Here is a collection of resources with more information
about sustainable living, environmentally friendly building materials
and energy efficiency. If you know of an informative link that we have
missed, please let us know.
Environmental House Resource
A comprehensive resource and touring facility dedicated to furthering
the causes of green building, energy efficiency and renewable energy.
Building Material Resources
The Rocky Mountain Institute provides this great list of resources for
environmentally sustainable building materials.
Alliance to Save Energy
The Alliance to Save Energy promotes energy efficiency worldwide to achieve
a healthier economy, a cleaner environment, and greater energy security.
Energy efficiency is the quickest, cheapest, cleanest way to extend our
world's energy supplies.
Office of Energy Efficiency and
A gateway to hundreds of Web sites and thousands of online documents on
energy efficiency and renewable energy.
Consumer Guide to Energy
From the US Department of Energy.
Interstate Renewable Energy Council
The Interstate Renewable Energy Council’s mission is to accelerate
the sustainable utilization of renewable energy sources and technologies
in and through state and local government and community activities.
California Green Building
Design and Construction Guide
Sustainable design or building "green" is an opportunity to
use our resources efficiently while creating healthier buildings.
City Light Conservation guide
Conserving energy is an easy way for you to help save the environment
and save you money.
US Green Building Council
Promotes environmentally responsible, profitable, healthy places to live
Pennsylvania Green Building
Includes good information on new construction, as well as retrofitting
buildings for higher efficiency.
Portland Green Building Resource
Green building means designing and constructing buildings to increase
performance and enhance the experience for all people who work, live and
play in these structures.
Educates and assists architects, building owners, occupants, educators,
students, and the general public concerning sustainable building design.
Maryland Environmental Design
Dedicated to advancing the application of economically sound and environmentally
sensitive building and site-design techniques.
Vital Signs Curriculum
Project that encourages architecture students to examine architectural,
lighting, and mechanical systems in existing buildings with attention
to energy use, occupant well-being, and architectural spacemaking.
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
NREL is a part of the U.S. Department of Energy's effort to secure an
energy future for the nation that is environmentally and economically
US Energy Star site
Everything about the Energy Star standard, and products that meet it.
Charge of Your Home Energy Use
Great article about how you can cut your home energy use and reduce your
energy bills without a lot of effort.
This article features information on how architects and homeowners are
transforming their roofs into green spaces that help cool down the city.
Photovoltaics (PV) for Buildings
Site with the goal to improve PV building technology and to educate consumers
and the building industry about PV to overcome technical and commercial
barriers to market acceptance of the technology.
Home Energy Saver
A terrific do-it-yourself home energy site by the government that helps
you learn how to reduce energy costs.
Appliances can Waste Energy
Scientists have determined that U.S. consumers would save more than $1
billion each year if manufacturers applied proven technologies to reducing
the "leaking" component of miscellaneous electricity use.
Home Power Magazine
Hands-on Journal of Home-Made Power. If you are interested in: making
your own electricity from renewable energy, alternative vehicles, or finding
out the latest in related technologies and life-styles, then this publication
can keep you up to date.
Address Plaques Dot Net offers a wide variety of custom manufactured address signs, plates and markers for your home and business.
Locking Security Mailboxes
Your home needs a locking mailbox! Stealing mail is a common method of
identity theft. Don't leave your mail in an unlocked box.
Dallas, Texas Bed and Breakfast
A charming b&b located in the hip Uptown neighborhood of Dallas, Texas.
EarthToys Alternative Energy Emagazine
EarthToys is focused on bringing our readers up to date information on
alternative and renewable energy products, services, news and education.
An inexpensive modification to your attic trap door that can save you
a ton of money through reduced energy costs.
Tankless Water Heater
TanklessWater.com offers tankless water heaters that turn on when you
open a hot water faucet and turn off when you close the faucet. This saves
you money while conserving energy which is consumed when the hot water
is being used.
Archway Home Plans
Find your dream home or garage quickly from hundreds of quality house
and garage plans by 35 outstanding designers. Navigate our user-friendly
plan database. Cost-to-build service also available.
Before The Architect
House plans - consult, design, autocad draft. Nationwide. Residential,
light commercial and industrial. Author: House Construction Design Standards,
pdf and hard copy.
Bath and Beyond
Bird Bath and Beyond has what you need to keep the wild birds in your
area healthy and thriving.
Information at AztecGardens.com
A site about the foods, plants, and cultures of Mesoamerica. Learn about
pre-Hispanic Mexico with this informational site for teachers, students,
and ethno botanists.
All the best gardening videos online, together in one spot!
The Design Firm
Offers services like 3dvisualization-rendering, graphics, illustration,
arch-rendering, walkthrough - animation and logo/banner design, all under
All Things Natural
Breathe clean air indoors and out. Completely organic, natural, and non-toxic
products for home, office, anywhere!
Use our directory as a guide to finding information on architects nationwide.
This directory can help you find a top notch professional architect in
Greywater Irrigation - grey waste
When properly managed, greywater can be a valuable resource which horticultural
and agricultural growers as well as home gardeners can benefit from.
Positive Energy Conservation
Online catalog of unique wholesale priced energy saving products.
Search thousands of unique house plans.
Free Design-Build CAD House Plans
Free homebuilding and Home planning library, sample houseplans, CAD, design,
building, décor, landscape software, home plans and more.
Design Connection, LLC
House plans and garage plans from the internet's top designers.
A family owned and operated business dedicated to fostering family wellness
and natural interactions within our physical, social, emotional and spiritual
Design Forward / Sustainable Designs
An architectural design firm promoting the use of Sustainable and Green
Building, Straw Bale Construction, Renewable Energy, and Modern Architecture.
Home Plan Group
Architectural Design Studio and Blueprint Database of Quality House Plans
from North America's Premier Home Designers.
Learn about deck plans including: wood decks, pool decks and information
on how to build a deck.
Instant House Plans
Instant Online Building & Extension Plans Available Now! Fully Detailed
House Plans Online!
House Plan Drafting.com
Offers custom house plans, home designs, floor plans for builders and
residential customers. Builder ready blueprints available.
House Plan Gallery.com
Specializing in standard / stock houseplans featuring designs from the
nation's top building designers and architects. Best Prices anywhere!
Visit us today and find the home of your dreams.
House Plans at Architectural
Description: Architectural Designs features house plans from dozens of
prominent architects. Free modification estimates and our exclusive QuikQuote
cost estimate available on all plans.
Vance Hester Designs
Custom and stock house plans and garage plans.
Home Decorating via the
You Betcha! Home decorating with the Do-it-yourselfer in mind. Plus hundreds
of accessories, tips, ideas, and strategies to accomplish those home decorating
projects you have always wanted to do.
StartRemodeling.com provides quality education, protection, products &
services for all of your toxic black mold and home improvement needs.
Home Bar Plans
Classic bar designs for your home or business. All plans are designed
with a wet bar sink and keg box for draft beer. Our plans are easy to
build, using basic tools. Downloadable plans for instant access.
The Plan Collection
Featuring the Finest in house and home plans.
Weathervanes Plus features dozens of different styles and sizes of weathervanes
for your home, in aluminum and copper.
Nr1 House Plans
Small house plans, Victorian house plans and more.
Earth friendly products and eco-information. Learn about earth friendly
woods and finishes plus ways to recycle sawdust and wood chips.
A Solar Company
ASC provides its customers in California with an alternative method of
generating energy by utilizing solar power or photovoltaic (PV) systems.
Solar Power, Solar Cells
and PV Resource
Your source for information on solar power, solar cells, PV, net metering
and living off grid.
Featuring home decorating tips, kitchen remodeling, and designs.
Create beautiful home decor. The place for decorating advice, inspiration
and great sources for walls, windows, floors and more.
Home and Garden Makeover
Your DIY resource for home decor, home gardening and home remodeling information,
plus a free information-packed home decorating newsletter with a quirky
and fun style!
House plans, home plans, floor
Affordable house plans, home plans, floor plans from the top 10 house
House plans, home plans, floor
Affordable house plans, home plans, floor plans from the top 10 house
High Mountain Log Homes
Specializing in handcrafted, custom-built log homes, cabins, etc using
full length pine, spruce, fir and cedar logs. We ship anywhere and have
our own design team to make your dreams come true.
design software for home gardening
3D Garden Composer will help you create and maintain your dream garden
in any season.
EZRip the Super-Fast
Drywall Cutting Tool
Finally there is a better way to cut drywall. The proof is in the patents!
Village Garden Sheds and Pool Cabanas
A resource rich in drawings and photographs, with a tool to design and
price custom garden sheds, pool sheds, cottages, and much more online.
Your source for quality drip irrigation and micro irrigation supplies
for home owners, landscapers, farmers and greenhouse owners.
ShadeTree Canopies Patio
Covers & Deck Cover Awning Kits
ShadeTree Deck & Patio Covers - an economical way to shelter your
patio or deck from the sun. Span 21 ft. Go as wide as you like. 30+ colorful
Door Knobs at Direct Door
Accent your home decor with great door knobs, door hinges, bathroom accessories,
cabinet knobs and other home hardware products!
Handcrafted indoor/outdoor redwood adirondack furniture, assembled or
as a kit, also yard crafts and indoor crafts, assembled or as a kit and
holiday yard decorations.
Creative Pet Gifts
Our Pet Crafts are exquisitely made, each piece is handcut and meticulously
assembled. Our Pet Baskets are stuffed with treats and toys any pet would
be delighted to receive.
The Chilipepper Appliance
Save water with the Chilipepper water conservation product! Get your hot
water fast and save water too!
of Garden and Leisure Buildings
For Garden Storage Buildings & Sheds, Summerbuildings & Leisure Cabins,
Log Cabins, Playhouses, Greenhouses, Garages, Playsets and Conservatories
in timber, metal, steel and concrete - UK, USA, Canada and worldwide.
for Garden Sheds
First choice for your garden sheds, storage buildings, summerhouses, playhouses,
leisure buildings or garages.
Welcome to Go Solar Power
The best source for solar power!
A collection of free tips, step by step instructions, photographs and
great advise on how to drywall.