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FW: Green Building Guidelines

Dear colleagues--

The item below may be of interest to some of you.  The Guidelines were developed with support from DOE, DOE's Building America Program, and the National Renewable Energy Lab.  Please pass it along to other colleagues and particularly to any contacts you may have in the building design and construction fields.

Rod Sobin
Innovative Technology Manager
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
804-698-4382	Rsobin@deq.state.va.us
DEQ Innovative Technology http://www.deq.state.va.us/innovtech
Chesapeake Bay Program Innovative Technology http://www.chesapeakebay.net/innovative.html
Virginia Environmental Services Network http://www.vesn.org

-----Original Message-----
Subject:	 Green Building Guidelines 


Dear Colleagues: 

Over the past two years a number of builders have worked on a committee to develop a comprehensive guidebook titled Green Building Guidelines: Meeting the demand for low-energy, resource-efficient homes to help home builders and others design "greener," more energy- and resource-efficient homes. 

We are eager to get the word out on this publication, which we believe is a valuable and informative tool for those just learning about "green" home design. Within each chapter of our Guidelines there are many valuable design and construction tips for more experienced green builders, not to mention numerous references for those seeking truly detailed information on a topic. This approach recognizes that there are many shades of green as well as thresholds for energy-efficient design strategies. 

As part of this effort, we would be grateful if you would assist us by letting your partners and associates know about the Guidelines. Some means of promotion that would be helpful are: buying our Guidelines for your local energy programs, e-mailing our promotional fliers to your members, posting information in your Newsletter, posting the Guidelines on your web site under "Resources", providing a link to www.sbicouncil.org <http://www.sbicouncil.org/>  ,etc. 

The Sustainable Buildings Industry Council ( <http://www.sbicouncil.org/> SBIC ) <http://www.sbicouncil.org/>  is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to advance the design, affordability, energy performance, and environmental soundness of residential, institutional and commercial buildings nationwide. 

Attached to this message are two files in Portable Document Format (PDF) form that provide more information about this publication: 1) a newsletter that briefly describes the content of the Guidelines and accompanying workshops, and 2) a flier with an order form for those wishing to purchase copies. If, for any reason, you aren't able to open the attachments, please visit us at http://www.sbicouncil.org/store/resources.php and look up Green Building Guidelines.

Thank you for your time and interest in "greener" home building. We are confident that you will find our Guidelines to be of great value for your State Energy Programs. If you have questions, you can email me at SBIC@SBICouncil.org. 

Kind regards, 

Helen English 
Executive Director 
Sustainable Buildings Industry Council 


Ms. Sanja Kovac
Sustainable Buildings Industry Council
1331 H Street, NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20005
Tel: 202-628-7400 x 212
Fax: 202-393-5043
e-mail: skovac@sbicouncil.org  <<GBG Newsletter.pdf>>  <<GBG OrderSheet.pdf>> 

GBG Newsletter.pdf

GBG OrderSheet.pdf