Green Built Homeowner Guides
Buyer's Guides and Handbooks Green Built Home Buyer's Guide (pdf)
It takes time to research the latest green building design, technologies
and materials. Deciding which measures are the most important can be a
difficult task. GBH provides this priority ranking of measures to reduce
the negative impacts of homebuilding to you, your family and the
Homeowner's Handbook (pdf)
The Homeowners Handbook will hlep you to continue to reap the benefits
of your Green Built Home throughout its lifetime by suggesting ways to
practice resource-efficient living while serving as a model for others
in your community. This Handbook has tips on how to lower your home's
operating cost, maintain good indoor air quality, protect the
environment around your home, conserve energy and other natural
Remodeling Project Guides: Climate-Friendly Remodeling (pdf)
energy used in Wisconsin homes is responsible for about 25% of all CO2
emissions in the state. By reducing energy demand through efficiency and
conservation investments, we can keep more money for investment.
Dreaming of a Green Kitchen (pdf)
Each decision you can make while renovating your kitchen can reduce
energy and maintenance costs, improve indoor air quality and health,
safety and comfort and reduce environmental impacts.
Green Bath and Beyond (pdf)
Builders, remodelers and homeowners continue to choose environmentally
friendly design, technology, materials and practices. This article
highlights mterials, water-saving fixtures and energy-efficiency
equipment to make your new bathroom a healthy, safe and comfortable
Green Remodeling Becoming Second Nature (pdf)
The products and materials that go into your home can help save money,
improve your family's health, safety and comfort and protect natural
resources. By choosing green remodeling, you can ensure that your home
has reduced energy and maintenance costs, better indoor air quality,
reduced environmental impact, and market distinction for future resale.
Green is Good Looking. Naturally. (pdf)
When choosing building materials, many things must be taken into account. Budget, personal preferences, health and safety issues and durability are all important factors. This article shows how to add curb appeal with green-building techniques and natural landscaping.
Light Housework and Home Work (pdf)
Making green sense is something you can do even if you're not carrying out a major building or remodeling project. Smaller projects such as installing lighting, selecting flooring or painting a room can be done in a green way as well.
Staying Warm and Saving Money (pdf)
Executive Director explains outlines several programs and comprehensive
tools to help you make decisions that can save money, improve your
family's health, safety and comfort and provide the added benefit of
helping protect our precious natural resources.