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Green Building Resources

Learn more about sustainable building from the listings below

As Scott Gibson explores in his article, What Does Green Really Mean?, green building is a definable philosophy that many people in the industry are beginning to adopt. Interest is rising as is the number of companies focusing their work on green. Below is a list of resources to help you get better acquainted with the movement for sustainable, better-built homes. Be sure to check out these links for more information.

Associations and organizations

ACAA -- American Coal Ash Association
15200 East Girard Avenue Suite 3050
Aurora, CO 80014
Phone: 720-870-7897
http://www.acaa-usa.org

American Forest and Paper Association
1111 19th St., NW
Suite 800
Washington, DC 20036
800-878-8878
www.afandpa.org

American Institute of Architects
1735 New York Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20006-5292
800-242-3837
www.aia.org

APA -- The Engineered Wood Association
7011 So. 19th
Tacoma, WA 98466
253- 565-6600
www.apawood.org

American Society of Landscape Architects
636 Eye Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001-3736
202-898-2444
www.asla.org

Congress for the New Urbanism
The Marquette Building
140 S. Dearborn St.
Suite 310
Chicago, IL 60603
Tel: 312-551-7300
www.cnu.org

Consortium for Research on Renewable Industrial Materials
http://www.corrim.org

Energy and Environmental Building Association
10740 Lyndale Ave. South
Suite 10W
Bloomington, MN 55420-5615
952.881.1098
www.eeba.org

Forest Stewardship Council
1155 30th Street NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20007
202-342-0413
www.fscus.org

Global Green USA
2218 Main St., 2nd Floor
Santa Monica, CA 90405
310-581-2700
www.globalgreen.org

Green Building Initiative
222 SW Columbia St., Ste. 1800
Portland, Oregon 97201
877.GBI.GBI1
www.thegbi.org

Green Roundtable
30 Chauncy Street, Seventh Floor
Boston, MA 02111
617-374-3740
www.greenroundtable.org

Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute
1444 I Street NW, Suite 700
Washington, D.C. 20005-2210
202-712-9036
www.icpi.org

National Association of Home Builders
1201 15th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
800-368-5242
www.nahb.com

National Fenestration Rating Council
8484 Georgia Avenue, Suite 320
Silver Spring, MD 20910
301-589-1776
www.nfrc.org

National Paint and Coatings Association
1500 Rhode Island Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20005
202-462-6272
www.paint.org

PATH -- Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing
www.pathnet.org

Prometheus Institute for Sustainable Development
1280 Massachusetts Av., Suite 203
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-868-0337
www.prometheus.org

Radiant Panel Association
1399 S. Garfield Ave.
Loveland, CO 80537
800-660-7187
www.radiantpanelassociation.org

Solar Energy Industries Association
805 15th Street, NW #510
Washington, DC 20005
202-682-0556
www.seia.org

Southface Energy Institute
241 Pine Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
404-872-3549
www.southface.org

Sustainable Buildings Industry Council
1112 16th St. NW
Suite 240
Washington, DC 20036
202-628-7400
www.sbicouncil.org

U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20585
800-342-5363
www.doe.gov

U.S. Green Building Council
1015 18th Street, NW, Suite 508
Washington, DC 20036
202-828-7422
www.usgbc.org

Education and consultants

 Building Science Corp.
70 Main St.
Westford, MA 01886
978-589-5100
www.buildingscience.com

GreenBuilding.com
Green Building Professionals Directory
Sustainable Sources
108 Royal Way, Suite 1004
Austin, TX 78737
512-288-5223
www.greenbuilder.com

Green Building Pages
1350 Marsh Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
www.greenbuildingpages.com

Steven Winter Associates, Inc.
Building systems consultants
50 Washington Street
Norwalk, CT 06854
www.swinter.com

What's Working
57 Acorn Lane
Boulder, CO 80304
303-444-7044
www.whatsworking.com

Yestermorrow Design/Build School
189 VT Route 100
Warren, VT 05674
888-496-5541
www.yestermorrow.org

Publications

Environmental Building News
GreenSpec Directory
122 Birge St.
Suite 30
Brattleboro, VT 05301
802-257-7300
www.buildinggreen.com

The Green House: New Directions in Sustainable Architecture
Princeton Architectural Press
The National Building Museum
www.papress.com/bookpage.tpl?isbn=1568984812&cart=1167162556224536

Green Remodeling
New Society Publishers
800-567-6772
www.newsociety.com/bookid/3863

Green Source
McGraw Hill Construction
www.greensourcemag.com

Guide to Resource Efficient Building Elements
Center for Resourceful Building Technology
P.O. Box 100
Missoula, MT 59806
406-549-7678
www.crbt.org/index.html

Sustainable Home
bnp Media
847-763-9534
www.sustainablehomemag.com

Miscellaneous

Financial Incentives for Building Green
http://www.pathnet.org/sp.asp?id=20910

Green Certification Programs by State
http://www.pathnet.org/sp.asp?id=20978

Chris Ermides is an associate editor.
From Fine Homebuilding185 , pp. 64-71
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