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The ADA Standards establish design requirements for the construction and alteration of facilities subject to the law. These enforceable standards apply to places of public accommodation, commercial facilities, and state and local government facilities.
Archello is a global platform for designers and architects. Access information about products and materials, projects, and design teams.
BuildingGreen helps architects, designers and other sustainability professionals make their projects greener and healthier. Access the Knowledge Base for information on design strategies and processes, projects, materials, and codes.
Census Bureau Geography Program
Access the Census Bureau Geography Program website for mapping files, reference maps, and reference files
Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat is an international not-for-profit organization designed to facilitate exchanges among those involved in all aspects of the planning, design, construction and operation of tall buildings.
Emporis is a real estate data mining company that collects and publishes data and photographs of buildings worldwide.
Managed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R), HUD User hosts research, publications, and data sets in housing, community development, and more.
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a green building certification program developed by the non-profit U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). It includes a set of rating systems for the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of green buildings, homes, and neighborhoods that aims to help building owners and operators be environmentally responsible and use resources efficiently.
Lighting Research Center
The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute provides access to lighting research and education, conducting research in light and human health, transportation lighting and safety, solid-state lighting, energy efficiency, and plant health.
Transmaterial is a catalog of materials, products and processes. Use the links at the top of the site to narrow down by material type.
USGS Historical Topographic Map Explorer
Access more than 178,000 US historical topographic maps dating from 1882 to 2006. Previously available only as printed lithographic copies, the legacy quadrangles are now available as web viewable images and free, downloadable digital files.
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