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.
FEDERAL and NATIONAL SITES:
U.S. Department of Energy – Goal to advance the national, economic and energy security of the United States. Masses of information!
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – U.S. Department of Energy – Everything you want to know about energy star ratings.
Residential Energy Services Network – Non-Profit membership. Helps set standards for bulding energy efficiency heating systems such as the HERS® index.
U.S. Green Building Council – What makes a Green Home? Green Home Programs, Remodel Guidelines, Living Green Resouces.
Air Quality Sciences – Comprehensive, up-to-date information on Indoor Air Quality.
Ecosystem Valuation – Benefits of ecosystem conservation, preservation or restoration.
Tool Base Site – Technical Information and Resources.
FEDERAL SITES WITH VERMONT SPECIFIC INFORMATION:
Energy Consumption in Vermont Homes – U.S. Dept. of Energy.
Energy Information Administration – Energy Stats for Vermont.
Green Power Resources – Vermont – U.S. Dept. of Energy.
Vermont Incentives/Policies for Renewable and efficiency.
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.
Renewable Energy in Vermont – Working to bring about intelligent transformation from foreign fuels to Renewable Energy.
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.
Vermont Dept. of Public Service – Renewable Energy Information.
Northeast Sustainable Energy Association
LAMOILLE COUNTY RESOURCES:
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.
Earth Turbines – Wind Power Vendor Side
Vermont Enviornmental Research Associates – Wind Power information including maps of Vermont Counties which show average wind speeds.
GREEN LIVING AND LIFESTYLE SITES:
Green Seal – Non Profit organization that promotes manufacture, purchase and use of environmentally responsible products and services.
The Green Guide – For every day living with information about garding, health, food, etc.
Consumer Reports – Products for a better planet.