Consulting Resources

A.W. Goodman & Associates, Inc.
Marty Hanka, P.E.
232 Silver St.
New Albany, IN 47150
(812) 945-2333
A.W. Goodman & Associates, Inc. has 18 years of experience in the sanitary and industrial wastewater field. Projects include constructed wetlands, CSO basins, stormwater, and various industrial treatment processes.
Board on Energy and Environmental Systems (BEES) "BEES is a unit of the Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (DEPS) of the National Research Council (NRC). The Board conducts a program of studies and other activities to provide independent advice to the executive and legislative branches of government and the private sector on issues in energy and environmental technology, and related public policy" (BEES).
Conscious Flooring, LLC Beautiful sustainable flooring delivered to your project - FSC Certified woods, Bamboo, Cork, Natural Linoleum, recycled fiber underlayments and much more. 25+years of experience.
DOE2 LEED recognized for Optimize Energy Performance, a comprehensive energy analysis program used to predict hourly performance of a building's energy use and utility costs.
Eco-Desk Hotline
Sonoma County Waste Mgmt. Agency
(707) 565-DESK
Answers questions about waste reduction and recycling. Staffed Monday-Friday 12-3pm PT. Messages or questions can be left at any time.
Ecological Building Network
Upcoming resource guide on cement replacements, including fly ash, and other leading-edge research and consulting.
Energy and Water Solutions Pty Ltd.


Energy and Water Solutions Pty Ltd. (EWS) was established in 1996. Our objective is to help prevent damage to our environment by assisting business and homeowners to develop practical ways of saving energy, water and reducing waste. By reducing water and energy consumption, businesses can cut costs and increase profits, while reducing greenhouse gases and preserving resources. Energy and water solutions is affiliated with The Natural Paint Place, a company that offers non-toxic alternatives for home decorating. Visit their entry in our Product Marketing and Sales Section.
Energy Resource Center (ERC)

(310) 803-7400

An award winning model of energy-efficient, environmentally friendly technologies. It has an array of practical seminars, demonstrations and consulting services that can help businesses find the most cost and energy-efficient solution to energy needs.
Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

+31 (0) 20 531 00 00

"GRI is a multi-stakeholder process and independent institution whose mission is to develop and disseminate globally applicable Sustainability Reporting Guidelines. These Guidelines are for voluntary use by organisations for reporting on the economic, environmental, and social dimensions of their activities, products, and services. GRI is an official collaborating centre of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)" (GRI). provides an exceptional array of information for people interested in sustainable architecture and natural building.
GreenBuilding Alliance Professionals providing design and construction services that promote a more sustainable built environment.
Indoor Air Quality eGroup E-mail discussion group on indoor air quality issues that is quite active and fairly technical. A very useful resource for professionals. List archives are available only to those who subscribe to the list.

Innovative Building Design Review Program

(805) 568-2507
Expedites plan review for projects that exceed Calif. Title-24 energy requirements by 15% for residential and 25% for commercial. Other incentives include: 50% off Energy Fee, information on financing energy-efficient improvements, eligibility for Innovative Building Awards from Santa Barbara Contractors; AIA; and utility companies, free consultation and design assistance, and rebates for energy-efficient equipment.
International Institute for Sustainable Development Website with links and information
Kollar Design Associates

(415) 536-1536
Kollar Design Associates is an “EcoCreative™” communications company. It provides strategic, engaging and relevant communications programs that get results and also reflect a client's commitment to the environment.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) Pacific Energy Center
(415) 973-7268
Building for learning about sustainable design techniques, classes are free to public. Articles available online in html and PDF formats on topics relating to energy use in buildings, such as lighting, HVAC equipment, motors, pumps, etc. Several highly useful daylighting reports available as downloadable files.
RoadMaps to Energy Efficiency Guide to retrofitting commercial properties, particularly tenant-occupied office buildings, to improve energy efficiency and reduce operating costs. 3 approaches: do-it-yourself, hire an energy service consultant, and contract with an energy company. Site provides details and links to outside resources for following through on each approach.
Southface Energy Institute

(404) 872-3549

AKA Southface Energy and Environment Resource Center. An energy "laboratory" featuring sustainable technologies and design including passive solar design, solar-electric shingles, geothermal HVAC, high-performance windows, efficient lighting and daylighting. The brochure describes all aspects of the building's energy-saving design and lists all the supporters. Their "adopt a solar shingle" campaign also raised funds.
Sustainable by Design Sustainable By Design provides a suite of shareware design tools on sustainable energy topics: SunAngle, SunPositions, SunPath, Window Overhang Design, Window Heat Gain, CFL Economics.
Whole Building Design Guide Gov. consolidation of design guidelines in one easily updatable reference. Currently inconsistent in depth of content and quality, but contains some good material, especially on energy and Daylighting and Lighting Control. Managed by the Sustainable Buildings Industry Council (SBIC) and the National Institute of Building Science (NIBS).


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