Waste Disposal and Recycling – Local Organizations –

Chelsea Center for Recycling and Economic Development – offers programs for manufacturers who wish to use recovered materials.

Massachusetts DEP Recycling home page – guidelines for home and business waste reduction, hazardous products information, composting, regulations and policies.

Northeast Recycling Council – promotes the benefits of recycling and reuse in the northeastern United States. Projects, links to recycling and composting regulations.

WasteCap of Massachusetts – a non-profit, public/private partnership working with the business community to develop and implement cost-effective recycling, buy recycled, reuse, and waste reduction programs.

 

 

     
     
     

Miscellaneous Alternative Energy

Green-e – Renewable Electricity Certification Program administered by the non-profit Center for Resource Solutions. Its goal is to help consumers find environmentally sensitive energy providers in their areas and ensure that providers are providing the type of energy they claim.

Real Goods – “Products for an Ecologically Sustainable Future” – power production, distribution and storage, appliances, heating, cooling and lighting, more.

Plug Power — Fuel cells for home electricity generation. Based in NY.

ClearSolar — many solar-powered products for the home user.

Renewable Technologies — designs, engineers, installs, and services energy systems including fuel cells, wind turbines, solar, thermal. Based in California.

 

     
     
     

Waste Disposal and Recycling – Miscellaneous –

Battery Solutions, Inc. – Recycling all types of batteries

Earth 911 – recycling center-finder, information about recycling, hazardous waste, air pollution prevention, composting, more.

Recycling at Work – a campaign of the National Office Paper Recycling Project. Information about recycling and using recycled office supplies.

 

 

     
     
     

Design and Construction

Sustainable Sources – Green Building Professionals Directory, Green Real Estate (buy or sell your sustainably built house), bookstore, sourcebook, web services.

ENERGY STAR Homes – a program in several New England states to promote energy-efficient practices in new homes. Services include experts who will assess and rate your home construction project, make recommendations for efficiency improvements and financing.

Comfort Home Corporation – the Comfort Home Program offers energy-efficiency services through utility sponsorship to builders and home buyers of single family and multifamily housing.

 Architects

 Landscape Architects

 Landscape Contractors

 Interior Designers

 Greenhouses and Solariums

 Sustainable Builders

 Site Consultants

 Building Materials

 Construction Waste Recycling

 Environmental Laws

 Building Codes

 The Permitting Process

 Miscellaneous Design and Construction

 

 

 









Consumer Products – Miscellaneous –

FatEarth – connects businesses to sustainability-oriented products and services.

Real Goods – “Products for an Ecologically Sustainable Future” – power production, distribution and storage, appliances, heating, cooling and lighting, more.

Plug Power — Fuel cells for home electricity generation. Based in NY.

ClearSolar — many solar-powered products for the home user.

Responsible Shopper — searchable database rates companies on a range of issues, helping consumers support socially responsible and sustainable business.

Shenzhen Shyo Electronics Co., Ltd. — Chinese company producing photovoltaic modules and a variety of solar-powered consumer goods.

 

 










Design and Construction – Architects –

Architects –this listing is by no means comprehensive–to be included, please send us your information.

Listing of International Sustainable Architects – listing compiled by Wallace Research Group, a provider of information and research services for architects. See also Wallace Research Group’s listing of sustainable designers and consultants.

Amacher and Associates – Commercial and Residential Architecture, Home Design, Interior Design, Sustainable Development, Green Building
Cambridge, MA
617-354-8707

Kraus Fitch Architects, Inc. – Environmentally Inspired Design
110 Pulpit Hill Road
Amherst MA 01002
Telephone: 413-549-5799

William McDonough, FAIA – renowned designer, recipient of the Presidential Award for Sustainable Development, the nation’s highest environmental honor.
410 East Water Street
Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
Telephone: 434 979 1111

Loken Builders – Energy & Resource Efficient Construction & Consulting – Montana-based firm specializing in personalized remodeling and new construction.