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

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
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Executive Office of Transportation (EOT)

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)

Massachusetts Turnpike Authority

WalkBoston

Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition/MassBike

Victoria Transport Policy Institute - Online TDM Encyclopedia

Traffic Calming

Library

Environmental and Transportation Planning

Walkable Communities

SITE PLANNING, DEVELOPMENT & DESIGN

Congress for New Urbanism

Fair Housing and Accessibility Tool

GREEN BUILDING - GENERAL

Service Information; Sustainable Design & Green Building

US Green Building Council

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

Shelter Ecology

Rebuild - The Professional's Guide to Building Products

Green Resource Center

CONSTRUCTION DEMOLITION & WASTE

Recycler's World

INDOOR AIR QUALITY

Health House - American Lung Association

Healthy Building Network

EPA IAQ site

Indoor Air Quality Association