Links

 

Below you will find a number of links to providers of information and resources in relation to home building, building materials, and sustainable building practices. Please also visit our Recycle page for information regarding recycling post consumer waste.

 

 

 

Air Quality

www.epa.gov - EPA home page.

www.epa.gov/iaq - EPA Indoor air quality home page.

http://airnow.gov/ - AIRNow.gov home page.

 

Water Quality

http://water.usgs.gov/ - U.S. Geological Survey water resources home page.

www.epa.gov/safewater/ - - EPA ground water and drinking water page.

 

Sites for Kids

http://airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=airnow.aqikids_new - AIRNow.gov kids page.

www.eia.doe.gov/kids/ - Energy Information Admin Kids page.

www.sandiego.gov/environmental-services/energy/kids/index.shtml San Diego kids conservation page.

http://tonto.eia.doe.gov/kids/energy.cfm?page=environment_recycling-basics - US Energy Information Administration site.

http://pages.uoregon.edu/recycle/kids_booklets.htm - University of Oregon kids booklets page.

www.oberlin.edu/recycle/facts.html - Oberlin College recycling facts page.

 

Conventional Building Materials

www.asphaltroofing.org - Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association home page.

www.bia.org - The Brick Industry Association home page.

www.concretehomes.com/welcome.htm - Portland Cement Association home page.

www.nfrc.org - The National Fenestration Rating Council, window rating home page.

 

Alternative Building Materials

www.eere.energy.gov/buildings/info/components/envelope/framing/strawbale.html - U.S. Department of Energy straw bale housing information home page.

www.apawood.org/ - The Engineered Wood Association home page, offering information about a variety of engineered wood products.

www.forms.org - Insulating Concrete Forms Association home page.

www.sips.org/ - The Structural Insulated Panel Association home page, offering information and SIPs suppliers contact information.

 

Insulation Materials

www.cellulose.org - Cellulose Insulation Manufacturers Association home page.

www.icynene.com/ - The Icynene Inc. (polyicynene foam insulation) home page.

www.naima.org/ - The North American Insulation Manufacturers Association home page.

 

Energy Conservation

www.eere.energy.gov - U.S. Department of Energy’s home page for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy home page.

www.eere.energy.gov/consumer/ - U.S. Department of Energy's consumer information page.

www.energystar.gov/ - Energy Star home page

www.nrel.gov - National Renewable Energy Laboratory home page.

www.homeenergysaver.lbl.gov - Energy saving suggestions from the Department of Energy.

www.efficientwindows.org - Energy Efficient Windows Collaborative, Information about window technology and types.

www.eere.energy.gov/buildings/ A variety of building information provided the by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Building Technology.

www1.eere.energy.gov/geothermal/ - Information on geothermal heating options.

www.eere.energy.gov/buildings/tools_directory/ - A listing of software tools used for building and design analysis from the DOE.  Some of these programs are free.

www.ornl.gov/sci/roofs+walls/AWT/InteractiveCalculators/rvalueinfo.htm - whole wall thermal performance calculator.

 

Solar Energy

www1.eere.energy.gov/solar/ - US Department of Energy solar building home page.

www.dsireusa.org/ - A listing of tax incentives/grant money programs related to energy savings and solar heating, listed by state/type/sector.  See what incentives your state offers.

 

Wind Energy

www.nrel.gov/learning/re_wind.html - NREL Wind information page.

 

 

Sustainable Architecture

www.builtgreen.org - Built Green Colorado, green building program home page.

www.sbicouncil.org - The Sustainable Energy Council home page.

www.greenbuilder.com/ - The Austin, TX green builder home page.

www.greenbuilder.com/sourcebook/ - The Austin, TX green builder/sourcebook home page, offers a variety of information topics.

www.buildingreen.com/ - The Environmental Building News information home page.

 

Miscellaneous

www.sierraclub.org - The Sierra Club home page.

www.aud.ucla.edu/energy-design-tools/ - Energy Design tools from the UCLA school of Arts and Architecture.

www.strongtie.com/ - Simpson Strong-Tie home page, structural connectors.

www.greenbuildingtalk.com - a web forum with lots of great information about building energy efficient homes. Highly recommended!

 

Recycling

www.obviously.com/recycle/ - The Internet Consumer Recycling Guide.

www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/caer/ce/eek/earth/recycle/index.htm - EEK - Our Earth - Recycling and Beyond.

www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/swfa/kidspage/ - Washington State kids recycling page.

 

Modern

www.eichlerforsale.com/ - Mid-century modern Joseph Eichler homes in Northern California.

www.designaddict.com - information and products.

 

Frank Lloyd Wright

http://savewright.org/wright_chat/index.php - Wright Chat forum provided by the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy

www.peterbeers.net/interests/flw_rt/flw_roadtrip.htm - Peter Beer's FLLW site. Lots of pictures and good information.

www.paconserve.org/index-fw1.asp - Info regarding Fallingwater from the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy site.

http://home.onemain.com/~allenlam/ - The Allen-Lambe house in Wichita, KS. One of the last Prairie Style homes he designed.

www.ebsworthpark.org/ - The Kraus Usonian house in St Louis. Museum, open to the public.

 

 

 

If you find any links on this page that are not correct, please contact us at: Info at ClemDesign.