Sustainability Resource
From: Stuart Bonnema (
Date: Mon, 18 Nov 1996 14:45:25 -0600
Sustainability is a topic which is frequenty discussed on this
list. A recent issue of Popular Science gave me a pointer to a
WWW site on the topic that some of you may find useful:

There is a searchable database for resources along with a long
list of success stories. I've pasted a section from the "who
we are" and "how to contact us" pages into this posting for
those of you without WWW access. 

Stuart Bonnema
bonnema [at]
(near) Chicago, IL


What is the Center of Excellence for Sustainable Development?

The Center of Excellence for Sustainable Development helps
communities design and implement innovative strategies that
enhance the local economy as well as the local environment
and quality of life. Created by the U.S. Department of Energy's
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, the new
Center of Excellence can:

       Define what sustainable development is and how it
     can apply to you; 

       Show how sustainable development is being
     practiced by other urban and rural communities
     across the nation; 

       Provide you via, the internet, with a "tool kit" of
     sustainable information including manuals,
     workbooks, data bases, case studies and model codes
     and ordinances;

       Help you identify public and private sources of
     technical and financial assistance to carry out your

       Provide you with information about the public
     participation processes other communities have
     found work best in planning and implementing
     sustainable development; and

       Develop a menu of energy efficiency and
     renewable energy programs that fit the unique needs
     of your community. 

Our customers are communities and the Federal, State and
local agencies that assist them in community development. We
define communities broadly to include cities, villages, towns and
neighborhoods, as well as national parks, industrial parks and
other "communities of interest." 

Our mission is to provide communities with world-class
consultation on sustainable development and to help them link
to the other public and private programs that can help them
develop sustainably. 

There are many resources available on this Web site that you
can use to assist your community. You can also request specific
technical assistance from the Center of Excellence through our
request assistance form.


If your community would like to request sustainable
development assistance, please fill in the request form below, or
contact us at the following address: 

     Center of Excellence for Sustainable Development
     U.S. Department of Energy
     Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
     Denver Regional Support Office
     1617 Cole Boulevard
     Golden, CO 80401
     Toll-Free Phone: 800/363-3732
     Fax: 303/275-4830
     E-mail: sustainable.development [at] 
     World Wide Web:

Contact Support Offices


Additional help on sustainable development programs,
especially related to energy, is available from your state energy
office and from DOE's regional support offices.


(Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New
York, Rhode Island, Vermont)

Boston Regional Support Office
Boston Federal Office Building
One Congress Street, Suite 1101
Boston, MA 02114-1035
(617) 565-9700
World Wide Web:


(Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri,
Ohio, Wisconsin)

Chicago Regional Support Office 
One South Wacker Drive, Suite 2380
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 353-6749


(Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Montana, Nebraska, New
Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas,
Utah, Wyoming)

Denver Regional Support Office
1617 Cole Boulevard
Golden, CO 80401
(303) 275-4800


(Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia,
Washington DC, West Virginia)

Philadelphia Regional Support Office
1880 JFK Boulevard, Suite 501
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 656-6950


(Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky,
Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee,
Puerto Rico, Virgin Is.)

Atlanta Regional Support Office
730 Peachtree Street, NE, Suite 876
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 347-2696


(Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, California,
Commonwealth of North Marianas, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho,
Nevada, Oregon, Palau, Washington)

Seattle Regional Support Office
800 Fifth Avenue, Suite 3950
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 553-1004

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