Build it Green - http://www.builditgreen.org
Find overviews of the green building philosophy and products, as well as fact sheets about selected materials and green building guidelines for new construction and remodels.
Built Green: Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties - http://www.builtgreen.net/
Built Green is a nonprofit environmentally friendly residential building program of the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties. The site provides consumers with easy-to-understand rating systems, which quantify environmentally friendly building practices for remodeling and new home construction, communities and multifamily development units.
City Green Building - http://www.seattle.gov/dpd/GreenBuilding
The Seattle Department of Planning and Development is devoted to helping people working on a simple home remodel, a new apartment building or office, or a neighborhood park find ways to incorporate green building ideas into their plans. Staff provides customized green building education, early design guidance, technical assistance, incentives and recognition for projects.
FORBES Magazine: Sustainable Design, Going Green - http://www.forbes.com/leadership/2006/07/27/ledadership-design-buildings-cx_pgb_0727green.html?partner=topix
This article touches on sustainable design- a real, practical and long-term practice that has the potential to make a big difference in energy savings and environmental health.
Green Design/Sustainable Architecture: Resources - http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/ENVI/GreenAll.html
This site includes an extensive bibliography on the sustainable design of buildings and includes links to additional research guides on solar design, day lighting and other design topics. From the Environmental Design Library, University of California, Berkeley.
NRDC: Building Green: From Principle to Practice - http://www.nrdc.org/buildinggreen
This presentation from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) focuses on the benefits of sustainable construction for businesses. It includes basic steps in planning for green building, supplemented by case studies. The site also includes a page explaining LEED certification for green buildings and links to additional Web sites about sustainable building.
Rocky Mountain Institute - http://www.rmi.org/
Find consumer information on sustainable and energy-efficient home design, with fact sheets on appliances and lighting, home cooling, household greenhouse gas emissions, water efficiency, construction of new homes, environmentally friendly building materials, renewable energy (such as solar and wind power), indoor air quality and recycling.
Seattle City Light: Resource Guide for Sustainable Design - http://www.cityofseattle.net/light/conserve/sustainability/
Seattle City Light encourages building owners and developers to incorporate meaningful sustainable building goals early in building design process. Sustainable building entails environmentally sensitive site planning, resource efficient building materials and superior indoor environmental quality.