Green Building

LEED for Neighborhood Development

A hands-on introduction for local businesses, environmental groups, smart growth organizations, neighborhood residents and anyone interested in making communities better and greener. Read more »

Efficient Wood Use in Residential Construction

A handbook that summarizes the advantages of wood-efficient approaches to design, material selection, and construction for residential applications, with extensive practical and resource information for builders, architects, engineers, developers, lenders, and insurers. Read more »

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Picturing Smart Growth

Cities and towns across the country are turning to private sector ingenuity and embracing smart growth as a better solution to meet the needs of their growing populations. Read more »

Affordable Green Housing

A model for low-income housing that promotes health, conserves natural resources, provides easy access to services, saving residents hundreds of dollars annually in energy and transportation costs. Read more »

If You Build It, They Will Come

Americans want smart growth alternatives to conventional transportation that will save thousands of dollars a year in transportation costs, improve quality of life, and provide significant environmental benefits. Read more »

NRDC's Green Offices

NRDC's offices save energy and the environment by embracing green building design. Read more »

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