Which Green Certification is Right for You?
- Oct 26, 2007
Homebuilders and developers who embrace green building may not be sure how to market it — but as sustainability becomes more and more popular, there’s reason to.
But where do you begin? Is it worth the expense of seeking a seal of approval from an official green building organization? Are there guidelines you can find to follow without having to use any that don’t apply to your project?
All valid questions — which are nicely addressed in a recent article on HGTVpro.com, a Web site for professional homebuilders.
The article offers some focus about what things to consider before building and what different organizations offer guidelines — it’s an Out and About recommended read.
In addition, you might find the following helpful:
- Although the official LEED for Homes guidelines won’t be out until later this year, in February, LEED released some guidelines, which can be found here.
- The state of California offers an extensive amount of green building case studies, facts, training info and guidelines for builders for residential and nonresidential building.
- The National Institute of Standards and Technology has developed BEES software (Building for Environmental and Economic
Sustainability) to help you select and use green building products.
Have any other great green sites? Let us know!