Green Building Material Hotspots

From on August 20, 2009 in Green Remodeling

When you’re trying to shop for responsibly harvested and energy efficient products, wouldn’t it be so much easier to find one giant eco mecca and make it your home base? green-material-bricks.jpgPhoto Credit: Charles & Hudson Here are a few special gems across the U.S. to get you started. Find a building material hotspot near you:


Ecohome Improvement - Located in Berkeley, this company supplies sustainable products like bamboo, cork and other green flooring alternatives.

Green and Greener - This unique shop has green alternatives for building supplies, home décor and other aspects of living an eco-friendly life. The Los Angeles shop also gives discounts to patrons who make it to the store without driving (super tough in LA!).

Environmental Products and Design - This San Francisco store offers environmentally friendly products for the home and family, as well as information and resources to help people make informed decisions about consumer choices.

Washington, D.C.:

Community Forklift - This Hyattsville, Maryland store serves the greater DC area with reduced-price building supplies. They accept recycled material donations in return for a tax donation and offer the public a place to find salvaged, surplus and green building materials for well below regular retail prices.

Americus Green Building Center - Committed to selling nothing but genuinely green products, this Kensington, Maryland store also offers professional resources and expert support to encourage sustainable building.

New York

GreenDepot - With more than one location along the upper east coast and Chicago, this hotspot specializes in all sorts of green products for the home, like paints and finishes, cleaning products, lighting, air filters and even home décor items.

Battencourt Green Building Supplies


Located in Brooklyn, this store really focuses on learning as much about new innovations in green building materials as possible. They want to teach customers about great new alternatives to the older, less efficient materials currently in homes.

Build It Green! NYC - This Astoria store sells recycled, reclaimed and surplus building materials to keep them out of our nation’s landfills.


Green Living - You can find everything home-related in this Dallas store. Products include items that are organic, recycled and sustainable.

New Living - Featuring sustainable finds like recycled glass countertops, paints, stains and finishes, organic linens, flooring and more, this new Houston-based store is open for business in person or online.


AmaZulu - Based in Orlando, this product and design company’s showroom gives visitors a broad spectrum of ideas for what they can do with their home to make it more eco-friendly and imaginative.

Indigo - A green building supply store in Gainesville that has all sorts of eco-friendly products for home building and furnishing, from toilets and flooring to cleaning products and light bulbs.


Ecohaus - With stores in Seattle and Portland, Oregon, this shop has all sorts of green goodies for building and designing an environmentally responsible home. And if you’re not close to one of their stores, no worries, you can shop from home, too.