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Sustainable Green Building
Sustainable, Environmentally Friendly, Green
Here are some good sources for information on how to build "green" housing:
The web site of an independent company committed to providing accurate, unbiased, and timely information designed to help building-industry professionals... improve the environmental performance, and reduce the adverse impacts, of buildings.
The Energy and Environmental Building Alliance
The EEBA mission is "To provide education and resources to transform the residential design, development, construction and remodeling industries to profitably deliver energy efficient and environmentally responsible buildings and communities.". Information on sustainable building may be found here.
The Green Home Guide
Part of the U.S. Green Building Council, a site that can connect you to green ideas, advice and green home professionals.
National Green Building Program
Part of the National Association of Home Builders, NAHBGreen includes educational resources, info on green standards and referral to a national green home certification system.
This sourcebook is an outgrowth of the City of Austin's Green Builder Program. You can look here to find information on everything from rainwater collection to nonpolluting paints and carpets. You can also use it to locate local "green" builders.
USGBC: LEED Rating Systems
This US Green Building Council site covers LEED, the most widely used and well-known green building rating system in the U.S.
A site offering visionary solutions for green building