US Green Building Council –

North  Carolina Solar Center – organization part of NC State University providing solar energy programs and resources to the public


Southface Institute – organization located in Atlanta.GA. providing education, assistance,research, and information on solar energy and green building


WNCGBC – Western North Carolina Green Building Council


American Institute of Architects


Asheville Chapter, American Institute of Architects



  • The Passive Solar House by James Kachadorian  1997  Chelsea Green Publishing Co.
  • The Distinctive Home: A Vision of Timeless Design By Jeremiah Eck  (publisher, year)
  • Creating the Not So Big House by Sarah Susanka   (publisher, year)
  • The Pattern Home–Ten Essentials of Enduring Design by Max Jacobsen, Barbara Winslow, and Murray Silverstein
  • Places of the Soul-Architecture and Environmental Design as  a Healing Art by Christopher Day
  • The Temple in the House-Finding the Sacred in Everyday Architecture by Anthony Lawlor
  • A Timeless Way of Building by Christopher Alexander
  • A Pattern Lanuage by Christopher Alexander, Sara Ishikawa, and Murray Silverstein