This site from the US Environmental Protection Agency uses an interactive virtual community of schools, homes, construction equipment, and more to show where radiation can be found. Click on the pictures to learn about radiation sources or radiation- treated items that might be found there. The information is organized in fact sheets, with links to additional information resources. Every fact sheet includes the types of radiation sources at the location, the roles that federal, state, and local governments play in protection and control, and normal steps that individuals can take to protect themselves.
Part of the US Department of Homeland Security’s Ready.gov Web site, this site offers information to protect all businesses, including federal government agencies, from all types of emergencies, including cyber threats. The Additional Resources page offers links on Emergency Planning and Business Continuity, Evacuation and Shelter Planning, Assess Building Air Protection, and Cyber Security.
This site includes a lot of real estate and real property activity with significance far beyond the New York City metropolitan area that it serves. The group is very active on many fronts in legislative and regulatory arenas. The site offers a list of members’ Web sites, education, a calendar, publications, and online leases.
The Real Estate Service Providers page of the Rebuz Real Estate Search Engine and Directory offers links to Web sites providing information on education, associations, finding licensed professionals, etc., in the Architecture and Interior Design industries.
Real estate search engine and directory with extensive links to real estate associations, construction, commercial real estate (CRE) financing, residential financing, mortgage calculator tools, real estate jobs, markets, properties, property management, real estate research resources, service provider directory, and real estate technology sites. Offers news on CRE research, tech, and transactions, as well as mortgage calculator tools and current interest rates.
Reed Construction DataÕs portfolio of products and services includes national, regional and local construction data, building product information, construction cost data, market analytics and advertising channels to construction industry professionals in the United States and Canada. Reed Design Registry is a database of more than 30,000 U.S. architectural firms. RSMeans (see FMLink listing below) provides construction cost data, training, and consulting services. Reed Construction Data Canada offers similar project leads services throughout their provinces.
Offers one-stop investment analysis for those interested in real estate and real estate securities, with an introduction to REITs (Real Estate Investment Trusts), a REIT glossary, numerous related links, thousands of abstracts of real estate articles (RealSource), news, a suggested reading list, and access to the Dividend Discount Model (under “REIT Valuation”). Many services are free.
REPP promotes renewable energy by providing credible information, policy analysis, and strategies, and hosting online renewable energy discussion groups. It now includes CREST, whose mission was to educate the public on renewable energy, provide interactive software, and host renewable energy discussion groups on its Solstice Web site. The site offers a Global Energy Marketplace Database.
A global chemical industry performance initiative implemented in the US through the American Chemistry Council. Members of the voluntary initiative exceed government requirements and communicate their results to the public. The site outlines the principles and the progress of member companies and their business partners in such areas as: environmental impact; employee, product, and process safety; chemical industry security; product stewardship: managing product safety and public communication; and accountability through management system certification.
Helpful information on how to avoid mold in your home or office. RSMC is an industry group devoted to educating the public and the building industry about effective ways to combat mold in residential and commercial construction. The site offers extensive information, news, and resources on mold prevention and control.
This site from the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) addresses the use of ricin as a bioterrorism agent. It covers basic information about ricin poisoning, clinical guidance for diagnosis and treatment, information for first responders, laboratory testing, news, and training.
This site covers “risk news and views,” with organizations, publications, and summaries of books and software that cover such topics as bioterrorism, engineering, environment & ecology, natural hazards, risk assessment & management, technology, and toxicology.
Comprehensive source of construction cost information. A product line of Reed Construction Data, RSMeans provides accurate cost information that helps owners, developers, architects, engineers, contractors, and others project and control the cost of both new building construction and renovation projects.
This free sourcing site for safety professionals and FMs offers comprehensive information on new OSHA regulations and other hot topics, a career page, training resources, a consultant locator, and a product showcase for the latest respirators, gas monitors/detectors, MSDS management, safety mats, and other personal protection equipment.
SAGE is a comprehensive guide designed to provide pollution prevention information on solvent and process alternatives for parts cleaning and degreasing. SAGE does not recommend any ozone-depleting chemicals. SAGE was developed by Research Triangle Institute (RTI) International in cooperation with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Information and links on security and emergency preparedness issues relevant to the real estate industry, including: ISAC Security Alerts (the latest alerts on possible terrorist activity), Federal Security Information, Pandemic Flu Resources, and Additional Security Resources.
This site from the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) gives information on this emerging, sometimes fatal, respiratory illness. The site contains background information on SARS; employee training; and precautions for healthcare facilities, laboratory workers, and airport personnel.
The American Red Cross says that what to do in an emergency when hazardous materials may have been released into the atmosphere is to shelter-in-place. This guide gives advice on sheltering-in-place at home, at work, at school, and in your vehicle.
This document offers the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s (LBNL) advice for dealing with intentional or accidental large-scale airborne toxic release (e.g. terrorist attacks or industrial accidents) by taking shelter in buildings. It focuses on the role buildings play in providing protection to occupants.
SkipTheDrive offers free, no-registration-required job listings for what are said to be legitimate part-time or full-time telecommuting, remote and virtual jobs. The site’s Telecommuting Savings Calculator can calculate the amount of time and money a person can save by working from home as opposed to commuting on a daily basis. The site also provides a Blog with Tips and Advice, Telecommuting Opportunities, and Telecommuting Statistics and Facts, and other Resources.
This site from the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) gives information on smallpox, a highly contagious disease that was declared eradicated in 1980 but could reportedly cause a public health catastrophe if deliberately released as a bioweapon. The site includes applicable OSHA standards and controls that should be utilized to protect affected workers from exposure to smallpox.
Launched by The Climate Group, BT and the Digital Energy Solutions Campaign (DESC), this Web site tracks progress made by the information and communications technology (ICT) industry in tackling climate change.
This site from the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) showcases successful sustainable communities, helps users locate technical and financial resources for sustainable development projects, and offers access model codes and ordinances other communities have used to implement sustainable development. The site offers case studies, links, a newsletter, and a sustainability newsletter. Topics include: green buildings, green development, land use planning, measuring progress, disaster planning, community energy, transportation, sustainable business, financing, rural issues, resource efficiency, and air/water/materials.
This Web site from the Natural Resources Defense Counsel ranks the greenest cities in the United States and includes interactive features that let users see how each city ranked on a variety of criteria.
International professional commercial and industrial real estate association; professional affiliate of the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Members specialize in industrial, office, sales manager, executive manager, or advisory services categories. Associate members include corporate executives, developers, educators, and others involved in the CRE industry. The site offers numerous resources, and information about SIOR education and events. Also offers a “Locate a Property” page for locating commercial properties for sale or lease, and locating executive office suites in the US and worldwide for long- or short-term rental.
SEPA is a network of utilities and solar companies whose mission is to facilitate the use and integration of solar electric power by utilities, electric service providers, and their customers. The site offers solar power basics, a member directory, a resource library, events, links, and a searchable Commercial Installation Directory of solar projects.
SEIA is the national trade association for the solar industry. SEIA works to expand the use of solar technologies in the global marketplace. The site offers solar news; state-by-state solar incentives, and other resources.
This program under the US Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy focuses on developing cost-effective solar energy technologies. The site offers information on various solar technologies and programs, news, events, and resources.
Offers world solar energy news headlines, an Expo to find solar energy companies worldwide, an introduction to solar photovoltaics, a guide to buying a solar energy system, solar industry statistics, solar equipment manufacturers, and more. The company also offers research and consultancy services, PV industry reports, and numerous publications
SolarTribune provides solar industry news, analysis, and information for the general public. Beyond providing basic information on how solar energy works, the Web site includes a guide to solar panels and solar thermal systems.
This page from the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Building Technologies Program provides information on the newest research on the emerging technology of solid-state lighting. The site includes news, programs, publications, and information on using LEDs for general illumination.
This Source Guide is a comprehensive online buyer’s guide and business directory to thousands of renewable energy businesses and organizations worldwide. Users can search by geographic location, product type, business type and name, or keywords.
Created by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), this site serves as an easy-to-use online database of energy efficiency policies in the states, searchable by state or by policy.
This searchable database from the US Department of Energy’s Hydrogen Program and Fuel Cells 2000 shows fuel cell and hydrogen activities in the US. It includes stationary fuel cell installations, hydrogen fueling stations, and vehicle demonstrations, and as well as state initiatives, policy, and partnerships aimed at advancing these technologies. The site offers fuel cell and hydrogen basic information and extensive resources.
This searchable database from the US Department of Energy’s Hydrogen Program and Fuel Cells 2000 shows fuel cell and hydrogen activities in the US. The database allows access to information on stationary fuel cell installations, vehicle demonstrations, and fueling stations as well as state policies, initiatives, and legislation aimed at advancing these technologies. It also includes information on fuel cells used to power vending machines, appliances, electronics, and facilities.
This site from the University of South Florida offers links to state statutes citing telecommuting, arranged by purpose: trip reduction, state employee telecommuting programs, tax incentives, and other.
This online portal for Western Canada’s heavy equipment and truck newspaper lists all types of heavy equipment for sale–new and used, for construction, transportation, and other industries. It includes upcoming auctions and links to related industry associations.
This source for finding surplus, new, and used machine tools, machinery, and industrial equipment is a comprehensive online version of the monthly Surplus Record Machinery and Equipment Directory. Updated daily, the online directory lists tens of thousands of industrial assets, including metalworking and fabricating machine tools, chemical and process equipment, air compressors, pumps, motors, circuit breakers, generators, transformers, and more. A free bulletin board for buying or selling equipment is also available.
This site, launched by the American Institute of Architects, provides sustainability information for architects and the general public. It is divided into four areas: advocacy, tools and resources, initiatives, and knowledge, and includes information such as energy design guides and current government advocacy efforts, as well as links to sustainability-related news, products and information.
This database is designed to provide users with non-commercial and objective information about sustainable building practices around the world. Launched by the International Initiative for a Sustainable Built Environment (iiSBE) with the support of several organizations, the database offers information in several languages. Individual files include: Advanced Technologies, Methods and Tools, R&D Projects, Policies and Programs, Buildings, and more.
This site from the American Society of Interior Designers provides information on sustainability and green design as well as news, events, discussion boards, and multiple links to resources available online.