GBIG - Green Building Information Gateway: organized around activities (projects at or within a building), buildings, places, strategies and collections.
BuildingGreen website - Research and articles on the green building movement. Includes the newsletter, Environmental Building News.
Research Design Connections - Quarterly electronic newsletter; commentary on and digest of research published about design, with archive of past articles.
Environmental Conservation guide - a website like this one, with more general help for ECo students.
Sustainability research guide - links and other resources collected by Madeleine Charney, UMass Amherst Librarian.
UMass Amherst's Green page - collects campus initiatives for sustainability education, research, and action.
Journal of Green Building - research from universities, government entities, green building consulting firms, and nonprofits. Both peer-reviewed and general articles.
Environmental Building News (see box above, under BuildingGreen)
Sustainability - open access journal - in particular see the Special Issue on Environmental Sustainability and the Built Environment
Journal of Building Enclosure Design - publication of the National Institute of Building Sciences and the Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council
Journal of Building Information Modelling - publication of the National Institute of Building Sciences and the National BIM Standard
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Best databases to find *articles*
ABI/Inform Global - Index to articles in 3,000 trade and professional business journals. Project management is an official ABI subject heading; either select subject from the drop-down menu or type the search in this format: SU(project management). 1960s to present.
Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals - Articles on architecture, planning, landscape architecture, interior design, and historic preservation, from journals published worldwide. Date coverage varies by title; some 1912-present.
BuildingGreen Suite - Research, product info, articles, case studies on the green building movement - full text of Environmental Building News newsletter.
Engineering Village - Comprehensive index for engineering journal articles, conference papers, and web sites, 1884-present. Also known as Compendex.
Environment Index - Indexes citations to articles on the environment from scientific, legal, and popular journals, 1950’s- present.
GreenFILE - Scholarly journal and magazine articles on the environment and sustainability in building, agriculture and energy, 1973-current.
Some articles in full-text in the database.
Web of Science - Provides a search by cited reference, topic, author, and more for articles in almost all important English-language journals. Arts and Humanities covers 1975-present; Social Sciences 1956-present; and Science 1900-present.
"Mouse--over" to see a short description of a link.
All these links are 'open access' - you can use them after graduation from UMass.
Project Management Software:
Design and Construction Standards and Local Organizations
Textbooks, Reading Materials and Case Studies
Back-of-the-Envelope Calculator provides initial insight into the energy usage and environmental impacts of a proposed commercial building project. Free download - requires Microsoft Excel to be already installed, and file is 31 MB.