17 April 2008

Green residential remodeling guidelines released

The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Foundation and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) have put together a set of guidelines for residential remodeling. Called ReGreen, the guidelines -- a 12MB PDF download organized by the 10 most common remodeling project types -- include a checklist of green product questions, such as these:
  • Does the product do the job well?
  • How much energy does it use?
  • Does the product release VOCs? At what rate?
  • How is the product packaged and transported?
  • How is the product installed and maintained?
  • Does it have a color or texture that can lead to reduced lighting energy or an expanded range of thermal
    comfort conditions?
  • Can the product be maintained in a benign manner?
Hat tip: GreenSage.

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