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* [http://www.futureenergy.org Futureenergy.org] -- information about clean power, polluting power, energy efficiency, climate change, oil peak, politics, energy efficient homes and transport solutions. * [http://www.futureenergy.org Futureenergy.org] -- information about clean power, polluting power, energy efficiency, climate change, oil peak, politics, energy efficient homes and transport solutions.
* [http://www.renewnews.com/ Renew News] -- is a community-based resource about Renewable Energy * [http://www.renewnews.com/ Renew News] -- is a community-based resource about Renewable Energy
 +* [http://theclimategroup.org/reducing_emissions/low_carbon_solution/sustainable_buildings/ Sustainable Buildings], '''The Climate Group: Low Carbon Solutions'''. Details of efforts and case studies by both by businesses and governments to increase/optimise the energy efficiency or reduce the energy use of buildings so that greenhouse gas emissions through building-lifetime are decreased.
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This directory contains information sources on various topics and businesses related to sustainable housing . Please add either external links, or links to relevant Greenlivingpedia articles.

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Countries and regions

Australia

  • The EcoShop - online eco shop with links to information resources
  • Earth Garden magazine -- Australia's original magazine about sustainable living with country and city alternatives, now in its 33rd year
  • Earth garden favourite Links -- renewable energy, RAP installers, owner building, earth and straw building, permaculture and organic gardening, waste management, ethical investment, green organisations, ecoproperty, eco products
  • The Greendirectory - Australian online eco directory
  • Alternative Technology Association - Australia’s leading not-for-profit organisation, promoting sustainable technology and practice to protect the environment.
  • Sustainable Living Foundation is a community based not-for-profit organisation committed to promoting, celebrating and practicing principles of sustainable living.
  • Warming: Cool It An Australian Government home guide to reducing energy costs and greenhouse gases.
  • Australian Greenhouse Office
  • Ecospecifier is a knowledge base of well over 3000 environmentally preferable products, materials, technologies and resources. Designed to help designers, builders, consultants and those looking to deliver a best practice design, ecospecifier can help reduce environmental impacts and create healthier and more productive living and working environments
  • Green Building Council of Australia's mission is to develop a sustainable property industry for Australia and drive the adoption of green building practices through market-based solutions.
  • Your Home Design Guide, includes Your Home Consumer Guide, Technical Manual and Sanctuary Magazine. Several house case studies are also available. A joint initiative of the Australian Government and the design and construction industries. A hardcopy book and DVD is also available.
  • BeGreen.com.au is an Australian site that aims to be Australia's most comprehensive "Green" resource.
  • Alternative Fuels and Energy develops and promote renewable energy solutions. They welcome partnerships with individuals, companies, educational and government bodies with the same vision. AFE’s core technology is the the Sun Lizard suite of products.


Victoria

  • Sunpower Design - over 25 years experience specialising in integrated sustainable building design of homes that exceed the 5 star energy performance rating.
  • Zen Architects
  • Lighter footprints is a climate change neighbourhood action group active in Surrey Hills and adjacent suburbs, Melbourne, Victoria
  • Families Facing Climate Change is a group based in Ashburton, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Greenlink Box Hill -- Local plants for local places.
  • Environment Victoria -- Victoria's peak non-government environment organisation, campaigning across Victoria for more than 30 years.
  • Bayside Climate Change Action Group -- formed by parents in the Bayside area, the group goals are to provide a collective voice for Bayside residents for both families and individuals determined to fight for a clean energy future.
  • Wren Industries -- makes of concertina foil bats and Renshade aluminium foil holland blinds for windows.
  • Going Solar -- provides innovative solutions for integrating PV solar power modules into buildings.
  • Building and renovating sustainably -- Sustainability Victoria, Victorian Government, how you can be energy and water efficient in all aspects of your project.
  • The Environment Shop -- Australian owned and operated business specializing in the sale of products that provide an environmental benefit.
  • Solar Charge -- Renewable energy solutions provider
  • Scarab Solutions -- Provides advice on environmentally sustainable technology to suit your home and budget
  • Solazone -- solar specialists in renewable energy, including retail sales & installation

Western Australia

  • Solar Dwellings -- passive solar energy efficient homes designer in Perth.
  • Sustainable Consulting -- Perth-based consulting firm established in 2001 to help progress the sustainability agenda in Western Australia and beyond.
  • Sustainable Living WA -- provides information from Western Australian Government agencies and other sources on sustainable living in Western Australia.

Queensland

  • Sustainable Living QLD -- Queensland Government information on sustainable living and building.
  • SALA Homes -- specialises in the supply of affordable and sustainable housing in pre-packaged format anywhere in the world.

New South Wales

Northern Territory

South Australia

Tasmania

  • Sustainable Living Tasmania -- community resource and education centre to provide a for the protection and restoration of the natural environment and the development of homes and cities for a sustainable future.
  • Core Collective -- is committed to the production of innovative architecture grounded in a sensitivity for its environmental, social, cultural and economic context.

United States

  • Green Home Building
  • Building Living Neighborhoods
  • TheGreenerHome -- Sustainable Living Resource for Western North Carolina
  • LA Green Living
  • America -- Economic Action for a Just Planet
  • Architecture for humanity -- charitable organisation promoting architectural and design solutions to global, social and humanitarian crises.
  • WorldChanging -- is an information source and forum working on the simple premise that the tools, models and ideas for building a better future lie all around us, and that another world is not just possible, it's here. We only need to put the pieces together.
  • BuildingGreen.com is an independent company committed to providing accurate, unbiased, and timely information designed to help building-industry professionals and policy makers improve the environmental performance, and reduce the adverse impacts of buildings.
  • Greenopia is The Urban Dweller's Guide to Green Living, a one-stop guide for living green locally, focussing on Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area. Listings of high-quality goods and services to suit your lifestyle and offer tips for you to green your life

Germany

  • SCHOTT AG -- is one of the leading solar industry companies worldwide, offering a wide range of future-oriented products and solutions for almost all photovoltaic and solar thermal applications.

Great Britain

  • GreenLiving Techniques and Technologies for Sustainable Living. A website about positive lifestyle choices.

General information and topics

News and blogs

Wikis

  • Appropedia is focused reducing poverty through international development and increasing sustainability through the use of appropriate technology
  • Technology and Social Action Wiki was established to foster dialogue and collaboration between activists in social movements, voluntary and community organisations and technology designers.
  • Howtopedia is a collaborative platform for practical knowledge and simple technologies that are easily explainable and usable by individuals or small communities for a sustainable and ecological future.
  • TipThePlanet is a green wiki website that encourages discussion and the generation of tips that benefit you and the planet - from tips for individuals to tips for multi-national companies on how to limit their carbon footprints.
  • PermaWiki is a free permaculture designers manual that anyone can edit
  • SolaRoof Open Eco Wiki's goal is to transform our homes and communities through an Open Source initiative for Sustainable Living
  • Sustainable Community Action - a wiki for anyone interested in sustainability or any aspect of it, but especially ordinary people and community groups. We seek to link up community and personal action for sustainability worldwide. SCA WikiNode (reciprocal link under 'Sustainable Housing', also put link on our Australia page)
  • Sustainapedia is a wiki about about clean technologies hosted by Wikia
  • The Coastal Portal wiki
  • Climate and Conservation wiki


Note: Village Earth's Appropriate Technology Wiki Project has merged with Appropedia .

Energy

  • Oil Depletion Protocol is an international agreement that will enable nations of the world to cooperatively reduce their dependence on oil.
  • Futureenergy.org -- information about clean power, polluting power, energy efficiency, climate change, oil peak, politics, energy efficient homes and transport solutions.
  • Renew News -- is a community-based resource about Renewable Energy
  • Sustainable Buildings, The Climate Group: Low Carbon Solutions. Details of efforts and case studies by both by businesses and governments to increase/optimise the energy efficiency or reduce the energy use of buildings so that greenhouse gas emissions through building-lifetime are decreased.

Wikipedia articles

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