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View Resource Association for Community Design

Established in 1977, the ACD is an international network committed to increasing the capacity of the planning and design professions to better serve communities.

http://www.communitydesign.org/
View Resource Association for Environment Conscious Building

Nonprofit trade organization that promotes green building in Great Britain. Their web site includes news, information on conferences, answers to common questions, expert advice, and an online data...

http://www.aecb.net
View Resource ASTM Digital Library

This is ASTM's Digital Library, providing you instant access to the digital edition of nearly every ASTM International book and paper spanning 140+ industries and 100+ years. World renowned for its...

http://www.astm.org/DIGITAL_LIBRARY/index.shtml
View Resource ASTM International's Masonry Standards for the Building Industry: 6th Edition (CD-ROM)

This new and improved edition features 104 ASTM masonry standards compiled from 3 volumes of the Annual Book of ASTM Standards. It includes specifications for products such as: mason's lime; concrete...

http://www.astm.org/BOOKSTORE/COMPS/218.htm
View Resource Athena Life Cycle Inventory Product Databases

In our drive to provide the building community with better information and tools, the Athena Institute has since its inception been conducting research to develop a set of comprehensive, comparable...

http://www.athenasmi.org/tools/database/index.html
View Resource Athena Sustainable Materials Institute

A nonprofit organization that provides information on the environmental impact of buildings and building products using life cycle analysis. This site provides information on the organization, their...

http://www.athenasmi.ca
View Resource Benefits of Geothermal Heat Pump Systems

The biggest benefit of GHPs is that they use 25%?50% less electricity than conventional heating or cooling systems. This translates into a GHP using one unit of electricity to move three units of h...

http://energy.gov/energysaver/articles/geothermal-heat-pumps
View Resource Better Bricks: Eco-Charrette

One page article on preplanning for buildings with half-day planning meetings of contractors and owners. What, exactly, is an eco-charrette? It?s an intense meeting, half a day or more, in w...

http://www.betterbricks.com/DetailPage.aspx?Id=275
View Resource BetterBricks

The goal of BetterBricks is to help business professionals understand the power of energy efficiency to make a real difference in their buildings and in their business. It?s about how to make b...

http://www.betterbricks.com/Default.aspx
View Resource Betting the Farm—Wind Electricity Pays Off

June & Charlie Nichols were confident enough to go into debt for their intertied 10 KW Bergey wind system. Payback time — 4 years. Become an online member to view article.

http://www.homepower.com/article/?file=HP96_pg34_Fischer
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