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...
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
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.
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.
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.
"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.