Holds the NEW 2013 Building Energy Efficiency Standards for Residential and Non-Residential Buildings. the 2013 standards went into effect July 1, 2014.
All very good reference documents
NAHB (National Association of Home Builders) offers dozens of educational courses and seminars especially tailored for your needs as a building professional. These programs focus on practical training for newcomers and veterans alike, with lots of ideas and strategies you can use every day to improve your business and advance your career.
Nice article on Residential Green Building applications from Home Advisor.com
International Code Council website. Lots of codebooks, articles, design guides, and general information on “Green Building”.
Architecture 2030, a non-profit, non-partisan and independent organization, was established in response to the global-warming crisis by architect Edward Mazria in 2002. 2030’s mission is to rapidly transform the US and global Building Sector from the major contributor of greenhouse gas emissions to a central part of the solution to the global-warming crisis. Our goal is straightforward: to achieve a dramatic reduction in the global-warming-causing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of the Building Sector by changing the way buildings and developments are planned, designed and constructed.
This site is the place where you can obtain information and products from the developers of DOE-2 and DOE-2 based Building Energy Use and Cost Analysis Software products including eQUEST. This site is maintained by and for EnerLogic and James J. Hirsch & Associates.
Provides 3rd party project certification and professional credentials recognizing excellence in green building performance and practice. LEED Certification.
A source for building, designing and remodeling green homes. Prodect guides, strategies and details, blogs, green basics
ICC Code books for educators. Prices will likely be cheaper for schools than going direct or through commercial resellers. Educational resellers are regional.
The U.S. Green Building Council is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community of leaders working to make green buildings available to everyone within a generation. Manuals, Education, Workshops, Networking, LEED Reference Guides, Guest Speakers
Leed Credit summaries, CSI divisions, Green Building products, case studies all over the USA, and “Learn green design”.
AUGI (Autodesk User Group International) website. Users from all over the world discuss Sustainable Design software issues involving Autodesk products such as Revit, Green Building Studio, and Ecotect.
This site provides unbiased information on the benefits of energy-efficient windows, descriptions of how they work, and recommendations for their selection and use. Provides excellent definitions for Visible Transmittance, U- Factor, and SHGC Solar Heat Gain Coefficient.
A place for STUDENTS to post questions to experienced Revit users
California Dept of Water Resources: Water Use Efficiency and Transfers website.
The Office of Water Use Efficiency and Transfers provides support for the stewardship of California's water resources by promoting and facilitating the energy efficient use of water (including water transfers) and facilitates in the CALFED solution area. This office is responsible for water use efficiency planning and coordination. Our services include technical and financial assistance, information collection and dissemination, resources evaluation, and implementation, reviewing, facilitating and implementing water transfers.
Through the National Green Building Program, the National Association of Home Builders is helping its members move the practice of green building into the mainstream. Energy efficiency, water and resource conservation, sustainable or recycled products, and indoor air quality are increasingly incorporated into the everyday process of home building. Good Green Building information site.
We have reached a sector-wide critical mass throughout the Inland Empire (IE) region that is demanding information, education, and practical tools for sustainable development and community building practices. USGBC-IE is committed to building a network of individuals, professionals and organizations from throughout the IE and beyond, for the purposes of information exchange, on-going education, and advocacy. It is up to each of us as individuals, professionals and organizations to come together to explore the possibilities and to collaborate for the long-term benefit of the Inland Empire region and the viability of our Planet. We invite you to come learn with us, to share what you know and to make a difference.
NOTE: Mr. Brown is a member or USGBC-IE.
IREC, formed in 1982 as a non-profit organization, supports market-oriented services targeted at education, coordination, procurement, the adoption and implementation of uniform guidelines and standards, workforce development, and consumer protection.
IREC's mission is to accelerate the sustainable utilization of renewable energy sources and technologies in and through state and local government and community activities.
This is where you can download Autodesk software like Revit, AutoCAD, 3DS Max, Navisworks Manage, and Inventor
This site provides consumers a "one-stop shop" for information on rebates, tax credits, and incentives for solar energy systems in California.
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