GREEN BUILDING AND SUSTAINABLE LIVING
Resources and information about energy-efficient and environmentally friendly design and construction
The official web site for An Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore
A government-backed program dedicated to making homes and businesses more energy efficient, environmentally friendly, and healthier for the occupants.
Forest Stewardship Council
An international not-for-profit organization promoting sustainable forestry
Geothermal Heat Pump Consortium
The Geothermal Heat Pump Consortium is a nonprofit organization working to raise awareness and increase the use of geoexchange technology throughout the United States. Here we will answer the most frequently asked questions about geoexchange technology.
Green Building Alliance
A non-profit organization that integrates environmentally responsible--and high performance--design, construction and operating practices into the Greater Pittsburgh market.
Global Green USA
The US affiliate of Green Cross International
The National Arbor Day Foundation
Promotes the planting and nurturing of trees and giving trees as gifts
Natural Resources Defense Council
A large compendium of information about Clean Air & Energy, Global Warming, Clean Water & Oceans, Wildlife& Fish, Parks & Forests, Health & the Environment, and dozens more Green Living issues.
Post Carbon Institute
Post Carbon Institute is a think, action and education tank offering research, project tools, education and information to implement proactive strategies to adapt to an energy constrained world.
Stop Global Warming.org
The Stop Global Warming Virtual March is a non-political effort to promote action to save our planet. Add your voice to the nearly half a million virtual marchers including John McCain, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Jon Bon Jovi, Walter Cronkite, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Barack Obama, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Wesley Clark, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Larry David, James Taylor, Leonardo DiCaprio, Al Gore, and thousands more concerned Americans.
U.S. Green Building Couincil
A coalition of leaders from every sector of the building industry working to promote environmentally responsible and healthy buildings.
The USGBC administers the LEED Green Building Rating System, ® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), a voluntary, consensus-based national standard for developing high-performance, sustainable buildings.
The USGBC web site provides an encyclopedic listing of green building links.
GREEN RESOURCES, DIRECTORIES & DATABASES
Building America is a private/public partnership that develops energy solutions for new and existing homes. The Building America project combines the knowledge and resources of industry leaders with the U.S. Department of Energy's technical capabilities.
Publishers of Environmental Building News and the GreenSpec Directory. A subscription-based online resource for environmentally sensitive design and construction. BuildingGreen Suite offers a wide range of information - from articles and product listings to project case studies - to help build a greener world.
Building Science Corporation
Buildingscience.com provides objective, high-quality information about buildings. This resource combines building physics, systems design concepts, and an awareness of sustainability to promote the design and construction of buildings that are more durable, healthier, more sustainable and more economical than most buildings built today. Publishers of climate-specific Builder’s Guides.
Directory of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency
The DSIRE website provides a fast and convenient method for accessing information about renewable energy and energy efficiency incentives and regulatory policies administered by federal and state agencies, utilities, and local organizations
Green Building Pages
A sustainable building materials database and design tool for the environmentally and socially responsible designer, builder and client.
A directory of resources for sustainable design and construction
IBACOS High Performance Lighting Guide
Integrated Building and Construction Solutions reports on energy efficient lighting
NAHB Green Building Guidelines
National Building Museum exhibit: The Green House
A must-see exhibit and a very useful and interesting web site
An enormously useful web site. Toolbase is a comprehensive resource for technical information on building products, materials, new technologies, and housing systems. The NAHB Research Center provides the services, with funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through The Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing (PATH) program, and other industry sponsors.
GREEN PRODUCTS & MATERIALS
Sprayed in place open cell foam insulation made from U.S. grown soybeans provides high R-values and perfect air-sealing for a tight thermal envelope that contains no harmful agents such as VOC’s, formaldehyde, etc.
Environmental Home Center
An online source for a wide variety of green building products including non-toxic paint, natural carpets, sustainable wood products, and people-friendly cleaning supplies.
Energy Federation Incorporated
An excellent source for a wide range of energy conservation products for the home.
Source for a variety of self-powered devices, i.e. wind-up flashlights and radios, photovoltaic cell-phone chargers, etc.
Superior Walls Foundation System
The Superior Walls foundation system is a custom precast foundation wall system that uses less than one quarter as much concrete as traditional poured foundations.
The Energy Challenge
A series of articles from the New York Times that examine the ways in which the world is, and is not, moving toward a more energy efficient, environmentally benign future.
Control System Technologies
ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN
Hewitt, National Design Museum
of Classical Architecture
The New York
der Rohe at MOMA (Mies in Berlin) and the Whitney (Mies in America)
Not So Big House
School of Music
Box (Local tides, marine forecasts, etc.)
Inn at National Hall
Pavillion for the Performing Arts
Randel Rogers - Cyber Gallery
Vermont Studio Center
Art Institute of Chicago
Center for the Arts
The Frick Collection
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Museum of Fine Arts,
of Modern Art
Academy of Design
National Gallery of
The Isamu Noguchi
Museum of Art
Atheneum Museum of Art
Museum of American Art
Colors - artists oil paints and oil painting mediums
York Central Art Supplies
Center for the Performing Arts
York City Opera
York City Ballet
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