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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Green building and sustainable building both refer to the design and
construction of buildings that have a minimal impact on the
environment. Green building encompasses all phases of design, materials
selection, and construction, including life-cycle analysis and energy
This reference guide includes links to both popular materials and
more technical information. It is not an exhaustive list and it
includes information that will help you continue research at your local
library. Materials held in the ISTC Library collection are followed by
a call number in square brackets ([Call Number]). The ISTC Library does not lend materials directly to individuals. However, the Library does accept interlibrary loan requests. E-mail email@example.com with comments or questions.
This directory provides information on 409 building software tools for evaluating energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainability in buildings. The energy tools listed in this directory include databases, spreadsheets, component and systems analyses, and whole-building energy performance simulation programs. A short description is provided for each tool along with other information including expertise required, users, audience, input, output, computer platforms, programming language, strengths, weaknesses, technical contact, and availability.