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Building Construction, HVAC, and Landscape Design -- Building Materials

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View Resource California Straw Building Association (CASBA) Homepage

A non-profit organization consisting of architects, engineers, and builders whose mission is to further the practice of straw building.

http://www.strawbuilding.org
View Resource Campus Center for Appropriate Technology

In its dedication to sustainability, CCAT collects and disseminates information about appropriate technology, demonstrates appropriate technology in a residential setting, and examines the ethical...

http://www.ccathsu.com/
View Resource Canelo Project

Information about straw bale home construction.

http://www.caneloproject.com/
View Resource Cob Cottage Company Homepage

Conducts research and provides training and resources on natural building methods, especially cob construction.

http://www.deatech.com/cobcottage/
View Resource Development Center for Appropriate Technology Homepage

DCAT promotes sustainable construction and development through workshops, networking, articles and web links.

http://www.dcat.net/
View Resource Earthbuilding.com homepage

A nonprofit organization whose mission is to help people learn how to utilize earth building, especially adobe and rammed earth. Offers publications, information on building codes, workshops and...

http://www.earthbuilding.com/
View Resource Eco-Products Homepage

Offers a variety of green building products, as well as industrial supplies and supplies for the office, household, lawn and garden.

http://www.ecoproducts.com
View Resource Eco-Wise Homepage

Carries a wide range of non-toxic products, many made from recycled materials. Includes flooring, insulation, paints and tiles, as well as products for the garden.

http://www.ecowise.com
View Resource EcoCalculator

The building sector is being called upon to help fight climate change by achieving ambitious reduction targets for greenhouse gas emissions while at the same time incorporating other ?green? con...

http://www.athenasmi.org/tools/ecoCalculator/index.html
View Resource Efficient Wood Use in Residential Construction

The online excerpts of this 1998 NRDC handbook summarize the advantages of several wood-efficient approaches to design, material selection, and construction, and describes resources for builders,...

http://www.nrdc.org/cities/building/rwoodus.asp
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