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Green Building Information Central

US Green Building Council (USGBC) Link Page: This site holds an incredible depth of Green building resources. Some links have been duplicated here, but you are invited to utilize this fantastic resource for Green building information

Free LEED Exam Prep: This site is a good reference site for green building, and this page promises free exam questions

General Information

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE): Browse the Sustainability topic category to see what green building strategies are available to engineers .

ASHRAE’s Green Tips: This is worth a good look for Green building strategies from the Engineering side. (American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers)

Buildipedia.com: A site for education about building in general, with a good section on building green.

Green-buildings.com is a very useful site for LEED Accredited Professionals and others in the green building industry.

GreenExpo365.com: This is a great reference site that features webinars for green product selections. Great for professionals or non-professionals!

Inhabitat.com: This is a wonderful site that offers a compendium of Green Buildings, Green interiors, Green products, Green technology, etc.

Smart Communities Network: General information and useful statistics.

The Environmental Protection Agency Green Building Page: Very readable, Green building information. Look for hot/humid climate information.

The Green Workplace: General information, news, thought provoking material.


Green Teaching

GBRC Activities TEKS Related Curriculum Websites
Home Energy SCI 7.1 B
SCI 7.14C
Math 6.11 A
Math 6.11B
www.Kilowattours.org
www.greenschools.net
www.greenteacher.com
www.khake.com
Rainwater Harvesting SCI 7.1
SCI 7.2A
IPC .6B
www.codegreenhouston.org
rainwater.harvesting.html
Solar Strategies SCi 6.8C
Math 6.11 A
IPC .6E

http://www.reachoutmichigan.org/funexperiments/agesubject/lessons/other/solar.html
http://www.need.org/Files/curriculum/infobook/SolarI.pdf
Lowering Energy Costs
SCI 7.14C
Math 6.8
IPC 2B
www.gepower.com/businesses/ge_wind_energy
/en/downloads/inventory.pdf

www.ase.org
Literature SCI 7.2A
SCI 7.14B
www.codegreenhouston.org/green-books/index.php
www.houstonlibrary.org
www.facingthefuture.org
www.empowermentinstitute.org

Whole Building Design

Building Green.com Case Studies: Great buildings with Green strategies to learn about.

Whole Building Design Guide: recommended by the National Institute of Building Sciences.

US DOE Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy: See their High Performance Buildings Database for case studies.

Residential

Sierra Club GreenHome: This looks promising to find local providers, and it’s a good supply of green advice.

TX HB 362 relating to the regulation by a property owners ’ association of the installation of solar energy devices and certain roofing materials on property.

HOA Coalition for additional information.

ReGreen: US Green Building Council teamed with American Society of Interior Designers for a Renovation Guide to Green Homes.

Green-Energy-Efficient-Homes: Fairly deep website with some good links.

Green Building Advisor: a joint effort of Fine Home building and Building Green.com for a very in-depth source of Green building ideas and how-to’s.

Eco-Cool Remodel Tool: This is a great site to get your Green creative juices going for a remodel of your home.

Commercial

Architecture Week: Online architecture magazine with Green topics of interest.

Sustainable Sites

Houston Land & Water Sustainability Forum: Good source for local site information and activities.

EPA Sustainable Redevelopment of Brownfields: Bringing back damaged land areas is a very Green strategy.

City of Houston Brownfields Redevelopment Program: Local brownfield information.

Water Efficiency

EPA Water Sense: A great program, and a website with great depth.

American Water Works Association: More water efficiency resources.

TX Rainwater Development Board Website: Plenty of water conservation information.

TX Rainwater Harvesting Manual: Texas is a leader in rainwater harvesting.

Water: Use It Wisely: Arizona’s ideas for water conservation.

Water Saving Hero Program: California’s ideas for water conservation.

The Story of Bottled Water: An animated short film of demanding clean, safe water.

Green Roofs

Green Roofs.com: Lots of information and links for vegetated roofs.

Rain Barrels

American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association: Business Member List for rain barrel and equipment suppliers.

The Center for Rainwater Harvesting: A great source for tank and equipment sizing and design.

Energy & Atmosphere

Houston Power to People: Good source for local energy efficiency tips and opportunities.

The following tip sheets and histories are interesting bit of research:

Materials & Resources

HabitatforHumanity Restore: Good local source for reused building materials and fixtures, and for donating good materials as well.

Pharos Project: Constantly improving evaluation tool for building materials (subscription).

National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Research Center: A great source for residential design and construction.

Green Building Advisor Product Guide: Great source for residential product review.

American Plywood Association: good information for wood products and their efficient use

University of Houston Materials Research Collaborative: This is a very useful site for learning about new building materials and their application to green building.

Indoor Environmental Quality

Disinfectant Overkill (courtesy of Health Child, Healthy World): A basic primer of household chemicals that kill germs that are also dangerous to us.

Healthy Building Network: Outstanding source of indoor air quality issues and building materials that contribute towards IAQ.

Recycling

Earth Day Activity Gift Ideas (courtesy of Executive Gift Shoppe): a great series of links for kids to make creative projects with recycled materials.

City of Houston Recycling: How to recycle at home in Houston.

Houston-Galveston Area Council Recycling Guide: Award winning publication about recycling in the region.

Techs and Trainers: A local entity that refurbishes or recycles computer equipment.

Earth 911: A great source for recycling facilities no matter where you are.

Green Living

Inhabitat: A great site for creative Green design in Architecture, Interiors, Products, Technology, Energy, Transportation, Fashion, Art & Kids!

The Green Guide: Outstanding source of Green choices by National Geographic Magazine.

Carbon Footprint: Helpful information regarding CO2 reductions and a carbon footprint calculator

The Daily Green: Helpful information and good contributors.

Treehugger: A great all-around source for thought provoking and current information about Green living.

Mother Earth News: Another great all-around source about Green living.

The Simple Living Network: Another good source about Green living.