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You can also use a smaller calendar version or the Standard Calendar.
Those who just want to get to
the Table of Contents can
cruise on ahead. Any chapter that doesn't presently have a sponsor is still fair
The Design Center for Alternative Technology
Read Green Building: A Primer for Consumers, Builders and Realtors from Howard Associates.
Want to build a sturdy home with no nails? See the excellent site from Goshen Timber Framing. Goshen also is offering free internships (3 weeks minimum, place to stay provided) through the winter.
Environmental Home Database from the Lower Colorado River Authority provides product info for commercial and residential renovation projects.
Energy Efficient Building Association
Passive Solar Industries Council
Cob Cottage Company
PEOPLES Economic Opportunity Project of New York City.
Hardcore stuff from Lawrence Berkeley Labs' Center for Building Science
Environmental Building News
EBN is a bimonthly in depth review of sustainable building products, methods, and the like. These folks have a great philosophy--they take no advertising in order to insure that their reviews remain unbiased. Your subscription may cost a little more up front, but it is WELL worth it!
Ecological Architecture is a fine site with resources on a diverse range of information from Appropriate Technology and Bioregional Planning to Deep Ecology, Holistic Design and Building, Embodied Energy and Life Cycle Analysis, Transportation, and Permaculture.
You can also find information and/or links on the less physical topics of Environmental Illness, Sacred Geometry and Earth, Spirituality, and the Principles of Sustainability.
The Austin Sustainble Building Coalition
SBC is a grassroots organization of builders, homeowners, architects, and laypeople interested in sustainable building topics.
Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems is now on the Web with some background information, a list of publications and a bibliography. New! Photos of the Green Building Demonstration home are now online (see Selected Projects).
Eco-Home is a center for the study, development and demonstration of an ecologically sound lifestyle in an urban setting, expressed in right human relations and right action, in harmony with the earth and all its inhabitants. It is a community network for the furtherance of appropriate technology and appropriate lifestyles. And it is a community resource center of information and guidance in ecologocial urban living for individuals, businesses and government agencies.
Institute for Planetary Renewal has detailed information on an Ultra Low Cost Construction method, Life Support technologies, and Self Healing methods, with a promise of more to come.
Steve's Alternative Housing Archive. Steve is a student in the UK who has put together an excellent compilation of alternative housing resources. AHA is a part of his research into Unorthodox Housing Solutions and is being developed as a central resource for individuals and groups interested in new approaches to housing policy and practice. The best we've seen on the topic to date.
Sustainable Architecture: Eco Design and Landscaping. The Author says, "This is an archive of information about sustainable architecture: ecologic planning, design, integratedarchitecture and landscaping for tropical, sub-tropical or temperate climates. Most of these resources are available at libraries or as goverment publications, etc." But heck, we're on the net, and they're just a few clicks away... no need to chase 'em down anywhere else!
Although I don't usually provide links to "commercial" sites, Andrew MacMillan's Holistic Homes Design holds the same basic philosophy as here on Sustainable Sources, and has a bunch of great backup information. Besides that, he's a great guy. Check out his site for info on Feng Shui, EMF, and the Cerro Gordo Community.
The March issue of Green Builder News, from the City of Austin's Green Builder Program, is now online.
with the word SUBSCRIBE in the SUBJECT line.
Habitat for Humanity's Washington DC affiliate shows off their GreenHOME Project
Earth Sweet Home is a Vermont project to a build home as much as possible from natural materials from within a 30 mile radius of the site.
Highland ECO Centre is a demonstration house in Scotland.
This article from The Last Straw newsletter explains the ins and outs of Breathing Wall theory.
Note: All of the above newsgroups exist (at last check). If your internet service provider does not carry them, you will get an error. Ask your ISP to carry the newsgroup in question.
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