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 Solar Architecture links:

NM Solar Rights Act - file for yours today if you have a solar building or collectors
Solar Computer Modeling Tools: http://www.nrel.gov
The American Solar Energy Society: http://www.ases.org
Solar Building Design Primer online and more: http://www.nmsea.org
Solar architecture software download: http://www.kahl.net/solarch.html
Mark Chalom, Santa Fe architect: http://www.markchalom.com
Ed Mazria, Developer of Architecture 2030; Santa Fe architect and Passive Solar Energy Book author: http://www.mazria.com
Bob Maze, Albuquerque architect: http://www.desert-sky-designs.com
Other architects and designers in New Mexico can be found in the NM Solar professional directory
 

Ecological Home links:

<<< overall concepts >>>

Committee on the Environment, AIA: http://network.aia.org/CommitteeontheEnvironment
Whole Building Design Guide: http://www.wbdg.org/design/index.php
Green building sites: http://www.greenbuilder.com/
Earthship self sufficient homes: http://www.earthship.org
Living experiment house: http://www.ccathsu.com/

<<< rainwater harvesting >>>

Texas rainwater catchment guide: Rainwater Harvesting Manual
Texas Rainwater harvesting documents

Xeriscaping Regional Contact: Waterwise Landscapes,Inc., Albuquerque

<<< human waste and wastewater >>>

Aquaculture as treatment: http://www.livingmachines.com
Manufactured Wetlands as treatment: American Society of Landscape Architects article
1993 EPA Paper on Constructed Wetlands
Composting toilets: http://www.ecologicalengineering.com/ctbook.html
http://www.compostingtoilet.org
Pumice wick treatment "Watson Wick": http://www.networkearth.org/naturalbuilding/wick.html
 

Green Building links

<<< resources and guides >>>

Environmental Building News: http://www.BuildingGreen.com
- a monthly publication, either print or downloadable
- technical reviews of materials, industry improvements, broad spectrum of sustainability issues are covered
Whole Building Design Guide: http://www.wbdg.org/
Sustainable Buildings Industries Council: http://www.sbicouncil.org
US Green Building Council: http://www.usgbc.org
LEED v4: PDF of LEED v4 Rating System
- criteria for construction project stakeholders and project teams as a guide for green
and sustainable design
LEED v4 Home Design and Construction Checklist (Excel format): LEED v4 Residential Checklist
 
BEES: http://www.bfrl.nist.gov/oae/software/bees/model.html

<<< building materials >>>

Resource List by many categories at Green Building Sherpa

 
Wall systems ---->
FASWALL: http://www.faswall.com
GRIDWALL: http://www.Amazongridwall.com
PERFORMWALL: http://www.performwall.com
RASTRA: http://www.rastra.com
STRAWBALE:
http://www.strawhomes.com
http://mha-net.org/html/sblinks.htm
http://www.sustainableabc.com/strawbale.html
Sheet goods ---->
MDF Panel: http://www.uniboard.com
Various Green Based Panels: http://www.kireiusa.com/eco.html
Straw Based Board: http://www.agriboard.com/
Bamboo: http://www.bamboodirect.com/
Cork: http://www.naturalcork.com/
Insulation ---->
Cotton batts: http://www.bondedlogic.com
Wood ---->
sustainable harvesting: http://certifiedwoodproducts.net/
Forest Stewardship Council: http://www.fscus.org/
Wood substitute for decks: http://www.trex.com
Finishes ---->
Cork flooring: http://www.naturalcork.com/
Carpet tile Flooring: Interface Corp. http://www.interfaceinc.com/us/
Collins & Aikman Floor Coverings: http://www.powerbond.com
 

Site Planning links

Permaculture: http://permacultureprinciples.com/index.php
Appropriate land use development recommendations: http://www.epa.gov/greenkit/landuse.htm
Sustainable agriculture and organic farming education: https://attra.ncat.org/education.html
 

Sustainable Community Planning links

Urban Ecology guiding communities towards sustainability: http://www.urbanecology.org/
Sustainable communities network: http://www.sustainable.org/
Center for Neighborhood Technology: http://www.cnt.org
Natural Resources Defense Council cities site: http://www.nrdc.org/cities/default.asp
An example EcoVillage: http://www.twinoaks.org
UN Global Summits results: http://www.un.org/esa/dsd/index.shtml
 

 Just for FUN:

Solar around the World and Mapping Links Click for more LINKS
World's most powerful solar radio station: http://www.ktao.com
Annual Solar Music Festival and Solar Village: http://www.solarmusicfest.com
 

What is YOUR impact?

Articles on Green / Solar Architecture: Metropolis magazine, October 2001
Calculating Our Ecological Footprint:
carbonfootprint.com calculator
Nature Conservancy calculator
US EPA calculator
What is a Watt, How much energy did I use for.....? http://chuck-wright.com

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