Sustainable Building Sources

Green Building Professionals Directory
     Looking for a green builder, expert in solar energy or alternative wastewater systems, or other professional who understands sustainability? Check this directory! And if you are a Green Professional, be sure you're listed!

Sustainable Sources (formerly the Sourcebook)
One of the first and still one of the best in-depth documents on materials and methods for building green. Over 40 chapters on many important aspects of building sustainably - whether buidng new or remodeling - from rainwater harvesting to compost toilets, from radiant barriers to flyash concrete, from insulation to non-toxic termite control.

Sustainable Building Calendar
     Add your event to the Sustainable Building Calendar! Post those workshops and barnraisings! Tell everyone about your conference! Or find an event to attend!

Discussion Forums
     Looking for a place to ask your questions or share your expertise? Email discussions, newsgroups, and real time chats devoted to sustainable topics.

Green Building Materials Databases

Associations and membership groups
     Energy Efficient Building Association
     Sustainable Buildings Industry Council
     American Solar Energy Society

Groups working toward a greener built world
     The Development Center for Appropriate Technology
     The Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems
     US Green Building Council
     Rocky Mountain Institute

Green Building programs
     The Department of Energy's Center for Excellence for Sustainable Development
     Arlington County Virginia
     Austin Energy's Green Building Program, Austin, TX
     Build San Antonio Green
     Built Green, Master Builders Association of King & Snohomish Counties, WA
     Kansas City Build Green
     Alameda County Waste Management Authority, Alameda County, CA
     Maryland Department of Natural Resources Green Building Program
Utility Industry programs
     Earth Advantage Homes, Portland General Electric
     Memphis EcoBUILD
Building Industry Association Programs
     Earth Craft House, Greater Atlanta HBA
     Build a Better Kitsap, Kitsap County HBA, WA
     California Green Builder, Building Industry Institute
     Built Green Colorado, HBA of Metro Denver
     Built Green/Green Space Southwestern WA
Local initiatives
     Pittsburg Green Building Alliance, Pittsburg, PA
     Florida Green Building Coalition Florida
     GreenHomeNYC, New York, NY
     Green Building Alliance, Santa Barbara, California
     Greater Cleveland Green Building Coalition, Cleveland, Ohio
     Green Building Association of Central Pennsylvania
     Green Built Home, Wisconsin
     Northwest Ecobuilding Guild
     Southface Energy Institute, Atlanta, Georgia
     Design~Build~Live, Austin, Texas
     Vermont Building for Social Responsibility
     Western North Carolina Green Building Council

Rating systems

     Environmental Building News
     Natural Home Magazine
     Home Power
     The Last Straw Journal

Case Studies
     Casas Que Cantan (Houses That Sing), Save The Children Foundation building, and more
     Red Feather Development Group brings volunteers and tribal members together to learn straw bale building methods.
     The Casa Verde program of American Youthworks teaches to sustainable building skills at-risk youth while constructing homes for needy families.

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