Helpful Links

Architectural

American Institute of Architects (AIA)

Boston Society of Architects (BSA)

Buildingteam.com

 

 

Interior Design

Association of Interior Designers (ASID) International Interior Design Association (IIDA)

 

 

Construction/Remodeling

Eastern Massachusetts National Association of Remodeling Industry

National Home Builders Association(NAHB) National Association of the

Remodeling Industry (NARI)

Sweets extensive manufacturer's catalogs

National Kitchen and Bath Association

Remodeling Magazine

 

 

Green Building Resources

Building Materials Resource Center
Website: www.bostonbmrc.org
The BMRC takes in residential construction/demolition reusables, including over-runs such as vanities, sinks, and tiles. Materials are available for sale to the general public.
 

Boston ReStore
Website: www.bostonrestore.org
Boston ReStore collects donated office furniture and building supplies. Materials are made available to lower-income homeowners and nonprofit organizations. ReStore staff are eager to help place your donation -- whatever the item. Please feel free to call with questions.
 

Sustainable Building Sources
An Internet-based resource for information on green building.
http://www.greenbuilder.com


Clean Energy Grants
http://www.focusonenergy.com/page.jsp?pageId=725


Energy Savers
A US Department of Energy Consumer Guide to energy efficiency and renewable energy options.
http://energy.gov/energysaver/energy-saver


Energy Star
Created by the US Environmental Protection Agency and the US Department of Energy to help consumers save money and prevent air pollution. Includes list of qualifying products, contractor selection tips, and contacts for low interest loans for upgrading to high efficiency equipment.
http://www.energystar.gov/

Green Communities – Affordable Housing
http://www.greencommunitiesonline.org/index.asp


Green Roofs
http://www.greenroofs.org/
http://www.greenroofs.com/


Straw Bale Construction
A great overview of straw bale technology from the US DOE Office of Building Technology with a comprehensive list of resources.
http://www.eren.doe.gov/buildings/documents/strawbale.html

Top Websites for consumers interested in energy efficient homes
http://www.eere.energy.gov/buildings/building_america/for_consumers_top_sites.html

Iris Communications, Inc.
Resources include a library/bookstore, green building product database, and co-sponsorship of the Internet-based green building discussion list.
http://oikos.com/


Wind Powering America
http://www.eere.energy.gov/windandhydro/windpoweringamerica/index.asp


ECO HOME Network
Eco-HomeT is an on-going living research center that demonstrates ecological living in an urban environment. The Eco-HomeTis a restored and retrofitted California style bungalow, circa 1911 that shows us how simple but wise property improvements can make your home warm, friendly yet environmentally sound and healthy.
http://www.ecohome.org/pages/index.html


Sustainable Building Sourcebook
A powerful content-full resource.
http://www.greenbuilder.com/sourcebook/