The Department of Energy has a map which identifies the Building Code Energy Codes for each state, along with the ASHRAE energy code standard they are currently using.
The Kresge Foundation has added sustainable design planning grants from $50,000-$100,000 to its roster of resources available to non-profits. The grants are for:
Professional services to facilitate the design planning meetings or charrettes during the pre-design period. Planning grants are available to cover the following costs:
Energy analysis and modeling
Water use analysis and modeling
Ecological site planning
Commissioning expenses associated with the planning process
Initial documentation and LEED registration with the U.S. Green Building Council
501(c)(3) organizations that are not classified as private foundations
Community colleges, colleges and universities that are fully accredited associate, baccalaureate and/or graduate degree-granting institutions
Elementary and secondary schools that serve predominately students with physical and/or developmental disabilities
Hospitals that are accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
Religious organizations that are operated by or within religious institutions and serve secular needs, have space formally dedicated to their programs, and have financial and governing autonomy from the parent religious organization
Canadian organizations that would qualify as charitable organizations under United States law and have an independent audit prepared in accordance with their recognized local standards
This is a great program. What I would like to see developed, though, is a green building policy institute--a think tank for green building policy.
Today the Pennsylvania DEP released the guidelines and application for the Small Business Energy Efficiency Grant Program. The program provides Pennsylvania small businesses with the opportunity to receive a 25 percent reimbursement matching grant of up to $25,000 to implement qualified energy efficiency projects. The Small Business Ombudsman’s Office will be accepting applications for Small Business Energy Efficiency grants from today until May 1, 2009, or until the funds are exhausted, whichever comes first.