Green Standards

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Community Outreach: Green Building

Hosting green-project open houses helps educate the public about sustainable materials and building practices. More

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Hazardous Materials Handled Right

The EnviroStars program assesses and provides guidance for small businesses to recycle and properly dispose of hazardous materials. More

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Regreen Certification

The American Society of Interior Designers and the U.S. Green Building Council partner to create nationwide green residential remodeling guidelines and certification. More

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Green Remodeling Project Educates Staff, Builders, and the Community

This award-winning educational remodeling project in North Carolina follows LEED and local green guidelines. More

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New Tax Deductions and Credits Proposed for Green Products

The proposed law would grant tax deductions up to $4,000 to homeowners installing green cabinetry and other building products. Dealers could benefit, too. More

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Vinyl Siding Makers Say Their Product's Green

Claims and counter-claims about a product that remains the market share leader in siding. More

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Solar: Does It Really Offer a Golden Opportunity?

Though, to date, demand for solar systems has been low, the hope is that tax incentives will help push consumers into investing in solar power. More

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Keeping Them Honest

A guide to deciphering product specs, avoiding greenwashing, and navigating certification programs. More

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PVC Decking Still Popular

Composite decking manufacturers and established PVC companies enter the growing vinyl decking market. More

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The Grammar of Green

Common marketing principles translate well to green selling. More

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