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LEED
LEED

Are you familiar with the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System?  This highly respected certification program sets global standards for green construction and building design.  Learn about the various aspects of LEED-certified buildings, including water conservation, energy efficiency, renewable energy and more.

 
 
Water Efficiency

Water Efficiency

  • Conservation
  • Conserve water and increase efficiency using Energy Star appliances and fixtures.
  • Systems
  • Recycle water with an indoor graywater system or an outdoor rain harvester.
  • Filtering
  • Filter your water with a green roof, bioremediation pond or septic tank.
 
 
Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency

  • Heating & Cooling
  • Explore central, radiant and geothermal options to heat and cool your home efficiently.
  • Water Heaters
  • Conserve energy with tankless, power-vented and solar water heating options.
  • Renewable Energy Options
  • Power your home with clean, renewable energy from wind, solar, fuel cell and microhydropower sources.
 
 
Interior & Exterior Finishes

Interior & Exterior Finishes

  • Floor Finishes
  • Explore natural, sustainable flooring alternatives that are also better for your health.
  • Exterior Finishes & Trim
  • Discover eco-friendly decking, siding and roofing options for your home’s exterior.
  • Finishing Materials
  • From floors to walls to ceilings, find green materials for the finishes around your home.
 
 
Green Home Design

Green Home Design

  • Home Energy Waste
  • Are you wasting household energy?  Find the energy hogs in your home and tame them.
  • Refitting your Home
  • Make your home more energy efficient with insulation, efficient windows and Energy Star appliances.
  • Natural Design
  • Use passive design to build a green home that heats and cools itself.
 
 
Landscaping & Backyard

Landscaping & Backyard

  • Landscaping
  • Evaluate your property and create a landscape that maximizes the environment.
  • Backyard
  • Create an efficient and sustainable backyard landscape with tips on walkways, pools, irrigation and decking.
 
 
Solar Hot Water

Solar Hot Water

 
 
Solar Energy

Solar Energy

 
 
Green Building Terms A-Z

Green Building Terms A-Z

    Consider this your point of central access to every green building and landscaping concept imaginable.  Learn about cool roofing, passive design, xeriscaping, brown field, daylighting and more.  We’ll show you what the method is, why it’s important, where it can be used and how it may apply to your home and yard.  Start working your way through the alphabet today!

     

    Click here for common green building terms

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