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Useful Links for Building Professionals

General Information

Building Design and Construction magazine
BuildingGreen-Publishers of Environmental Building News
Environmental Design + Construction magazine
Greener Buildings
OikosŪ Green Building Source
Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing (PATH)
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)-Smart Communities Network

Whole Building Design

Whole Building Design Guide
U.S. DOE-High Performance Buildings/Design Approach
U.S. DOE-Building Energy Software Tools Directory

Building Commissioning

U.S. DOE-Building Technologies Program-Building Commissioning

Building Materials and Products

Federal Energy Management Program-Buying Energy-Efficient Products
Forest Certification Resource Center
Greenguard Product Guide
Green Seal Program
U.S. EPA-Database of Environmental Information for Products and Services

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

California  Institute for Energy Efficiency
Federal Energy Management Program-Buying Energy-Efficient Products
U.S. DOE-Building Technologies  Program
U.S. DOE-Building  Energy Software Tools Directory
U.S. DOE-Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
U.S. DOE-Solar Energy
U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development-Rehab Advisor

Green Roofs
Chicago City Hall Rooftop Garden
Green Roofs for Healthy  Cities

Indoor Air Quality

U.S. EPA-Indoor Air Quality in Large Buildings

Water Efficiency

U.S. Environmental Protection  Agency (EPA)-Water
U.S. EPA-Water Use Efficiency Program
Water Wiser

Green Building Rating Systems, Codes, Standards and Guidelines

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)

Professional Associations

American Institute of Architects' Committee on the Environment
Building Commissioning Association
Consortium for Energy Efficiency
International Building Performance Simulation Association
Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
Sustainable Buildings Industry Council
 U.S. Green Building Council
USGBC-Chicago Chapter

Research and Nonprofit Organizations

Center for Neighborhood Technology
Community Energy Cooperative
Environmental Law and Policy Center
Renewable Energy Policy Project
Rocky Mountain Institute

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