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RESOURCES & LINKS

Here you'll find links to resources and organizations that might help you with your green remodeling projects. If you have a resource suggestion or a link to an organization to share, please email us.

Local Resources
  1. Roseville Housing & Redevelopment Authority: http://www.ci.roseville.mn.us/index.aspx?nid=71
  2. Family Housing Fund: http://www.fhfund.org/index.htm
  3. Minnesota Climatology Working Group: http://climate.umn.edu/doc/twin_cities/twin_cities.htm
  4. MN Department of Commerce: Division of Energy Resources: http://www.state.mn.us/portal/mn/jsp/home.do?agency=Energy
  5. Minnesota Building Performance Association: http://mbpa.us
  6. Duluth Energy Efficiency Program: http://duluthenergy.org
  7. Gopher State One Call: http://www.gopherstateonecall.org/index.php/home-homeowner2.html
  8. Bike Walk Twin Cities: http://www.bikewalktwincities.org
  9. MetroTransit: http://www.metrotransit.org
Code & Regulations
  1. City of Roseville- City Code: http://www.ci.roseville.mn.us/index.aspx?nid=1613
  2. MN Residential Code: http://www.doli.state.mn.us/ccld/CodesRes.asp
  3. International Code Council: http://www.iccsafe.org/CS/Pages/default.aspx
  4. U.S. Dept of Energy: Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy: Energy Building Codes Program: http://www.energycodes.gov/
  5. MN Office of the Revisor of Statutes- Dept. of Administration- Rules: https://www.revisor.mn.gov/rules/?agency=103
  6. Environmental Protection Agency: http://www.epa.gov
  7. Home Ventilating Institute: http://www.hvi.org
Energy & Utilities
  1. WeGoWise: https://wegowise.com
  2. Energy Star, Energy Star Yardstick: https://www.energystar.gov
  3. Home Energy Advisors:  Heating Index: http://www.homeenergyadvisors.com/HHI.asp
  4. U.S. Dept of Energy: Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy: Energy Savers: http://www.energysavers.gov
  5. Minnesota Blue Flame Gas Assoc: http://www.blueflame.org/residential.html
  6. Wind Powering America: http://www.windpoweringamerica.gov/wind_maps.asp
  7. North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP): http://www.nabcep.org
  8. Minnesota Renewable Energy Society: http://mnrenewables.org/
  9. Alliance for Water Efficiency: http://www.allianceforwaterefficiency.org/default.aspx
  10. National Renewable Energy Laboratory: http://www.nrel.gov
  11. MN Office of Energy Security: http://www.state.mn.us/portal/mn/jsp/content.do?programid=536917276&id=-536893853&agency=Energy
  12. U.S. Dept of Energy: Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy: Energy Consumption in Minnesota: http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/states/residential.cfm/state=MN#avgheat
  13. Minnesota Dept. of Health- Geothermal Well Management: http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/eh/wells/geothermal.html
  14. Clean Energy Resources Teams: http://www.cleanenergyresourceteams.org
Building Science
  1. National Association of Home Builders: http://www.nahb.org/default.aspx
  2. U.S. Dept of Energy: Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy: Energy Savers:  http://www.energystar.gov
  3. Minnesota Sustainable Housing Initiative: http://www.mnshi.umn.edu/index.html
  4. Building Science Information: http://www.buildingscience.com/index_html
  5. U.S. Green Building Council’s Green Home Guide: http://greenhomeguide.com
  6. Toolbase.org by National Association of Home Builders: http://www.toolbase.org/index.aspx
  7. University of Minnesota Extension: Housing Technology: http://www.extension.umn.edu/HousingTech
  8. The Efficient Windows Collaborative: http://www.efficientwindows.org/index.cfm
  9. Whole Building Design Guide: http://www.wbdg.org/index.php
  10. American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE): http://www.aceee.org/site-map
  11. Building Performance Institute: http://www.bpi.org/home.aspx
  12. National Comfort Institute http://www.nationalcomfortinstitute.com
  13. Minnesota Dept. of Health- Radon: http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/eh/indoorair/radon/index.html
Landscape & Outdoors
  1. University of Missouri Extension: Tree Placement on Home Grounds: http://extension.missouri.edu/publications/DisplayPub.aspx?P=g6900
  2. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center: http://www.wildflower.org
  3. MN Dept. of Natural Resources: Native Plant Suppliers: http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/gardens/nativeplants/suppliers.html
  4. MN Dept of Natural Resources: Sterwardship in your back yard: http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/backyard/index.html
  5. University of Minnesota Extension: No-Mow Fescues: http://www.extension.umn.edu/projects/yardandgarden/ygbriefs/h325lawn-lowmaint.html
  6. Monarch Watch: http://www.monarchwatch.org/garden/index.htm
  7. Colony Collapse Disorder: http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0006481
  8. Urban Bee Gardens: http://nature.berkeley.edu/urbanbeegardens
  9. Hummingbird Society:: http://www.hummingbirdsociety.org/HB101/flowers.htm
  10. Landscape Plants that Attract Birds: http://www.hoyaudubon.org/documents/UWExtension-LandscapePlantsThatAttractBirds.pdf
  11. Wild & Edible Fruits of Minnesota: http://www.extension.umn.edu/distribution/horticulture/dg1133.html
  12. Rain Gardens & Plants: http://www.mninter.net/~stack/rain
  13. Rain Garden Design, City of Maplewood, MN: http://www.ci.maplewood.mn.us
  14. Permaculture Research Institute: http://www.pricoldclimate.org
Whole-Building Green Certification & Standards
Whole-Building Energy Certification & Standards
Product Certification & Standards
  1. EPA Watersense: http://www.epa.gov/watersense/index.html
  2. Forest Stewardship Council: http://www.fsc.org
  3. Energy Star Certified: http://www.energystar.gov
  4. Federal Trad Commission: EnergyGuide label http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/homes/rea14.shtm
  5. National Fenestration Rating Council- Window Labeling: http://www.nfrc.org/label.aspx
  6. Green Seal Certified: http://www.greenseal.org/Home.aspx
  7. Carpet & Rug Institute’s Green Label & Green Label Plus Program: http://www.carpet-rug.org/commercial-customers/green-building-and-the-environment/green-label-plus/index.cfm
  8. Resilient Floor Covering Institute- FloorScore: http://www.rfci.com
  9. USDA Organic: http://www.ams.usda.gov/AMSv1.0/nop
  10. GreenGaurd Certification: http://www.mbdc.com
MISC
  1. About.com Architecture: Housing Styles: http://architecture.about.com/od/periodsstyles/ig/House-Styles
  2. Canada Mortgage & Housing Corporation: Routine Home Maintenance Schedule: http://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/co/maho/gemare/gemare_003.cfm
  3. Mid-America Regional Council: http://www.marc.org
  4. MN Dept of Natural Resources: Mining in MN: http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/education/geology/digging/mining.html
  5. California Consumer Energy Center: http://www.consumerenergycenter.org
  6. Safety Source for Pest Management: http://www.beyondpesticides.org/infoservices/pcos/IPM.HTM
  7. USGBC and ASID remodeling resource REGREEN:  http://www.regreenprogram.org
  8. Structurally insulated panels (SIPs): http://www.sips.org
  9. Insulated concrete forms (ICF): http://www.forms.org
General Sustainability Concepts
Financial
Downloadable Documents
  1. Care & Maintenance of Wood shingle Roofs & Shakes- Oregon State University Extension Services: download
  2. MN Weatherization Field Guide- MN Office of Energy Security: download
  3. Popular Window Replacement Myths: National Alliance of Preservation Commissions: download
  4. Minnesota Window Fact Sheet- Efficient Window Collaborative; download
  5. Questions to ask your renewable energy installer- MN Office of Energy Security: download
  6. WaterSense-certified HETs w/ MaP Test Results: download
  7. City of Minneapolis- Greywater Systems: download
  8. U.S. Dept. of Energy’s document- Guide to Kitchen Appliances: download
  9. Combustion & Make-Up Air- MN Office of Energy Security download
  10. MN Office of Energy Security - Water Heaters: download
  11. MN Dept of Health: Radon: Keeping Your Home Safe: download
  12. MN Dept. of Health: Radon mitigation service provider: download
  13. MN Office of Energy Security - Basement Insulation: download
  14. Choosing a Healthy Home: download