Tools & Links USEFUL INFORMATION

Professional & Business Contacts

U.S. Green Building Council
A non-profit community of leaders working to make green buildings available to everyone within a generation
www.usgbc.org

Forest Stewardship Council
A non-profit organization devoted to encouraging the responsible management of the world's forests.
www.fscus.org

The Surfrider Foundation
A non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world’s oceans, waves and beaches.
www.surfrider.org

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental public record resource including air, water, soil, and industrial studies. Also includes section on environmental law and regulations.
www.epa.org

Global Green USA
The United States affiliate of Green Cross International fosters a global value shift toward a sustainable and secure world.
www.globalgreen.org

The American Institute of Architects
Based in Washington, D.C., the AIA has been the leading professional membership association for licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners since 1857.
www.aia.org
www.aialosangeles.org

AltBuild Expo
Expo featuring over 150 carefully selected exhibitors who represent the best of Green Building & Design Materials, Engergy Efficiency, Alternative Energy, Water Conservation Products, Environmental Plumbing, Sustainable Landscape, Waste Management, State Agencies, Utilities, Non Profits and Municipalities.
www.altbuildexpo.com

Architecture 2030
A non-profit, non-partisan and independent organization, was established in response to the global-warming crisis by architect Edward Mazria in 2002. 2030’s mission is to rapidly transform the US and global Building Sector from the major contributor of greenhouse gas emissions to a central part of the solution to the global-warming crisis.
www.architecture2030.org

ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR is a government-backed program helping businesses and individuals protect the environment through superior energy efficiency.
www.energystar.gov

Living Homes
Produces a line of homes featuring modern design and green materials. Shows sample interiors and exteriors.
www.livinghomes.net

Building Green
Publishers of Environmental Building News and of other information resources for practictioners of sustainable design.
www.buildinggreen.com

Living Green
We pride ourselves in offering healthier green alternatives to home owners and professionals making more conscious choices about products used at home and work. In addition to our online store, we have three retail locations—Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and most recently, Montecito, California.
www1.livingreen.com

The John Lautner Foundation
Holds the archives of this creative American architect (1911-94). Provides a biography with plans, photographs and bibliography of his works.
www.johnlautner.org

The Committee on the Environment (COTE)
Works to advance, disseminate, and advocate - to the profession, the building industry, the academy, and the public - design practices that integrate built and natural systems and enhance both the design quality and environmental performance of the built environment. www.aia.org

Rocky Mountain Institute
RMI fosters the efficient and restorative use of resources so companies, governments and organizations are more efficient, make more money, and do less harm to the environment. www.rmi.org

SYNDECRETE
Live Beyond The Surface.
www.archive.studioconover.com

Friends of Animals
www.friendsofanimals.org

Marine Animal Rescue
Peter Wallerstein, director of Marine Animal Rescue in Los Angeles County, has always forged his own path. For well over twenty years, Peter has been the first responder; the hands-on caretaker of ailing marine animals all over the globe. www.whalerescueteam.org

Greenmaker Supply
www.GreenmakerSupply.com

Green Home Guide
www.greenhomeguide.org

LEED for Homes
www.usgbc.org

Home Energy Rating System Program (HERS)
www.energy.ca.gov

National Renewable Energy Laboratory
www.nrel.gov

Not So Big House
www.notsobighouse.com

Photovoltaic Power
www.pvpower.com

SWALCO
www.co.lake.il.us

Kalliopeia
www.kalliopeia.org

Sacred Passage
www.sacredpassage.com

The Green Architect
www.thegreenarchitect.com

Books

The Natural House Book, David Pearson. HarperCollins Publishers.

The Rammed Earth House, David Easton. Chelsea Green Publishing Co. ISBN 0930031792

Building Technology File 6: Earth Wall Construction, CSIRO.

Australian Earth Building Handbook. HB195 Standards Australia

Warm House, Cool House. Nick Hollo. Choice Books. ISBN 1947277226

Building with Earth Bricks and Rammed Earth in Australia, Earth Building Association of Australia, 2004. ISBN: 0975603604

Sticks, Stones, Mud Homes, Nigel Noyes, 2004. Hardie Grant Books. ISBN: 1740661478