American Institute of Architects, Southwestern Oregon Chapter
– Great resource for what’s happening architecturally in our community and for learning more about what an Architect can do for you.
Randy Nishimura, AIA-SWO President-Elect (2008)
– A very informative and current blog about our local American Institute of Architects – Southwestern Oregon Chapter (AIA-SWO), discussing issues of interest to its members and beyond.
NW EcoBuilding Guild, Southwestern Oregon
– Local network of professionals, homeowners, and others who are interested in ecologically sustainable building.
U.S. Green Building Council
– One-stop shopping for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) information by the people who established this Green Building Rating System.
Green Home Guide
– Another good site by the USGBC, with specific information on what makes a green home, programs to get you there, guides for green renovation and living green, along with resources and news/events.
– Local provider for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Homes program.
Eugene Green Store
– A local “small environmental department store” that specializes in offering sustainable products of all sorts, as well as solar energy and wind power materials and installations.
Natural Choice Directory / The Healthy Green Pages
– Great website providing extensive locally available choices in
businesses, products, services and information. Their aim is to support your choice for healthy, sustainable lifestyles and communities in the Willamette Valley and beyond.
Cascadia Forest Goods, LLC
– Great local source for FSC certified lumber and forest products from sustainably managed forests and restoration work in forests.
Green Home Building
– Another good source for all things green; quite in-depth with lots of information, resources, and links
Federal tax credits
– Information about Federal tax credits for energy efficient home improvements, efficient cars, solar energy systems, small wind energy systems, fuel cells, and more.
State tax credits
– Information about State tax credits for making your home more energy-efficient.
Energy suppliers in Oregon
– Comprehensive list of Oregon’s energy suppliers and industry associations.
Energy Trust of Oregon
– An Oregon-based organization dedicated to energy-efficiency and renewable energy generation. A good source of information for home and/or business owners who are interested in energy-efficiency programs and cash incentives for new and existing buildings.