Green Home Building Sustainable Architecture

Green Home Building Sustainable Architecture

Sustainable Building Sourcebook very well organized information and links related to various aspects of sustainable architecture. has a searchable database of articles about building physics, systems design concepts, and awareness of sustainability. very informative site about green architecture in general, including an interactive bulletin board. The Geiger Research Institue of Sustainable Building features workshops, a strawbale certification program, articles and publications on many aspects of sustainable building, house plans (including a free emergency shelter plan), and links to much more information. green building source for news, classifieds, library, etc. thorough analysis of sustainability, with lots of links this ecologically oriented architectural software company has assembled a huge array of related information. provides resources and case studies related to sustainable design, materials land and water use. This U.K. website features a vast collection of articles about most aspects of sustainable building. has assembled an increasing array of information related to sustainable architecture. has some good tips on various considerations for green building.

ORGANIZATIONS Association for Environment Conscious Building (from the UK). describes the National Association of Home Builders National Green Building Program. The NAHB Research Center facilitates liaisons between builders and manufacturers, design professionals and housing research, and government and industry – the Research Center is dedicated to advancing housing technology and enhancing housing affordability for the benefit of all Americans. Energy & Environmental Building Association The purpose of this network is to allow designers and architects to work together in a whole new way, through the power of the internet to bring diverse folks together to forge new design solutions for housing mankind. is a community of people and organizations that connect with others working in the field of sustainable architecture. has assembled a list of ten organizations that are at the forefront of promoting green building.


Homes Across America profiles resource efficient and high performance home building in the U.S. You can search for homes around the country and find out about the green technologies and techniques used to build them. Examples include everything from off the grid homes to high performance production models to multi-family apartments. My Earthbag/Papercrete home is listed under Colorado. You can submit your own resource efficient home for their consideration. provides resources and case studies related to sustainable design, materials land and water use. The Guardian has launched ‘Green your home’, a project that follows homeowners as they attempt to improve the energy efficiency of their homes, with pictures, blogs, and advice from a panel of experts. Canada’s greenest home can be explored here.

EDUCATION lists workshops conducted around the world relating to all aspects of natural building.

environmentalarchitecture this site was created by a school girl as a class project and features many things that we all can learn from. features a calendar of events related to sustainable living which can be updated by visitors online. has assembled a guide for buying a green home.

INCENTIVES The Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy (DSIRE) is a comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility, and selected federal incentives that promote renewable energy.

MEDIA free online journal of ecological design. features innovative solutions for creating efficient, healthy, eco-friendly homes and has many articles and resources available at the on-line version of their magazine. Environmental Design+Construction magazine for environmentally oriented construction industry. semi-annual journal on building sustainable cultures. informative site forEnvironmental Building News . Mother Earth News has provided solid information on many topics related to sustainable living for several decades, and now many of these articles are available on-line. magazine for finding pathways to sustainable living and positive solutions. publishes Building for a Future magazine, with many issues available on-line. The A-Z of Green Homes from the UK’s Homebuilding & Renovating Magazine.


Green Home Building Sustainable Architecture lists their top 50 green construction blogs, which includes the blog associated with this site . is a blog-style magazine featuring articles by various professionals related to all aspects of sustainable design. is a blog with this motto: Green homes for baby boomers: Because there’s still time to do it right. blog-style updates to the book Building Green provide some excellent information about many aspects of building green. lists 50 Great Green Architecture & Design Blogs

DESIGN PHILOSOPHY William McDonough’s site features articles by and about him and his radical ideas for transforming design into an art of creating no waste. this Indian firm combines many aspects of sustainable architecture in their designs. This article describes the 100-mile-housing concept with one example of locally-sourced materials.

ONLINE TOOLS The Rocky Mountain Institute offers a simple online tool for evaluating new construction and what its carbon footprint will be. features an online form to calculate a score for green buildings based on their system of evaluation.

DISASTER RELIEF devoted to sustainable disaster relief around the world.

REMODELING This article entitled Greenify Your Home: 100 Tips and Resources to Make Your House Environmentally Friendly offers substantial tips for moving forward with making your home more sustainable.

DISCUSSION McGraw Hill Construction Community Forum has many threads related to sustainable architecture.

DIRECTORIES site with many annotated links. has numerous links with descriptions about alternative construction and energy.

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