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Local Resource Specialists


  • Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC)
    Research Information Center (RIC)
    Phone: 907-330-8164   Fax: 907-338-1747
    Address: POB 101020, Anchorage, AK 99510-1020
    - Cary Bolling cbolling@ahfc.state.ak.us

    Description: The AHFC Research Information Center (RIC) provides information and technical assistance to Alaska residents on the latest in energy efficiency, indoor air quality, housing construction, green building and sustainable technology through our web site, e-mail, toll-free hotline and our lending library which contains over 6000 books, videos, factsheets and reports. AHFC is Alaska's state housing agency providing loans to moderate to low-income individuals, public housing and management of federal and state housing and energy programs. Alaska has a Building Energy Efficiency Standard which is required to be met for all AHFC loans. AHFC also manages the Alaska Home Energy Rating Program and software (AkWarm), trains and educates energy raters, builders, weatherization providers and consumers, and provides an interest rate reduction for homes which exceed the energy standard.
  • Cold Climate Housing Research Center
    Phone: 907-457-3454   Fax: 907-457-3456
    Address: 1000 Fairbanks Street, P.O. Box 82489, Fairbanks, AK 99708
    - Gail Koeph gail@cchrc.org

    Description: The Cold Climate Housing Research Center (CCHRC) is a private non-profit corporation created by the home building community to facilitate the development, use, and testing of sustainable, durable, healthy, and cost-effective building technologies for people living in the Circumpolar North.
  • Sustainable Sources - Green Building Professionals Database
    Address: 108 Royal Way #1004, Austin, TX 78737

    Description: For a list of Green Building Professionals in your area, choose the Directory Category or a keyword for the type of services that you're interested in and your location (Metro area, State, and/or Country).
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks, Cooperative Extension Service
    Family Housing and Environment
    Phone: 907-474-7201   Fax: 907-474-5139
    Address: 215 Ace Bldg., Fairbanks, AK 99775-6180
    Email: ffrds@uaf.edu
    - Richard Seifert, Professor ffrds@uaf.edu

    Description: The Cooperative Extension Service is an educational delivery system supported through a partnership between USDA and the State of Alaska through the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the College of Rural Alaska, with local CES offices located throughout the state.


  • Alaska Building Science Network
    Phone: 907-562-9927   Fax: 907-770-5412
    Address: PO Box 111097, Anchorage, AK 99511-1097
    Email: absn@alaska.net
    - Erika Kielen
    - Virginia Moore

    Description: ABSN is a non-profit corporation dedicated to providing the highest quality building science technology information and education to Alaskans.
  • DisasterSafety.org
    The Institute for Business and Home Safety
    Phone: 813-286-3400   Fax: 813-286-9960
    Address: 4775 E. Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL 33617
    Email: wedwards@ibhs.org

    Description: Get the latest building code information from around the country in the interactive map on this site.


  • Greener Building Local Product Dealer Locator

    Description: In Greenerbuilding.org we have created a forum to bring information to the building community, be they professional builders and architects, or a homeowner doing a small remodel. Most importantly we have created community meeting place where people around the world can discuss green building products and their strengths and weaknesses in specific regions and climates.
  • Rainforest Alliance Certified Products and Companies Locator
    Phone: 888-MY-EARTH   Fax: 212-677-2187
    Address: 544 Broadway, Suite 500, New York, NY 10012
    Email: info@ra.org

    Description: By choosing Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified products anyone can support forest practices that protect biodiversity and promote decent conditions for workers and their communities.


  • Earth 911 Recycling Locator
    Phone: 800-CLEANUP  
    Address: 1375 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 360, Scottsdale, AZ 85257

    Description: Earth911 is an environmental services company that addresses solutions for products' end-of-life for both businesses and consumers.


  • Certified Rater Directory
    Phone: 800-785-8154   
    Address: P.O. Box 4561, Oceanside, CA 92052-4561
    Email: info@resnet.us

    Description: RESNET issues a Rater Seal of Quality to its rater members who subscribe to these highest standards. These raters have committed to RESNET that they will meet the high standards of ethics and quality.
  • DSIRE - Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency

    Description: DSIRE is a comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility and federal incentives and policies that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency. Established in 1995 and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, DSIRE is an ongoing project of the N.C. Solar Center and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council.
  • Find Solar
    Phone: 866.485.2757  
    Email: info@coolerplanet.com

    Description: Our suite of interactive solar maps are great for researching the Solar Power potential of your home or business, check out federal, state, and local rebates and incentives, as well as researching the growth of solar over the last decade.
  • Green Power Locator
    US EPA

    Description: This tool allows the user to select a state to find local green power producers.


  • Watersense
    US EPA
    Phone: 866-987-7367  
    Address: EPA Office of Wastewater Management (4204M) , 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. , Washington, DC 20460

    Description: Launched in 2006, WaterSense is an EPA-sponsored partnership program that seeks to protect the future of our nation's water supply by promoting water efficiency and enhancing the market for water-efficient products, programs, and practices. Features include water efficiency partner locator and product locator tools.

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  • Ennovationz
    Phone: 1-800-314-5997  
    Address: 821 W El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94040

    Description: Ennovationz has developed a nationwide database of "free money" available in utility, local, state and federal rebates. Simply type in your zip code on our web tool and all the available rebates in your area will be listed.


  • Wasting Water is Wierd

    Description: Water is one of our most precious resources. We use it every single day, but we don't have to waste it. That's just weird. So check out this site to find all kinds of simple things you can do to help conserve water.
  • Water Footprint Calculator
    National Geographic Society
    Email: webmaster@nationalgeographic.com

    Description: Take a water tour with us through your home, yard, diet, and transportation and consumer choices! Then, pledge to cut your water footprint and help return more water to rivers, lakes, wetlands, underground aquifers, and freshwater species.

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Green Building Programs



  • Who is Green? Find a Participating Builder

    Description: Builders across the country are having homes certified in the National Green Building Certification Program, powered by the NAHB Research Center – find one near you.


  • RESNET - Residential Energy Services Network
    Address: P.O. Box 4561, Oceanside, CA 92052-4561
    Email: info@resnet.us

    Description: The RESNET website is a one-stop solution where homeowners can learn about the energy audit and rating processes, and search the RESNET directory to find certified energy auditors and raters and qualified contractors and builders.

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