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Green building takes cooperation on many different levels, across many different fields of expertise, and includes organizations and individuals alike. These green building resources are here to help you get started.

Consumer Information

Being a more educated and involved consumer is not only our right, but our responsibility! The minute we start to demand more, is the minute we will start to move towards a more sustainable world.

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Green Home Books

This collection of green home books is culled from the best authors on building & remodeling sustainable, healthy and energy-efficient homes and buildings.

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Green Building Programs

There are a variety of building programs used here in the Northwest, but which one(s) you choose depends on what you are trying to achieve with your project and the values you want to convey.

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Building Research & Benchmarks

Leadership and innovation in green building takes raising public awareness, understanding the science in the solutions, and empowering people to try new technologies.

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Retrofits & Remodels

Lower utility bills, better use of space, healthier home, reduced maintenance, a cleaner planet? A green remodel can help you realize a range of far-reaching benefits.

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Products & Materials Selection

Whether you are a professional or a homeowner these green product labels and directories will assist you in making more informed choices.

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Job Site Recycling

Whether you're a commercial builder or simply remodeling your own home, "building green" and recycling used building materials can make a big difference for your budget and the environment.

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Community Sustainability

How do we affect change in our own neighborhoods, towns and cities? By connecting, collaborating, and sharing knowledge.

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Green Roofs & Living Walls

If you're considering the installation of a green roof or green wall, especially as part of an overall low impact development or stormwater management strategy, get started here!

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Green Home Valuation

Reports and information pertaining to the growing field of green home appraising.

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Green Home Market Research

Surveys and studies which examine the market performance of green homes here in the Pacific Northwest and across the U.S.

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Green Home Guides

The Green Home Remodeling Guides cover common remodeling topics, giving helpful hints on materials and strategies to create a home that's healthy, saves money, and is easy on the environment.

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Regional Organizations

The Northwest EcoBuilding Guild is not alone in working for environmental sustainability in the Northwest. Many of our members are also members of these amazing organizations.

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News & Media

Where do you go to get trusted, industry-relevant news? Guild members recommend, and sometimes contribute their knowledge to, these leading publications.

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Eco-Logical Home Podcasts

Listen Up! In just 15 minutes, you can learn about new sustainable choices for your home and community. Whether building a new house, installing a rain garden, remodeling the kitchen, or retrofitting your home for resource efficiency, here you’ll find great information you can use.

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