The following is a work in progress and just a partial listing of links to various public and private organizations that may provide useful information, with a brief description:
National Association of Counties: www.naco.org - you can search this site for key words such as "sustainable" or "codes".
Ohio Environmental Protection Agency:
www.epa.state.oh.us - look for their section on sustainable business practices.
Army Corps of Engineers:
this site has general information on sustainable design
Environmental Building News:
www.buildinggreen.com - you can access the topics listed on the left of the screen covering a wide range of sustainable design issues.
www.smartcommunities.ncat.org - creating energy smart communities
Wisconsin Green Building Alliance:
www.wgba.org - promotes the use of ecologically sustainable materials and practices in the built environment
Seattle's Sustainable Building Tool:
www2.ci.seattle.wa.us/implement - this is a tool to help owners, builders and designers to determine how various factors can influence energy efficiency.
Article on Cameron Sinclair http://www.aia.org/aiarchitect/thisweek06/1006/1006n_damn.cfm
AIA’S ecological survey of architectural schools http://www.aia.org/cote_tides
Public-health advocate Richard Jackson argues that the way we build cities and neighborhoods is the source of many chronic diseases http://www.metropolismag.com/cda/story.php?artid=2353
This is a link to AIA'S ecologcial survey of architectural schools
One place the federal government relies on for sustainable design information is found on the Whole Building Design Guide at:
Another federal venue is the National Institute of Building Sciences, a collaborative source of vetted information on facility development and performance.
The following three links are to AIA documents relating to sustainability issues, which includes AIA's Mayor's Kit.
Architecture2030 is at www.architecture2030.org