Additional Resources

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The following is a list of tools, websites, and other information that may help you as you explore Sustainable Initiatives for your organization. This is a list of suggestions, but does not endorse any particular organization. There are many more organizations participating in this Sustainable Community Initiative than could be listed on this page.
Title Source Topics Addressed
Building Better Places to Live, Work and Play National Association of Home Builders
  • Building Green
  • Land Development
Building Codes Assistance Project - This project is dedicated to assisting states and local jurisdictions in the adoption, implementation, and advancement of building energy codes.  
  • Building Green
  • Energy
Carbon Footprint Calculator - computes an individual’s impact on the planet based on travel habits and home/office fuel usage.
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Transportation
Center for Ecoliteracy
  • Ecoliteracy
  • Green Consumption
Consumers Union Guide to Environmental Labels
  • Green Consumption
DSIRE: Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency North Carolina State University
  • Energy
Energy Star Website U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Building Green
  • Energy
Funder’s Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities
  • Building Green
  • Housing
  • Land Development
  • Neighborhood Development
  • Transportation
ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability
  • Building Green
  • Environment
  • Land Development
Iowa Market Maker: Linking Agricultural Markets - interactive mapping system that locates businesses and markets of agricultural products in Iowa, providing an important link between producers and consumers
  • Sustainable Food
Local Government Environmental Assistance Network ICMA
Iowa Office of Energy Independence

  • Energy
Smartgrowth America
  • Building Green
  • Energy
  • Historic Preservation
  • Housing
  • Land Development
  • Neighborhood Development
  • Open Space & Farmland
Smart Growth Scorecards: Municipal Level Scorecards U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Building Green
  • Energy
  • Housing
  • Land Development
  • Neighborhood Development
  • Open Space & Farmland
Sustainlane Government
  • Building Green
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Green Consumption
  • Land Development
  • Sustainable Food
  • Transportation
The Green Office
  • Green Consumption
U.S. Green Building Council - administers the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) program
  • Building Green
  • Energy
Iowa Center of Sustainable Communities
 
  • Education Resource
  • Sustainable Building