The Basics of Green
Columbus Green Building Forum
September 15 2007

  1. Books
    1. Biomimiery
    2. Cradle to Cradle
    3. The Sustainable Revolution
    4. Building without Borders
    5. Learning to Count what Really Counts
  2. Organizations
    1. USGBC
    2. US EPA (Energy Star)
    3. NAHB
  3. Certifications
    1. Green Seal (voc) GSII
    2. Green Guard (leather)
    3. Green Label Plus (carpet)
    4. Cradle to Cradle Certificate
    5. Energy Star
  4. What is green?
    1. Formaldehyde free
    2. FSC wood
    3. Recycled content
    4. Rapidly Renewable
    5. Low emitting
    6. Local source
  5. What can be green in a house?
    1. Compact fluorescents lights
    2. Programmable Thermostat
    3. Plug air leaks
    4. Tune up heating and cooling systems
    5. Energy Star Appliances
    6. Faucet aerators
    7. R38 ceiling insulation
    8. Native Ohio Plants
      1.  Blue Labela
      2. Wild Geranium
      3. Cardinal Flower
      4. Jewel  Weed
    9. Rain Gardens
      1. Use leaf compost as part of soil
      2. Rain Garden should drain in 24 to 72 hours.
    10. . Blower test by Corner Stone
  6. Information on Green
    1. http://www.eere.energy.gov/greenpower/index/s.html
    2. http://www.usgbc.org/
    3. http://www.cgbf.org
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