Check out this amazing wind map! If the map is missing or seems slow, use the latest Chrome browser. It is a personal art project, not associated with any company. The surface wind data comes from the National Digital Forecast Database – near-term forecasts, revised once per hour. Note that maximum speeds may occur over lakes or just offshore.
As the web page states: ” An invisible, ancient source of energy surrounds us—energy that powered the first explorations of the world, and that may be a key to the future. This map shows you the delicate tracery of wind flowing over the US. Read more about wind and about wind power.”
Also for wind power information:
The US Green Building Council has a useful USGBC Knowledge Exchange definitely worth checking out, passing on, and adding to your library’s online library of resources! The Resource Catalog is a collection of cataloged free digital resources that relate to green building, energy efficiency, urban design, etc. If you want a link added, you can email them (KnowX@usgbc.org) the resource link. There is also a Podcast – USGBC Knowledge Exchange offering audio podcasts by experts in the field on latest in innovation and best practices in sustainable design, construction, operations, planning and LEED – through iTunes store. There is also a link to the Knowledge Center containing USGBC’s in-house library with a collection of more than 500 items. Soon they will be adding a Speaker’s Registry. Check it out!
and thanks to Anne Less of the USGBC for her work on this resource and bringing it to my attention!