Sustainable Design Resources
This list of online resources provides
further information on sustainable design. Most of these sites contain
more Web links for further in-depth coverage.
site offers a collection of electronic and print resources on design
and build construction that minimizes ecological impact and maximizes
Energy Information Administration
Part of the U.S. Department of Energy, the EIA compiles official
government energy statistics by sector, geography, fuel type, and
Environmental Design + Construction
This bimonthly online magazine is dedicated to efficient and
sustainable construction, covering topics such as resource and energy
efficiency, alternative and renewable energy sources, indoor air
quality, and life-cycle assessment.
Green Building Pages
This database lists sustainable-design building materials,
professionals, conferences and expos, consulting resources, and Web
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
The LEED Green Building Rating System is a voluntary, national standard
for developing high-performance, sustainable buildings.
Rocky Mountain Institute
A nonprofit organization, RMI's Green Development Services works to
improve buildings and projects' efficiency through consulting and
research. RMI also publishes books, reports, and articles on green
Smart Communities Network
A U.S. Department of Energy project, this site provides information, standards, codes, and resources for green buildings.
U.S. Green Building Council
The USGBC is the nation's foremost coalition of construction industry
leaders working to promote environmentally responsible and profitable
buildings. The site contains an extensive list of green building
organizations and associations, building code standards, case studies,
design resources, and more.