Links to some useful and interesting web sites

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GREEN BUILDING AND SUSTAINABLE LIVING

Resources and information about energy-efficient and environmentally friendly design and construction

ORGANIZATIONS

Climate Crisis.net
The official web site for An Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore

EnergyStar
A government-backed program dedicated to making homes and businesses more energy efficient, environmentally friendly, and healthier for the occupants.

Forest Stewardship Council
An international not-for-profit organization promoting sustainable forestry

Geothermal Heat Pump Consortium
The Geothermal Heat Pump Consortium is a nonprofit organization working to raise awareness and increase the use of geoexchange technology throughout the United States. Here we will answer the most frequently asked questions about geoexchange technology.

Green Building Alliance
A non-profit organization that integrates environmentally responsible--and high performance--design, construction and operating practices into the Greater Pittsburgh market.

Global Green USA
The US affiliate of Green Cross International

The National Arbor Day Foundation
Promotes the planting and nurturing of trees and giving trees as gifts

Natural Resources Defense Council
 
A large compendium of information about Clean Air & Energy, Global Warming, Clean Water & Oceans, Wildlife& Fish, Parks & Forests, Health & the Environment, and dozens more Green Living issues.

Post Carbon Institute
Post Carbon Institute is a think, action and education tank offering research, project tools, education and information to implement proactive strategies to adapt to an energy constrained world.

Stop Global Warming.org
 The Stop Global Warming Virtual March is a non-political effort to promote action to save our planet. Add your voice to the nearly half a million virtual marchers including John McCain, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Jon Bon Jovi, Walter Cronkite, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Barack Obama, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Wesley Clark, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Larry David, James Taylor, Leonardo DiCaprio, Al Gore, and thousands more concerned Americans.

U.S. Green Building Couincil
A coalition of leaders from every sector of the building industry working to promote environmentally responsible and healthy buildings.
The USGBC administers the LEED Green Building Rating System, ® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), a voluntary, consensus-based national standard for developing high-performance, sustainable buildings.
The USGBC web site provides an encyclopedic listing of green building links.


GREEN RESOURCES, DIRECTORIES & DATABASES


Building America:
Building America is a private/public partnership that develops energy solutions for new and existing homes. The Building America project combines the knowledge and resources of industry leaders with the U.S. Department of Energy's technical capabilities.

BuildingGreen.com
Publishers of Environmental Building News and the GreenSpec Directory. A subscription-based online resource for environmentally sensitive design and construction. BuildingGreen Suite offers a wide range of information - from articles and product listings to project case studies - to help build a greener world.

Building Science Corporation
Buildingscience.com provides objective, high-quality information about 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. Publishers of climate-specific Builder’s Guides.

Directory of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency
The DSIRE website provides a fast and convenient method for accessing information about renewable energy and energy efficiency incentives and regulatory policies administered by federal and state agencies, utilities, and local organizations

Green Building Pages
A sustainable building materials database and design tool for the environmentally and socially responsible designer, builder and client.

Greenbuilder.com
A directory of resources for sustainable design and construction

IBACOS High Performance Lighting Guide
Integrated Building and Construction Solutions reports on energy efficient lighting

NAHB Green Building Guidelines

National Building Museum exhibit: The Green House
A must-see exhibit and a very useful and interesting web site

Toolbase Services
An enormously useful web site. Toolbase is a comprehensive resource for technical information on building products, materials, new technologies, and housing systems. The NAHB Research Center provides the services, with funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through The Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing (PATH) program, and other industry sponsors.

GREEN PRODUCTS & MATERIALS

BioBased Insulation
Sprayed in place open cell foam insulation made from U.S. grown soybeans provides high R-values and perfect air-sealing for a tight thermal envelope that contains no harmful agents such as VOC’s, formaldehyde, etc.

Environmental Home Center
 An online source for a wide variety of green building products including non-toxic paint, natural carpets, sustainable wood products, and people-friendly cleaning supplies.

Energy Federation Incorporated
An excellent source for a wide range of energy conservation products for the home.

Freeplay Energy
Source for a variety of self-powered devices, i.e. wind-up flashlights and radios, photovoltaic cell-phone chargers, etc.

Superior Walls Foundation System
 The Superior Walls foundation system is a custom precast foundation wall system that uses less than one quarter as much concrete as traditional poured foundations.

MISC

The Energy Challenge
A series of articles from the New York Times that examine the ways in which the world is, and is not, moving toward a more energy efficient, environmentally benign future.


APPLIANCES

Bosch

Dacor

Fisher & Paykel

Gaggenau

General Electric

Miele

Sub Zero

Thermador

Viking Ranges

Wolf Ranges


ELECTRONICS

Lutron HomeWorks

Crestron Control System Technologies


FIXTURES

Klaffs

Urban Archaeology

Waterworks


ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN

Cooper Hewitt, National Design Museum

The Great Buildings Collection

The Institute of Classical Architecture

The New York Design Center


Mies van der Rohe at MOMA (Mies in Berlin) and the Whitney (Mies in America)

The Not So Big House


WESTPORT RESOURCES

Town of Westport

Westport Public Library

Westport School District

Westport School Calendar

Westport School of Music

Westport Arts Center

Westport Weather

Boater's Box (Local tides, marine forecasts, etc.)

The Inn at National Hall

The Westport Inn

Westport Country Playhouse

Levett Pavillion for the Performing Arts

Norwalk Symphony Orchestra


FRIENDS

Jay Gebhardt

Robert Gamblin

Wolf Kahn

Emily Mason

Robert Natkin

Randel Rogers - Cyber Gallery

Spike Africa

Vermont Studio Center


ART MUSEUMS

The Art Institute of Chicago

Dia Center for the Arts

The Frick Collection

The Guggenheim Museum

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

The Museum of Modern Art

National Academy of Design

National Gallery of Art

The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum

Philadelphia Museum of Art

The Phillips Collection

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

Whitney Museum of American Art

Norton Simon Museum


ART SUPPLIES

Dakota Art Pastels

Gamblin Artists Colors - artists oil paints and oil painting mediums

New York Central Art Supplies

Rochester Art Supply


PERFORMING ARTS

Carnegie Hall

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

New York Philharmonic

The Metropolitan Opera

New York City Opera

New York City Ballet

American Ballet Theater

Merkin Concert Hall

Telecharge

Ticketmaster


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