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




Vision of Future Transportation

Vision of Future Transportation

An illustration of what our transportation will look like in the future, as we gravitate toward more energy-efficient practices.

Type: Brochure




NREL/Habitat for Humanity Zero Energy Home: A Cold-Climate Case Study for Affordable Zero Energy Homes

NREL/Habitat for Humanity Zero Energy Home: A Cold-Climate Case Study for Affordable Zero Energy Homes

In October 2005, a family moved into a Habitat for Humanity home near Denver, and became partners with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building America (BA) program to understand how to create affordable zero energy homes (ZEHs) in cold climates. This report details the design, construction and performance of the home.

Type: Research




Greenest City: Quick Start Recommendations

Greenest City: Quick Start Recommendations

This report from the city of Vancouver provides a list of smart, green policies and actions, most of which can be initiated immediately in your city.

Type: White Paper




Vancouver 2020 A Bright Green Future: An Action Plan for Becoming the World's Greenest City by 2020

Vancouver 2020 A Bright Green Future: An Action Plan for Becoming the World's Greenest City by 2020

Vancouver 2020 A Bright Green Future is a road map for the city of Vancouver that will support Vancouver's goal of being the greenest city in the world.

Type: White Paper




Wood and Green Building: Using Wood to Fight Climate Change

Wood and Green Building: Using Wood to Fight Climate Change

While green building standards are generally voluntary, governments at all levels are setting increasingly strict energy and carbon dioxide reduction targets for residential and commercial construction. This brochure describes how building materials compare in these areas.

Type: Brochure




Wood and Green Building: The Role of Life Cycle Assessment

Wood and Green Building: The Role of Life Cycle Assessment

Life cycle assessment (LCA) is an essential part of green building because it offers an objective and consistent way to measure the environmental impact of building materials and assemblies. LCA considers materials over the course of their entire lives, from...

Type: Brochure




Wood and Green Building: Home Builder Guidelines

Wood and Green Building: Home Builder Guidelines

The two residential green building programs described in this brochure are national in scope, encompass all aspects of green building and highlight the main differences in how wood is treated. Both are points-based systems that can be used to achieve a certified rating of performance.

Type: Brochure




Wood and Green Building: LEED vs. GREEN GLOBES

Wood and Green Building: LEED vs. GREEN GLOBES

Growing interest in buildings that are better for the environment, healthier for occupants and more cost-efficient to operate is helping to drive the popularity of green building rating systems such as LEED and Green Globes.

Type: Brochure




Life Cycle of Wood Building Products

Life Cycle of Wood Building Products

According to the Southern Forest Products Association, wood is the responsible choice for building professionals. That's why wood products are increasingly being recognized as tools to combat climate change.

Type: Brochure





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