These are some online tools that you can use to look for codes and standards. Also included are links to reports and documentation that may also be useful as you think through your design.
TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. The TEDx program gives communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level. TEDx events are planned and coordinated independently. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign hosts a TEDx event each spring. Visit TEDxUIUC for more information.
For more TED design videos, visit Design That Matters.
In The Philosophy of Sustainable Design, Jason F. McLennan said designers should "eliminate negative environmental impact completely through skillful, sensitive design." Practical application varies among design diciplines (product design, architecture, landscape design, urban planning, etc.), but they all share some common principles: