Consumer Reports, published by the Consumers Union, is a valuable resource for information on a range of products, including home appliances and consumer electronics. Product reviews provide ratings of key features, performance, repair history, and pricing, in addition to information on energy use and efficiency. A web-based version of the magazine, along with an archive of product evaluations and reports, can be accessed for a modest fee. A new online publication called Greener Choices has a number of additional ratings and tools aimed at the environmentally sensitive consumer.
Website: www.consumerreports.org | www.greenerchoices.org
BuildingGreen is an independent company that provides information to building-industry professionals and policy makers. Their reports improve environmental performance and reduce the adverse impacts of buildings. They also publish Environmental Building News.
The Green Building Resource Guide is a database of green building materials and products for design and building professionals. The database includes a Price Index Number, a factor which compares the cost of a green product to a product labeled Price Index Standard. The index assists architects in making decisions with respect to product specifications and project budgets.
GreenerCars.org informs consumers of the greenest vehicles on the market. They provide a green score for every car and truck on the market, facilitating comparisons for car buyers.
Grist Magazine reports global environmental news with a sense of humor. Grist is a nonprofit organization, and their website and email services are free to the public.