Resources

RECOMMENDED RESOURCES

 Codes and Tax Credits

  • Residential codes have accelerated the adoption of building science practices and performance testing. Learn what your state requires.
  • The DSIRE database has the most comprehensive information on local, state, federal, and utility incentives and policies that support renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Education

Green Building and Re-Use Stores

  • ReBuilding Exchange is a non-profit in Chicago IL that accepts used building materials and re-sells them to the public. They host a number of DIY workshops for those wanting to creatively use salvaged building materials.
  • Evolutionary Supply and Building Solutions is a retail store in Geneva, IL that provides supplies for everything needed to build to healthy zero energy levels of construction. It also features a green building design showroom. No designer or appointment needed!

Here are a few websites we find valuable:

Eco Store - products for a greener home

Alliance for Environmental Sustainability

LEED exam prep materials

Green Real Estate Toolkit