The following list of website links offer a wealth of current, applicable green building information from a variety of expert sources.
We also recommend visiting the “What is Green?” section of NAHB’s Green Building Program website for an outstanding set of information.
Please refer to the table of contents on the main OC Green Guide homepage for specific information regarding certification programs, legislation, etc.
National Green Building Program
US Green Building Council:
What Makes a Green Home
Research and Publications
Green Building Fact Sheet (March 2006)
U.S. Department of Energy:
Building America – Resource for Builders
Buildings and the Environment – A Statistical Summary
Go Solar California
BIA/OC Zero Net Energy House
California Building Standards Commission:
ALL NEW CA GREEN BUILDING CODES! (2010)
California Climate Action Team
Southern California Edison
California New Homes Program
San Diego Gas & Electric:
Sustainable Communities Program
Orange County Links:
US Green Building Council – Orange County Chapter
Additional Resources and Information:
Green Updates from Allen Matkins
Thermal Bypass Checklist
What are Carbon Offsets?