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The online universe is exploding with (sometimes conflicting) sustainable building information and resources. When it comes to navigating through the maze to find the best residentially focused information, these are our tried and true touchstones.


REGREEN - an overview (PPT): This brief power point presentation is available to anyone seeking to understand or present to others a cursory overview of the REGREEN program. While not a substitute for the instructor-led presentations, it does provide a useful description of the program's intent and orientation as well as its many facets.

REGREEN Strategy Generator: This green building widget allows you to identify the appropriate green upgrade for your project. Enter the type, scope and goal of your retrofit project and allow the widget to generate the appropriate green measures to implement.

REGREEN Residential Remodeling Guidelines (PDF): The REGREEN guidelines are a powerful resource to guide your next remodeling project. Beginning with the successful approach to green remodeling and walking you through 10 different types of residential retrofit projects, these guidelines provide the information you need to make positive and impactful retrofit decisions.

Green Product Checklist (PDF): An important part of the green remodeling process is the careful selection of healthy, environmentally responsible materials and products. Let the Green Product Checklist guide your shopping decisions.

REGREEN Home Assessment Form (PDF): The first step in any holistic and informed remodel or home upgrade is a comprehensive home assessment. This form was developed by a multi-disciplinary team of green building experts to assist you in a whole-house assessment, including home performance, building systems, structural integrity, existing hazards, interior finishes, and space utilization. Use this form at the start of each remodel project to thoroughly evaluate the home’s existing conditions.

Organizations and Programs

ASID has many resources for interior designers seeking to incorporate sustainable design principles into their practice.

Green Home Guide - USGBC’s residentially focused site has a wealth of information on how to make your home greener and connect with the resources and green building professionals in your area. Be sure to check out Green Retrofit Checklist to discover how you can start living in a greener, healthier home today.

The folks at Green Building Advisor are a rich resource for building, designing and remodeling green homes and an integral part of the team that created REGREEN. Explore the abundance of green information free of charge, with the option to dig deeper into green building resources and strategies as a site member.

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Energy Star Program. Energy efficient appliance choices can save families about a third on their energy bill with similar savings of greenhouse gas emissions, without sacrificing features, style or comfort.

The Department of Energy offers extensive information on how to save energy and increase home performance at their Energy Savers website.

The Healthy House Institute® (HHI) provides consumers information to make their homes healthier. HHI strives to be the most comprehensive educational resource available for creating healthier homes

The federal Energy Efficient Mortgages (EEM) program allows homeowners to add the cost of energy-efficient home improvements to their existing mortgage. Find out more about EEMs at and

The Solar Tribune offers exteinsive information on solar panels and solar thermal energy systems for homeowners.

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