Green Living

“Green” Resources

Green ResourcesGREEN RESOURCESNAR Green Certified

I have recently completed the National Association of Realtors® GREEN Certification Course.  There was a wealth of information and below I will attempt to list various web sites that will hopefully be of use to those who have interest in Green Building, Energy Savings, or Renewable Energy Sources.

MLS Search based on “Green” Attributes

FEDERAL and NATIONAL SITES:

US Dept. of Energy U.S. Department of Energy – Goal to advance the national, economic and energy security of the United States.  Masses of information!

 

Energy Star

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – U.S. Department of Energy – Everything you want to know about energy star ratings.

 

 

Residential Energy Services Network Residential Energy Services Network – Non-Profit membership.  Helps set standards for bulding energy efficiency heating systems such as the HERS® index.

 

US Green Building Council U.S. Green Building Council – What makes a Green Home? Green Home Programs, Remodel Guidelines, Living Green Resouces.

Air Quality Sciences Air Quality Sciences – Comprehensive, up-to-date information on Indoor Air Quality.

 

 

Ecosystem Valuation Ecosystem Valuation – Benefits of ecosystem conservation, preservation or restoration.

 

 

Tool Base Site Tool Base Site – Technical Information and Resources.

 

 

FEDERAL SITES WITH VERMONT SPECIFIC INFORMATION:

Energy Consumption in Vermont Homes Energy Consumption in Vermont Homes – U.S. Dept. of Energy.

 

Vermont Energy StatsEnergy Information Administration – Energy Stats for Vermont.

 

Green Power Resources Map Green Power Resources – Vermont – U.S. Dept. of Energy.

 

Vermont Incentives  Vermont Incentives/Policies for Renewable and efficiency.

VERMONT RESOURCES:

Vermont Green Home Alliance

Vermont Green Home Alliance – Helps home builders in Vermont understand the components of building “green”, the different rating system, and helps guide decision making.  Wealth of information for builders and consumers.

REVermont Renewable Energy in Vermont – Working to bring about intelligent transformation from foreign fuels to Renewable Energy.

 

Vermont Green Building Network

Vermont Green Building Network – Member of the US Green Building Council.  Non-profit organization dedicated to increase Vermont’s participation in Green Building and promote the benefits of green building.

 

 

Vermong Dept. of Public Services - Renewablel Energy

Vermont Dept. of Public Service – Renewable Energy Information.

 

Northeast Sustainable Energy Associaiton

Northeast Sustainable Energy Association

 

 

LAMOILLE COUNTY RESOURCES:

Lamoille Regional Solid Wast District

Lamoille Regional Solid Waste District – All about trash and recycling in Lamoille County.

 

  Stowe Waste Management Info  – Information about Stowe Trash, Recyclables, Fees and Hours of operation.

WIND:

Earth Turbines

Earth Turbines – Wind Power Vendor Side

                                  Vermont Environmental Research Assoc.                              

Vermont Enviornmental Research Associates – Wind Power information including maps of Vermont Counties which show average wind speeds.

GREEN LIVING AND LIFESTYLE SITES:

Green Seal  Green Seal – Non Profit organization that promotes manufacture, purchase and use of environmentally responsible products and services.

 

 

 

The Green Guide  The Green Guide – For every day living with information about garding, health, food, etc.

 

Consumer Report - Greener Choices

Consumer Reports – Products for a better planet.