|LEED for Homes is a voluntary rating system that promotes the design and construction
of high performance "green" homesinitiated by the U.S. Green Building Council
(USGBC), under the Department of Energy. A green home uses less energy, water, and
natural resources; creates less waste; and is healthier and more comfortable for the
occupants. Benefits of a LEED home include lower energy and water bills; reduced
greenhouse gas emissions; and less exposure to mold, mildew and other indoor toxins.
The net cost of owning a LEED home is comparable to that of owning a conventional
|ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the
U.S. Department of Energy helping us all save money and protect the environment
through energy efficient products and practices. Energy efficient choices can save
families about a third on their energy bill with similar savings of greenhouse gas
emissions, without sacrificing features, style or comfort. ENERGY STAR helps you make
the energy efficient choice.
|Science Information provides objective, high-quality information about commercial
and residential buildings. This resource combines building physics, systems design
concepts, and an awareness of sustainability to promote the design and construction
of buildings that are more durable, healthier, more sustainable and more economical
than most buildings built today.
|The Yestermorrow Design/Build School : Yestermorrow courses are designed to
demystify the designing and building processes using hands-on, experiential learning
to teach students the art and wisdom of good design and the skill and savvy of
enduring craftsmanship as a single, integrated process.
|LEED: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design