Numerous green building and energy efficiency programs are available to residential builders and consumers to reduce energy consumption, lessen the impact on the environment, and lower the operating costs of your home. The following links cover a wide range of topics including: green building programs and rating systems, energy efficiency programs, incentives and rebates, education and training opportunities, green roof systems and technology.
Energy Efficiency Programs, Incentives and Rebates
Energy efficiency programs, incentives and rebates that will save money for builders, developers, and consumers. Also, check with your local city or municipality for rebates and incentives that may be available.
Energy Efficiency Technologies
Energy efficiency technologies including high efficiency furnaces, heat pumps, as well as renewable energies such as geothermal energy.
Green Building Programs and Rating Systems
The goal of the various green building rating systems is to reduce a building's impact on the environment, lower operating costs, and to promote sustainability. Some green building rating systems can also be applied to existing buildings to evaluate their environmental performance.
Education and Training Programs
Courses, workshops, seminars and programs that are offered by various associations and organizations related to green building and energy efficiency.
Green Roof Systems and Technology
Design, construction and performance of durable green roof systems. Green roofs are being incorporated into all forms of residential construction including houses, multi-unit condominium buildings and high-rises.
Links to more information on green building and energy efficiency.
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