Listed below are educational and professional links.
1. National Home Builders Association: NAHB is a trade association that helps promote the policies that make housing a national priority. Since 1942, NAHB has been serving its members, the housing industry, and the public at large.
2. Green Home Building Guidelines: The NAHB Research Center is a full-service product commercialization company that strives to make housing more durable and affordable. Bottom line, we help push new building technologies into the residential market through our integrated consulting services. We were created in 1964 as a subsidiary of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), and since then have provided clients with an unrivaled depth of understanding of the housing industry and access to its business leaders.
3. Southern Appalachian Sustainable Building Council: SASBC’s goal is built environments that share a set of universal features which lower their environmental impact…making them easy to live in, visit, and maintain…now, and for generations to come.
4. Home Performance with ENERGY STAR: A national program from the U.S. EPA and U.S. DOE which offers a comprehensive, whole-house approach to improving energy efficiency and comfort in existing homes, while helping to protect the environment.
5. Engery Efficiency and Renewable Energy: U.S. Department of Energy’s portal featuring an excellent one stop site with information and links for Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Research & Deployment, & Funding.
6.NAHB Research Center: Top industry resource for reliable, objective information and research on housing construction and development issues.
7. Federal Tax Credits for Consumer Energy Efficiency: If you purchase an energy-efficient product or renewable energy system for your home, you may be eligible for a federal tax credit.