Resources The Northwest Ecobuilding Guild, for information about the organization, their projects and meeting info. Environmental Building News web site.  Contains a wide range of both free and subscription info, and options to order the newsletter as well as other products. The blog has much free info on it, but the main site requires a subscription. Building Science Corp website, includes much practical building info as well as experience from the Building America program. For info on energy star rated appliances. Consortium for Energy Efficiency, a non-profit.  Has alternative rating for energy efficient appliances although they've gotten increasingly hard to find. For some info on the "not so big house" ideas. Ideas on water conservation  US Dept of Energy American Solar Energy Society  EPA's healthy buildings site The healthy building network.  Look up specific bad materials here. The American Lung Association's site, especially their builder guidelines section.