Here you'll find links to resources and organizations that might help you with your green remodeling projects. If you have a resource suggestion or a link to an organization to share, please email us.

Local Resources
  1. Roseville Housing & Redevelopment Authority:
  2. Family Housing Fund:
  3. Minnesota Climatology Working Group:
  4. MN Department of Commerce: Division of Energy Resources:
  5. Minnesota Building Performance Association:
  6. Duluth Energy Efficiency Program:
  7. Gopher State One Call:
  8. Bike Walk Twin Cities:
  9. MetroTransit:
Code & Regulations
  1. City of Roseville- City Code:
  2. MN Residential Code:
  3. International Code Council:
  4. U.S. Dept of Energy: Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy: Energy Building Codes Program:
  5. MN Office of the Revisor of Statutes- Dept. of Administration- Rules:
  6. Environmental Protection Agency:
  7. Home Ventilating Institute:
Energy & Utilities
  1. WeGoWise:
  2. Energy Star, Energy Star Yardstick:
  3. Home Energy Advisors:  Heating Index:
  4. U.S. Dept of Energy: Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy: Energy Savers:
  5. Minnesota Blue Flame Gas Assoc:
  6. Wind Powering America:
  7. North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP):
  8. Minnesota Renewable Energy Society:
  9. Alliance for Water Efficiency:
  10. National Renewable Energy Laboratory:
  11. MN Office of Energy Security:
  12. U.S. Dept of Energy: Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy: Energy Consumption in Minnesota:
  13. Minnesota Dept. of Health- Geothermal Well Management:
  14. Clean Energy Resources Teams:
Building Science
  1. National Association of Home Builders:
  2. U.S. Dept of Energy: Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy: Energy Savers:
  3. Minnesota Sustainable Housing Initiative:
  4. Building Science Information:
  5. U.S. Green Building Council’s Green Home Guide:
  6. by National Association of Home Builders:
  7. University of Minnesota Extension: Housing Technology:
  8. The Efficient Windows Collaborative:
  9. Whole Building Design Guide:
  10. American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE):
  11. Building Performance Institute:
  12. National Comfort Institute
  13. Minnesota Dept. of Health- Radon:
Landscape & Outdoors
  1. University of Missouri Extension: Tree Placement on Home Grounds:
  2. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center:
  3. MN Dept. of Natural Resources: Native Plant Suppliers:
  4. MN Dept of Natural Resources: Sterwardship in your back yard:
  5. University of Minnesota Extension: No-Mow Fescues:
  6. Monarch Watch:
  7. Colony Collapse Disorder:
  8. Urban Bee Gardens:
  9. Hummingbird Society::
  10. Landscape Plants that Attract Birds:
  11. Wild & Edible Fruits of Minnesota:
  12. Rain Gardens & Plants:
  13. Rain Garden Design, City of Maplewood, MN:
  14. Permaculture Research Institute:
Whole-Building Green Certification & Standards
Whole-Building Energy Certification & Standards
Product Certification & Standards
  1. EPA Watersense:
  2. Forest Stewardship Council:
  3. Energy Star Certified:
  4. Federal Trad Commission: EnergyGuide label
  5. National Fenestration Rating Council- Window Labeling:
  6. Green Seal Certified:
  7. Carpet & Rug Institute’s Green Label & Green Label Plus Program:
  8. Resilient Floor Covering Institute- FloorScore:
  9. USDA Organic:
  10. GreenGaurd Certification:
  1. Architecture: Housing Styles:
  2. Canada Mortgage & Housing Corporation: Routine Home Maintenance Schedule:
  3. Mid-America Regional Council:
  4. MN Dept of Natural Resources: Mining in MN:
  5. California Consumer Energy Center:
  6. Safety Source for Pest Management:
  7. USGBC and ASID remodeling resource REGREEN:
  8. Structurally insulated panels (SIPs):
  9. Insulated concrete forms (ICF):
General Sustainability Concepts
Downloadable Documents
  1. Care & Maintenance of Wood shingle Roofs & Shakes- Oregon State University Extension Services: download
  2. MN Weatherization Field Guide- MN Office of Energy Security: download
  3. Popular Window Replacement Myths: National Alliance of Preservation Commissions: download
  4. Minnesota Window Fact Sheet- Efficient Window Collaborative; download
  5. Questions to ask your renewable energy installer- MN Office of Energy Security: download
  6. WaterSense-certified HETs w/ MaP Test Results: download
  7. City of Minneapolis- Greywater Systems: download
  8. U.S. Dept. of Energy’s document- Guide to Kitchen Appliances: download
  9. Combustion & Make-Up Air- MN Office of Energy Security download
  10. MN Office of Energy Security - Water Heaters: download
  11. MN Dept of Health: Radon: Keeping Your Home Safe: download
  12. MN Dept. of Health: Radon mitigation service provider: download
  13. MN Office of Energy Security - Basement Insulation: download
  14. Choosing a Healthy Home: download