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Sustainable Building, Development,
and Design Resources


Architects / Designers / Planners for Social Responsibility

http://www.adpsr.org
Berkeley, California, USA
The goals are to raise professional and public awareness of critical social and environmental issues, further responsive design and planning, and honor persons and organizations whose work exemplifies social responsibility.

Build It Green
http://www.build-green.org
Bay Area, California, USA
Providing educational information on residential building materials and products. Build It Green aims to transform the housing market, creating healthier, more durable, and energy and resource-efficient housing.

Building For Health Materials Center
http://www.buildingforhealth.com
Carbondale, Colorado, USA
Provider of healthy and environmentally friendly alternatives to standard construction materials, appliances, and household goods.

BuildingGreen
http://www.buildinggreen.com
Brattleboro, Vermont, USA
Publishers of Environmental Building News, with authoritative information on environmentally responsible building design and construction.

Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies
Sacramento, California, USA
http://www.ceert.org
CEERT is engaged in providing technical support to environmental advocates and clean technology developers.

Committee on the Environment
American Institute of Architects
http://www.aia.org/cote/cote_default
Washington, DC, USA
The Committee on the Environment works to sustain and improve the environment by advancing and disseminating environmental knowledge and values, and advocating the best design practices to integrate built and natural systems to the profession, industry, and public.

Division for Sustainable Development
UN Dept. of Economic and Social Affairs
http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/
The United Nations Division for Sustainable Development provides leadership and expertise on sustainable development. It promotes sustainable development at the international, regional, and national levels.

EcoCity Builders
http://www.ecocitybuilders.org
Berkeley, California, USA
Dedicated to reshaping cities, towns and villages for long term health of human and natural systems. Goals include returning healthy biodiversity to the heart of our cities, agriculture to gardens and the streets, and convenience and pleasure to walking, bicycling, and transit.

Ecological Farming Association
http://www.eco-farm.org
Watsonville, California, USA
The Ecological Farming Association is dedicated to the development of ecologically-based food systems, both domestically and throughout the world by informing farmers, educating consumers and policy makers, and promoting alliances between individuals and organizations.

Ecotone Publishing
http://www.ecotonedesign.com
Kansas City, Michigan, USA
The green building and green design publisher.

Energy & Environmental Building Association
http://www.eeba.org
Bloomington, Minnesota, USA
The Energy & Environmental Building Association promotes the awareness, education, and development of energy efficient, environmentally responsible buildings and communities. Includes: architects, builders, developers, manufacturers, engineers, utilities, code officials, researchers, educators, and environmentalists.

Environmental Building Design and Construction Portal
http://www.yourhomeplanet.com
Dedicated to engaging people around the world in environmental building design.

Environmental Design + Construction
http://www.edcmag.com
Troy, Michigan, USA
Dedicated to efficient and sustainable building, this bi-monthly magazine reports on the innovative products, strategies, and technologies that are driving the industry's success.

Foundation for Sustainable Development
http://www.fsdinternational.org
San Francisco, California, USA
Working to better communities, environments, and economic opportunities for people around the world.

Green Affordable Housing Coalition
http://www.greenaffordablehousing.org
Bay Area, California, USA
The Green Affordable Housing Coalition is a coalition of San Francisco Bay Area public-sector and private-sector professionals committed to incorporating green building practices into the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of affordable housing.

Green Building Alliance
http://www.gballiance.com/intro.htm
Santa Barbara, California, USA
Professionals who design, build, and landscape with the environment in mind.

Green Building Council
http://www.usgbc.org
Washington, DC, USA
The U.S. Green Building Council works to promote buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable, and healthy places to live and work. The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System is a voluntary, consensus-based national standard for developing high-performance, sustainable buildings.

Green Building Pages
http://www.greenbuildingpages.com
San Luis Obispo, California, USA
Directory of green building materials and practices.

GreenClips
http://www.greenclips.com
San Francisco, California, USA
GreenClips, a summary of news on sustainable building design and related government and business issues published by email.

Green Communities
http://www.epa.gov/greenkit/
San Francisco, California, USA
Helping communities access the tools and information that would help them become more sustainable.

Green Home Building
http://www.greenhomebuilding.com
A wide range of information related to sustainable architecture and natural building available.

Green Resource Center
http://www.GreenResourceCenter.org
Berkeley, California, USA
The Green Resource Center's mission is to develop the market for green building by offering technical assistance and training while connecting consumers and professionals with all sectors of the green building industry.

Healthy Building Network
http://www.healthybuilding.net
Washington, DC, USA
A national network of green building professionals, environmental and health activists, socially responsible investment advocates, and others who are interested in promoting healthier building materials as a means of improving public health and preserving the global environment.

International Initiative for a Sustainable Built Environment
http://www.iisbe.org
Focusing on energy and environmental issues in the building sector, and working to advance the energy and environmental performance of buildings through the creation, exchange, and application of information.

International Institute for Sustainable Development
http://iisd1.iisd.ca
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
The International Institute for Sustainable Development contributes to sustainable development by advancing policy recommendations on international trade and investment, economic policy, climate change, measurement and indicators, and natural resources management.

Natural World Museum
http://www.naturalworldmuseum.org
Bay Area, California, USA
Environmental preservation through art and education. The Natural World Museum is at the forefront of the global movement toward a sustainable future. Though the creative impact of innovative art exhibitions covering 6,000 years of history.

Real Goods
http://www.realgoods.com
Hopland, California, USA
Products for an ecologically sustainable future. Real Goods demonstrates the need and practicality for renewable energy technologies that are clean, cost-effective, and non-polluting. They offer an extensive collection of renewable energy solutions, educational resources, and the home of the Solar Living Institute.

Renewable Energy Policy Project
http://www.crest.org
Washington, DC, USA
Accelerating the use of renewable energy by providing credible information, insightful policy analysis, and innovative strategies amid changing energy markets and mounting environmental needs by researching, publishing, and disseminating information.

Rocky Mountain Institute
http://www.rmi.org
Snowmass, Colorado, USA
Rocky Mountain Institute fosters the efficient and restorative use of resources to make the world secure, just, prosperous, and life sustaining. They do this by inspiring business, civil society, and government to design integrative solutions that create true wealth.

San Francisco Dept. of the Environment
http://temp.sfgov.org/sfenvironment/
San Francisco, California, USA
SF Environment's mission is to improve, enhance, and preserve the environment and to promote San Francisco's long-term environmental well being. Programs include: energy issues, green building, recycling, toxics disposal and reduction, transportation and clean air, and urban forests.

Smart Communities Network
http://www.sustainable.doe.gov
Washington, DC, USA
The U.S. Department of Energy's Smart Communities Network offers information and services on how your community can adopt sustainable development as a strategy for well being.

The Sustainability Project
http://www.sustainabilityproject.org/DesktopDefault.aspx
Santa Barbara, California, USA
To inspire change in the built environment of our region in order to improve the quality of life, in harmony with nature, for this and future generations.

Sustainable Sources
http://www.greenbuilder.com
Sustainable Sources was created to provide a one-stop online resource center for sustainability - specifically, green building, sustainable agriculture, and responsible planning.

United Nations Environment Programme
http://www.unep.org
Nairobi, Kenya
To provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.

Village Habitat Design
http://www.villagehabitat.com
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Village Habitat Design is an award-winning architecture and planning firm which specializes in conservation design. Many real estate developers are learning that good conservation design can get government approval more easily, and can be lower in cost than conventional development.

 

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