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ACEEE (American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy) - American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing energy efficiency as a means of promoting economic prosperity, energy security, and environmental protection.

Building Energy Codes and Standards - Energy codes provide minimum building requirements that are cost-effective in saving energy. The energy saved is a cost savings to the building owner through lower monthly utility bills, and smaller and thus less expensive HVAC equipment. More than 2/3rds of the electricity and 1/3rd of the total energy in the U.S. are used to heat, cool, and operate buildings.

Building Envelope Design Guide - The National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) under guidance from the Federal Envelope Advisory Committee has developed this comprehensive guide for exterior envelope design and construction for institutional / office buildings.

Building Envelope Design Guide - Panelized Metal Wall Systems - A wide variety of panelized metal wall systems are available for installation as a buildings exterior wall cladding. Each system must be specially adapted to its intended building use. Metal wall panels are usually fabricated of aluminum but can also be manufactured from steel, stainless steel, copper, or composite materials.

California Department of Energy - California Energy Commission website.

California Energy Commission Consumer Energy Center - The Consumer Energy Center went on line in 1995 to offer the public a one-stop site on the Internet for the latest information about energy resources and how to use them wisely in our home, work and vehicles.

Cool Metal Roofing - Metal roofing has been available and utilized as a roofing material for centuries. Metal roofing is available in a wide variety of substrates, colors, textures, and profiles. Though diverse in appearance, metal roofing has many common attributes such as durability, recycled content, recyclability, fire resistance, low weight, and low life-cycle cost.

Cool Metal Roofing Coalition - On-line source of information for cool metal roofing. Choosing cool metal roofing for residential, architectural, commercial and industrial applications is good for the environment and cost effective.

Cool Roof Rating Council - The Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) is an independent, non-profit organization that maintains a third-party rating system for radiative properties of roof surfacing materials.

Energy Star - Building and Plants - EPA's Energy Star starting point for information relating to buildings.

EPA - Energy Star - U.S Enviornmental Protection Agency - U.S. Department of Energy - ENERGY STAR, created in 1992, is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy.

Federal Green Construction Guide for Specifiers - To address the need for a comprehensive guide for procuring green building products and construction/renovation services within the Federal government, EPA has partnered with the Federal Environmental Executive and the Whole Building Design Guide (WBDG) to develop the Federal Green Construction Guide for Specifiers.

Green Building Research - Highlighting research on the costs, benefits and attributes of green building that are transforming the market.

Online Code Environment and Advocacy Network (OCEAN) - The Online Code Environment and Advocacy Network (OCEAN) is an interactive, Web-based resource designed to share lessons learned, best practices, educational resources and key facts as they relate to building energy code adoption and implementation.

Sustainability Store - Source for thousands of products and services promoting a sustainable world.

U.S. Department of Energy's Building Energy Codes Program - The U.S. Department of Energy's Building Energy Codes Program is an information resource on national model energy codes. We work with other government agencies, state and local jurisdictions, national code organizations, and industry to promote stronger building energy codes and help states adopt, implement, and enforce those codes.

U.S. EPA - United States Enviornmental Protection Agency

U.S. Green Building Council - The U.S. Green Building Council is a non-profit community of leaders working to make green buildings available to everyone within a generation.

Whole Building Design Guide - The goal of 'Whole Building' Design is to create a successful high-performance building by applying an integrated design and team approach to the project during the planning and programming phases.

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