Other great sites for sustainable design and architecture Other great sites for sustainable design and architecture
This quarterly, online magazine from the International Living Future Institute, contains articles, interviews and news on the issues, designs and people that are truly transforming the built environment.... MORE>>
Building Green is an independent publishing company that has provided green design information for building professionals since 1992.... MORE>>
Buikding Science provides objective, high-quality information about commercial and residential buildings... MORE>>
Design for Reuse Primer
This primer explores in-depth 15 successful projects from different typologies. Researched and edited by Public Architecture a national non-profit organization... MORE>>
An Ontario version of the envelope trade-off software COMcheck is now available for your use. This software replaces the software ENV-STD formerly issued with ASHRAE Standard 90.1, but not issued with the 2010 release. MORE>>
The AIA COTE Top Ten Awards
Award site for the American Institute of Architect's Committee on the Environment Top Ten Green Green Projects... MORE>>
Green Building Advisor
General and specific information about green building including basics, product reviews, forum, blog and premium articles available with a subscription... MORE>>
MIT Open Courseware in Architecture
MIT began publishing its educational materials from all of its courses freely and openly on the Internet in 2011. Ten years later, OCW has shared materials from more than 2000 courses... MORE>>
Canada Green Building Council
Their mission is to lead and accelerate the transformation to high-performing, healthy green buildings, homes and communities throughout Canada... MORE>>
Green Source Magazine
GreenSource covers the sustainable design of commercial buildings and green homes, environmental building projects, LEED projects, and green-building... MORE>>
Whole Building Design Guide
One-stop access to up-to-date information on a wide range of building-related guidance, criteria and technology from a 'whole buildings' perspective...MORE>>
A sustainability portal for architecture and allied professions, architecture, interior design and product design... MORE>>
The Athena Institute
A collection of resources and tools for practitioners of sustainable design... MORE>>
The Ontario Green Policy Hub (OGPH)
A one-stop, searchable on-line resource for sustainability policies by Ontario municipalities...MORE>>
Green Building Map
The Greater Toronto Chapter Canada Green Building Council has put together an ever-evolving interactive map of Ontario's green building landscape. Included are all the buildings that have achieved LEED Certification in Ontario...MORE>>
Waste Saver is an innovative easy-to-use app to help all industrial, commercial and institutional companies prevent waste generation and minimize waste to landfill, especially those involved in the building industry.
A comprehensive concept-to-detail sustainable building design tool. Ecotect Analysis offers a wide range of simulation and building energy analysis functionality that can improve performance of existing buildings and new building designs...
The primary goal of the software design tool called Building Energy Calculator is to guide consumers, developers and architects toward more energy-efficient buildings. The program was written by Jonathan Smith at MIT. Mr. Smith and MIT hold the copyright. Users are free to use the software but may not charge others for copies
Version 5.0 adds a number of new features to those in the prior version of Climate Consultant 4 including three additional Comfort Models: ASHARE Handbook 2005, ASHRAE Standard 55, and Adaptive Comfort...
An energy evaluation tool for architects — an add-on software for ArchiCAD, Graphisoft's BIM application — which aims to provide information about a building's energy performance at the early design phases giving fast feedback for architects on the energy efficiency and sustainability of certain design alternatives...
This new easy-to-use program shows you how much energy and money you can save by making various Design or Remodeling changes to your home. You can easily draw in the floorplan of your own house, then click and drag your windows to their correct location. You can select from lists of standard wall and roof construction..
Draws a detail of wall or roof sections, calculates U-value, Time Lag, and Decrement Factor. It plots temperature drop through the section. Draws 2-D daily and 3-D annual plots of Outdoor and Sol-Air Temperatures, Normal and Total Surface Radiation, and Heat Flow through the envelope...
Quick, visual comparisons are needed for early-stage design. The MIT Design Advisor is a tool which allows you to describe and simulate a building in less than five minutes. No technical experience or training is needed. An annual energy simulation can be run in less than a mintute, and graphical results are immediately available for review...
A simple approach to building services sizing based on the peak load leads to oversized heating and cooling systems that run well below their optimum efficiency. The peak conditions only occur on a few days in a year with the majority of time building loads being significantly (even less than half) smaller. Since the calculations used for peak day design apply at any time of the year, it would be...