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Green Building Resources

Online information and tools


iGreenBuild.com is a resource for green building and sustainability articles, products, news and innovative ideas that help architects, builders, facility managers and citizens build, operate and dwell in structures that are energy efficient and environmentally friendly.


SWA developed the WinterGREEN newsletter to communicate techniques and approaches for sustainable design and construction in a timely fashion. Aimed at a wide range of building industry professionals, it complements and reports on SWA's various other technology transfer outreach efforts (articles, lectures, workshops) related to sustainability.

NAHB Green Program

The NAHB Green Building Program is your guarantee of an authentically green home that's built the way you want. The National Green Building Program offers several resources and tools to help builders, remodelers, home building associations, and homeowners learn how to build green, and the benefits of doing so.

Green Building Institue

The Green Building Institute, a prtner with NAHB in the development of NAHB's Green Building Guildelines*

State Incentives for Renewable Energy

The Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy (DSIRE) is a comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility, and selected federal incentives that promote renewable energy. DSIRE now includes state and federal incentives for energy efficiency.

Green Depots

Green Depot's building technologies represent some of the best high performance proven solutions available. By using these products you can help make a difference in this transition to more sustainable building.

Environmental Home Center

The Environmental Home Center is your most complete source for green building materials—simply the highest-quality choices with the added benefit of being healthy and resource-efficient. Our environmental building supplies include non-toxic paint, natural carpets, sustainable wood products, energy-efficient insulation and people-friendly cleaning supplies.

*Note: NAHB's Green Building Guidelines are intended to be the starting point for local HBA's across the country that wish to create a green building program.  The NAHB guidelines do not match the Tacoma-Pierce County Built Green™ Program Guidelines, and if followed exclusively, are insufficient to certify projects under the Tacoma-Pierce County Built Green™ Program

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