Smart Growth ~ Sustainable Development Design and Green Building Links

In accordance with the Office for Commonwealth Development's Sustainable development Principles, DHCD encourages housing development that is consistent with smart growth, sustainable design and green building practices. The following is a list of links to resources and opportunities pertaining either in whole or in part to various aspects under the umbrella of sustainable development.

 

GOVERNOR'S OFFICE INFORMATION

Smart Growth - Smart Energy

Sustainable Development Principles pdf format of sdprinciples.pdf

GENERAL, LAND USE

Smart Growth Online

US EPA - Smart Growth

Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance

TRANSPORTATION

Parking and Smart Growth pdf format of parking.pdf

Strategies and Tools to Implement Transportation-Efficient Development: A Reference Manual pdf format of strategies.pdf

Executive Office of Transportation (EOT)

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)

Regional Transportation Authorities

Massachusetts Turnpike Authority

MassCommute - Massachusetts Transportation Management Association Council

WalkBoston

Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition/MassBike

Victoria Transport Policy Institute - Online TDM Encyclopedia

City of Cambridge - Parking and Transportation Demand Management

Traffic Calming

Library

Environmental and Transportation Planning

Walkable Communities

American Planning Association - Complete Streets

Transit Oriented Development

SITE PLANNING, DEVELOPMENT & DESIGN

Affordable Housing Design Advisor

Congress for New Urbanism

Fair Housing and Accessibility Tool

GREEN BUILDING - GENERAL

Service Information; Sustainable Design & Green Building

US Green Building Council

US EPA - Green Buildings

Energy & Environmental Building Association

BuildingGreen.com

ENERGY & RESOURCE EFFICIENCY

Introduction to Energy Efficiency (HUD)

Energy Star

Affordable Comfort, Inc.

H2ouse Water Saver Home

GREEN BUILDING MATERIALS, PRODUCTS & SERVICES

Environmental Home Center

Shelter Ecology

Sustainable Building Sourcebook

Rebuild - The Professional's Guide to Building Products

Green Resource Center

CONSTRUCTION DEMOLITION & WASTE

Recycler's World

US EPA Reuse Resource Guide for New England

INDOOR AIR QUALITY

Health House - American Lung Association

Healthy Building Network

EPA IAQ site

Indoor Air Quality Association