Here is an incomplete list of some of the many sources of information about energy efficiency and good building practices that we think you will enjoy. Please let us know if your favorite book or site is missing!
Green Insulation Technologies, our primary spray foam supplier: greeninsulationtechnologies.com
Air Krete, our supplier of retrofit wall foam: airkrete.com
Advanced Fiber, our cellulose supplier: www.advanced-fiber.com
Building Science Sites
Building Science Corporation is recognized a leader in their field. Sign up for their newsletters and use the site if you want to know more about building ‘best practices’: buildingscience.com
Green Building Advisor is a good forum of (green) building related blogs. The site also has an archive of thoughtful design details that can come in handy: greenbuildingadvisor.com
Books and Magazines
Joe Lstiburek, “Builder’s Guide to Cold Climates“. This should be the bible for everyone interested in energy efficiency. Joe Lstiburek is a founding partner of Building Science Corporation. There are a number of youtube videos with Joe, which are informative, thought provoking and highly entertaining. buildingscience.com/bookstore
David Johnston & Scott Gibson, “Green from the Ground Up“, The Taunton Press. A broad strokes primer in green building techniques.
David Johnston & Scott Gibson, “Towards a Zero Energy Home“, The Taunton Press. Net zero techniques illustrates with a number of actual homes.
Ann V. Edminster, “Energy Free – Homes for a Small Planet”, Green Building Press. Guide to design and construction on net-zero homes.
Fine Homebuilding magazine prints a number of articles related to energy efficiency and green building. The Taunton Press. finehomebuilding.com
Journal of Light Construction published by Hanley wood is good for more general information about construction techniques. jlconline.com
EEBA, “The Energy & Environmental Building Alliance (EEBA) provides an invaluable platform for insight, collaboration and education”. eeba.org
SPFA, the Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance”is the voice, educational and technical resource for the spray polyurethane foam industry”. sprayfoam.org
U.S. Green Building Council, national, “(USGBC) is transforming the way we design, build, maintain and operate our buildings, homes and communities”. usgbc.org
U.S. Green Building Council NEO chapter. neogreenbuilding.org
U.S. Department of Energy, a good source for all sorts of information – the link takes you directly to the energy efficiency portion of the site: energy.gov/science-innovation/energy-efficiency