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  • Bay Area Build It Green provides a searchable Bay Area green building materials database which is searchable by product category, by product name, or by which specific elements of the Alameda County Green Building Guidelines and GreenPoints Checklists (for either new home, remodeling or multi-family) that it fulfills.

  • Building Concerns compiles extensive regional green building resource directories for both Northern California and Southern California as well as one for UT, WY, ID, MO, GA, FL.

  • CIWMB provides an overview of green building materials and links to green product directories such as EPA’s Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Guide and their Comprehensive Procurement Guideline, San Mateo County’s Green Building Materials Resource Guide, Environmental Building News’ Green Spec™ Directory, the oikos® Green Product Directory, and CIWMB’s own Recycled-Content Products and Recycled-Content Construction Products Manufacturers.

  • Green Building Material and Professional Databases maintained by San Mateo County’s RecycleWorks program.

  • Energy Action provides a financing guide, Bay Area contractor referrals, and links to rebate and energy efficiency programs suitable for affordable housing developers and managers.

  • National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) Lists all 2003 NARI Certified Green Building Professionals.

  • The Materials Handbook: Guidelines for Sustainable Affordable Housing has been created and published by the San Francisco Mayor's Office of Housing and Asian Neighborhood Design. The purpose of the Handbook is to share knowledge about building materials and design strategies that have been used to create healthy, high-quality, and sustainable affordable housing in San Francisco and the Bay Area.

  • Residential New Construction Guidelines from the Alameda County Waste Management Authority (ACWMA)

  • Residential Remodeling Guidelines from the Alameda County Waste Management Authority (ACWMA)

  • Sustainable Landscaping Guidelines from the Alameda County Waste Management Authority (ACWMA)

  • Start at the Source Bay Area Stormwater Management Agencies Association’s (BASMAA) latest document on the topic of development standards and stormwater quality. This manual comprehensively guides you through the design process. 

  • UC Davis Statewide Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program provides extensive information on IPM

  • Pesticides and Water Quality from UC IPM, learn how using pesticides affects your nearby creeks and rivers

  • Healthy Lawn and Maintenance from UC IPM, learn how to care for your turf  using little to no pesticides

  • Bay Area Irrigation from the Urban Farmer Store, offers information for drip and sprinkler irrigation, and other water-saving landscaping techniques

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