GREEN BUILDING RESOURCE LIST
- Building America (http://www.eere.energy.gov/): U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) program for energy efficient building which has many resources.
- Building Green ( http://www.buildinggreen.com/): Resource for wide array of topics related to green building and design, including the Green Spec Directory.
- Global Green (http://www.globalgreen.org/): Environmental organization with a program focus on green building to ameliorate some of the impacts of development.
- National Association of Home Builders resources on energy and green building http://www.nahb.org/
- NAIOP Green Resource Center (http://www.naiop.org/)
- University of Florida Program for Resource Efficient Communities (http://www.energy.ufl.edu/)
- Southface (http://www.southface.org): An Atlanta based nonprofit that compiles resources for saving energy and conserving water, and offers trainings.
- Florida Solar Energy Center (http://www.fsec.ucf.edu) –many resources including online calculators
- Florida Green Building Law (http://floridagreenbuildinglaw.com/) hosted by The Florida Bar’s Development and Green Building Committee
- U.S. Green Building Council (http://www.usgbc.org)
- Green Globes (http://www.thegbi.org)
- Florida Green Building Coalition (http://www.floridagreenbuilding.org)
- Energy Star (http://energystar.gov/)
- Audubon International Signature Programs (http://www.auduboninternational.org)
Tools & Calculators
- Energy and Economic Analysis Software: EnergyGauge (www.energygauge.com) – developed by the Florida Solar Energy Center
- Cool Roof Rating Council (http://www.coolroofs.org/) – Organization with an established system for evaluating the energy efficiency of roofs
- The Efficient Windows Collaborative’s Window Selection Tool: http://www.efficientwindows.org/
- Lighting Calculation & Comparison Tools http://applications.nam.lighting.philips.com/ecocalculator/
Affordable Housing & Green Building
- Minnesota Green Affordable Housing Guide (http://www.greenhousing.umn.edu/guide.html)
- Green Affordable Housing Coalition (http://frontierassoc.net/greenaffordablehousing/CaseStudies/BayArea.shtml )
- Affordable Housing Green Design Advisor (http://www.designadvisor.org)
- Green Communities (http://www.greencommunitiesonline.org/) has resources and grant information for developers building affordable, green housing.
- Habitat for Humanity (http://www.habitat.org/env/energy_bulletins.aspx)
- Sustainable Design Tools from the National Center for Appropriate Technology. http://www.ncat.org/websites.php
Green Building Local Government Codes
- University of Wisconsin-Extension Government Green Building Programs Inventory (http://www4.uwm.edu/shwec/governmentgreen/)
- Index of Sustainable Development Provisions in Florida Municipal Codes (http://www.carltonfields.com/index-of-sustainable-development-provisions-in-florida-municipal-codes/)
Revised April 2013.