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Real Goods - Off-The-Grid Supplies

Real Goods is the original purveyor of off-the-grid living supplies. The Real Goods Store is housed in the world's largest straw bale showroom. The 5,000 square foot space is passively cooled and heated, demonstrating the most effective techniques in sustainable design. Products available online include everything you could need for off-the-grid living such as solar panels, hydroelectric supplies, household goods, gardening supplies, and books to help get you started.

SG Eco Industries

SG Eco Industries is a pioneering manufacturer and distributor of tubular skylights, components, and custom OEM manufacturing for the green energy industry. SG Eco Industries has 22 years experience in the natural lighting industry and can help you meet your energy saving needs.

U.S. Green Building Council

The U.S. Green Building Councilis a coalition of leaders from every sector of the building industry working to promote buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable, and healthy places to live and work. Their 6,400 member organizations and 80 regional chapters are united to advance the mission of transforming the building industry to sustainability.

Tumbleweed - Tiny House Company

Tumbleweed started as a tiny house built on a trailer. Today the company has become a leader in the tiny house movement. Tumbleweed offers 2-day workshops packed with all the information you’ll need to design and build your very own tiny house. Or, you can watch their 3-hour construction DVD, purchase building plans, purchase trailer foundations or let Tumbleweed build your tiny house for you. Their goal is to help you on your path to a simplified, environmentally-friendly, economically-balanced life-style.

The Centre for Sustainable Design

The Centre for Sustainable Design is a research organization dedicated to advancing sustainable design through innovation, products, technologies, services, and systems. The Center works with partners in Europe, North America, and Asia and hosts the annual Sustainable Innovation conference.

San Francisco Institute of Architecture

The San Francisco Institute of Architecture is the only 100% sustainably focused architecture school in the world. SFIA has been offering green building and ecological design degrees for twenty years as a wholly integrated part of its architecture degree programs. SFIA also offered the first distance learning Green MBA Program. Students at SFIA have the opportunity to pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in architecture, ecological design, green building and business administration in sustainability.

Pacific Yurts

Pacific Yurts is the original designer and manufacturer of the modern yurt, with a 30-year track record of success and innovation. Yurts are resource-efficient structures that provide a maximum amount of enclosed space while using a minimal amount of material. Pacific Yurts is proud to incorporate lumber from sustainable forests and has a deep commitment to sustainable practices. Pacific Yurts uses renewable wind power and they provide financial support and human resources to a variety of community causes.

miniHOME - Tiny House Builder

miniHOME produces prefab modular dwellings embodying the best in contemporary design. Their homes exemplify the highest standards of modern residential design, materials, and technology to create beautiful, energy efficient, and enduring dwellings. Most of the science behind building a green home is taking into account smart design, energy efficiency, and locally-sourced materials. miniHOME takes these elements into consideration with each miniHome they produce, to reduce your environmental footprint and keep your operational and maintenance costs low. Homes are suitable for off-grid living and can feature elements like a green roof. They are sold in Canada and Western USA.

Little House on a Small Planet

Little House on a Small Planet is a guidebook and invitation to the small house movement. Author and photographer duo, Shay Salomon & Nigel Valdez spent six years collecting floor plans, photographs, advice, essays and anecdotes about small dwellings and the people who live in them. The result of their research is a unique self-help/home-improvement/social history book that asks and answers, “What fills a home when the excess is cut away?” and “How do we get there from here?” Discover how to build, remodel, redecorate, or profoundly rethink your needs.

Henley - Garden Offices

Henley designs and builds a range of pre-fabricated, energy efficient garden offices, studios, and rooms with high levels of insulation. Using eco-friendly PEFC certified wood and components, Henley Garden Offices and Studios allow you to easily create spacious high quality living spaces with unique contemporary decors. UK.

Healthy Building Network

Healthy Building Network is a national network of green building professionals, environmental and health activists, socially responsible investment advocates, and others who are interested in promoting healthier building materials as a means of improving public health and preserving the global environment.

Green Depot - Building Supply

 

Green Depot offers environmentally friendly building and lifestyle products, services, and home solutions. Their mission is to make green building products readily accessible to homeowners and builders so that sustainable practices can easily be adopted into standard construction operations. The products they offer are selected based on their green filter which evaluates criteria including recycled content, carbon footprint, energy conservation, FSC certification, and responsible manufacturing.

Glass is Green

Glass is Green provides information on green building materials like Energy Efficient Glass and reflective coatings on windows and doors. Glass is Green educates, inspires, and enables various stakeholders like architects, builders and energy consultants to go green with glass.

FLOR - Modular Tiles


FLOR is a modular do-it-yourself (DIY) floor covering produced by Interface, Inc., the most environmentally responsible floor covering company. They offer simple, elegant, high-performance carpet that makes it easy to create unique designs, install yourself, and maintain. The product is hypoallergenic and made from reclaimed and recycled materials. FLOR is manufactured in progressive, energy-efficient facilities that conserve water and energy and produce less waste. They offer a recycling program that allows you to return old products for recycling.

FischerSIPS - Structural Insulated Panels

FischerSIPS is a green structured insulation panel builder and manufacturer and member of the Forest Stewardship Council. All of FischerSIPS panels are manufactured utilizing oriented strand board, which is produced from harvesting young, underutilized, and renewable trees. Any excess in the manufacturing process is recycled and converted into energy, pulp chips, or bark dust.