selected Sustainability & Green design resources


This information gateway is a collection of selected electronic resources and web sites, and is meant to serve as a starting point for gathering information and conducting research on SUSTAINABILITY & GREEN DESIGN.



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The custom-designed search engine allows for searches by keyword, product name, manufacturer name and Material ConneXion index number.  The information provided is complete enough to satisfy an engineer or scientist who is an expert in materials, yet user-friendly enough to benefit the architect or designer who is not.

Selected Sustainability Organizations

ASES – American Solar Energy Society

Center for Alternative Technology
Key areas of work are renewable energy, environmental building, energy efficiency, organic growing and alternative sewage systems.

Global Action Plan


The Nature Conservancy

U.S. Green Building Council


Sustainability Directories

Green Pages: Global Directory for Environmental Technology

U.S. Green Building Council - Green Building Links
Numerous links for associations, organizations, design, ergonomics, energy, funding, government initiatives, and research.

The Green Directory
The UK's premier green resource. Published annually as a book version and also online, the Green Directory offers a unique blend of people, organizations, and businesses involved in the green sectors.

The National Environmental Organization Directory

Oikos: Green Building Source

Sustainable Building Sourcebook


Selected Online Journals

Architecture Week: New Magazine of Design and Building

E: The Environmental Magazine

The Ecologist


Electronic Green Journal

Environmental Building News

Environmental Design + Construction

Journal of Sustainable Product Design

New Village: Building Sustainable Cultures


Selected Sustainability Sites

Centre for Design

Center for Universal Design - Numerous links to sites with information on topics related to universal design and accessibility

Demi: Guide to Design for Sustainability


Forest World Group

Green Seal

Sweets Catalog

Green Architecture


BC Estudio

Green Home Building

Green Textiles




Clean Washington Center

Grassroots Recycling Network

The Internet Consumer Recycling Guide

Recycled Products Guide

GreenGuard Environmental Institute

Design Tex