sustainable economic development.

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Green Home Building

http://www.greenhomebuilding.com

Focuses on sustainable architecture strategies, natural building methods, and examples of vernacular architecture, with lists of books and related web sites. Also information on dealing with building codes when using natural building materials.

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Green October

http://www.greenoctober.com

Environmental consulting firm based in New York City. Services include alternate environmental strategies, research, specifications, and material assessments. Experience with Battery Park City's Residential Environmental Guidelines.

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Green-Haus

http://home.earthlink.net/~dlombard

Sustainable design research and consulting for architects, builders/developers, agencies and owners. Specialist in technical Internet research regarding environmental aspects relating to buildings and design.

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GreenHomeGuide

http://www.GreenHomeGuide.com

Reviews and advice for green remodeling and living. Articles, directories of recommended products and green building professionals and retailers.

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GreenHomeNYC

http://www.greenhomenyc.org/

GreenHomeNYC facilitates the adoption of sustainable building methods and materials by owners of small residential and commercial buildings in New York City. Includes links and listing of local events.

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GreenStreet Construction and Consulting

http://www.greenstreetinc.com

Construction firm specializing in high-performance green building for both new construction and renovation. Also provide LEED consulting and solar, wind, and geothermal energy system design and installation.

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Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction

http://www.holcimfoundation.org

International group that seeks to promote sustainable construction. Sponsors regional and global award competitions, funds projects, and organizes seminars. Good conceptual information on sustainable construction.

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iGreenBuild

http://www.igreenbuild.com/

Contains articles, on-line bookstore, product and services vendor information, news items, and a sustainable events calendar. E-mail newsletter available with archive copies on the site.

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Irish Eco Builders

http://homepage.eircom.net/~greenbuild/

Photos of strawbale, timber, and thatch projects in Ireland. Also contains many links to thatch, strawbale, and green building sites.

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LEED Points

http://www.leedpoints.com

10 out of 10 stars (1 vote)

An online resource to read and comment about using LEEDs in your area

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LISA: Life Cycle Analysis In Sustainable Architecture

http://www.lisa.au.com

Providers of a life cycle decision support tool to calculate the environmental impact of a building. Also provides a range of impact attributes.

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Living Homes

http://www.livinghomes.us/

Produces a line of homes featuring modern design and green materials. Shows sample interiors and exteriors.

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Loken Builders

http://www.lokenbuilders.com/

Construction and consulting company focusing on energy and resource efficient construction methods and materials.

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Metafore

http://www.metafore.org/

Group that seeks to change business practices to be environmentally responsible, especially regarding forest products. They produce several documents on integrating environmental values with business practices, including "Wood for Building Green".

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Natural Resources Defense Council

http://www.nrdc.org/cities/default.asp

Articles, links, reports, unpublished research, policy and technical analysis, and Congressional testimony relating to sustainable design and construction.

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Newton House

http://www.newtonhouse.info/default.htm

Information related to sustainable construction in Queensland Australia. Includes links to related sites in Australia.

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Northwest EcoBuilding Guild

http://www.ecobuilding.org/

Association of building professionals and homeowners interested in ecologically sustainable building. Offers fact sheets and newsletters, event listing, and resource directory.

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Oikos Green Building Library

http://oikos.com/library/index.html

Articles and selections from books about sustainable design and energy efficiency. Includes a green products directory, classifieds, and bookstore.

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Paladino Green Building Strategies

http://www.palcon.com/

Design/development to incorporate green building strategies and sustainable development approaches to create a new kind of building.

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Passive-On Project

http://www.passive-on.org

Group developing design guidelines and tools for passive houses for both cooling and heating dominated climates. Focus is on European climates.

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Scottish Ecological Design Association

http://www.seda2.org/

Association formed to promote ecological issues for the Scottish building industry. Produces a magazine, sponsors lectures, seminars & workshops, and responds to government initiatives. Site includes their design guide "Design and Detailing for Deconstruction" to make it easier to reuse materials.

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SIP Education Course

http://www.polyurethanepanels.com

10 out of 10 stars (2 votes)

Download a 105 Page former Continuing education course about structural insulated panels like the architects use.

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Solar Bubble Build

http://solarbubblebuild.com

Interior-environment control system that uses liquid bubble insulation, dynamic liquid cooling, and solar energy collection based on the principles of the Solaroof developed by Richard Nelson.

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Sustainability Works

http://www.sustainabilityworks.org.uk/

A complete development tool anyone interested in adopting a sustainable approach to housing development and regeneration, including housing associations, local authorities, consultants, contractors and developers.

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Sustainable Architecture: Eco Design and Landscaping, Urbanism

http://www.aloha.net/~laumana/

An archive of information about sustainable architecture and urbanism collected by Robert D. Hotten, MLA

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Sustainable Sources

http://www.greenbuilder.com/

Online collections of information on sustainable building, eco travel, and Latin American environmental issues. Keyword searchable.

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Sustaining: tower blocks

http://www.sustainingtowers.org

a resource portal for sustainable refurbishment of tower blocks. The project will re-evaluate existing practice in terms of the designs and strategies for refurbishment of tower blocks.

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The Green Engineer

http://www.greenengineer.com

Sustainable design consulting firm. Services include LEED Certification, plan review, charette facilitation, mechanical engineering, and energy modeling. Site includes a list of ideas and technologies for making your building green.

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The Natural Home Building Source

http://www.thenaturalhome.com

Sustainable, passive solar, do-it-yourself house plans are featured with interior planterbeds, composting toilets, greywater recycling and septic system products.

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The Tofte Project

http://www.tofteproject.info

Interactive tour of the Tofte Project and cabin, and the principles of sustainable architecture that were used in the cabin's design and construction.

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Tirone Nunes

http://www.tironenunes.pt/

Promotes, conceives, and studies the viability of bioclimatic buildings in the housing, office, commercial sectors and sport centers.

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US Green Building Council

http://www.usgbc.org

A leading non-profit organization in the dedicated to sustainable building design and construction. Developers of the LEED building rating system.

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VIROtech Friendly Technology

http://www.virotech.com.au

Source of simple, environmentally responsive, cost effective products.

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Vital Signs Project

http://arch.ced.berkeley.edu/vitalsigns/

A curriculum materials development effort to examine a physical building's performance. Includes resource packages available for downloading and case studies.

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World Green Building Council

http://www.worldgbc.org

A global not-for-profit organisation working to transform the property industry towards sustainability through its members - national Green Building Councils.

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YourHomePlanet

http://www.yourhomeplanet.com

An environmental building design web directory - links, resources, and tools.

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