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  • Design~Build~Live
    Phone: 512-478-9033  
    Address: PO Box 49381, Austin, TX 78765-9381

    Description: Design~Build~Live was created by and for those who desire to live full, joyful lives that support the human spirit and honor the Earth and all her beings. We seek to design and build our homes, buildings, landscapes and entire lives thoughtfully, respectfully and beautifully.
  • 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).
  • Texas AgriLife Extension Service
    Family Housing and Environment
    Phone: 979-847-8865   Fax: 979-845-6496
    Address: Texas A&M University System, 305 History Building 2251 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-2251
    Email: jl-harris@tamu.edu
    Contact:
    - Janie Harris, Extension Specialist Housing and Environment jl-harris@tamu.edu

    Description: With a mission statement of "Improving Lives, Improving Texas," the Texas AgriLife Extension Service's Family Housing and Environment program brings the knowledge, understanding, and skills to help families successfully manage life changes. For information on renting or buying a home in Texas, click on the online courses tab on their main website; then click on House & Home to choose a course. In addition to their main website, visit the "Coming Home" website at http://cominghome.tamu.edu/. This site provides additional information that you need to know about building, renting, or buying a home in Texas.

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.

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

  • Build San Antonio Green
    Phone: 210-224-7278   Fax: 210-223-6275
    Address: 118 Broadway, Suite 232, San Antonio, TX 78205

    Description: Build San Antonio Green™ works with our Partners to develop and implement energy and emissions reduction policies for air quality improvement, water conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy.

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

  • Austin Energy's Green Building Program
    Phone: 512-482-5310  
    Address: 721 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX 78704
    Contact:
    - Richard Morgan, Manager toye.goodson@austinenergy.com

    Description: The program provides information to help design and build with health, energy-efficiency and the environment in mind. The Austin Energy Green Building Program is nationally known for expertise in "green" residential and commercial construction.
  • 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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