Helpful Links

The FGBC green standard reference guides provide many methods for building green, but here are other resources that you may find helpful.

Chinese Drywall 
Federal Trade Commission Green Marketing Guidelines

Affordable Housing
Community Development Block Grants
Enterprise Green Communities (resources)
Federal Reserve Green Partners Primer
Florida Community Loan Fund
Florida Community Partners
Florida Housing Finance Corp - SHIP Funding 
Florida Weatherization Network
Green Communities (grants)
South Florida Affordable Housing Initiative 
US Dept of Agriculture - Affordable Housing Programs & Funding

Building Construction
Building America Best Practices Guidelines for Hot Humid Climates 
DOE Building Energy Codes 
DOE Building Technologies Program
Florida Solar Energy Center (buildings page)
Green Building Concepts
Green Design Resources for Georgia and Florida 
Green Building Initiative - Green Globes Rating Program 

Community Development
APA Growing Smart Guidebook
EPA Green Building Toolkit
EPA Smart Growth Resources
EPA Essential Smart Growth Fixes

Construction Management
Mobile Office Leasing

FGBC Certifying Agent Course 
NAHB Certified Green Professional Designation 
US Green Building Council 
A Guide to Green Careers
Green Building Research Institute (GBRI)

Employment Opportunities 
Environmental Career Center
Environmental Careers Organization Career Center  
Florida Home Builders Assn Job Board
Institute for Market Transition (IMT)

Energy Issues
Advanced Energy Retrofit Guides (US DOE)
Energy Star Certified Products & Appliances Search
Florida Department of Environmental Protection - Energy Office (Rebate Information)
Florida Energy Star Homes
Florida Energy Ratings 
Home Energy Audit - Self Assessment for Consumers
Home Energy Evaluation Guide for Consumers
Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET)

General Information
Center of Excellence for Sustainable Development
Energy Efficient Building Association
Federal Trade Commission - Green Guides (Policy on Environmental Marketing)
Florida Center for Construction & Environment
Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
Green Building Council Canada
Green Building Information Council
Habitat for Humanity's Environmental Initiative
Healthy Living Foundation
1000 Friends of Florida
Sustainable Business Network
U.S. Green Building Council
The Center for Environment and Business on the Web

Green Cleaning
Destination Green
Green Cleaning 101 - Black Mold Removal

Green Power
US EPA - Buying Green Power 
US EPA - Green Power Market
Green-e Energy

Green Product Resources
Consumer Reports Green Choices 
Cradle-to-Cradle Certified Green Products Registry
EPA Environmentally Preferrable Purchasing
Environmental Building News 
Fields of Green - Pensacola area
Forest Stewardship Council
Green Building Resource Guide
Oikos Green Building Source
Sustainable Sources
Sweets Green Products Collection

Green Roofs
Green Roofs Infrastructure Industry Association

Recycling & Waste Management
EPAs e-Cycling Programs for recycling cell phones, computers & TVs 
Plastic Resource
Southern Waste Information Exchange (SWIX) Recycling Clearing House

Solar Energy
Florida Solar Energy Center (main page)
Florida Solar Energy Research & Education Foundation
Florida Solar Energy Industries Association (List of Licensed Solar Contractors)

Utility Rates & Incentives
US Database of Utility Rates

Vehicle Efficiency
Fuel Economy Guide
Green Vehicle Guide

Water Issues 
Central Florida Water Initiative 
Creating Florida-Friendly Communities Newsletter
FEMA Water Conservation Tips
Florida Yards & Neighborhoods Landscaping Program

Efficient Windows Collaborative (Window Ratings)
Florida Gulf Coast University Green Building Project 
National Fenestration Rating Council (Window Ratings)

Florida Regional Resources

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