Sustainable Housing

Renewable Energy

Alliance for Green Heat Heat
Helping to push the frontiers of how biomass can heat America.

Home Power Magazine
Online subject index of past issues. Previous articles are available for downloading via a bulletin board. The Feb/March ’96 issue has a good article on masonry heating systems.

Energy Design ToolsFree software allows you to predict the performance of your passive solar design.

The Carbohydrate Economy ClearinghouseEREN
(National Renewable Energy Laboratory)Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Network

Radiant Flooring Primerlocated at Energy Source Builder, a quality resource.

EcoIQ Energy Links
Good list of renewable energy links

Whole Earth “Fire” Issue (Winter 99)
complete text of the articles
“a must read” – ed.

Wood Heat Industry

A Guide To Residential Wood Heating
Excellent overview from the Canadian government

This is Wood Heat
The straight goods on burning wood for heat and enjoyment in your home. Recommended.
Good site from England.

The Chimney Sweep’s news magazine

Fireplaces and Woodstoves
Good list of links to the hearth industry. Shopping links.

On top 5% of Internet Sites list

Gulland Associates
Hearth products training, consulting and publishing

EcoGateway Link Centre
Good list of biomass energy links

Woodburning Emissions

All About Woodsmoke
Excellent article by John Gulland. Recommended reading.

OMNI Environmental Services, Inc.
Premier private industry test lab, Portland Oregon

Sustainability and Bioregionalism

CONTEXT INSTITUTE’S Sustainable Culture Information Service “Since 1979 Context Institute has been exploring and clarifying just what is involved in a humane sustainable culture – and how we can get there.”

Virtual Library: Forestry
From Finland, the spiritual home of masonry heating.

Virtual Library: Biodiversity, Ecology and the Environment
From Rice University. Great resource.Woodburning, forestry and global warmingA scholarly paper on woodburning and the forest. Recommended reading.


Masonry Links

The Bakeoven Page

Earth Materials
A very extensive, first rate resource brought to you by The Sustainable Building Sourcebook

Buckley Rumford Co.
Information on Rumford fireplaces. Useful masonry industry links.

Lime Plaster Articles
A series of articles on lime, lime plasters, renders, washes and methods of use for natural finishes. 18+ pages. Check out the other alternative building books on this linked page.