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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Live Beyond The Surface.

Friends of Animals

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.

Greenmaker Supply

Green Home Guide

LEED for Homes

Home Energy Rating System Program (HERS)

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Not So Big House

Photovoltaic Power



Sacred Passage

The Green Architect


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