The Business Environmental Program provides free and confidential environmental management assistance to business and government operations in Nevada. The Program specializes in cost effective strategies to reduce hazardous materials and waste generation, conserve water and energy, minimize air emissions, and maintain compliance with environmental requirements. The program provides training, on-site consultation, assistance over the phone and through its website and publications.
EnergyFit Nevada helps make your home more comfortable and energy efficient in three simple steps.
Construction WebLinks: This site lists general Green Building information regarding energy efficiency building codes, regulations, climate law, financing resources.
Find A Solar Energy Expert: Search the database for a Contractor, Manufacturer, Consultant and other categories.
The Indoor Environment Department of the Environmental Energy Technologies Division of E.O. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory deals more directly with pollutants, exposure, risk assessment and contaminant control technologies.
The Builders Association of Northern Nevada has affiliated with the National Association of Home Builders Green Building Program. Our new standard is ANSI and ICC certified.
Builders Association of Western Nevada Sierra Green is based on the NAHB Standards being developed for ANSI certification with additional water conservation, landscaping and energy efficiency elements that strengthen Sierra Green in our unique climate.
National Association of Home Builders NAHB is the premier source for information on the home building industry. This site provides information on energy efficiency and green building as well as all other aspects of the building trade.
National Green Building Certification accredited verifiers for Nevada. Verifiers are listed under each state they work in, so some verifiers are listed in multiple locations.
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system, providing third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across all the metrics that matter most: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.
Title 24, California’s Energy Efficiency Standards for Residential and Nonresidential Buildings.
The California Green Builder program Guidelines were updated in 2005 to expand its applicability throughout California, address changes in Title 24 – the California energy code, and incorporate measures from other residential green building initiatives such as the California Green Builder program, National Association of Home Builders guidelines, and the pilot draft LEED for Homes checklist.
ENERGY STAR Qualified Homes, Thermal Bypass Inspection Checklist. response to significant changes in residential energy codes and standards, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a new set of guidelines for ENERGY STAR qualified homes, to be implemented in 2006. A major new requirement is the Thermal Bypass Checklist.
The SCS Certified Products Database: Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) is a global leader in independent certification and verification of environmental, sustainability, stewardship, green building products, food quality, food safety and food purity claims.
Comparison chart of the HERS Reference Home, HERS Rated Home & ENERGY STAR Reference Design Home
The Building Green website provides information on the 50 CSI Divisions. Here is a link to the articles and products for CSI Division 23: Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning (HVAC).
Selecting products for a green building: A free software program, Building for Environmental and Economic Sustainability (BEES) can help you select building products based on your priorities. It is available to download for free at CLICK HERE.
WaterSense: An EPA Partnership Program: This specification establishes the criteria for new homes labeled under the WaterSense program and is applicable to newly constructed single-family homes and townhomes of three stories or less.
Affordable Green Academy This special site provides a series of courses and case studies on the nuts and bolts of building affordable green housing. ALL OF THE COURSES ARE FREE!