Tuesday, March 07, 2006
Great site that provides plenty of resources, guidlines and checklists to building green in Houston.
Also check out the handbook provided by the Department of Energy:
Building America Best Practices Series: Volume 1-Builders and Buyers Handbook for Improving New Home Efficiency, Comfort, and Durability in the Hot and Humid Climate
"Building America's system design recommendations and process improvements can help all builders interested in re-engineering their home designs to achieve high performance. This best practices handbook helps builders develop durable, comfortable homes that achieve 30% energy savings in space conditioning and water heating in hot and humid climates. The handbook contains chapters for every member of the builder's team—from managers to site planners to designers, site supervisors, the trades, and marketers. There is also a chapter to help homeowners select the best systems for their new home."
Building America Best Practices Series: Volume 1 (PDF 8.1 MB)