The dynamic, exciting field of green building is pushing the boundaries of architecture toward sustainability and increased livability. Renewable energy, smart money-saving energy conservation and enhanced indoor air quality are going mainstream.
So how do you get educated about this rapidly developing arena, and stay up to date with what's becoming more available? The Los Angeles times suggests a few sites to get you started, once you've already bookmarked TDG's Green Homes section. Don't forgot to check out our blogroll there, click on the carbon calculator in the "Get Started" panel, and add your own suggestions to our comments sections.
The warm reception that we've seen for green building around the country and world is one of the beacons of hope we feel for the planet, which has been going through some difficult times recently.
Green Home Guide from The U.S. Green Building Council
The administrator of the LEED ratings has recently launched this site as an educational tool for consumers.
The American Society of Interior Designers and the USGBC have teamed up to provide information on sustainable remodeling.
View streaming video of speeches from the USGBC's pioneering Greenbuild conference.
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