Building Green/Environmental Building News 

(www.buildinggreen.com) - Publishers of Environmental Building News, GreenSpec Directory of Green products and the Building Green Suite of on-line tools.

U.S. Green Building Council

(www.usgbc.org) - Information on the LEED (Leadership in Energy-Effecient Design) Rating System.

Florida Green Building Coalition

(www.floridagreenbuilding.org) - Resources on Green Building in Florida including five Florida-specific green standards covering homes, commercial buildings, high rises, developments, and local governments.

International Code Council

(http://www.iccsafe.org/Communities/Green/Pages/default.aspx) - (ICC) Green Building Resources - Information on the ICC and National Home Builders (NAHB) Standards for ANSI accreditation currently in development, and link to other Green Building Program resources.

National Association of Home Builders 

(www.nahb.org/publication_details.aspx?publicationID-1994&sectionID-155) - (NAHB) Model Green Home Building Guidelines

Oikos Green Building Source

(www.oikos.com) - Green building info and bookstore. Searchable database on green products.

U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

(www.eere.energy.gov) - Information on DOE's energy efficient and renewable energy programs, including the Building Technologies Program.

National Renewable Energy Lab

(www.nrel.gov) - Research center on energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies.

Rocky Mountain Institute

(wwww.rmi.org) - Resources and information on efficient resource use.

AIA Committee on the Environment

(www.aiatopten.org) - Includes top green projects for the past ten years.

Whole Building Design Guide

(www.wbdg.org) - Information on whole building design techniques and technologies.

Green Building Initiatives

(www.thegbi.org/home.asp) - Information on Green Globes environmental assessment and rating tool. Also a great source of financial incentives for going green with renewable energy, and energy efficiency projects.

American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy

(http://aceee.org/energy/about.htm) - Professional level organization working with energy efficiency experts from universities, national laboratories, and the private sector.


(www.buildinggreen.com) - An independent publishing company providing research, creative thinking, and writing through publications on green design information.