Remodeling and Home Design

Friday, June 27, 2008

help & hope for green remodeling

green remodeling refers to projects that are designed and constructed to reduce the environmental impacts in areas like energy, water, materials consumption, waste generation, and harmful indoor and outdoor emissions. the REGREEN program, developed by usgbc and asid, is a set of best practice guidelines for sustainable residential improvement projects. whether or not you are considering applying for LEED or Green Point Rated certification for your green remodeling home project, check out REGREEN. simply download the 180 page pdf from the website and learn how to take a whole-house systems-thinking approach from different case study examples, detailed drawings, strategy library, resource lists, green product checklist, etc.

global green's green building resource center, sponsored a free workshop last tuesday at the santa monica library that introduced REGREEN. there was a nice turnout of community members and homeowners concerned and curious about greening their homes. in addition, mary cordaro environmental consultant, bau-biologist, and owner of an organic bedding collection, taught us how to create a healthy home through environmentally-friendly solutions that also contribute to healthy air quality. get more info in person at the green building resource center (hours) and attend some of their wonderful events listed here! also, learn more from an interview with monica gilchrist, global green usa's national resource center coordinator.

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