Green building

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.

BuildingGreen.com
This site offers a collection of electronic and print resources on design and build construction that minimizes ecological impact and maximizes economic performance.

Energy Information Administration
Part of the U.S. Department of Energy, the EIA compiles official government energy statistics by sector, geography, fuel type, and price.

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 literature.

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 development.

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.

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