Pollution Control – Local Organizations –

Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection – publications, programs, recycling information, links to many environmental protection and reclamation topics including state regulations.

Massachusetts Water Pollution Control Organization – downloadable certification applications, training and job information.




Design and Construction – The Permitting Process –

Massachusetts State Agencies – list compiled by constructionweblinks.com

Permitting & Impact Studies – Cullinan Engineering Co., Inc. offers permitting and project impact studies for real estate development.

Permitting – Massachusetts Office of Business Development
(800) 5-CAPITAL / (617) 973-8600



Pollution Control – Miscellaneous –

Earth 911 – recycling center-finder, information about recycling, hazardous waste, air pollution prevention, composting, more.

Protecting Water from Non-Point Source Pollution – Sources and effects of water pollution, links to local organizations in U.S. states.

Toxics Use Reduction Institute – Massachusetts-based organization supporting reduction in toxic chemical use in industry and communitites. Site includes community projects, chemistry information and research, education and training resources.




Energy Efficient Appliances

ENERGY STAR – efficiency rating systems for appliances and buildings. Listings of approved products, including appliances, consumer electronics, office equipment, heating and cooling systems, lighting and more.

Top-Rated Appliances – list from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. Includes refrigerators, dishwashers, clothes washers and dryers, air conditioners, furnaces, and more.

Appliance Calculators – tools from the Pacific Gas and Electric Company for help calculating your energy savings with new appliances.

Appliances available from Eco-$mart Homes and Buildings Program, a program providing a number of services to facilitate sustainable living.




Miscellaneous Design and Construction

Residential Environmental Design – articles on building materials, book reviews, renewable energy resources, construction methods, ways to conserve energy at home.

Whole Building Design Guide – Design techniques and technologies for architects and designers

WorldBuild – consulting service offering building design, financing help and planning for projects, as well as green building strategies, research, and resources for builders and designers.