Some of My favorite links
Building Code and Inspection Information
International Code Council – http://www.intlcode.org/
ICC Brazos Valley Chapter – http://www.brazosvalleychapter.org/
National Fire Protection Association – http://www.nfpa.org/Home/index.asp
Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners – http://www.tsbpe.state.tx.us/
Building Officials Association of Texas – http://www.boatx.org/
Code Enforcement Association of Texas – http://www.ceat1.org/
Texas Residential Construction Commission - http://www.trcc.state.tx.us/
Texas Association of Real Estate Inspectors – http://www.tarei.com/
Texas Real Estate Commission – http://www.trec.state.tx.us/
Department of Energy – http://www.energy.gov/
Energy Systems Lab @ Texas A&M – http://www-esl.tamu.edu/
ESL – Senate Bill 5 – http://www-esl.tamu.edu/terp
State Energy Conservation Office – http://www.seco.cpa.state.tx.us/
American Society of Heating, Refrigeration & A/C Engineers – http://www.ashrae.org/
Air Diffusion Council – http://www.flexibleduct.org/
Efficient Windows Collaborative – http://www.efficientwindows.org/
North American Insulation Manufacturers Assoc. – http://www.naima.org/
DOE Building Technology – http://www.energycodes.gov/
Texas Engineering Extension Service – http://www.teex.com/pst/
Central Texas home Builders Association - http://www.cthba.com/
National Association of Homebuilders – http://www.nahb.org
NAHB Research Center – http://www.nahbrc.org
Texas Association of Builders – http://www.texasbuilders.org/
Greater Houston Builders Association – http://ghba.org/
Texas Online – http://www.texasonline.com/
Texas Legislature Online – http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/
Texas Register – http://lamb.sos.state.tx.us/texreg/
U.S. Senate – http://www.senate.gov/
U.S. House of Representatives – http://www.house.gov/
Library of Congress Online – http://thomas.loc.gov/home/thomas.html
And Even More great Links
http://aceee.org/ Advancing and deploying energy efficiency technologies, policies, programs, and behavior as a means of promoting economic prosperity, energy security, and environmental protection.
http://airbarriernews.com/ As an industry expert, BCRA’s building science group incorporates a working knowledge of proven thermal, air and moisture barrier techniques into the design, construction, forensic evaluation, and testing of the building envelope.
http://www.epa.gov/indoorairplus/index.html EPA created Indoor airPLUS to help builders meet the growing consumer preference for homes with improved indoor air quality.
http://cpsc.gov/ The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction.
http://www.michigan.gov/dleg/0,1607,7-154-25676_25692-42960--,00.html 20 Tips for Building a New House
http://www.hometips.com/diy-how-to/ Since 1997, HomeTips has guided millions of homeowners with original, expert advice for DIY home improvement and repair.
http://www.doityourself.com/ DoItYourself.com is the leading independent home improvement and home repair website. It has been repeatedly honored among the Best on the Web, and was named "One of the Top 50 Sites in the World" by Time Magazine
http://www.epa.gov/iaq/homes/retrofits.html EPA is developing voluntary Healthy Indoor Environment Protocols for Home Energy Upgrades
http://www.inspectapedia.com/ Free Encyclopedia of Building & Environmental Inspection, Testing, Diagnosis, Repair
http://www.iaei.org/magazine/ the International Association of Electrical Inspectors
http://www.homeoftexas.com/ HOME of Texas (HOME) is one of the state's oldest and largest providers of written insured new home warranties, providing homeowners with a strong foundation of security for their home.
http://www.tbae.state.tx.us/ The Texas Board of Architectural Examiners is a multi-profession regulatory agency that oversees the examination, registration, and professional regulation of architects, interior designers, and landscape architects.
http://www.archenergy.com/ Founded in 1982, Architectural Energy Corporation (AEC) is a leading energy engineering and sustainable design consulting firm.
http://www.energyconservatory.com/ The Energy Conservatory (TEC) manufactures precision diagnostic equipment used to solve comfort, energy use,
durability and air quality problems in buildings.
http://www.iccsafe.org The International Code Council (ICC) is a membership association dedicated to building safety and fire prevention. ICC develops the codes and standards used to construct residential and commercial buildings, including homes and schools.
http://www.wrightsoft.com/ Wrightsoft Corporation delivers powerful residential and commercial HVAC design and sales solutions that are designed to increase your productivity, improve the quality of your designs, separate you from the competition, and increase your revenue with improved design and sales effectiveness
http://www.sprayfoam.com/ Spray Foam Insulation Community Portal and Guide
http://masonknowles.com/ Providing Technical Resources for the Spray Foam (SPF) Industry
http://www.sprayfoam.org/ Founded in 1987 originally as the Polyurethane Foam Contractors Division, the Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA) is the voice, along with the educational and technical resource, for the spray polyurethane foam industry
http://www.stocktoninfrared.com/index.php And welcome to the World of Infrared™. Since 1989, we have provided infrared (IR) thermographic imaging services and resources to clients and infrared thermographers
http://www.tdi.state.tx.us/pubs/consumer/cb030.html Texas Department of Insurance