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Green Home Remodel Guides

The Green Home Remodel Guide series covers 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.

Eco-Cool Remodel Tool

Tips and resources ranging from selecting healthy paint products, to what you should consider when replacing your furnace, upgrading your kitchen or landscaping your yard.

Green Building Handbook

If you’re considering incorporating green building techniques in your remodel or new construction project, King County’s Green Building Handbook and extensive Green Sheets will help you make decisions that will save energy and reduce costs.


The Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE) is a comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility and federal incentives and policies that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Energy Savers

Learn ways to save energy and use clean, renewable technologies at home, while driving, and at work. Sponsored by the Office of Energy Efficiency Renewable Energy.


Product-specific information on high performance appliances and lighting for the home. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.


WaterSense helps consumers identify water-efficient products and programs. Products carrying the WaterSense label perform well, help save money, and encourage innovation in manufacturing.

Green Home Guide

The US Green Building Council’s Green Home Guide provides reviews, articles, insights and tips for green remodeling and living.

Healthy House Institute

HHI treats the home like an ecosystem with many interrelated parts, providing in-depth and easily digestible consumer information on healthy home topics such as air and water quality, cleaning and housekeeping, and much more.


Also see our Green Home Books collection, culled from the best authors on building & remodeling sustainable, healthy and energy-efficient homes and buildings.

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