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  Sustainable Building / Green Building Challenge related organizations and agencies
bullet-y  NRCan - Natural Resources Canada - Buildings Group 
bullet-y  Novem -the Dutch Agency for energy and environment 
bullet-y  VROM, the Dutch Ministry for housing environment and spatial planning. 
bullet-y  CIB - Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction 

Sources of Environment and Energy Related Information :


 Build It Worldwide - database of the design and construction industries
 Building Energy Tools Directory
 DialogWeb - publications search tool
 FedWorld Information Network   (USA) -
 Government servers with the ability to search abstracts
 Science Centres Worldwide
 U.S. Global Change Research Information Office global environmental change research
Links to other Organizations

International Canada U.S.A. Europe Other

 AthenaTM - Sustainable Materials Institute
 BCBC British Columbia Building Corporation
 BECOR  Building Envelope Council Ottawa Region
Buildings Group  - energy technology and scientific RD&D support- CANMET's*group)
 Canada's Clean Combustion Network
Canadian Technology Gateway
 Canadian Standards Association
 CABA  Continental Automated Buildings Association -(North America)
 CISTI  Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information
 CMHC  Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
 Environment Canada
 Global Climate Change - Government of Canada
 Independent Power Producers of Ontario and Canadian Solar Energy Society
 Highrise and Multiples Innovation Group
 IRAP - NRC's Industrial Research Assistance Program
 IRC NRC  Institute of Research in Construction of the National Research Council
 National Research Council 
 National Science and Engineering Council
 Natural Resources Canada 
 Office of Energy Efficiency
 Ontario Centre for Environmental Advancement
 PWGSC Public Works and Government Services Canada
 RESES - Renewable Energy and Sustainable Energy Systems

Air & Waste Management Association
ACEE - American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy
 Alliance to Save Energy
American Society for Testing and Materials - technical standards for industries worldwide
American Wind Energy Association - wind as an energy alternative
 American Institute of Architects
 American Solar Energy Society
 ANSI Standard Information Service - American National standards Institute
 ASHRAE  The American Society for Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers
Audubon House - building the environmentally responsible, energy-efficient office
 Biomass Energy Alliance
Building Energy Analysis Group - research on building performance through simulation
Building Environmental Science and Technology
Buildings and Community Systems
Center for Resourceful Building Technology (CRBT) -housing and the environment
CNN Earth Network - up to date coverage of environmental issues
 CREST Center for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technology
 CONTEXT Institute - Sustainable Culture Information Service
 Construction Engineering Research Laboratories  (US Army)
 Cornell University
 Critical Mass Energy Project
 DoE - U.S. Department of Energy
DoE - Energy Information Administration
 Electric Power Research Institute
Energy Efficient Building Association (EEBA)
 Energy Efficient Environments Inc.
Envirosense Consortium - a non-profit organization addressing indoor air quality issues
EPA Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) - specializing on indoor air polution and air quality
 EPA  Environmental Protection Agency
 EREN  Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Network
Federal Energy Management Program - how to reduce costs
Green Design Network -all aspects of environmental design and building
 Harvard Thermal Homepage
Indoor Environment Program - LBL's research on technologies for better air ventilation
 LBL - Lawrence Berkeley Laboratories
Lawrence Berkley Laboratory - Building Energy Analysis Group
LBL Center for Building Science - development of energy efficient technologies
Lawrence Berkeley National Labs
 Lighting Research Center
Photovoltaics Program - U.S. Department of Energy
 National Institute of Standards & Technology - services, research, facilities, and programs
 NREL - National Renewable Energy Laboratory
 PIMA Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association
 Rocky Mountain Institute
 Solar Energy Applications Laboratory
Urban Ecology - info on ecologically healthy and socially vital cities


BRE (UK) Building Research Establishment
 CADDET Renewable Energy
 Energy Systems Laboratory  Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Switzerland)
 Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics (Germany)
 Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development  (UK)
 Karlsruhe Information Centre  (Germany)
 LESO - Solar Energy and Building Physics Laboratory  (Switzerland)
 Netherlands Energy Research Foundation  (Netherlands)
 NUTEK Swedish Energy Agency (Sweden)
 OECD - Organization of Economic Cooperative Development  
 Swedish Council for Building Research  (Sweden) 
 Sun At Work in Europe On-Line - sustainable energy technology
 Sustainable Building Resource  (Italy)
 VTT Building Technology - Technical Research Centre of Finland  (Finland)
 World Directory of Renewable Energy Suppliers and Services (UK)


Other countries

 Division of Building Construction and Engineering  (Australia)
 Japanese Ministry of Construction  (Japan) - Info on the organization, programs and activities


 AIVC - AIRBASE (UK)  - Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre - an IEA (International Energy Agency) Program
 CABA  Continental Automated Buildings Association -(North America)
 Climate Ark  The Premier Climate Change Portal
 CADDET  (UK)  - Centre for the Analysis and Dissemination of Demonstrated Energy Technologies
 CIB Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction
 Envirolink Network - List of environmental organizations
 GBIC Green Building Information Council
 International Building Performance Simulation Association
 International Council for Building Research Studies and Documentation 
 International Division of Energy Efficiency Institutions   - a country listing
 International District Energy Association
 International Institute for Energy Conservation 
 International Institute for Sustainable Development
 International Standards Association
 IGSHPA - International Ground Source Heat Pump Association
 ISO  - International Organization for Standardization
 Solar Heating and Cooling Program  - an IEA (International Energy Agency) Program
 Standards Council of Canada
 THERMIE Program
 United Nations  
 United Nations Sustainable Development  
 World Bank  

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