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Planning
Planning

Building or remodeling your dream home?  Since it’s already going to take much, much longer than you think (yes, accept it), why not consider the environment in your approach?  To get started, read up on the best sustainable and recycled materials, learn the lingo of green design and explore the impressive financial savings that go along with being eco-conscious.   

 
 
Why Build Green

Why Build Green

  • Background
  • Follow green building guidelines to save both money...and the environment.
  • Room-by-Room
  • Get expert design tips to make every room in your home green.
  • Pros & Cons
  • Learn the pros and cons of sustainable design and green building.
 
 
Green Home Planning

Green Home Planning

 
 
Selecting Materials

Selecting Materials

  • Material's Life Cycle
  • Find truly sustainable materials using a life-cycle test and learn how to handle construction waste.
  • Material Evaluation
  • How sustainable are wood, concrete, brick and steel?  Evaluate the eco-friendliness of popular building materials.
  • Finding Green Materials
  • Building green?  Explore biomimcry, find materials and learn about rebates and incentives.
 
 
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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