Private Business

27 sites listed

 
A. Nelessen Associates
http://www.anavision.com/
Although some of the text is difficult to read in their menu, this site is an interactive culmination of the architecture and planning firm’s objectives and projects. Be sure to check out their Visual Preference Survey–it highlights important facets of housing and community design.
Rating: Recommended
Location: Princeton, New Jersey, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, New Jersey, Private Business, Design / Architectural
 
Affordable Housing Development Corporation
http://www.ahdc.com/
This is the site for a multidisciplinary planning and development firm with primary practice along the east coast and the Rocky Mountain range. Their site includes information for and about municipalities and community development groups, as well AHDC’s recent projects and links to related sites.
Rating: Informative
Location: Katonah, New York, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, New York, National, Private Business, Affordable / Assisted, Design / Architectural, Neighborhood / Community
 
Applied Radient Technologies
http://www.appliedradiant.com/
This site is a collection of hydronic and electric radient heating systems available for ordering and purchase online, providing not only product information, but design and installation help, as well.
Rating: Informative
Location: Danboro, Pennsylvania, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Pennsylvania, National, Private Business, Construction / Product, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable
 
 
BuildingOnline
http://www.BuildingOnline.com/
“BuildingOnline offers a multi-site search engine exclusively for the residential home building and home improvement industry.” Their site also offers a question-and-answer forum and a free e-mail newsletter service. Although the page is very slow in loading and overridden with advertisements, it contains a lot of useful information about products, materials, and cost-saving construction methods techniques.
Rating: Informative
Location: Dana Point, California, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, California, National, Private Business, Index / Periodical, Construction / Product, Design / Architectural
 
Change Communications
http://www.change.org/
The Change Communications site offers a wide range of Internet services, designed to help housing and community development organizations use the new communications technology to its fullest potential by providing Internet and Web help and design services. An excellent resource guide of related links is also included.
Rating: Recommended
Location: USA
Related pages: USA, National, Private Business, Index / Periodical, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community, Shelter / Homeless
 
Code Source PC
http://www.codesourcepc.com/
This site provides full service building code consulting for architects, municipalities, businesses and home owners, and provides specific information about healthcare facilities, municipal structures, accessible home design, and pertinent architectural and design products.
Rating: Recommended
Location: Grandville, Michigan, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Michigan, National, Private Business, Disability Concern, Construction / Product, Design / Architectural
 
Design Site
http://www.atsrc.com/des-site/
A website for architecture and design related information, products and services, this site maintains a large searchable database and links to a wide variety of related sites.
Rating: Recommended
Location: New York, New York, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, New York, National, Private Business, Index / Periodical, Affordable / Assisted, Disability Concern, Construction / Product, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community
 
Earthship Global Website
http://www.earthship.org/
“The Earthship is a completely independent globally oriented dwelling unit made from materials that are indigenous to the entire planet. The major structural building component of the Earthship is recycled automobile tires filled with compacted earth to form a rammed earth brick encased in steel belted rubber. This brick and the resulting bearing walls it forms is virtually indestructible.” This site details the home plans, energy efficiency, materials, waster, water, power, heating and cooling, and affordability.
Rating: Excellent
Location: El Prado, New Mexico, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, New Mexico, Multi-National, Private Business, Affordable / Assisted, Construction / Product, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable
 
Enertia Building Systems
http://www.enertia.com/
Although this site is slow to load, it provides excellent information about “a method of building homes and offices in which natural renewable materials, energy efficient, natural forces are used to create a comfortable environment without the use of fuel or electricity.” The science behind the technology, products, cost-efficiency, design, construction, links to related sites, and countless photographs of existing homes and projects are all detailed on this site as well.
Rating: Excellent
Location: Wake Forest, North Carolina, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, North Carolina, National, Private Business, Construction / Product, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable
 
Envirosense Consortium, Inc.
http://www.envirosense.org/
The Envirosense Consortium and its website provide educational programs that focus on proactive solutions for building, product, and maintenance systems through its described projects, programs, member list, searchable database, and newsletter.
Rating: Informative
Location: Kennesaw, Georgia, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Georgia, National, Membership Group, Private Business, Construction / Product, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable
 
Fair Housing Institute, Inc.
http://www.mindspring.com/~fairhous/
This site contains information about the Institute’s training, consulting and publications for housing management professionals, Fair Housing practices, requirements, and techniques, as well as related issues of housing feasibility.
Rating: Informative
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Georgia, National, Private Business, Disability Concern, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, Design / Architectural
 
Ferret Information Systems, Ltd.
http://www.ferret.co.uk/
This site claims to be home of “Britain’s largest supplier of advisory systems in the field of welfare benefits and related law.” While I cannot attest to the validity of that statement, the site does contain a wealth of information about housing and welfare issues, a calendar of events and conferences, programs for sale to help in calculating price, benefit and payment schedules, and includes links to a variety of United Kingdom law sites.
Rating: Informative
Location: Cardiff, Wales, UK
Related pages: UKUK, Wales, National, Private Business, Index / Periodical, Fair housing, Legal / Policy
 
First Community Village
http://www.firstcommunity.org/fc.html
The home of a continuing care retirement community in suburban Ohio, this site contains information about the Village’s services, amenities, security, religious offerings, floor plans, fees and contact information.
Rating: Informative
Location: Upper Arlington, Ohio, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Ohio, State / Regional / Local, Private Business, Affordable / Assisted, Disability Concern, Fair housing, Special Interest / Minority, Design / Architectural, Assisted Living, Hospice / Healthcare
 
Freddie Mac
http://www.freddiemac.com/
This site details the corporation’s dedication to “making the dream of decent, accessible housing a reality.” Information contained includes suggestions, projects, and programs geared toward homebuyers, communities, and lenders.
Rating: Informative
Location: McLean, Virginia, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Virginia, National, Private Business, Affordable / Assisted, Neighborhood / Community
 
Homebuyer’s Fair
http://www.homefair.com/
This site provides a wealth of information about the process of moving, mortgages, buying your first home and deciding where to move. It also includes software to help you calculate mortgages and salaries, compare two cities, examine demographics, and choose the best cities to live.
Rating: Excellent
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Arizona, National, Private Business, Affordable / Assisted, Neighborhood / Community
 
Housing Studies
http://www.carfax.co.uk/hos-ad.htm
This site provides subscription information for this journal that includes contributions from many different disciplines including economics, political science, urban studies, history, social administration, sociology, geography, law and planning. This site only contains information about the journal and how to receive it, not information contained within the journal. If you are a subscriber, you can link to the journal online at no charge.
Rating: Informative
Location: Abingdon, England, UK
Related pages: UKUK, England, Multi-National, Private Business, Index / Periodical
 
HousingLink
http://www.housinglink.com/
Membership is required to access this site, and subscription information is provided. Once a member, however, you are granted access to tools and resources relating to Federal legislation and regulations, community development issues, mortgage regulations, funding information, HUD forms, relevant conferences, market trends, statistics, news, and more.
Rating: Informative
Location: USA
Related pages: USA, National, Private Business, Index / Periodical, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, Neighborhood / Community
 
ImproveNet
http://www.improvenet.com/
This is an excellent site for anyone looking to build, design, remodel or reconstruct housing in the United States. It provides a database of contractors, designers, lenders and products to assist persons of any income level in creating exciting housing arrangements. The page also includes a design gallery, past issues of their online magazine, and a variety of means of communication with site owners and site users for advice, suggestions, and general discussion.
Rating: Excellent
Location: Palo Alto, California, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, California, National, Private Business, Index / Periodical, Affordable / Assisted, Construction / Product, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable
 
Infloor Residential Heating System
http://www.infloor.com/dr09.htm
This site details both verbally and graphically the technology behind in-floor radient heating systems, which potentially reduce heat loss in residential spaces up to 25% more than in typical heating environments, dramatically increasing home affordability. Product, installation, and other resource information is provided.
Rating: Informative
Location: Hammel, Minnesota, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Minnesota, National, Private Business, Construction / Product, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable
 
Johnson Hardware
http://www.johnsonhardware.com/
This site includes information and graphics about their wide range of sliding and folding doors that help provide small-home owners greater opportunities to utilize difficult spaces in an affordable manner.
Rating: Informative
Location: Elkhart, Indiana, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Indiana, National, Private Business, Construction / Product
 
LawNet
http://www.lawnet.com.au/
This site is home to LawNet, the primary legal service provider for Australian community organizations. Legal Aid, International legal archives, and information about housing and financial legal services are all provided.
Rating: Informative
Location: Australia
Related pages: Australia, National, Private Business, Legal / Policy
 
Neolink Information Age Solutions
http://www.neolink.com/
Michael Dougherty’s personal homepage, this site provides resource links for persons interested in community development, neighborhoods, grant seeking, Native Americans, and the non-profit sector as detailed by the author.
Rating: Informative
Location: Battle Creek, Michigan, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Michigan, National, Private Business, Index / Periodical, Special Interest / Minority, Neighborhood / Community
 
Olive Plaza
http://www.efn.org/~olivepa/
Specially designed barrier-free apartments are available for mobility impaired persons of any age at Olive Plaza. Their website gives resident requirements, location map, and other necessary resident information.
Rating: Informative
Location: Eugene, Oregon, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Oregon, State / Regional / Local, Private Business, Affordable / Assisted, Disability Concern, Special Interest / Minority, Assisted Living
 
Planweb
http://www.planweb.co.uk/
This site contains “Internet information resources for town planners and land property professionals,” and includes a wealth of links to planning, organization, GIS, environmental, and local authority sites.
Rating: Informative
Location: Warwickshire, England, UK
Related pages: UKUK, England, Multi-National, State / Regional / Local, Private Business, Index / Periodical, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community
 
Residential Energy Efficiency Database
http://www.its-canada.com/reed/
This excellent searchable site provides information about housing construction, site, solar and house planning, vapor barriers, energy efficient building techniques and methods, air quality, insulation and a glossary of terms. Publications, awards, and products are also described.
Rating: Excellent
Location: Carvel, Alberta, Canada
Related pages: Canada, Canada, Alberta, National, Private Business, Index / Periodical, Affordable / Assisted, Construction / Product, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable
 
Roy’s Housing, Inc.
http://www.royshousing.com/
This site details this business’ specialization in sectional and modular manufactured housing, with information about zoning, energy efficiency, and affordability provided. The site also provides a number of Question and Answer forums and a wealth of other pertinent information.
Rating: Recommended
Location: Highgate Center, Vermont, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Vermont, National, Private Business, Affordable / Assisted, Construction / Product, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable, Manufactured
 
Sustainable Building and Culture
http://www.west.net/~prince/
This site by Prince Associates Architects maintains an extensive database of sustainable building, architecture, alternative construction techniques, ecovillage, environmental, and landscaping links.
Rating: Excellent
Location: Santa Barbara, California, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, California, Multi-National, Private Business, Index / Periodical, Construction / Product, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable