Web Literature

 
This section includes online Newsletters, Magazines, E-Mail Lists, References
All Building Info Your one-stop destination for anything you can think about building. This Building Directory is designed to help its users find the building information, articles, source, companies, products and services.
Architectural Record Green Architect This section of the Architectural Record Web site features news stories updated weekly and information on green products by CSI division.
Published monthly and distributed throughout North America, Architectural Salvage News is the only publication focused on the architectural salvage industry and committed to providing industry leaders in the U.S. and Canada with the products, news, and resources they want and need to grow their businesses and satisfy customers.
BIPER USA:
Building Industry Professionals for Environmental Sustainability
BIPER publishes a monthly newsletter spotlighting issues of sustainable planning, designing, and building.
Building With Awareness A how-to and inspirational web site and DVD video featuring straw bale and adobe house design and construction, green building materials for the home, passive solar, rainwater cisterns, earth plasters, photovoltaics, aesthetics, and more.
California Builder

e-mail
(916) 443-7933

A Magazine with information on building technology.
E/The Environmental Magazine

e-mail
(203) 854-5559

"An independent newsstand-quality publication on environmental issues."
EcoGateway This site contains links to more than 5000 environmental and sustainability websites and home pages.

eco-structure is dedicated to improving the environmental performance of buildings and their surroundings. By focusing on particular green residential and commercial projects, as well as gaining “perspectives” from industry leaders, the publication strives to improve the built industry through education and design. Established in 2003, this up and coming magazine illustrates that green is beautiful.
Education for a Sustainable Future (ESF) ESF is a project of the Center for a Sustainable Future, CSF a division of the Concord Consortium. Contains a wealth of info.
Electric Power Research Institute Energysearch Since its inception in 1975, EPRI has been recognized as an international leader in energy-related research. they just launched, "Energysearch" an amazing database that accesses more than 35,000 documents from 500 sites. This is another great tool for researching corporate funding partners by searching under topics relating to your project's goals.
Engineering News-Record
(212) 904-6428
"ENR provides the business and technical news needed by anyone who makes a living in or from the construction industry." from ENR's editorial mission
Environmental Building News
(802) 257-7300
A newsletter on environmentally sustainable design and construction. The back issues section features many product reviews and feature articles from 10 years of publication. some article subjects: -composting toilets -bamboo flooring -wool carpet installation
Environmental Design + Construction (EDC)

e-mail
(248) 244-1280

Trade magazine with useful and well-illustrated articles on all aspects of environmentally responsible design and construction. Distributed for free to qualified subscribers. Full content also available online. archived subjects include: -effects of green blg's on productivity -desiccants and humidity -daylighting
Environmental Home Center An on-line store with green building materials such as non-toxic paint, natural carpets, sustainable wood products, etc.
Environmental Organization Web Directory Highly subject indexed, comprehensive in scope, links to many sites other than just organizations. Employment links.
Fine Homebuilding

e-mail
(203) 426-8171

A magazine on home building tools and techniques.
Foster and Partners

e-mail
+44 (0) 20 7738 0455

The German Government leads the world in its responsible attitude toward the environment in the encouragement of renewable energy sources.
Gildea Review
(805) 963-0583
Newsletter of the Community Environmental Council
Global Green USA Links news, literature and other information
Green Building Advisor Interactive CD-ROM, Building Green, Inc.
Green Building BC The web site for the New Buildings and Retrofit outreach programs of the British Columbia Buildings Corporation (BCBC) includes some great general information about certain subjects, such as the process of integrated design for green buildings, and a directory to details on many more topics.
Green Energy News This is a free access information source for news relating to clean, efficient and renewable energy, its applications, technology and relevant issues. A weekly e-letter, Energies is distributed free, and they encourage submissions of press releases regarding construction projects that demonstrate renewable resources.
Green@Work Articles on the pioneers in products, systems, and business that incorporate sustainability into their work.
Greenbuilding Digest On-line discussion and e-mail list.
GreenClips

e-mail
(415) 928-7941

Biweekly summary of recent articles on environmentally responsible arch. and related government and business issues. The link goes to the archives. To subscribe visit listserv.energy.wsu.edu/guest/RemoteListSummary/GreenClips
greenlight Magazine greenlight Magazine is your practical, one-stop resource for earth-friendly living. Every issue offers a vast array of ecologically sound products and services that you can easily integrate into your active lifestyle. Greenlight is available for free and published in an environmentally-friendly downloadable digital format each quarter.
Greenpeace PVC Alternatives Directory A searchable database of alternatives to PVC products.
Greenspec Directory A comprehensive guide to information on over 1500 green building products and materials and specification guidelines for many topics. A 3 ring binder version includes manufacturers product literature.
Healthy Building Network News "HBN is a national network of environmental and health activists, socially responsible investment advocates, green building professionals, and others who are interested in promoting healthier building materials as a means of improving public health and preserving the global environment." from the HBN website
Home Energy Magazine
(510) 524-5405
Magazine covering weatherization, energy inspection, and residential energy efficiency. Targeted primarily at energy inspectors and weatherization professionals. Homeenergy.org provides full text of all issues from 1993 through 1998, plus feature articles from more recent issues. Good, clear information for both professionals and consumers.
Indigo Development

e-mail
(510) 530 6521

Indigo is a research and consulting organization creating systems solutions to meet major challenges of sustainable development. Indigo functions as an action oriented think tank linking the conceptual design of our innovations with strategic plans for implementation. Indigo Development is a Center in the Sustainable Development Division of RPP International: http://www.rppintl.com.
Interiors & Sources (IS) Actively involved with green design. Sponsors EnviroDesign annual conference and publishes print and online magazines: "Interiors & Sources" and "ISDESIGNET".
LOHAS Journal Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability (LOHAS) describes a $228.9 billion U.S. marketplace for goods and services focused on health, the environment, social justice, personal development and sustainable living. LOHAS provides articles, newsletters and links to environmentally and socially conscience resources.
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards (NPG)
A source of general industrial hygien information on several hundred chemicals/classes for workers, employers, and occupational health professionals.
National Institute of Standards and Technology

1 (800) 287-3863

PDF article on ventilation effectiveness (1.2MB): http://www.fire.nist.gov/bfrlpubs/build94/PDF/b94024.pdf
Natural Home
1 (800) 272-2193
High-quality consumer magazine on healthy and environmentally responsible homes, with good technical content as well as gloss.
Oikos Green Building Source
1 (800) 477-8727
Extensive web site features current news, archives from the no-longer published Energy Source Builder newsletter, and the Iris Catalog, with online ordering of many green building resources. Also includes the REDI building materials database.
Remodeling Magazine

e-mail
(202) 452-0800

Magazine specializing in remodeling techniques. On-line version available at website.
Scorecard Chemical Profiles Provides detailed information on more than 6800 chemicals, including all the chemicals used in large amounts in the US and Canada, and all the chemicals regulated under major environmental laws.
Rainwater Harvesting Guide Rainwater Harvesting Guide reviews information, products and services related to rainwater harvesting.
Smart HomeOwner Magazine
e-mail
(207) 772-2466
Smart HomeOwner is the only magazine dedicated to educating homeowners about smart-building techniques and options to make their home more energy-efficient, healthy, resource efficient and environmentally friendly. Readers use the magazine to learn about innovative materials, products and systems that are a fit with sustainable building practices.
SustainableABC.com - Sustainable Architecture, Building and Culture
An extensive resource for eco-conscious citizens. Website includes a green products directory with links to manufacturer's websites, and many Internet resource links related to green design and sustainability. Also features a free newsletter and book reviews.
Sustainable Building Source Book Sustainable Real Estate Locator
Sustainable Design Resource Guide (SDRG) Guide to sustainable design, database
Sustainable USA A network of individuals and organizations dedicated to encouraging and advancing sustainable development in the US by leveraging resources and creating partnerships. There are a number of great prospective project partners associated with this organization. To subscribe to their free e-mail newsletter, SUNetwork go to the website.
The Harris Directory of Recycled Building Materials Features products with recycled content
treehugger.com TreeHugger is a fast-growing web magazine, dedicated to everything that has a modern aesthetic yet is environmentally responsible. Our influential audience stops by frequently to check out the latest news, reviews and recommendations for modern yet green products and services. Consumers also rely on the directory to help facilitate their buying processes. TreeHugger is the most effective way for them to find well designed products that are also ecologically sensitive.
Energy Guide Previously "Utility Guide". LEED recognized for green power. includes information on different power types, including green power, as well as general information on energy-efficiency.
Vermont SIRI Material Safety Data Sheets A huge, searchable database of Material Safety Data Sheets on common products and chemicals. Useful for checking possible health effects of materials. Mirrored by related sites in Florida and California.
Watershed Media
(707) 895-3492
Has book called Building with Vision, Optimizing and Finding Alternatives to Wood.
WWW Virtual Library: Sustainable Development Comprehensive list of internet sites dealing with sustainable development, including organizations, projects and activities, electronic journals, libraries, references and documents, and databases. No direct references to funding opportunities, but many of the projects cited list their funding resources/partners. Linked to earthsystems.org
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