See below for great links to Green Building in Vermont
Benefits of building green include:
VT Green Building Network - The Vermont Green Building Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing Vermont participation in green building and to promoting the environmental, financial, community, and health benefits of green design, construction, and building operation practices. We are builders, designers, developers, policy makers, service providers, and other building industry professionals working together to improve building practices in Vermont. www.vgbn.org
There are many areas regarding green building, especially when you take into account all the components of a house, the materials used, and the energy savings. All of these were accounted for in a experimental housing built right here in Vermont. Considering the very cold winters that Vermont has it is an excellent place to try out some new passive solar technology. www.buildinggreen.com
Here you will find the article about a furnace free home. www.buildinggreen.com/elists/furnacefree.cfm.
Long term benefits for the earth are discussed in an article www.vermontwomen.com/articles/0407/greenbuilding.shtml
Vermont Green Building Network http://www.vgbn.org/whatsgreenbuilding.php -
Insulated concrete forms are showcased in this youtube video. You can also view several other simular video. www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pi-xBeH6Ug
Other useful links are listed below. Some are websites, while others are just an article or video on that website.