WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY DAVIS COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, NATURAL RESOURCES, & DESIGN

Green Homes

The web is full of information – some good, some not so good. Below are ten sites that consistently provide useful information on green and healthy homes.

1. Alliance for Healthy Homes http://www.afhh.org/

This site provides useful information on how to make your home a healthier place. Geared toward consumers and policy makers

2. Building Science Corporation http://www.buildingscience.com/

This site provides technical information about energy and moisture aspects of homes. Suitable for both the homeowner and professional builder.

3. Energy Star Program http://www.energystar.gov/

The federal governments’ main site about the Energy Star program. Suitable for the homeowner and professional builder.

4. Good Guide: Green, Healthy and Safe Product Ratings and Reviews http://www.goodguide.com/

A great site for evaluating the pros and cons of thousands of consumer products. Suitable for the consumer

5. Greenbuilding: Building The Future With Intention http://www.greenbuilding.com/

A site that deals with all aspects of green building. Suitable for the consumer and professional builder.

6. National Center for Healthy Housing: Green and Healthy Homes http://www.nchh.org/Training/Green-and-Healthy-Housing.aspx

Another great site for information on green and healthy homes. Suitable for the homeowner and professional builder.

7. U. S. Department of Energy: Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy http://www.eere.energy.gov/topics/homes.html

A federal government site with tons of great information on energy efficiency and renewable energy options for homes. Suitable for the homeowner and professional builder.

8. US Environmental Protection Agency Healthy Homes http://www.epa.gov/region1/healthyhomes/pdfs/healthyhomes.pdf

Another federal site with information on healthy homes. Suitable for the homeowner and professional builder.

9. U.S. Green Building Council’s Green Home Guide http://greenhomeguide.com/

The U.S. Green Building Council produced the most commonly used green building standards. This guide is suitable for homeowners and professional builders.

10. West Virginia Weatherization Program http://www.goeo.wv.gov/weatherization/Pages/default.aspx

The WV Weatherization Program assists families with improving the energy efficiency and comfort of their homes. This site is the first stop for those looking to make use of this program. Suitable for the homeowner