- Sustainable Building Sourcebook
Based on the City of Austin’s Greenbuilder Program, this is the best comprehensive online resource available today. An essential resource, also available in hardcopy form.
- Environmental Building News
The leading periodical in the field. Their archive of feature articles is one of the highest quality collections of sustainable design and construction information on the Net.
- Surfin’ Strawbale Links ListStrawbale construction is one of the hotbeds of the sustainable construction movement today. Extensive annotated clickable list of links.
- Designing a Sustainable Future
IN CONTEXT #35, Spring 1993
A gread read!
- Guide to Green Mortgages/Energy Efficient Mortgages
Building design and construction services directory
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.
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
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
Hearth products training, consulting and publishing
EcoGateway Link Centre
Good list of biomass energy links
All About Woodsmoke
Excellent article by John Gulland. Recommended reading.
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.
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.