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EDUCATION AND OUTREACH

  • NAHBGreen
    Phone: 877-624-2476  

    Description: NAHBGreen offers builders, remodelers, developers, and other home building professionals a variety of services to learn, incorporate, and market green building.
  • Passive House Institute
    Phone: 217-344-1294  
    Address: PHIUS, 110 S. Race St. Suite 202, Urbana, IL 61801
    Email: info@passivehouse.us

    Description: The Passive House Institute US (PHIUS) is a consulting and research firm working to further the implementation of Passive House standards and techniques nationwide.
  • US Green Building Council LEED For Homes
    Fax: 202-828-5110
    Address: U.S. Green Building Council, 2101 L Street, NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20037

    Description: A LEED-certified home is designed and constructed in accordance with the rigorous guidelines of the LEED for Homes green building certification program. LEED for Homes is a consensus-developed, third party-verified, voluntary rating system which promotes the design and construction of high-performance green homes.

SITE AND DESIGN

  • Who is Green? Find a Participating Builder
    NAHB

    Description: Builders across the country are having homes certified in the National Green Building Certification Program, powered by the NAHB Research Center – find one near you.

INDOOR AIR QUALITY

  • Greenguard Environmental Institute
    Phone: 800.427.9681   Fax: 770.980.0072
    Address: 2211 Newmarket Parkway, Suite 110, Marietta, GA 30067
    Email: info@greenguard.org

    Description: GREENGUARD Building certification program for newly constructed multifamily and commercial properties that follow best practice guidelines for preventing mold during the design, construction and ongoing operations. Greenguard also has a product certification program (low emitting products) and a school certification program.
  • Indoor airPLUS Program
    US EPA

    Description: EPA created the Indoor airPLUS Program to help builders meet the growing consumer preference for homes with improved indoor air quality and energy efficiency. Forward-thinking builders can distinguish themselves by offering homes that have earned this advanced designation. A home qualifies when verified to meet the Indoor airPLUS specifications, by a certified home energy rater.

ENERGY EFFICIENCY

  • Building America
    US Dept. of Energy

    Description: Building America is an industry-driven research program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, designed to accelerate the development and adoption of advanced building energy technologies in new and existing homes.
  • NAHBRC Energy Value Housing Award

    Description: Honoring builders who voluntarily incorporate energy efficiency in the design, construction & marketing of new homes
  • RESNET - Residential Energy Services Network
    Address: P.O. Box 4561, Oceanside, CA 92052-4561
    Email: info@resnet.us

    Description: The RESNET website is a one-stop solution where homeowners can learn about the energy audit and rating processes, and search the RESNET directory to find certified energy auditors and raters and qualified contractors and builders.
  • Weatherization Assistance Program
    EERE

    Description: The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) enables low-income families to permanently reduce their energy bills by making their homes more energy efficient. Funds are used to improve the energy performance of dwellings of needy families using the most advanced technologies and testing protocols available in the housing industry.

FINANCIAL PROGRAMS

  • EERE Financial Opportunities for Consumers

    Description: Although the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy does not directly fund consumer energy efficiency and renewable energy projects, many other opportunities exist. A list of financial incentives is here.
  • Energy Efficient Mortgages
    RESNET
    Phone: 800-785-8154  
    Address: P.O. Box 4561, Oceanside, CA 92052-4561
    Email: info@resnet.us

    Description: There is an emerging market force towards energy efficient homes. From Florida to Alaska mortgage lenders are increasingly using energy mortgages to make homes more affordable and poising their companies to capture this new market trend.
  • Federal Tax Credits for Consumer Energy Efficiency

    Description: If you purchase an energy-efficient product or renewable energy system for your home, you may be eligible for a federal tax credit. This site provides an overview of the federal tax credits for energy efficiency.
  • FHA's Energy Efficient Mortgage Program
    Phone: 202-708-1112   
    Address: 451 7th Street S.W., , Washington, DC 20410

    Description: FHA's Energy Efficient Mortgage program (EEM) helps homebuyers or homeowners save money on utility bills by enabling them to finance the cost of adding energy efficiency features to new or existing housing as part of their FHA insured home purchase or refinancing mortgage.


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