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Sustainable Building Sourcebook
Supplement to the Green Building Program

A Program of the City of Austin

January 2000

DISCLAIMER The information in the Sustainable Building Sourcebook specifically applies to Austin, Texas; however, much of the information is useful to those in other areas. All implementation-related issues should be clarified prior to the start of any projects toinsure compliance with safe building practices, codes, and regulations. Every attempt has been made to provide comprehensive, accurate, and up-to-date information but the listings of resources shown herein should not be considered allinclusive by any means. Many other qualified professionals, suppliers, and products undoubtedly exist. Any omissions are unintentional and we invite those that were leftout to contact the Green Building Program for consideration to be included in subsequent Sourcebook updates and our database. Entries in the Sustainable Building Sourcebook do not constitute an endorsement of specific products or services.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Special thanks and deepest appreciation go first to Laurence Doxsey. His tireless dedication was behind the creation of the Green BuildingProgram and his far seeing vision provided inspiration for the birth of the Sourcebook. Thank you, Laurence, for your integrity and the standard of excellence you set in providing the best resources possible to all those interested in furthering the cause of sustainable building. First Edition Much gratitude is owed to the many individuals that contributed time and knowledge to the development ofour first edition of the Sustainable Building Sourcebook. Special thanks go to Steve Loken of the Center for Resourceful Building Technology who generously permitted the use of information generated from his excellent publication, Guide to Resource Efficient Building Elements. Robert Morriss, P.E., Lucia Athens, David Kuhles, Tony Gregg, Beauford Anderson, and John Gleason were invaluable in thedevelopment of the Water Section – thank you for sharing your expertise. We are grateful to Pliny Fisk and Gail Vittorri of the Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems for their guidance and assistance at various stages of the project. We sincerely appreciate the efforts of Tim Kisner, Michael Gimbrere, Mary McLeod, Susan Barnett, Alex MacGregor, Ieris and Walter Macedo, and Doug Seiter fortheir assistance to this project. A grant from the Urban Consortium Energy Task Force and Public Technology, Incorporated, helped create the first edition.

Second Edition Thanks to Betty Rogers, technical writer, for assisting us in making the Sourcebook more reader friendly. Our Green Building Program members are the best! We thank them all for their support and enthusiasm. Special kudos go toShellie Reott, Dennis Brown, and Jim Walker for their writing and editing assistance. Contributors from City of Austin staff include Dick Peterson, John Gleason, and Patrick Hartigan. Further rewrites and new contributions were made by the current Green Building Program Staff: Richard Morgan Mary McLeod Jill Mayfield Marc Richmond-Powers Barshia Cohee Lee Gros Russell Shaver Maureen Scanlon SusanBarnett Lisa Nutt Very special thanks to Nathan Doxsey, the next generation of brilliance coupled with incredible organization skills. We couldn’ have done it without you. t

Sustainable Building Sourcebook Table of Contents
Page Introduction to the Sourcebook ......................................................................... List of Acronyms and Abbreviations.................................................................. Section 1: Water Alternative Stormwater Quality Controls................................................................ Composting Toilets................................................................................................ Greywater Reuse .....................................................................................................
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