Introduction to Residential Green Building in New England

Introduction to Residential Green Building in New England

Green building design and construction practices significantly reduce or eliminate the negative environmental impact of homes. The purpose of the Residential Green Building Guide for New England is to provide a resource to homeowners in the New England area who...

Type: White Paper




Recycled Content Ceramic Tile

Recycled Content Ceramic Tile

Recycled content ceramic tile uses up to 100% waste glass and is often more durable and moisture resistant. This fact sheet addresses additional benefits of using recycled-content ceramic tile and identifies manufacturers and suppliers

Type: Fact Sheet




Natural Linoleum Flooring

Natural Linoleum Flooring

Linoleum is a natural, durable, resilient flooring product made from linseed oil, pine resin, wood flour, cork powder, limestone dust, natural pigments, and jute. Natural linoleum can be used anywhere a resilient floor is needed. This fact sheet from Build It Green examines the benefits of natural linoleum.

Type: Fact Sheet




Bamboo Flooring

Bamboo Flooring

This document from Build It Green discusses the environmental advantages of bamboo flooring over finite raw material and long-cycle renewable resources. Bamboo flooring sources are also listed.

Type: Fact Sheet




Cork Flooring

Cork Flooring

This fact sheet from Build It Green identifies manufacturers and suppliers of Cork Flooring and details the benefits of this flooring choice.

Type: Fact Sheet




"Green" Carpet

This document from Build It Green discusses the advantages of "Green" carpet over conventional carpet material. "Green" carpet sources are also listed.

Type: Fact Sheet




Green Home Building and Remodeling Resource Directory

Green Home Building and Remodeling Resource Directory

This directory features suppliers and installers for a variety of green products, identifies a number of firms with expertise in the design and construction of green buildings, and includes a variety of government agencies, non-profit organizations, and other entities with useful information and resources on green home building.

Type: Catalog




16 Ways to Green Your Home: Lower the impacts of everyday living

16 Ways to Green Your Home: Lower the impacts of everyday living

There are many simple ways that individual homeowners can lower their impact on the environment through everyday living. This document from the U.S. Green Building Council outlines 16 ways to Green Your Home.

Type: Brochure




Energy Innovation: How Homes Become Green

Energy Innovation: How Homes Become Green

Download this easy to read one-page document to learn about sixteen steps homeowners can take to turn new construction and existing structures into green homes.

Type: Brochure




How to Choose an Eco-friendly Floor

How to Choose an Eco-friendly Floor

Learn about the types of carpets, wood flooring, and linoleum that are both stylish and eco-friendly.

Type: White Paper




Flooring

Flooring

As more is learned about the personal health and environmental hazards of carpet and vinyl in their production, use, and disposal, green flooring alternatives are becoming increasingly popular.

Type: White Paper




Environmentally Friendly Flooring

Environmentally Friendly Flooring

Discover the diverse options that are available to homeowners who are searching for environmentally friendly flooring.

Type: Mini-Guide





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"Green" flooring comes in two basic flavors: 1) Flooring made from sustainable, eco-friendly materials; 2) Flooring that improves the energy-efficiency of the home. Learn more about both sustainable flooring and energy efficient flooring.

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