American Wind Energy Association (AWEA)
AWEA is a national trade association which promotes wind energy as a
clean source of electricity.
Social Responsibility (ADPSR)-
ADPSR is an architectural organization dedicated to ecological and
sustainable practices for the built environment.
Building Environmental Science and
Tons of good technical information. See publications listing links
where you can access a few publications on-line.
Building Research Establishment (BRE)-BREbookshop.com
The BRE Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) tool allows the owners,
users, and designers of buildings to review and improve environmental
performance throughout the life of a building.
Campus Center for
The mission of the CCAT residents is to demonstrate technologies which
contribute to a healthy environment, to examine the ethical and social
consequences of the use of technology and to provide a forum for
experiential learning. This web site has links to many related web
Cellulose Insulation Manufacturers
This site has technical information on cellulose insulation.
Center for Neighborhood Technology
The web site features programs and projects that promote community
development, smart growth, transit-oriented development, and sustainable
Center for Renewable Energy and
Sustainable Technology (CREST)
Site provides information on different types of renewable energy.
The Cob Cottage
Conducts hands-on research on natural building methods and materials.
Through practical training in natural construction, they help empower
ordinary people to take charge of providing their own housing at
moderate cost. By mail and phone, and through publications and tours,
they supply information, support and inspiration for people to make
healthy choices about buildings. Committed to de-consumerizing, to
reducing the flow of cash, resources and waste, and to helping others to
do the same. They work with a wide range of natural materials but
specialize in unbaked hand-formed sculptural earthen building--cob
construction. About 25 cob demonstration buildings all over Western
North America are now open to visitors.
Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines
Lists minimum recycled-content recommendations for construction
products, landscaping products, and park and recreation products.
Recovered Materials Advisory Notices (RMAN) provide purchasing guidance
and recommend recovered and post-consumer material content levels for
Congress for the New Urbanism
This collaboration of professionals who revitalize sprawling
neighborhoods and urban centers. The site includes task force
projects an additional links to related organizations.
Efficient Windows Collaborative
Assists with step-by-step process for selecting energy efficient windows
by geographic regions of the U.S., based on three different climate
zones. Links to energy -efficient window are also provided.
Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
EPRI researches issues on electrical power and publishes excellent
Energy & Environmental Building
Association (EEBA): E-Building Discussion E-mail List
This nonprofit organization provides a list that focuses on residential
Energy Efficient Building Association
EEBA is a nonprofit organization that promotes energy-efficient and
environmentally responsible buildings and communities. Provides
information and training to a variety of audiences. List of publications
is also provided.
Energy Efficient Mortgage-PATH
Provides information on technological innovations in housing industry.
Links to results, PATH chat, and technology inventory are also provided.
Environmental Building News is the leading periodical on environmentally
sustainable design and construction. Their articles, reviews, and news
stories are a good resource for information on energy-efficient,
resource-efficient, and healthy building practices. They address
material selection, siting, indoor air quality, daylighting, etc.!
Forest Products Laboratory
The Forest Products Laboratory is the leading wood research institute
for the development of environmentally friendly technologies, recycling,
and forest management.
The Green Builders Catalogue
Provides service to contractors, homeowners, weatherization agencies and
utilities throughout the country.
Green Design Initiative
This initiative was created to promote environmentally conscious
engineering, product and process design, manufacture, and architecture.
This independent, nonprofit organization provides product rating and
evaluation services and promotes environmentally responsible consumer
The Internet Consumer
This recycling guide provides a starting point for consumers in the USA
and Canada searching the net for recycling information. The information
is for regular folks with regular household quantities of materials to
recycle. The goal is to help make recycling so easy and automatic that
it blends into the flow of everyday life.
National Renewable Energy Labs (NREL)
NREL develops renewable energy technologies and transfers these
technologies to the private sector.
OIKOS: Green Building
Information on green building products and materials along with
techniques for sustainable design and construction.
Residential Energy Services Network
Includes information on the national market for home energy rating
systems and energy-efficient mortgages.
Smart Growth Network
This nonprofit organization that helps created national and local
coalitions to promote economic, social, and environmental development in
communities. This site contains primers on alternatives to sprawl and a
smart growth bibliography and policy database.
Solar Energy Lab (SEL)
SEL has been recognized nationally and internationally for its
accomplishments in practical applications for solar energy.
Surface Transportation Policy Project
This site contains reports, resources, and the newsletter Progress,
which features community and transportation issues.
Sustainable Building Industry Council
SBIC works to advance the design, affordability, energy performance, and
environmental soundness of residential, institutional, and commercial
Sustainable Building Sourcebook
Professional and general assistance lists are provided on Sustainable
Building practices and products.
User Building Materials Association
This is an association of companies and organizations providing used
building materials, exchanges, or services.
Human Environmental Sciences Extension
External sites are not
endorsed by the University of Missouri.
HES Extension Site Administrator