Useful Links

Useful Links

North Carolina Agencies & Organizations

  • Advanced Energy Corporation
  • Carolina Recycling Association
  • North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association
  • Western NC Green Building Council

Database and Website Sponsors

  • North Carolina Solar Center’s main website
  • State Energy Office, NC Department of Administration’s main website
  • Triangle J Council of Governments’ main website

Guidelines for Building Design and Construction

  • High Performance Building Guidelines:Triangle Regional Public Facilities for commercial buildings
  • NC HealthyBuilt Homes Program checklist, residential high performance guidelines coordinated by the NC Solar Center
  • US Green Building Council’s website link to LEED TM guidelines for various building types

National & Regional Organizations

  • American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers
  • Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems (CMPBS)
  • National Energy Foundation
  • National Recycling Coaliton
  • Sustainable Buildings Industry Council website, including Energy 10 energy modeling analysis software

US Government Agencies & Programs

  • EnergyStar Program
  • EPA Green Power Partnership
  • Million Solar Roof Initiative

International Organizations

  • International Energy Agency
  • International Ground Source Heat Pump Association

Specific Topic: Construction Waste Management

  • Fact Sheet from Cooperative Extension
  • WasteSpec from the Triangle J Council of Govenrments

Specific Topic: Daylighting

  • Website of the North Carolina Daylighting Consortium with links section and local professionals

Specific Topic: Energy Efficient Lighting

  • Lighting fixture search engine
  • Lighting fixture search engine
  • Website sponsored by Phillips Lighting, provides fixture search engine for LEDs and florescents.

Specific Topic: Hazard Mitigation

  • FEMA’s Design and Construction guidelines for Community Shelters (other resources available through the library at

Specific Topic: Product Search Engines

  • CSI format based green building product search engine
  • Environmental Building News CSI website; some paid and some unpaid content.

Specific Topic: Recycled Products

  • Buy Recycled Business Alliance
  • NC Dept. of Administration procurement site. Choose Sustainability section for recycled products available on state contract

Specific Topic: South Facing Orientation

  • A calculator from NOAA that allows you to input your zip code and obtain the declination from magnetic south.
  • Find some typical latitudes and longitudes in the US.
  • Provide the lattitude and longitude and other factors and this calculator will help you with sun angles.