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Environmental Performance

Environmental performance refers to the impact on the planet of how we build, remodel, and maintain our homes. For better environmental performance, choose green building technologies and techniques to live more lightly on the Earth.

What Is Green?

Green building = quality building: it's as simple as that.

Want to get serious about environmental performance?

Here are five things building professionals can do right now to improve the environmental performance of their homes.

Not a builder?

Here are ten easy things consumers can do right now to improve the environmental performance of their homes.

PATH Resources

PATH Tech Sets: From solar energy to indoor air quality, the PATH Tech Sets show you the techniques and technologies to get your project started.

The Energy Efficient Rehab Advisor will help you integrate energy efficiency into your remodeling or rehab project.

Find a green building program.

Room by Room

Whether you're remodeling or building new, a green kitchen can significantly improve the energy performance of your home.

Feature Technology

"Green" doesn't only come in green with Low- or No-VOC Paints.

Does Green Cost More?

Yes and no. Many approaches to green building and remodeling cost less and save money today; others cost more today, but save money for years to come.

Sell it!

A green home is a high-performance home. Having the facts will help you bust your customers' myths. The affordability calculator can help your customers understand how green building pays off.

"Educated buyers are becoming increasingly...

... aware of green building methods and the impact that building green has on the environment."
-- Curtis Stendel, President, Panelworks Plus

[IMAGE: House with flowers.]

Rebates and Tax Credits

What you and your customers should know.

ENERGY STAR outlines the federal tax credits through December 31, 2007.

On the Tech Inventory

See the list of PATH-profiled technologies noted for their environmental performance.

PATH on Record

See these recent articles and publications from PATH addressing the environment.

Content updated on 2/13/2008

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