Sustainable Building Resources
Arizona Based Sites
Government, Educational and Non-Profit Organizationswww.alternate-energy.net
Building Performance Builders Guide series - by Joe Lstiburek, Building Science Press, ISBN 0-9755127-0-6
Builder's Manual - Canadian Home Builder's Association, ISBN 0-86506-062-2
The Solar House: Passive Heating and Cooling - Daniel Chiras
Green Imperatives - Victor Papane
A Primer on Sustainable Building - Rocky Mountain Institute
Builder’s Guide for Mixed Climates - Energy Efficient Building Association
Residential Energy: Cost Savings and Comfort for Existing Buildings - John Krigger and Chris Dorsi
Natural Capitalism - Paul Hawken, Amory Lovins and L. Hunter Lovins
The Homeowner's Guide to Renewable Energy - Daniel Chiras
The Good House Book - Clarke Snell
Redux: Designs that Reuse, Recycle and Reveal - Jennifer Roberts
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Solar Power for Your Home - Dan Ramsey
Real Goods Solar Living Sourcebook - John Schaeffer
Got Sun? Go Solar: Get Free Renewable Energy to Power Your Grid-Tied Home - Rex A. Ewing
Green Building Products: The Greenspec Guide to Residential Building Materials - Sarah Susanka
Green Building Guide: Meeting Demand for Low-Energy, Resource Efficient Homes - Sustainable Building Industries Council
Magazines & Newsletters
Environmental Building News, www.BuildingGreen.com
Home Energy, www.homeenergy.org
Solplan Review, published by the drawing-room graphic services ltd.
The Alliance to Save Energy (ASE) 202.857.0666, firstname.lastname@example.org www.ase.org
ASE offers consumers information to help them save money, increase comfort and reduce pollution through energy efficiency.
American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)
202.429.8873, email@example.com www.aceee.org
ACEEE offers in-depth technical and policy assessments, advises policymakers and program managers, organizes conferences and workshops, publishes books and reports and educates consumers and businesses.
American Solar Energy Society (ASES) 303.443.3130, firstname.lastname@example.org www.ases.org
ASES publishes the award-winning SOLAR TODAY magazine, organizes the annual National Solar Conference, holds the ASH National Solar Tour each year and maintains a network of chapters around the country.
American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) 202.383.2500, email@example.com www.awea.org
AWEA is a national trade association representing wind power project developers, equipment suppliers, services providers, parts manufacturers, utilities, researchers and others involved in the wind industry.
802.257.7300, firstname.lastname@example.org www.buildinggreen.com
BuildingGreen Inc. publishes Environmental Building News and the GreenSpec Directory.
Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems
is a non-profit education, demonstration, and research organization with over 70 years combined experience in the application of appropriate technologies and sustainable design practices
Database of State Incentives
for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE) email@example.com
DSIRE is a regularly updated, comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility and federal incentives that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency.
Development Center for Appropriate Technology
The center works to enhance the health of the planet and our communities by promoting a shift to sustainable construction and development through leadership, strategic relationships, and education
Education for Sustainability Western Network (EFSWN)
The mission of the Education for Sustainability Western Network is to make sustainability a foundation of all higher education learning and practice in the western United States and Canada.
Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA) 202.408.0774, firstname.lastname@example.org www.electricdrive.org
EDTA is a U.S. industry association that promotes electric drive as the best means to achieve the highly efficient and clean use of secure energy in the transportation sector.
Energy & Environmental Building Association (EEBA) 952.881.1098, email@example.com www.eeba.org
EEBA offers classes and Web-based information and holds an annual conference to help consumers and residential designers and builders improve the energy efficiency and reduce the environmental impact of buildings and communities.
Sponsored by the American Solar Energy Society, the Solar Electric Power Association and Energy Matters LLe, the FindSolar.com Web site provides links to solar practitioners from around the country as well as useful information on many solar topies.
Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) 321.638.1000, firstname.lastname@example.org www.fsec.ucf.edu/en/
FSEC conducts research in building science, photovoltaics, solar, thermal, hydrogen and alternative fuels, fuel cells and other advanced energy technologies.
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) 202.342.0413, email@example.com www.fscus.org
FSC coordinates the development of forest management standards throughout the United States, provides public information about certification and works with certification organizations to promote FSC certification.
www.hybridcars.com is part web journal, part online community and part hybrid market-research organization.
Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) 518.458.6059, firstname.lastname@example.org www.irecusa.org
IREC moves renewable energy resources into the marketplace through education and outreach, stakeholder coordination, technical assistance, workforce development, the adoption and implementation of uniform guidelines and standards, consumer protection and networks that share experiences and information. .
National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) 800.368.5242
NAHB provides industry information, education, research and technical expertise and supports its members and affiliates to improve their business performance.
National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) 301.589.1776, email@example.com
NFRC administers a uniform, independent rating and labeling system for the energy performance of windows, doors, skylights and other fenestration products that allows architects, builders, code officials, contractors, consumers and others to compare different products and make informed product choices.
National Renewable Energy laboratory (NREL) 303.275.3000
NREL is the nation's leading laboratory for research and development of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.
National Solar Tour
303.443.3130 ext. 101, firstname.lastname@example.org www.nationalsolartour.org
The National Solar Tour is an annual event organized by the American Solar Energy Society and held in commuunities nationwide on the first Saturday of October and throughout autumn. Access resources at www.ases.org/ tour/resources/tour _resaurces.htm
Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) 970.927.3851
RMI is an independent, entrepreneurial organization that works with a wide range of individuals and organizations to help them use energy and resources efficiently.
Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) 202.8S7.0B98, email@example.com www.solarelectricpower.org
SEPA helps its 77S utility, electric service provider, manufacturer, installer, government and research members and others find ways to use and integrate solar electric power.
Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) 202.682.0556, firstname.lastname@example.org www.seia.org
SEIA is a trade association for solar energy manufacturers, dealers, distributors, contractors, installers, architects, consultants, marketers and other solar proofessianals.
Solar Energy International (SEI) 970.963.8855, email@example.com www.solarenergy.org
SEI provides education and training to decision makers, technicians and users of renewable energy sources.
Solar Rating and Certification Corporation (SRCC) 321.638.1537, firstname.lastname@example.org www.solar-rating.org
SRCC administers a certification, rating and labeling program for solar collectors and a similar program for complete solar water- and swimming pool-heating systems.
Southface Energy Institute 404.872.3549, email@example.com www.southface.org
Soufhface promotes sustainable homes, workplaces and communities through education, research, advocacy and technical assistance. .
Sustainable Buildings Industry Council (SBIC) 202.289.7800, firstname.lastname@example.org www.nibs.org/?page=sbic
SBIC offers a large portfolio of practical, user-friendly, award-winning design guidelines, energy-simulation softtware packages, resource documents, training programs, videos, and Web sites.
US Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) 877.337.3463
EERE, an office of the U.S. Department of Energy, offers a wide range of renewable energy and energy efficiency information to consumers, educators, building professionals and others.
U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) 202.82.USGBC (828.7422), email@example.com www.usgbc.org
USGBC promotes buildings that ore environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work through its 9, 000 member organizations and a network of 7 S regional chapters and the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings.
202.452.1999, firstname.lastname@example.org www.worldwatch.org
The Worldwatch Institute is an independent research organization that publishes the bimonthly World Watch Magazine, the annual Vital Signs and State of the World and many other reports, papers and books.
Green Building Products
Green Building Products, The GreenSpec Guide to Residential Building Materials,
Greenspec Directory, Produt Listings & Guideline Specifications from BuildingGreen,
Your Green Home, A Guide to Planning A Healthy, Environmentally Friendly New Home,
Performance Criteria Organization Websites
LEED for Homes - www.usgbc.org
City of Scottsdale Green Building Program - www.scottsdaleaz.gov/greenbuilding
American Lung Association Health House - www.healthhouse.org
Environments for Living Certified Green - www.eflhome.com
Energy Star - www.energystar.gov
National Association of Home Builders - www.nahb.org/gbg