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Recommended Books

Green Building Professionals Directory
Looking for a green builder, expert in solar energy or alternative wastewater systems, or other professional who understands sustainability? Check this directory! And if you are a Green Professional, be sure you’re listed!

Sustainable Sources (formerly the Sourcebook)
One of the first and still one of the best in-depth documents on materials and methods for building green. Over 40 chapters on many important aspects of building sustainably – whether buidng new or remodeling – from rainwater harvesting to compost toilets, from radiant barriers to flyash concrete, from insulation to non-toxic termite control.

Sustainable Building Calendar
Add your event to the Sustainable Building Calendar! Post those workshops and barnraisings! Tell everyone about your conference! Or find an event to attend!

International Straw Bale Building Registry

Recommended discussion lists and forums Looking for a place to ask your questions or share your expertise? Email discussions, newsgroups, and real time chats devoted to sustainable topics.

Green Building Materials Databases

Associations and membership groups

Groups working toward a greener built world

Green Building programs

Utility Industry programs

Building Industry Association Programs

Local initiatives

Rating systems


Case Studies

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