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UMass Amherst Libraries

Green Building & Infrastructure

Library Databases

Use the following databases to retrieve articles from journals, magazines, and newspapers. (These resources are available on campus, or off campus to UMass Amherst affiliates with an OIT account; enter your OIT login and password when prompted.)

Database Highlight: BuildingGreen Suite

UMass subscribes to BuildingGreen Suite, which offers authoritative information on sustainable building:

  • All content from Environmental Building News, the premier journal on sustainable building practices and products, published since 1992:
  • The complete directory of green building products listed in GreenSpec®; the "Consumer Reports" of environmentally preferable products and
  • Case studies of high performance buildings with energy data and project details.

 New content is added to the website on a regular basis:

  • Product listings – updated daily
  • Articles and case studies – added monthly

Professors send their students to knowing the content is independent of outside interests. Professors may also use the articles on sustainable design strategies and green building materials, and case studies of high performance buildings on as a primary text and as a reference source. In using BuildingGreen Suite, students become familiar with a tool currently used in the field by designers, architects, builders, facility managers, and other building industry professionals. 

Where is the article located?


When searching for articles, look for the UMLinks button. It will find the full text of your article online if it's available through the UMass Libraries. Or, it will search the Library Catalog for you to see if we have your article in print--or let you request it via Interlibrary Loan.