Tag Archives: San Francisco Planning

Fantastic GREEN Links and Lots of them

Here is a great list of links to check out regarding all things GREEN that you might think of including, GREEN building, energy, tips, walkability, water, land use, design, recycling, interior designers, shopping, conservation, fuel efficiencyand more.

Carbon Footprint Calculators:  www.earthlab.com, www.conservation.org, www.carbonfund.org

American Wind Energy Association Source:  www.awea.org

National Wildlife Foundation provides an online water caluclator:  www.nwf.org/water/watercalculator

Center for Neighborhood Technology indexing tool: www.cnt.org

SustainLane index: www.sustainlane.com

Yale Envirnmental Performance Index: http://epi.yale.edu

What Causes Sprawl, National Center for Policy Analysis 2003:  www.ncpa.org

Walkability Scores: www.walkscore.com

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: www.epa.gov

ENERGY STAR:  www.energystar.gov

Residential Services Network (RESNET) HErs SCORE: WWW.RESNET.US

American Society of Interior Designer, Inc., REGREEN Guidelines 2008 & case studies: www.regreenprogram.org

US Dept. of Energy: www.energy.gov

Alameda County Waste Management Authority & Source Reduction and Recylcling board, Home Remodeling Green Guidelines:  www.stopwaste.org

2007 “The Green Homeowner, Attitudes, Preferences for Remodeling & Buying Green Homes”: www.construction.com

Forest Stewardship Council: www.fscus.org

Green Seal: www.greenseal.org

Whole building Design guide: www.wbdg.org

National Association of Home builders: www.nahb.org

Model Green Home Building Guidelines:  www.nahb.org

Health House Builder Guidelines:  www.healthhouse.org/build

Residential Building Diagnostic tools: www.toolbase.org

American Institute of Architects “Walk the Walk campagian: www.aia.org/walkthewalk

Green Products: www.greenseal.org/findaproduct

Bean Products-Thrash Cans and other cool products: www.beanproducts.com

Green Janitorial supplies:  www.greenearthofficesupply.com

Recycle Info:  www.freecycle.com

Video, The Story of Stuff:  www.storyof stuff.com

California Dept. of Conservation: www.conservation.ca.gov

Energy Star fact sheet: www.doityourself.com/stry/energy-star-fact-sheet

Fuel Efficiency: www.fueleconomy.gov

C oming soon – a review and blurb about my website reccommendations!  I’d say this a good start though, happy browsing!

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CRG San Francisco Coalition for Responsible Growth

San Francisco Coalition for responsible GrowthThis morning I met with two of the board Members, John Keogan, Chairman of the board of Directors and Luke O’Brien;  of  The San Francisco Coalition for Responsible Growth, an organization that interests me greatly.  I saw their advertisment in the San Francisco Irish Herald Newspaper, became inspired, and gave them a ring and they set-up a meeting with me post haste!
I agree with the spirit of their mission statement. This is about San Francisco planned growth having become a polarizing issue and the need for planned city development reflecting the needs of the people as needing bolstering and promotion. They represent the ideas of many of the working class pillars of the community who actually make development happen in real time. The sectors represented are architects, business owners, community stakeholders, labor, planners, property developers/owners, and real estate related professionals.  It’s about time the common mans voice is heard in this town, in terms of making our actual City in San Francisco comfortable, well developed and reflective of all of its’ citizens.  Let’s have real dialogue with the City offices and become re-involved with our towns workings, right now and in the future. Their website is:  www.sfcrg.com   I am becoming a member and I’ll attend their general meeting to see where I can best make myself useful!  Keep checking in for updates about this grass roots organization to watch how they grow and how I grow with them.

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