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EDUCATION AND OUTREACH

  • North Carolina State University Cooperative Extension Service
    Family & Consumer Sciences: Housing
    Phone: 919-515-9154   Fax: 919-515-2786
    Address: Box 7605, Raleigh, NC 27695- 7605
    Email: sarah_kirby@ncsu.edu
    Contact:
    - Dr. Sarah Kirby, Associate Professor, Housing Specialist sarah_kirby@ncsu.edu

    Description: Family and Consumer Sciences programs are based on an ecological programming model, which focuses on the individual and family within the fabric of the community. Educational programs delivered by the county Extension educators focus on strengthening and sustaining families. The Housing program offers resources and publications for diverse housing issues.
  • 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).
  • Western North Carolina Green Building Council
    Phone: 828-232-5080   Fax: 828-350-0354
    Address: PO Box 8427, Asheville, NC 28814
    Email: info@wncgbc.org
    Contact:
    - Marcus Renner, President abs@buildsustainable.com

    Description: The Western North Carolina Green Building Council is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote environmentally responsible and health conscious building practices through community education.

SITE AND DESIGN

  • 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.

GREEN PRODUCTS

  • 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.

WASTE MANAGEMENT

  • 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.

ENERGY EFFICIENCY

  • 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.
  • North Carolina Solar Center
    Phone: 919-515-5666   Fax: 919-515-5778
    Address: Box 7401, Raleigh, NC 27695-7401
    Contact:
    - Carole Coble, Solar House Manager

    Description: The Solar Center serves as a clearinghouse for solar and other renewable energy programs, information, research, technical assistance, and training. Through its programs and services, the Solar Center seeks to stabilize energy costs for consumers, stimulate local economies, reduce dependence on foreign fuels, and mitigate the environmental impacts associated with fossil fuels. Please note that the hotline works for in-state calls only.

WATER CONSERVATION

  • 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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EDUCATION AND OUTREACH

  • 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.

WATER CONSERVATION

  • 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

EDUCATION AND OUTREACH

  • NC HealthyBuilt Homes Program
    Fax: 919-513-4523
    Address: c/o NC Solar Center, Campus Box 7401, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695-7401
    Email: Jennifer_stutzman@ncsu.edu

    Description: The NC HealthyBuilt Homes Program provides a certificate for homes meeting "green home guidelines" built by residential builders and developers who practice sustainable, high performance building strategies making the home a comfortable, healthy and affordable place to live.
  • Southface Energy Institute
    Phone: 404-872-3549  
    Address: 241 Pine Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30308
    Email: info@southface.org

    Description: For more than 30 years, Southface has promoted comfortable, energy-, water-, and resource-efficient homes, workplaces and communities throughout the Southeast.

SITE AND DESIGN

  • Who is Green? Find a Participating Builder
    NAHB

    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.

ENERGY EFFICIENCY

  • 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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