Building Code – from the Mass.gov web site – the State Board of Building Regulations and Standards. Information on the Massachusetts State Building Code.
Decoding Building Codes – an article from the Building Materials and Wood Technology program at the University of Massachusetts.
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.
Noli Control Systems – compact fluorescent lightbulbs
Robert Rosen & Associates – energy reduction consultation for businesses
NSTAR Energy Efficiency Programs — offered to NSTAR customers (eastern Massachusetts)
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
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 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.
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.
Selling Power to the Grid
Plug Power — Fuel cells for home electricity generation. Based in New York.