Government & Research Links


T hese various government and research organizations are directly involved in building construction and design. If you know of others that should be included, send the URL to Geoff Weisenberger at .

Government Departments
National Laboratories
Research entities
University Programs/Continuing Education

Government Departments

California Energy Commission
Center for Excellence for Sustainable Development
Department of Energy's Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Network
DOE Energy Information Administration
DOE Federal Energy Management Program
DOE Office of Industrial Technologies
Energy Information Administration
National Center for Photovoltaics
National Institute of Standards and Technology
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
National Science Foundation
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
U.S. Bureau of the Census
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Energy Star Program
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Green Lights Program


Naval Facilities Engineering Command
Society of American Military Engineers
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

National Laboratories

Environmental Research Laboratories of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Oak Ridge National Laboratories
Sandia National Laboratories


The World Wide Web Virtual Library: Architectural Engineering
The World Wide Web Virtual Library: Mechanical Engineering

Research Entities

Edison Electric Institute
Electric Power Research Institute
Gas Research Institute
Global Network of Environment & Technology
Green Seal
HVAC&R Centers
International Institute for Sustainable Development
Lighting Research Center
National Academy of Engineering and National Academy of Sciences
National Fuel Cell Research Center
National Institute of Building Sciences
New Scientist Magazine
Ozone Secretariat Home Page
Solstice: Sustainable Energy and Development

University Programs/Continuing Education

Architectural Engineering, The University of Kansas
University of California-Berkeley Design Technology Warehouse
Penn State Architectural Engineering
University of Rochester District Energy
University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Engineering
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Center for Continuing Engineering Education
Washington State University Cooperative Extension Energy Program

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Developing lighting solutions; Designing lighting systems; Integrating fire alarm and HVAC systems
This course focuses on climate analysis, appropriateness of cooling system selection, and combining cooling systems.
This course will help identify and reveal electrical hazards and identify the solutions to implementing and maintaining a safe work environment.
This course explains how maintaining power and communication systems through emergency power-generation systems is critical.
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