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Web Resources

Energy Efficient Rehab Advisor
This easy-to-use Web-based tool will help you integrate energy efficiency into your remodeling or rehab project. It provides recommended energy efficiency measures for most types of rehab projects, as well as the associated costs, energy savings and additional benefits of incorporating the measures.

Architectural Record
Online resource for design information, including education opportunities and green building products.

An information source for the building industry.

Building America
Building America is a Department of Energy program dedicated to improving the energy-efficiency of new and existing homes. They have built more than 30,000 homes, and frequently publish practical lessons from their hands-on experience.

Disaster Contractor's Network
Helps home and small business owners recover after a disaster.

Building Products
Publication devoted to building products and materials.

Building products database with links to manufacturers, articles, and product reviews and comparisons.

ENERGY STAR® for New Homes
Energy efficiency resources for new construction and retrofits, including technical guidelines, partnership agreements, marketing resources, and calculation tools.

Energy Videos from California Energy Commission
How-to videos on a range of topics, from installing insulation to radiant barriers.

EERE State Activities Page
This site allows you to search through DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) projects, partnerships, and resources by state. The site also includes financial incentives, energy code links, and information on various kinds of alternative energy sources.

Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy
The database is a source of information on state, local, utility, and selected federal incentives that promote renewable energy. It is updated regularly.

Home Energy Advisor
This online tool provides a list of recommended energy efficiency improvements and estimated savings. Enter information about a single family home and receive a customized project list.

Homes Across America
This Web site features resource efficient homes throughout the United States. It offers a database of contacts, listed by state, which can supply technical assistance on resource efficient building.

Housing Zone
Web site for Professional Builder and Professional Remodeler magazines.

HUD Regulatory Barriers Clearinghouse
Supports organizations seeking information about laws, regulations, and policies affecting the development, maintenance, improvement, availability, and cost of affordable housing.

International Code Council Newsletter
Newsletter focused on construction costs.

Journal of Light Construction
Information for builders and remodelers.

Marketable, Affordable, Durable, Entry-level (MADE) Homes
Resources for builders to develop Marketable Affordable Durable Entry-level (MADE) homes for first time homebuyers.

Funding Resources

Incentives for Insulation
Web site by the Association for Better Insulation. You can sign up to receive information about Government programs in your area that help pay for insulation upgrades.

Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy
The database is a source of information on state, local, utility, and selected federal incentives that promote renewable energy. It is updated regularly.

Residential Energy Efficiency Database
Use this simple tool to find out what energy efficiency programs your utility and/or state offers to help you save energy and money.

Green Buildings Design and Construction Assistance Grant
The Renewable Energy Trust, administered by the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MTC), invites applications for its Design and Construction Assistance Grants. The grants support the costs, up to $500,000 per project, of eligible renewable energy technologies, and related renewable energy and energy efficiency features, in new green building construction or major renovation or rehabilitation projects. Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis in bi-annual rounds in order to accommodate differing construction schedules that may exist among potential applicants. The next grant round ends September 19, 2003.

Associations and Groups

National Association of the Remodeling Industry
Resource for knowledge and training in the remodeling industry.

NAHB Remodelors Council
Provides industry news, educational programs, research results and other resources for members.

Affordable Comfort, Inc.
Nonprofit educational service organization that promotes energy and resource efficiency, comfort, health, safety, affordability, and durability in buildings.

Associated Builders and Contractors
National association of construction firms provides education and information on best practices to members.

EEBA - Energy and Environmental Building Association
Discusses energy efficient building and sustainable construction practices.

MHRA - Manufactured Housing Research Alliance
A leader in PATH research on manufactured homes.

National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
Description of the programs, studies, and activities of this national association representing all facets of the home building industry.

National Association of Home Builders Research Center (NAHB RC)
A wholly-owned subsidiary of the NAHB and a research and development leader in the home building industry.

National Conference of States on Building Codes and Standards (NCSBCS)
Provides technical services, education and training to our members to enhance the public's social and economic well being through safe, durable, affordable, accessible and efficient buildings.

National Housing & Rehabilitation Association
National membership organization promoting partnerships among professionals in the affordable multifamily housing field.

Content updated on 3/1/2007

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