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National Low Impact Development (LID) Atlas

This Low Impact Development (LID) Atlas was created for the National Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials (NEMO) Network by the Connecticut NEMO program and the California Center for Water and Land Use to highlight innovative LID practices around the country. Its goal is to encourage and educate local officials and others about low impact development practices by providing specific, local examples of their use. The 31 member programs of the National NEMO Network have compiled the projects highlighted on this site and will continue to add new projects as they become available. Each project balloon contains project specifics, a summary of the project, photos (when available) and links to more information. Read More

Nonpoint Pollution for Municipal Officials (NEMO): Tools and Resources

Basic NEMO (Nonpoint source pollution Education for Municipal Officials) presentations, fact sheets, and soap box articles regarding the link between land use and water quality. NEMO has come to stand for outreach programs that provide resources that allow for good land use planning and site design that balances growth AND environmental protection. Read More

Joint Service Pollution Prevention and Sustainability Technical Library

The P2 Library is a comprehensive clearinghouse for pertinent and timely environmental information to help installations and facilities proactively plan for the future of their missions and operations. A source of proven approaches to problem solving and solutions to common environmental challenges. Read More

EFOG:Energy Facility Contractors Group

A volunteer organization composed of DOE contractors working together to improve the cost effectiveness of DOE operations by promoting, coordinating, and facilitating the active exchange of successful programs, practices, procedures, lessons learned, and other information of common interest. Read More

Sources of Indoor Air Pollution - Carbon Monoxide (CO)

This site offers the user information on symptoms of exposure, testing, health effects and numerous additional informational links on CO. Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas or liquid. In the home it usually results from using unvented kerosene and gas space heaters, gas water heaters, fire places, furnaces, wood stoves, and leaking or obstructed chimneys. Gasoline powered equipment, automobile exhaust from attached garages, and tobacco smoke are other sources. Depending upon the level of exposure to carbon monoxide it can cause symptoms as simple as headache or fatigue and as severe as life threatening at high concentrations. Read More

Fact Sheet: Ventilation and Air Quality in Offices

In 1989, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) published its “Standard 62-1989: Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality”. This is a voluntary standard for minimum ventilation rates and indoor air quality that will be acceptable to human occupants. This is an overview of the standard established by ASHRAE for minimizing the effects of the sick building syndrome. The site also offers several links for additional pertinent information on the subject. Read More

Indoor Air Quality in Large Buildings

Many large office and public buildings have significant air pollution problems that typically are the result of inadequate ventilation systems. As a result, there has been an increase in the incidence of reported health problems. The Interior Air Quality (IAQ) Building Education and Assessment Model (I-BEAM) was developed by the EPA to offer-state-of-the-art guidance for managing Interior air quality in commercial buildings. This site offers numerous links pertinent to information for monitoring interior air quality. Read More

Mission

EERL's mission is to be the best possible online collection of environmental and energy sustainability resources for community college educators and for their students. The resources are also available for practitioners and the public.

EERL & ATEEC

EERL is a product of a community college-based National Science Foundation Center, the Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center (ATEEC), and its partners.

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