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The following sites may be useful for contractors and builders.

Advanced Building Technologies
This searchable site explores "technologies and practices that improve the energy and resource efficiency of commercial and multi-unit residential buildings." It includes more than ninety environmentally appropriate technologies and practices. Design and construction issues, arranged by building-type, are building structure, finishes and furnishings, heating and cooling, plumbing and water heating, lighting and daylighting, load management, electricity production, ventilation and air quality, site, and motors and equipment. There are descriptions (including definition, building use and type, benefits, limitations, application, experience, and cost) of various building materials. This site is sponsored by a group of Canadian governmental and private organizations. American Chemical Society
All the ACS grant, award,scholarship and internship opportunities have been gathered in one place to help you find the right program to fit your needs. California Incentives for Renewable Energy
From the DSIRE database, a comprehensive list of California state, local and utility incentives, rebates, loans, grants and other sources of funding to promote renewable energy. Golden Field Office Business Opportunities
"The Golden Field Office (Golden) is an organization within the Department of Energy&quo;s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). Golden works directly with industry, academia, states and local governments in partnerships to further the development and commercialization of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies." This site provides links to funding and contracting opportunities. Grants.gov
Grants.gov "allows organizations to electronically find and apply for competitive grant opportunities from all Federal grant-making agencies." It lists more than 900 grants from 26 Federal agencies. The grant data base is searchable by agency, funding instrument type, funding activity category, CFDA (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance) number, Funding Opportunity Number or by key words. Downloadable applications packages are available. Loan Guarantee Program
"The Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct05) authorizes the U.S. Department of Energy to issue loan guarantees to eligible projects that &quo;avoid, reduce, or sequester air pollutants or anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases&quo; and &quo;employ new or significantly improved technologies.&quo;" This section of the DOE&quo;s website provides information about currently open loan solicitations, if any, and how to apply for them. Office of Science: Grants and Contracts Web Site
This is a single access point for over 1,000 grant programs offered by 26 Federal grant making agencies. Public and Indian Housing
HUD provides grants to tribes and other Indian entities through ICDBG, Indian Community Development Block Grants or IHBG, Indian Housing Block Grant Program. Public-Sector Funding
This section of the DOE&quo;s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Inventions and Innovation Program, is a guide to understanding public-sector funding. It explains various forms of assistance, for example grants, loans and equity investments, and provides a simple tutorial on the preparation necessary to apply for such assistance. While written with the innovator/inventor in mind, the information is useful to any inexperienced grant/loan seeker. USDA Rural Business Enterprise Grants
The RBEG program provides grants for rural projects that finance and facilitate development of small and emerging rural businesses, help fund distance learning networks and employment related adult education programs and business development.
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