Completed in November of 2007, the Smart Home was awarded a LEED-NC Platinum Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council for its excellence is sustainable design. Several sustainable systems are incorporated into the home including rainwater harvesting, solar hot water heating, photovoltaic power generation, a green roof, rain garden, energy recovery ventilator, and renewable and recycled materials.
The Appropriate Technology Library is 150,000 pages of full text and graphics from 1050 books covering all areas of village-level and do-it-yourself technology--all on 27 CD-ROM’s or 4 DVD’s.
Department of Transportation's National Transportation Library joins Science.gov
Top cited 20 articles in various subjects including Engineering using Scopus.
A Technical Report documents the progress of research and development projects of various groups such as universities, laboratories, institutes and government agencies.
A number of Technical Reports from Drexel Univers
DOEpatents, Patents, Department of Energy
Energy Citation Database
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Senior Design, Senior Seminar, Codes, Sites and Case Studies, Scholarly articles
For information on how to find scholarly lierature from various electronic databases,
see: Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Senior Seminar
See also: Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Blog
Codes and Regulations: Important resources in locating codes and regulations necessary for your design project:
Books on codes in the Library:
Building codes illustrated : a guide to understanding the 2006 International building code
Residential & light commercial construction standards : the all-in-one, authoritative reference compiled from : major building codes, recognized trade custom, industry standards.
Specifying interiors : a guide to construction and FF&E for residential and commercial interiors projects / Maryrose McGowan ; drawings by Kelsey Kruse.
The BOCA national building Architectural building codes : a graphic reference
To find additional books, search in our online catalog at Advanced Keyword searching using appropriate keywords related to your topic of interest.
See also Finding Building Codes using library resources for more information on finding online versions of codes such as BOCA, ICC or NFPA.
MAD CAD gives access to comprehensive state and local codes to meet architectural, engineering and educational solutions. See Philadelphia's Licenses and Inspections site for city's codes and regulations documents.
ILI Standards Infobase The ILI standards database is a bibliographic standards database. It covers over 600,000 worldwide standards. Over 250 major Standards issuing authorities are covered, from the US, Europe, the international bodies ISO and IEC to Japan and Australia. Any ASTM standards can also be requested through ILI Standards Infobase.
Professional Engineering Publishing has launched new service for conference organizers: Engineering Conferences Online (ECO). ECO promotes the dissemination of important engineering research that would normally be very difficult, or impossible, to locate. It provides electronic access to the proceedings of conferences in the engineering field.
The DOE Data Explorer (DDE) is an information tool which includes a database of citations prepared by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) based on the information found at various data-hosting Web sites. The DOE Data Explorer can be used to find collections of scientific research data, such as computer simulations, figures and plots, interactive maps, multimedia, numeric files, and scientific images.