Environmental Links


C oncerns over the environment has lead to even larger efficiency and sustainability concerns in building designs. Find below our sorted list of environment- and efficiency-related links. If you know of others that should be included, send the URL to Geoff Weisenberger at gweisenberger@reedbusiness.com .

Energy Efficiency
Green Building Design
Renewable Energy
General Resources
Indoor Air Quality
Ozone Depletion
Hazardous Waste

Energy Efficiency

Alliance to Save Energy
American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
Center for Energy and the Environment
Center for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technology
Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies
Consortium for Energy Efficiency
Energy Foundation
Global Change
Iowa Energy Center
Northeast Energy Efficiency Council
Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships
Northwest Energy Coalition
Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
Tellus Institute
U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Network

Green Building Design

Community Eco-Design Network
Cool Companies
Green Building Information Council
Green Design Network
Minnesota Planning Sustainable Development Initiative
Rocky Mountain Institute
Sustainable Buildings Industry Council
United States Green Building Council

Renewable Energy

Arizona Solar Center
American Solar Energy Society
Business Council for Sustainable Energy
International Solar Energy Society
Interstate Renewable Energy Council
New Mexico Solar Energy Association
Northeast Sustainable Energy Association
Renewable Energy Alliance
Renewable Energy Bookstore
Renewable Energy Policy Project
Solar Energy International
Sustainable Energy Coalition
Texas Photovoltaic Coalition
Virginia Alliance for Solar Electricity


COGENTRegs Environmental Compliance Information
Environment—Virtual Library
New Ideas in Pollution Regulation
U.S. Department of Energy Pollution Prevention Information Clearinghouse
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency—State Departments

Indoor Air Quality

Envirosense Consortium
Indoor Air Quality Association

Ozone Depletion

Alternative Fluorocarbons Environmental Acceptability Study
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Stratospheric Ozone Page
The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer

Hazardous Waste

National Response Center
Hazardous Waste Clean-Up Information

Product of the Year
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40 Under Forty: Get Recognized
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MEP Giants Program
The MEP Giants program lists the top mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering firms in the United States.
October 2018
Approaches to building engineering, 2018 Commissioning Giants, integrated project delivery, improving construction efficiency, an IPD primer, collaborative projects, NFPA 13 sprinkler systems.
September 2018
Power boiler control, Product of the Year, power generation,and integration and interoperability
August 2018
MEP Giants, lighting designs, circuit protection, ventilation systems, and more
Data Centers: Impacts of Climate and Cooling Technology
This course focuses on climate analysis, appropriateness of cooling system selection, and combining cooling systems.
Safety First: Arc Flash 101
This course will help identify and reveal electrical hazards and identify the solutions to implementing and maintaining a safe work environment.
Critical Power: Hospital Electrical Systems
This course explains how maintaining power and communication systems through emergency power-generation systems is critical.
Data Center Design
Data centers, data closets, edge and cloud computing, co-location facilities, and similar topics are among the fastest-changing in the industry.
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