From Dean Dowd on April 09, 2008 in Green Remodeling
You’ve used Green Seal, now you want to find something similar for your contractor. GreenGuard is one such website, a valuable tool for architects, designers, contractors, and purchasing organizations that want to find and purchase low-emitting products for indoor jobs.
If an eco-friendly remodel is on your list of priorities, remember to find a contractor who is willing to accommodate you. Get involved in the process, making sure your contractor is willing to use sustainably made products that are healthy for your personal environment as well.
Often, finding and selecting materials is the first step. At GreenGuard, products range from flooring and doors to paints and finishes to bedding and furniture. Browse the list to see which results stand out to you, and ask your contractor for recommendations.
GreenGuard is known for being an industry-independent, non-profit organization that sponsors three certification programs designed to improve indoor air quality in homes, schools, and commercial properties. The organizations certification is recognized by LEED. Use their online product guide to find products based on category or manufacturer. Good luck, and happy greening!