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Sustainable (Green) Building

Links to Other Green Building Sites

Getting started...

  • Building Industry Professionals for Environmental Responsibility. BIPER USA provides a range of resources for sustainable design professionals.
  • Build It Green. Build It Green is a nonprofit membership organization whose mission is to promote healthy, energy and resource efficient residential building practices in California.
  • EcoIQ offers general information on a wide variety of subjects and includes an extensive treatment of green building.
  • Environmental Building News offers a checklist to help you get started with your green building project.
  • Green Building Concepts contains general information on green building with a focus on residential and the do-it-yourselfer.
  • Green Building Information Council. Based in British Columbia, Canada, the Council provides information and links to other green building Web sites.
  • GreenClips is a summary of news on sustainable building design and related government and business issues published every two weeks by e-mail.
  • NAHB Research Center identifies resources for developing a Green Building Program and Green Building activities at the Research Center.
  • Rocky Mountain Institute provides information on green building and sustainable development including case studies.
  • Sustainable Sources allows the user to search through a sustainable building site and a green building professionals directory and find other environmental related sites.
  • U.S. Department of Energy. The Sustainable Building Technical Manual may be downloaded from this site.
  • U.S. Green Building Council. Check out the Leadership and Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System. It will help you evaluate buildings and understand the characteristics of the green building.
  • Whole Building Design Guide. a complete Internet resource to a wide range of building-related design guidance, criteria and technology.


Last updated: February 26, 2009
Green Building
Greg Dick:  (916) 341-6489