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Sarvodaya Sarvodaya is an on the ground charity in Sri Lanka working on Tsunami relief. They are now looking to do sustainable development during reconstruction. Please visit their site and donate what you can to support their efforts.

ECO-$MART Smart Links  Builders and Designers

Austin Landscape Design - Ol' Yeller Landscaping Ol' Yeller Landscaping is the one-stop source for all your landscape design needs in Austin and Hill Country.

CCP, Inc. - Michael R. Carlson - (941) 362-4312 Email:  A truly "green" architect located in Sarasota, FL with experience in designing homes and commerical buildings using Eco-$mart systems. Designer of the Sarasota County Cooperative Extension Twin Lakes Green Office Complex.

 CIS Construction  Visit Build CIS to get the full administration support on CIS construction and other related services.

Eco Interiors (919) 604-3396 LEED AP Interior Designer will help you reduce interior toxins, minimize waste, and improve energy efficiency...with style! Renovation and new construction services available for commercial and residential projects. Luxurious and earth-sensitive home finishes and furnishing available.

Euro Design Remodel Website Euro Design Remodel, Inc. - (410)925-1729 Quality, care and understanding of your needs are the cornerstone of Euro Design Remodel. We are committed to your home remodeling project. We are a full service design/remodeling company and ready to help in Baltimore (MD) and Washington (DC) Metropolitan Area.

Folsom Group - (941) 365-7336 Designing, developing and building energy efficient homes on the Gulf of Mexico, on Longboat Key, FL. Homes feature Eco-$mart,and EPA Energy Star construction materials including solar water and energy systems, daylighting and bamboo flooring.

Foundation Repair - Pro-Tech Foundation delivers foundation repair consultations and service to commercial and residential customers in the DFW Metroplex. Our experts are qualified to level both slab and pier and beam foundations.

Grandview Homes
Grandview Homes All the new homes built by Grandview Homes are certified as EPA ENERGY STAR homes. To receive this certification, the homes must operate with a minimum of 30 percent lower utility costs than the standard home. To achieve this standard, Grandview Homes is installing passive solar water heaters on every home. By making the solar water heating a standard feature, Grandview is the first SunBuilt Gold Builder in Pasco County. SunBuilt is a program operated by the Florida Solar Energy Research and Education Foundation (FlaSEREF) and the Florida Home Builders Association, for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, to recognize and support builders that offer solar water heating in Florida.    Press Release - May 2006 (.pdf)

Harrington Builders Harrington builders offer specialists building house extension planning services in Croydon surrey. We provide guaranteed house extension plans in London, UK.

Heller and Spear - (941)-232-3726 Building a 14 home green development with 5 key systems, and more, in North Port, Florida. Will build on your lot.

Home Options Design Home Options Design LLC focuses on environmental impacts and efficiency while providing project design and consulting services for both residential and commercial projects.

Homes By George - (863)-464-0836 Building EPA Energy Star, Florida Green Building Coalition Green Homes and Eco-$mart 5-Key Systems’ homes in beautiful, unspoiled Placid Lakes. Ask for Gary and Jana to show you their newly built home with all the latest healthy, efficient, disaster resistant features and earth-friendly interiors.

Foundation Repair - Foundation Supportworks Foundation Supportworks Inc. is a Foundation Repair Contractor Network across the United States and Canada helping residential and commercial property owners fix their failing foundations.

Foundation Waterproofing - Basement Systems The largest network of basement repair dealers in the world.

Kemick Construction - (941) 729-4431 Winner of the "Golden Aurora" Award as most energy efficient model built in FPL territory in 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003. Participating in Florida Home Builders Assn. "SunBuilt Homes" featuring Solar Water Heating.

Markitecture - Mark Binder - (941) 378-0804   Email:  Markitecture is a green drafting firm with many homes designed to Eco-$mart standards. Mark Binder has the Florida House plans in CAD and can modify them to meet client desires. Mark also is a certified Master Conservationist, trained by the Florida House Learning Center.

Mod-5 Mod5 is truly the next generation in modular building systems. As a durable, relocatable, and sustainable building system, Mod5 buildings offer much more than typical modular buildings and provide a greater overall value to the customer.

Module-AR  Temporary Buildings Module-AR, providing high quality modular buildings and temporary buildings in the UK for both Sale and Hire projects. MyGreenBuildings, LLC focuses on designing and building Green Homes. We design and build new homes, and retrofit older homes using state-of-the-art green standards and practices -- and by using sustainable building practices, renewable materials and energy efficient design.

Nuline Building Systems - (941) 480-1886  Building custom "green" homes with alternative wall systems such as E-Wall and Metal SIP, and other Eco-$mart materials in Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte Counties. Available to build "Green Spec" homes for real estate investors.

Oakhurst Enterprises - (941)-232-0579  Building all 5-key systems homes in South Sarasota and North Charlotte Counties. Will build on your lot.

PermaBilt  A licensed post frame building contractor, specializes in building and planning post and wood frame steel-covered structures for every need including storage buildings, workshops, commercial spaces and more.

Precision Custom Homes - (941) 492-9091  Currently building several green spec homes in Sarasota and North Port, Florida, including Eco-$mart’s 6 Key Systems. Precision is a true custom home builder, working with clients to create the homes of their dreams.

Pruett Builders, Inc. - (941) 922-4700 Ask Pruett Builders to tell you about their EPA Energy Star Home and American Lung Association "Health House" models under construction. Participating in Florida Home Builders Assn. "SunBuilt Homes" featuring Solar Water Heating.

Supremus Group Outsourcing Architectural Engineering work to us, you are sure you get high quality services at highly reasonable rate. Our Architectural Engineering Services include CAD Conversion Services, Architectural Design Services, Architectural CAD Drafting and Detailing Services, 3d walkthroughs, and many other services.

Terry G. Green, Architect - I strive to create original high quality designs that honor their unique setting; that represent a sensitivity to environmental sustainability: and that reflect the individual character of the Owner’s lifestyle. I am a Florida Green Building Certifying agent and member who has practiced the principles of sustainability in Architecture for over 35 years.

Wayne Davis Architect A Florida Based Architect. Mr. Davis has practiced in Florida and California for the past 30 years. His areas of expertise include single and multi-family residential design, professional offices and clinics as well as the application of sustainable features and green building products.

Weber Design Group - House Plans
Weber Design Group - Searchable Library of Hundreds of House Plans. Weber Design Group will work with you to modify structural details to include Eco-$mart systems.

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Florida Gulf Coast University Green Building Learning Center Now nearing the start of construction, the FGCU Green Building Learning Center will be a residential and commercial sustainable demonstration and education facility, located on the FGCU campus in Bonita Springs, FL.

Florida House Learning Center Opened in 1994. A complete home and landscape demonstrating the wisdom and availability of a wide variety of more sustainable approaches to residential construction. Developed by the nonprofit Florida House Institute for Sustainable Development in partnership with Sarasota County Cooperative Extension Service.

Florida’s Showcase Green Envirohome (FSGE™) is located on the central part of Florida’s East Coast. The original structure was destroyed by Hurricane Frances and Jeanne in 2004, and is being rebuilt with leading edge solar, wind, and other materials technologies as a “Near Zero-Energy Home”. As the first-of-its-kind, "Affordable & Rewardable™" “green” home, FSGE will demonstrate the best building choices and practices available today.

Louisiana House (LA House) An exiting demonstration project on the campus of Louisiana State University. Currently in the design/planning stage with a great deal of energy and local, state, private and public participation.

Martin Meeting House A civic learning facility and sustainable construction demonstration being planned for construction in Martin County. This link will take you to the notes from a design charette.

Urbaculture Project Creating a working demonstration “Florida Farm” adjacent to a lower income community in Sarasota to promote sustainable urban-rural enterprise for the 21st Century. Urbaculture is another sustainable demonstration created by the Florida House Institute for Sustainable Development.

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BedZed BedZED, the Beddington Zero Energy Development, is an environmentally-friendly, energy-efficient mix of housing and work space in Beddington, Sutton.

EarthPlatform On EarthPlatform you can read about the main threats of the world today, such as forestation, global warming, endangered animals and pollution. The subjects are classified into the following categories: Animals, Nature, Energy, Pollution and Organisations.

One At A Time Foundation The One at a Time Foundation is a non-partisan not for profit, entrepreneurial, environmental organisation dedicated to fostering change to reduce and halt global warming. We aim to make climate change action easy and accessible by presenting the simple steps that individuals, businesses and community can take to reduce their environmental footprint - one person, one business, one community... at a time.

Sarvodaya Sarvodaya is an on the ground charity in Sri Lanka working on Tsunami relief. They are now looking to do sustainable development during reconstruction. Please visit their site and donate what you can to support their efforts.

YourGreenDream YourGreenDream - Homemade solar, wind and green power DIY projects to generate energy.

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Green Real Estate Investments In The Now Investments, a green real estate investment company, helps people grow their wealth through sustainability. MyEnergyLoan is a national network of lenders dedicated to providing aggressive closing cost discounts and lower interest rates for buyers of energy efficient homes.

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2020inspections 2020inspections is a building inspection company specializing in total property condition inspections, water intrusion assessment and diagnosis, and building thermography imaging. We serve our clients by helping them avoid or reduce financial surprises with their commercial and residential properties by delivering exceptional diagnostics inspections for the timely discovery of possible defects.

Becoming Green Becoming Green, Inc. provides training to everyone who wants to become a certified green specialist, designer or consultant. They also offer the background and resources needed to help others to evaluate green products and energy systems.

Building Green Blog of Kevin Montero, VP at AMMA, an Architectural firm specializing in Town Planning and Real estate Development, with a long history of Green design in both Town Plans as well as individual homes, and commercial buildings.

Calcs Plus Energy Ratings / HVAC Design EPA ENERGY STAR Home and Building ratings and indoor air quality evaluations. The Building Science Experts!

Carbon Growth Limited We help individuals select and purchase certified carbon credits from trusted projects all around the world. As an independent carbon broker, we act as middleman between buyers and wholesalers in the market, sourcing only the highest quality carbon credits registered on the United Nations register. Our job is to help you make an informed decision and execute a trade on your behalf, when you are ready to take advantage of any one project.

Construction Claims Synergen Consulting is a multi-disciplined international consulting firm. We provide professional consulting services with specialization in construction and accounting-related services.

Dr. Energy Saver Dr. Energy Saver is a home energy saving contractor franchise. Site offers information on home energy conservation and free estimates.

Energy Providers - Find affordable energy providers in your region. Planning, designing and finding the right builder for your home extension is not without its troubles; our site gives all the advice you need for a hassle free build.

Green Home Lady - EMAIL: Articles and advice for the Green Consumer. The Green Home Lady is a Florida based green consultant, writer and speaker.

Green Irene Eco Consultants - 727-656-2399 - Cheryl & Steve Carrol are your local eco-consultants for the Bradenton/Sarasota, Florida area. We offer the Green Home Make-over that can reduce your utility bills, provide a cleaner home environment and demystify the Green Lifestyle. Contact us today to arrange a Go Green Party, a fun way to start a discussion about green strategies with friends and neighbors.

Two Trails When you are developing, building and designing a project that is healthy, efficient, sustainable and technologically innovative let the experts at Two Trails, Inc. help you complete it! We offer consulting and support services that are beneficial to achieving your Green Building Goal.

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Eco Metal Recycling Get eco friendly and reclaim wasted space and eliminate the environmental and health hazards by removing old and unused boilers, oil tanks, water tanks.

Ecophane Ecophane is an environmentally safe plastic which can be used in the manufacture of garlands, icicles, Christmas Trees, ribbons and bows. Free from harmful phthalates, dixoxin, lead, and chlorine. Disposal of Ecophane is environmentally responsible and can be recycled.

Emory Knoll Farms is a leading supplier of plants and plant expertise for extensive green roof systems. We offer a high level of service in selecting the optimal plants for each installation. We currently stock over 100 varieties of green roof plants and are always acquiring and testing new plants. We have supplied plants for green roofs in nineteen states, District of Columbia, and Canada; as well as overseas. We have R&D plots on site to test plants, and we work with universities, supporting various green roof research projects.

Eco Friendly Building Kirei is dedicated to bringing beautiful natural materials to market, enabling architects and interior designers to create elegant interior spaces while using sustainable and nontoxic materials without sacrificing their design palette. features custom non-woven poly eco friendly bags.

Smart Car of America Smart Car of America launched North America’s first independent Smart Fortwo information and news website in 2001. Since that time Smart Car of America has been totally devoted to all smart enthusiasts and has provided everyone the latest Smart Fortwo news and now we have the USA’s largest Smart Car forum full of news and smart information.

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A Natural Pest Control - (941) 926-1190 Specializing in non-toxic residential and commercial pest control. Serving Sarasota and Manatee Counties. (Eco-$mart President’s personal note: they have handled our home pest control for several years - to our total satisfaction).

ActionSpark - Sustainable Blog Join our sustainable group at ActionSpark that provides a space to connect, express, debate, exchange information, plus pick up valuable tips and advice on earth friendly products and living.

Arc Surveying Arc Surveying is a reputed surveying company offering highly accurate structural monitoring services in Florida. A discussion board covering practical, relevant, green products services and ways to cost effectively lower the environmental impact of everyday living. Join us for an interesting and informative sharing of experiences, ideas etc - it’s free to use.

Blue Marble Provides very easy access to eco-friendly products, environmental news, and eco-services for those who want to help stop Global Warming.

Bowie Urban Planners - (941) 951-0009 Mary Anne Bowie and her firm, Bowie Urban Planners, is committed to mainstreaming green through the Sarasota·Green Marketplace, Green World Café workshops, economic development consulting services, and sustainable land development projects. Bowier Urban Planners is the federal sales representative for Eco-$mart, Inc.

Common Circle Permaculture Training - Visit Common Circle Education for comprehensive permaculture training.

Design Houston Green This site is for anyone with an interest in learning more about building or remodeling using "GREEN" practices & products. By building green we can protect the Natural World and potentially have a positive impact on the environment. This site was created out of a frustration for the lack of information here in Houston, Texas about building a "green" home. I think it’s time we get our heads out of the sand (both literally-- OIL & COAL --and metaphorically) and focus on creating home and work environments that are healthy, sustainable, energy efficient and comfortable for all stages of life. is a place for natural products, eco gifts, organic body care, and green tips to improve your living and well-being

Eco-Smart & Cornerstone Realty of Florida My Market Knowledge Spells Success For You!

Energy Efficient Mortgage - Home Owner Guide  EEM - When you are buying, selling, refinancing, or remodeling your home, you can increase your comfort and actually save money by using the Energy Efficient Mortgage (EEM). It is easy to use, federally recognized, and can be applied to most home mortgages.

Florida HERO (Home Energy & Resources Organization) One of the State of Florida’s leading energy efficiency experts. Provides efficiency and health consultations for new and existing homes. Awarded the EPA ENERGY STAR Ally of the Year.

Your Slice of Paradise in Florida This site has been created as a courtesy to promote Okeechobee County and all of its wonderful local and natural amenities, along with the new Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park. I want all my friends, family and fellow veterans to be able to come visit and enjoy.

Global Warming Prevention Learn in detail the facts of global warming and ways to prevent it.

Hugo Lintner Home Inspections Provides home inspections for construction and existing homes. A European construction background provides for a deep understanding of reliable construction methods. Here today, Green Tomorrow - A selection of Green Products for the home.

Mambo Sprouts Resources for Natural Health and Wellness. Providing the latest health organic - food information, organic product news and tips, green living tips, healthy printable recipes, instant healthy, organic product e-coupons, a natural & organic coupon mailer, and a free health E-newsletter. Mygreenscene is a collective of business professionals who all have the advancement of alternative energies as a common goal. The majority of our staff work as volunteers who provide support in various matters concerning the business aspects of the alternative energy industry. is a home improvement Web site for homeowners and contractors. Our mission is to provide the latest information on how to fix, renovate, and decorate your house using the least amount of resources for the best value. Additionally, offers a platform for users to find and hire local reliable professionals and discuss and exchange ideas and knowledge in an active online home improvement community.

Plant a Tree USA™ Plant a Tree USA™ is an ecologically friendly reforestation company. Through a well-structured education plan, responsible planting, and corporate alliances, we are planting over 18 billion trees. Plant a Tree USA™’s program specifically helps and encourages farmers who are dedicated to reforestation. Lands across the country are used for farming, but our Plant a Tree USA™ farmers see the value in reforesting. Our plantings go to encouraging more farmers to plant trees on their lands. Plant a Tree, Build the Forest, Sustain our Earth, and Enlighten our Future.

Practical Eco High-performance building concepts and products discussion, particularly for the US Southeast climate. introduces a carbon off-set program to be used by buyers and sellers of existing homes. This will off-set the carbon that was released during the construction of the home. Funds will go to a land trust working in the county the home was sold. Environmental links, information, and activism on the world wide web.

Silver Wolf Consulting and Engineering Silver Wolf specializes in industrial hygiene consulting, asbestos consulting, indoor air quality testing and consulting. Our website features instant asbestos pricing, instant phase I pricing, and interactive maps; exclusively for the Tampa Bay area as well as the rest of Florida.

Stone Survey Surveyors & Valuers covering London - Surrey and Sussex. Commercial & Residential Surveyors, RICS Survey & Valuation, Professional Services, Energy Assessors

Stop Global Warming -- a How To Guide. How to cut greenhouse emissions by 75% or more without wrecking the economy. How to get skeptics on board.

SustainLane The website is a peer reviews network where you can quickly find over 20,000 green products and great local businesses that will help you live a healthy life. Our user community seeks out products and businesses that will improve their lives, while considering the impacts these products and businesses will have on our Earth.

Triple Nickel Realty Triple Nickel Realty is a real estate agency that specializes in buying and selling green and traditional homes and commercial properties in the Tampa Bay area.

Union Credit Bank UCB (Union Credit Bank) offers discounts and allowances for individuals and builders who make environmentally sound choices, as well as other eco-conscious products and services. They also offer special loans for the purchase of hybrid cars. On March 27 of this year, Union Credit Bank in Miami became the first Florida-based Bank to sign the United Nations Environmental Programme Statement of Principles.

Wagner Realty  Promoting Eco-$mart approaches to construction to their clients looking for new homes in Sarasota and Manatee Counties (FL). Ask for Bob Blanchard.

YourDirectory Your Directory has been created primarily to provide a free promotion service for Websites. Search Your Directory for products and services on line. Submit your website for inclusion in the Directory.

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RoseBay Real Estate, Inc. - Lynn Nilssen, Realtor® / 941-284-2158 cell / 941-366-7673 office
LEED for Homes Field Agent, FGBC Certifying Agent, Project Consultant. We inspect and submit required certification documentation for builders and homeowners.   We identify suitable infill sites for sustainable renovation or rebuilds for buyers. We identify green features to enhance marketability and resale for sellers.

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EarthZone Producing Internet-based radio and television programming and cable television shows featuring earth-friendly residential and commercial projects and lifestyles.

Ecôllo News and tips for eco-friendly living that is equal parts informative, entertaining, interesting and funny.

Environment News – Global Warming Tips, Environment Education Articles | Information Environment Education News - 4ecotips provides Global Warming News and Tips, Environment issues news articles, global warming information and eco travel with eco friendly tips, Environmental and Economics history from UK, Europe.

Environmental News Network A national environmental media resource.

My Florida River Breaking environmental news from around the state, links to environmental groups, government agencies and others working to preserve our environment, recreational activities and hosting for local environmental organizations.

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Building Design and Performance Program is dedicated to finding and reporting stories of sustainable success from around the world. Our mission is to show REAL, FUNCTIONING ENVIRONMENTALLY-SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS to problems that face us in the 21st century. We believe that by describing SOUND, ECOLOGICALLY COMPATIBLE models of success, no matter how small, people from around the world can learn from that success and build upon it for the benefit of their own organizations, communities, and cities thus leading to a more socially and ecologically responsible world.

Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency A comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility, and federal incentives that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency. Two searchable Data Bases. Green Real Estate Directory and Green Building Resource - Our purpose is to provide a one stop resource to help consumers improve performance, have positive impact on the environment and to help emerging entrepreneurs and service providers connect with customers. Families can make informed decisions about buying or renting a green home, "greening" an existing home, or simply find resources like green building professionals, products and services.


EPA ENERGY STAR Mortgage Lenders

Home Renewable Energy Directory Home Renewable Energy Directory Information on renewable energy resources people can contact for services when buying, building, or remodeling their homes. Listings are offered by state, province, country. In addition, because we are strong advocates of alternative energy, we have a section on our web site entitled "Get off the Grid", encouraging people to use alternative energy and providing information on state incentives to do so.

FARE Florida Alliance for Renewable Energy

Florida House Institute for Sustainable Development

Florida Sustainable Communities

Green Home Concepts, LLC Green Building Consulting Firm

Residential Energy Services Network  The RESNET® mission is to ensure the success of the building energy performance certification industry, set the standards of quality, and increase the opportunity for ownership of high performance buildings. RESNET is a membership 501-C-3 non profit organization.

Sarasota Green Connection
Sarasota Green Connection networks over 100 businesses to connect Sarasota to environmentally safe products for your family, green building products and services, energy efficient products, and other earth friendly products and services, to promote sustainable living. Green businesses are qualified based upon products, policies and philosophies that are environmentally and socially responsible. We invite you to further Sarasota's green movement through our endeavors:
  • Sarasota Green Directory
  • The Showroom
  • Events, such as the Sarasota Green World Café celebrating the Earth Charter, held monthly.

Sarasota Green Connection is proud to join our member business as we empower sustainable choices and build the local economy.

Sustainable Architecture, Building and Culture

Sustainable Architecture Compendium

Sustainable Buildings

Sustainable Building Sourcebook

The Sustainable Buildings Industry Council (SBIC)

The Energy Guy

The Urban Solar Buildings Initiative

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