Green Building Links

Rating Programs

Green Certification Programs and Rebates

Energy Star Homes -ENERGY STAR is the government-backed program that helps us all save money and protect our environment with energy-efficient products and practices. Whether you are looking to replace old appliances, remodel your home, or buy a new house, ENERGY STAR can help. More than 60 types of products, including appliances, televisions, computers, heating and cooling equipment, and even new homes can earn the government's ENERGY STAR label. ENERGY STAR also offers best-practice solutions to make your home more comfortable and reduce your energy costs

Mass Save  - Rebates available in Massachusetts
U.S. Green Building Council - LEED for Homes
Building Green - Green Spec analysis of products

NAHB Green - National Green Building Standard

Building Science & Research

Building Science & Research

Building Science
Building Green
Green Builder Magazine
Green Guard Environmental Institute

Green Books

Green Books

Your Green Home By Alex Wilson
Green Remodeling by David Johnston and Kim Master
The Company We Keep by John Abrams
Chelsea Green Publishing Books About Green Building
New Society Publishers Green Building
Building Green Bibliography Items Related to Green Building

Air Quality

Air Quality 

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. EPA: Lead in Paint, Dust & Soil
U.S. EPA - Radon
U.S. EPA - Abestos & Vermiculte
Energy Federation Inc - Grills, Vents & Hoods
Energy Federation Inc - Whole House Ventilation

Green Building Products

Green Building Products

InsulSpan
Panel Pros
Oasis Foundation Wall System
Bedford Technology: Recycled Plastic Products
Energy Star Residential Windows, Doors & Skylights

Panasonic Whisper Fans - Quiet bathroom ventilation

Ductless Minisplit HVAC - Energy efficient heating and cooling

Energy Modeling

Energy Modeling

Independence Energy Homes
Energy Efficient Rehab Advisor

Recycling & Waste Reduction

Recycling & Waste Reduction

Boston Building Resources - For donating materials for reuse

MassRecycle

Gypsum Recycling

The Institute Recyling Network
1-800-Got-Junk?
Restore Home Improvement Center
Materials Exchange
Freerecycle.net
Freecycle
U.S. EPA - Municipal Solid Waste

Other Useful Sites

Other Useful Sites

Forest Stewardship Council
NAHB Model Green Building Guidelines
NAHB Life Expectancy Of Home Building Products