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




Roofing Materials for Sloped Roofs

Roofing Materials for Sloped Roofs

When selecting a roofing material, look for high solar reflectance, endurance of high reflectance over time, and high emittance. This fact sheet compares the most widely used roofing materials in the residential market, asphalt shingles, metal roofing, and clay and concrete tiles.

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Radiant Barrier System

Radiant Barrier System

A radiant barrier system, or RBS, is comprised of a sheet of reflective foil placed next to an air space, such as an attic. A properly installed RBS can block up to 95% of the heat transfer from the roof to the attic insulation, resulting in a cooler living space and less cooling load.

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Green Home Remodel, Healthy Homes for a Healthy Environment; Roofing

Green Home Remodel, Healthy Homes for a Healthy Environment; Roofing

This guide offers information about roofing systems and suggestions on how to be more energy-efficient with this component of your home.

Type: Guide




Green Building Ideas

Green Building Ideas

This fact sheet from Build It Green outlines some basic concepts and ideas important to taking a "whole system" approach to green building.

Type: Fact Sheet




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




Zero Energy, Infinite Appeal

Zero Energy, Infinite Appeal

This low maintenance house, built in Cannon Beach, Oregon, produces as much energy as it uses. This home incorporates a number of basic technologies in an innovative way to produce heat, hot water, and electricity.

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15 Things You Can Do To Green An Existing Home Or Building

15 Things You Can Do To Green An Existing Home Or Building

There are many simple things you can do to make your existing home or building more energy efficient.

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Guide to Durable Attics

Guide to Durable Attics

Keeping attics dry and ventilated will help ensure durability.

Type: Guide




Own Your Power! A Consumer Guide to Solar Electricity for the Home

Own Your Power! A Consumer Guide to Solar Electricity for the Home

Energy prices are rising, and so are concerns about the impact of energy consumption on the environment. Solar electricity systems can offer a solution.

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Planning for PV: The Value and Cost of Solar Electricity

Planning for PV: The Value and Cost of Solar Electricity

With new building-integrated solar technologies, state rebates, federal tax credits and energy-efficient mortgages, solar electricity is more affordable than ever.

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Green Home Remodel: Roofing

Green Home Remodel: Roofing

This guide provides tips on replacing a roof to make it environmentally friendly and cost-effective.

Type: White Paper





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