The Evolution of Organic Architecture to Energy and Environmental Design
This site offers a complete guide to Frank Lloyd Wright’s built work, along with pages concerning other aspects of this important architect, such as his life and quotations.
Boswell House tour by Michael E. Keating
Come take a peek inside the luxurious houses we know you are dying to see, like the never-before-photographed William P. Boswell House in Indian Hill. Tucked away near the Camargo Club golf course, it was designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wrigh
CF3 Cincinnati Form Follows Function
CF3 welcomes all Modern design enthusiasts to become members of the area’s first group devoted to the awareness, preservation and education of Modern design.
Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy
Founded in 1989, its mission is to facilitate the preservation and maintenance of the remaining structures designed by Frank Lloyd Wright through education, advocacy, preservation easements and technical services.
Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation
The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation was established in 1940 as the repository of the life work of Frank Lloyd Wright. The Foundation maintains its international headquarters at Taliesin West in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Frank Lloyd Wright in Oak Park, 1889-1909
We invite you to take a “walking” Photo Tour of the Wright architecture in Oak Park, or, you can choose to look at the individual houses and buildings on these pages, organized by Date or Name.
Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust
The Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust’s mission is to engage the public in educational and aesthetic experiences to foster an appreciation of architecture, design and the legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright.
PBS Frank Lloyd Wright Web site
PBS Frank Lloyd Wright Web site, a companion to the Ken Burns/Lynn Novick film, contains biographical information, drawings and blueprints.
So Long Frank Lloyd Wright
Here are many of the great architectual achievements of Frank Lloyd Wright set to the wonderful tune written by Paul Simon!
Tozai Architecture Interiors
We assemble a project team based upon the needs of the particular project. We are a small firm that will consult with other professionals to complete the project from the schematic phase through the conclusion of the construction.
Westcott House Springfield Ohio YouTube site
The Westcott House Foundation was established in September 2000 to manage the restoration of Frank Lloyd Wright’s only Prairie Style home in Ohio and to develop The Westcott House as a museum and educational center.
ALLY – Alliance for Leadership and Interconnection
ALLY is a non-profit, tax exempt organization working with schools and communities to grow leadership for the promotion of green schools. Multicultural arts are used as an empowerment tool, both inside and outside the classroom.
Buried Clay Pot Irrigation
Buried clay pot irrigation uses a buried, unglazed clay pot filled with water to provide controlled irrigation to plants grown near it. A standard red clay pot with the hole plugged works fine. Thanks to Lisa Yunker at City Roots http://www.cityroots
Carpet America Recovery Effort
Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) is a joint industry-government effort to increase the amount of recycling and reuse of post-consumer carpet and reduce the amount of waste carpet going to landfills.
The Citizenre REnU program is the first to give you the chance to adopt green energy in your home without having to make a huge investment.
City Roots an urban garden shop
With a rising interest in urban living it just seemed natural that people would want and need the products and services that could be offered by a city-centered garden shop, Lisa Yunker 513-293-6888
Colorado LEED Chpt. Study Guide
This new version of the Study Guide is loaded with information about LEED and sustainable design to help you prepare for the challenges of the exam and to work in the field as a LEED AP.
DOE High Performance Buildings Database
Research sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy that seeks to improve building performance measuring methods by collecting data on various factors that affect a building’s performance, such as energy, materials, and land use.
E/The Environmental Magazine
Bimonthly “clearinghouse” of information, news and resources for people concerned about the environment who want to know “What can I do?” to make a difference.
Freecycle – Free, Community Based Recycling
Our mission is to build a worldwide gifting movement that reduces waste, saves precious resources & eases the burden on our landfills while enabling our members to benefit from the strength of a larger community.
GAIAM Real Goods
The Gaiam / Real Goods solar living section is about more than just solar. Reduce your impact on the environment, save money and even free yourself from the constraints of being “tied to the grid” with our options for solar power, wind energy, hydro
Determine the best type of earth loop to use in any situation.The type of loop used is based on available land space and installation costs for specific areas.
Grease Car – Bio diesel conversion
The Greasecar Vegetable Oil Conversion System is an auxiliary fuel modification system that allows diesel vehicles to run on straight vegetable oil (SVO) in any climate.
Green Banking Central
Dedicated to providing the latest news, trends and updates related to banks across the country making commitments to a better environment.
Green Building Initiative – Green Globes
Accelerate the adoption of building practices that result in energy-efficient, healthier and environmentally sustainable buildings by promoting credible and practical green building approaches.
Green Home Guide
A green home incorporates smart design, technology, construction and maintenance elements to significantly lessen the negative impact of the home on the environment and improve the health of the people who live inside.
Green Map System
Welcome to Green Map System! With our award-winning universal icons and adaptable tools, we engage a locally-led global movement of mapmaking teams who chart their community’s green living, natural, cultural and civic resources.
GREENGUARD Environmental Institute
An industry-independent, non-profit organization that oversees the GREENGUARD Certification Program. As an ANSI Authorized Standards Developer, GEI establishes acceptable indoor air standards for indoor products, environments, and buildings.
Grist Environmental News and Commentary
Let’s face it: reading environmental journalism too often feels like eating your vegetables. Boiled. With no butter. But at Grist, we believe that news about green issues and sustainable living doesn’t have to be predictable, demoralizing, or dull.
John F Robbins: energy consultant and solar home designer
I help homeowners and small companies lower their energy use or cost, pollution demands too, using custom-fit combinations of conventional and alternative energies plus very efficient “passive high-performance” building envelopes and efficient energy
Malcolm Wells Architecture
This site is dedicated to the promotion and discussion of: underground buildings, earth-sheltered architecture, eco-friendly design, and energy-efficient houses
Mendelsons Liquidation Center, Dayton, OH
A do-it-yourselfer’s paradise. It, is the World’s Largest Surplus Store. It’s a mind-boggling one million, two hundred thousand square feet of every kind of surplus you can think of.
Metro Sewer District Green Infrastructure Program
Green Report of the Staff of the Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, Cincinnati, Ohio and their respective Legal Counsel,
Evaluating the Concept of a Major Storm Water Minimization Program…
National Resources Defense Fund
This is a group that looks at the world’s most urgent environmental problems of our time — global warming, oil dependence, toxic pollution, emptying oceans, disappearing wildlands — and says, “We can solve them.”
Ohio Market Maker
An interactive mapping system that locates businesses and markets of agricultural products in Ohio, providing an important link between producers and consumers.
Ohio River Foundation
Ohio River Foundation (ORF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2000 by a group of citizens concerned about the Ohio River, and the need for increased citizen response to the degradation of this valuable natural resource.
Panel Source International
Panel Source International (“PSI”) focuses exclusively on the manufacturing and distribution of environmental forest products.
“He’s gotten away from the soft pornography of the flower,” said Charles Waldheim, the director of the landscape architecture program at the University of Toronto.
Rain Garden Alliance
The Great Cincinnati Rain Garden Alliance is an initiative launched and directed by the Mill Creek Watershed Council of Communities to promote rain gardens and green design in the region.
Solar Energy Industries Association
SEIA membership will provide you with critical information, advocacy, education, and networking opportunities that will grow your business and ensure the long-term success of the solar industry.
Solar Living Institute
Established in 1998 as a spin-off from Real Goods Trading Company, the Solar Living Institute in Hopland, CA, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization whose mission is to promote sustainable living.
Sustainable Buildings Technical Manual
A new manual produced jointly by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Public Technology, Inc. (PTI), shows how to design, operate, and maintain environmentally friendly buildings.
Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI)
Based on the premise that responsible environmental behavior and sound business decisions can co-exist. SFI program participants practice sustainable forestry on all the lands they manage.
Sustainable Sites Initiative
an interdisciplinary effort by the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and the United States Botanic Garden to create voluntary national guidelines and performance benchmarks for sustainable land design,
When you buy a TerraPass, your money funds clean energy and efficiency projects such as wind farms. These projects result in verified reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.
TerraChoice Green Marketing
North America’s premiere environmental marketing agency, helps grow the world’s most sustainable companies.
ZinCo GmbH Green Roofs
Since the foundation in 1957 the main theme of ZinCo has been the integral use of the roof. Our prime aim is the creation of harmony between nature and living space. We successfully take advantage of various chances in the Green Roof market.
ASHRAE 90.1 – 2004 User’s Manual
$93 – provides detailed instruction for the design of commercial and high-rise residential buildings to ensure their compliance with ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2004.
Association for Commuter Transportation
ACT supports individual mobility management professionals and organizational members in their efforts to reduce traffic congestion, conserve energy, and improve air quality.
Best Workplaces for Commuters
is an innovative program that provides qualified employers an elite designation for offering outstanding commuter benefits, such as free or low cost bus passes, strong telework programs, carpooling matching and vanpool subsidies.
Bicycle Coalition of Maine
Bicycle Commuting benefits employers in many ways including:
* Healthier employees
* More productive employees
* Less demand for car parking
Bike To Work.com
A new version of “bike to work” is coming soon. It will still remain a “Resources for Bicycle Commuters” and will offer much more! Visit us soon!
Building Commissioning Association
The BCA’s goal is to achieve high professional standards, while allowing for the diverse and creative approaches to building commissioning that benefit our profession and its clients.
Building Green.com – Composting Toilets
This report looks at how to best handle human biological waste, graywater, and food waste. The premise is that the current systems are both causing pollution and squandering potential nutrients.
Carbon Trust – natural ventilation solutions
Search for “natural ventilation” and you’ll find natural ventilation publications including “Good Practice Guide 237.” (Carefully designed, naturally ventilated buildings can be cheaper to construct, maintain and operate than more heavily serviced eq
Center for the Built Environment
to improve the design, operation, and environmental quality of buildings by providing timely, unbiased information on building technologies and design techniques.
Center for Watershed Protection
Provides local governments, activists, and watershed organizations around the country with the technical tools for protecting some of the nation’s most precious natural resources: our streams, lakes and rivers.
Construction Materials Recycling Association
a 501(c)(3) organization that promotes the recycling of construction and demolition materials. It has provided more formal information resources for specific materials, such as asphalt shingles, gypsum drywall , and concrete.
Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC)
An independent and non-biased organization that has established a rating system for displaying accurate radiative property data on the outermost layer of roof surfaces.
is the world’s leading professional association for corporate real estate and workplace executives serving leading multinational companies from the Fortune and Global 1000.
Cradle to Cradle Certification
provides a company with a means to tangibly, credibly measure achievement in environmentally-intelligent design and helps customers purchase and specify products that are pursuing a broader definition of quality.
DOT – Bicycle & Pedestrian Program
The Bicycle & Pedestrian Program of the Federal Highway Administration’s Office of Human and Natural Environment, promotes bicycle and pedestrian transportation accessibility, use, and safety.
Earth 911 is a division of Global Alerts
Earth 911 delivers actionable local information on recycling and product stewardship that empowers consumers to act locally, live responsibly and contribute to sustainability.
Efficiency Valuation Organization – IPMVP
Inernational Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol – EVO is the only non-profit organization in the world solely dedicated to creating measurement and verification (M&V) tools to allow efficiency to flourish.
Energy Star – Building Upgrade Manual
The ENERGY STAR Building Manual is a strategic guide to help you plan and implement profitable energy saving building upgrades. You can maximize energy savings by sequentially following the building upgrade stages 1–5.
ENERGY STAR qualified roof products
Reflect more of the sun’s rays. This can lower roof surface temperature by up to 100F, decreasing the amount of heat transferred into a building.
EPA – Climate Leaders
Partner companies commit to reducing their impact on the global environment by completing a corporate-wide inventory of their greenhouse gas emissions based on a quality management system, setting aggressive reduction goals, and annually reporting th
EPA – Heat Island Effect
For millions of Americans living in and around cities, heat islands are of growing concern. This phenomenon describes urban and suburban temperatures that are 2 to 10°F (1 to 6°C) hotter than nearby rural areas.
EPA – Office of Water
Ensure drinking water is safe. Restore and maintain oceans, watersheds, and their aquatic ecosystems to protect human health, support economic and recreational activities, and provide healthy habitat for fish, plants, and wildlife.
EPA – Ozone Layer Depletion
The CFC phaseout is already producing benefits for the environment, businesses, and individuals. This fact sheet explains some of these benefits.
EPA – Sustainable Design
Together these specifications will be utilized in the development, renovation, and maintenance of facilities at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Research Triangle Park campus.
EPA – Transportation and Air Quality
program protects public health and the environment by regulating air pollution from motor vehicles, engines, and the fuels used to operate them, and by encouraging travel choices that minimize emissions.
EPA – Wetlands, Oceans, & Watersheds
We all live in a watershed — the area that drains to a common waterway, such as a stream, lake, estuary, wetland, aquifer, or even the ocean — and our individual actions can directly affect it.
EPA Brownfields Definition
Brownfields are real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant.
Floor Area Definitions
The ‘Fully enclosed covered area’ of a building or a floor less ‘Common use areas’, ‘Service areas’ and ‘Non-habitable areas’.
FSC – Forest Stewartship Council
an international organization that brings people together to find solutions which promote responsible stewardship of the world’s forests.
Green Builder.com – Construction Waste
The most important step for recycling of construction waste is on-site separation. Initially, this will take some extra effort and training of construction personnel. Once separation habits are established, on-site separation can be done at little or
IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme
Solar energy technologies and designs that include active solar heating and cooling, photovoltaics, passive solar building designs including daylighting, are essential components of a sustainable energy future.
Learning to LEED
is an intensive two-day course offered to design and construction professionals interested in passing the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Accredited Professional Exam. FREE Tests and flashcards.
New Buildings Institute
NBI has just released the broadest study to-date of measured energy performance of LEED buildings.
New Buildings Institute – Lighting
A federal lighting tax deduction is available on a linear sliding scale for lighting power density reductions of 25 to 50 percent beyond the requirements of ASHRAE 90.1-2001.
NIST – Indoor Air Quality and Ventilation Group
software tools for performing multizone analysis, information on the applications of multizone modeling, multizone modeling case studies, and references to multizone modeling publications.
Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center
In communities across the world, there is a growing need and responsibility to provide options that give people the opportunity to bike to more places, and to feel safe while doing so.
Portland Energy Conservation, Inc.
we help our clients deliver long-term energy savings. We do it by helping transform markets through education and incentive programs that build demand for more efficient products and services.
Seattle’s Resource Venture program
provides outreach, education, and technical assistance to businesses to help those businesses conserve resources, reduce or prevent pollution, and become more sustainable.
Self Propelled City
Self-Propelled City (SPC) is not angry at people who drive cars. SPC is angry at the fact that so many people are essentially FORCED to use a car to function.
SKY & TELESCOPE Magazine
Bright Lights, Big Problems
In the war against light pollution astronomers have gained important new allies — and new insights into how we see at night.
Smart Communities Network
great resources, tools, links to articles and publications, and community success stories on a variety of topics from Community Energy, to Green Development, to Sustainable Business.
State of Arizona Telework Program
Telework/Telecommuting is a powerful management option that allows selected employees to work from home, or a State office location closer to home, one or more days a week.
The Art of Daylighting by Daniel McQuillen
It’s hard, however, to shoot holes in some of the case studies that have shown daylighting to be not only economically feasible but highly desirable due to it’s affect on energy savings and occupancy health.
The Gold Standard Foundation – Carbon Offsets
offers a quality label to CDM/JI and voluntary offset projects, fetching premium prices. Renewable energy and energy efficiency projects with sustainable development benefits are eligible.
Union of Concerned Scientists – Green Power
A comprehensive resource on state-level renewable electricity standard policy including both summary-level and in-depth information on the design and implementation of each existing state standard.
What is LEED? by Paul Holland
“Going green” is becoming commonplace in the corporate world. Paul Holland, general partner at Foundation Capital, explains LEED, the metrics used to certify the “green-ness” of a construction project.
Light Emotion Design LED Products
Our company was founded in 2005 by Steven J Crimi. Mr. Crimi has spent the past 20 years in the electrical and lighting industry. He believes Solid-state lighting will transform the lighting industry.
Panel Source International
focuses exclusively on the manufacturing and distribution of environmental forest products including products that are FSCi Certified, urea formaldehydei free, and manufactured with rapidly renewable or recycled fiber contents.
Phillips MR 16 LED
eW® MR is a compact lamp designed to retrofit into most standard MR16 fixtures and sockets.
PSE&G LED Street Light test in New Jersey
PSE&G is replacing cobra head lamps on utility poles in Verona, Elizabeth, Trenton and Camden to assess LED technology and evaluate its effectiveness as a light source.
Super Bright LEDs
Thanks to GGuy Humphrey, “I have used this web site to get LED lights. They have a several MR-16 type bulbs with various ‘white’ temperatures. They also have wide beam type bulbs. And American Fluorescent has some good under cabinet LED fixtures.”
Windcatcher Article in DWELL Magazine
A low-tech passive cooling system that has been around for millennia. Originally designed and used in Persian oasis cities, the device works like a chimney.
Xerxes Tanks for Rainwater and Greywater
From the Xerxes’ web site: Xerxes’ rust proof, watertight fiberglass tanks provided safe storage of liquids while protecting the environment.
Green Building projects designed with water and/or wastewater management in mind, will generally require