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

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.

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.

Building America Information Resources Search
This online library disseminates technical information, including guidebooks, fact sheets, and case studies, developed by the U.S. Department of Energy Building America program and its associated buildings projects. The publications in this database are presented as PDF files and can be searched according to subject categories or document type.

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

Building Products
Publication devoted to building products and materials.

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

An information source for the building industry.

Affordable Housing Design Advisor
This Web site is designed to help the developers, sponsors, and users of affordable housing understand what constitutes quality design, why it is worth striving for, and how to achieve it in their own projects.

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.

National Clearinghouse for Lead Safe Resources
A central point of access for contractors and lead abatement practitioners to secure a wide variety of discounted and donated lead abatement supplies - including risk insurance, abatement materials, and diagnostic equipment.

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