Planning & Design Resources



  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): These regulations set minimum requirements for newly designed and constructed or altered State and local government facilities, public accommodations, and commercial facilities to be readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities. These accessibility standards are published by the Department of Justice.
  • Southface: For more than 30 years, Southface has promoted comfortable, energy-, water-, and resource-efficient homes, workplaces and communities throughout the Southeast.
  • United States Access Board: The Access Board is an independent Federal agency devoted to accessibility for people with disabilities. Created in 1973 to ensure access to federally funded facilities, the Board is now a leading source of information on accessible design.
  • U.S. Green Building Council: USGBC is a Washington, D.C.-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to a prosperous and sustainable future for our nation through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. The LEED® green building certification program is a voluntary, consensus-based national rating system for buildings and sites designed, constructed and operated for improved environmental and human health performance.