Links to organizations dealing with human health and the indoor environment
The Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre (AIVC) is an international organization providing technical support to those involved in the research and development of ventilation technology, and dissemination of information on related energy and air-quality issues.
The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (ASHRAE) is an international organization for professionals in the fields of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration.
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. (Healthy Housing) sponsors research on all issues related to housing, including indoor air quality, and healthy construction. Their 1996 Indoor Environment Working Group offers discussions on a variety of issues.
The Center for Resourceful Building Technology (CRBT) was founded to educates the public on issues relating to housing and the environment, innovative building materials and technologies.
The Energy Efficient Building Association is an international non-profit group dedicated to energy-efficient design, construction, and environmentally responsible development.
Environmental Building News is a periodical dealing with environmentally sustainable design and construction. Check out their discussion group.
The Environmental Health Center offers information about various health issues related to the indoor environment.
The Environmental Health Clearinghouse offers fact sheets on various health issues or specific chemicals, and answers questions related to indoor air quality, MCS, etc.
The Green Building Council promotes the understanding, development, and implementation of green building policies, programs, technologies, standards, and design practices
The Greenbuilding discussion group covers a wide variety of indoor-environment issues, as well as sustainable construction practices.
The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBL) has a home page for their Indoor Environment Program that covers research projects involving indoor air quality and other issues. They also offer an on-line version of their Center for Building Science (CBS) newsletter.
MCSurvivors is a comprehensive web site for people with Multiple Chemically Sensitivity.
The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) is an organization that promotes renewable and sustainable energy, responsible use energy, and preservation of the environment.
The Northwest EcoBuilding Guild promotes the cooperative and balanced creation of an ecologically sustainable built environment in the Pacific Northwest.
Okios offers information on green building products and materials along with techniques for sustainable design and construction.
The Rocky Mountain Institute fosters the efficient and sustainable use of resources as a path to global security.
Solstice is a site for energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainable technology information and connections.
The Southface Energy Institute offers publications, workshops, and general information about sustainable, environmentally sound, and energy-efficient construction.
Sustainable Building Sources has a calender of upcoming green conferences and green building links.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers information about lead poisoning in infants and children.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is an independent Federal regulatory agency that helps keep American families safe in their homes by reducing the risk of injury or death from consumer products.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Indoor Air Quality Home Page. The EPA’s Indoor Environments Division (IED) coordinates research and develops and implements policies regarding the impact of indoor air pollutants on the general public.
The sci.engr.heat-vent-ac newsgroup deals with indoor air quality issues, primarily from an engineering perspective. For basic background information, see their FAQ page.