Energy Conservation - Sustainability - Green Building

Eclectic assortments of information I've run across on the internet
Do it yourself - Theory - Web Sites - Organizations
Click 'em and see what I found....
Green Homes, Energy Conservation, Energy Efficiency, Deep Energy Retrofit (DER), Passive Haus, Low Carbon, Net Zero - tomatoes / tomatos eh?  My vote for the single catch all is Green Building.  It encompasses all efforts to help, even those of debatable sustainability (sometimes you have to crawl before you can walk), and anything m"an made" 

Lawrence Berkley Labs

Building Advice From Rocket Scientists?  YES!  They've been at it since the start, the 70's energy crises.
  Concrete - Back to the Future IV!  Better and uses 40% less energy.  Click Here 
Back on earth - Home Energy Pros - Everything to make homes more efficient.  Click Here
The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers – Info from the UK, you need to be a member for most of the info, but some is downloadable.  Given the quality of what I’ve been able to see, might be worth paying for info

  cibse knowledge portal

  cibse Doc Index

National Association of Home Builders -  Great data.

  eye on housing


Greening the City's Codes & Regulations - Green Codes Task Force (GCTF) Proposal

National Renewable Energy Labs
A seminal source, rooted in the 70’s SERI Initiative

USGBC isn't always the easiest place to find hard data.  Spreading the word is USGBC’s core mission, and it's worked,  Still, I’ve found great in depth info there


I don’t check for broken links (Takes time, and this site doesn't’t generate income to support it), so if any of the links above don’t work, then see below, I’ve probably downloaded and printed out what impressed me.

Information Please

Eclectic assortments of information I've run across on the internet
Do it yourself - Theory - Web Sites - Organizations
Click 'em and see what I found....
Ground Source Heat Pumps
Sustainability Pays 


Insulation - 

How Much Is Enough
Quick answers to your insulation questions

Easy Energy


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Country House - Catskills
 Eco -Test Bed 
An Ongoing Deep Energy Retrofit Case Study

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Location: NYS

Catskill Mountains

Upstate New York

 Micro Climate: Extreme

-7000 Heating DD

-limited sun 

-deep in narrow valley.


Energy Conservation

Low Temperature Solar Thermal


Energy Update

30% Reduction 2011-2012 

Soooo last year

50% Reduction 


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Fact Checked

.... Factoids....

If you are looking for pre-digested factoids to throw around risk free at parties, such as why energy conservation is more important than alternative energy – including photovoltaics, how much energy and carbon can be saved with energy conservation, embeded carbon, building stats such as ages, types, uses, pay back times for energy conservation, photovoltaics, wind generators – use anything you find on this site, I actually fact check, well, make sure two “reputable” web site agree.