Helpful Links


American Institute of Architects (AIA)

Boston Society of Architects (BSA)



Interior Design

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




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
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
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.

Clean Energy Grants

Energy Savers
A US Department of Energy Consumer Guide to energy efficiency and renewable energy options.

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.

Green Communities – Affordable Housing

Green Roofs

Straw Bale Construction
A great overview of straw bale technology from the US DOE Office of Building Technology with a comprehensive list of resources.

Top Websites for consumers interested in energy efficient homes

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

Wind Powering America

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.

Sustainable Building Sourcebook
A powerful content-full resource.