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Environmental Performance Web Resources

American Solar Energy Society
Advances the use of solar energy for the benefit of U.S. citizens and the global environment.

Building Momentum National Trends and Prospects for High-Performance Green Buildings
Report based on an April 2002 roundtable convened by the U.S. Senate Public Works and Environment Committee in conjunction with the U.S. Green Building Council. It highlights components of green building and outlines specific recommendations for broadening and expanding the movement including strengthening existing federal policies and programs.

Development Center for Appropriate Technology
DCAT works to enhance the health of the planet and our communities by promoting a shift to sustainable construction and development through leadership, strategic relationships, and education.

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

Environmental Building News
Newsletter about environmentally responsible design and construction.

Green Building Conference
Focusing on the cutting edge of innovative building technologies and the direction that green building is heading.

Green Building Guidelines: Meeting the Demand for Low-Energy, Resource-Efficient Homes
Produced by the Sustainable Buildings Industry Council, this handbook is designed for home builders and homebuyers just starting to learn about the elements of high-performance home design. It provides hundreds of tips, references, and contacts in an easy-to-read format. The one-day or half-day Green Building Guidelines workshops address site-and climate-specific matters, and typically include local case studies. NAHB members can order at a discount from

Health House Program from the American Lung Association
National education program created by the American Lung Association of Minnesota to raise the standards for better indoor environments.

HGTV Pro: Green Building
Resource for builders and remodelers who want to know more about green building and green building products.

NAHB Research Center Green Building Program
Leader in resource conservation and green building research for remodeling and new construction.

National Center for Appropriate Technology
Provides information on economic and environmental housing.

The Renewable Energy Policy Project and Center for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technologies provides information, data, software, online calculators, policy papers and other tools to advance the integration of renewable technologies.

Solar Today
Bimonthly magazine that covers all solar technologies, from photovoltaics to climate-responsive buildings to wind power.

Sustainable Building Sourcebook
Developed to foster the implementation of environmentally responsible practices in homebuilding.

The Costs and Financial Benefits of Green Buildings
This October 2003 report developed for the Sustainable Building Task Force confirms that minimal increases in upfront costs of about 2% to support green design would, on average, result in life cycle savings of 20% of total construction costs -- more than ten times the initial investment.

Urban Land Institute (ULI)
Facilitates public and political debate on urban issues, offers publications, journals, reports and databases.

Smart Communities Network
Helps communities adopt sustainable development approaches that benefit the local environment and quality of life.

U.S. Green Building Council
Coalition of leaders from across the building industry working to promote buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable, and healthy places to live and work.

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