USGBC and Home Depot Launch Green Building Products Database

9 Mar 2012

Credit: Home Depot

Earlier this week, the U.S. Green Building Council and Home Depot launched an online products database at www.leed.homedepot.com that features products geared toward residential green building and that may contribute to points and prerequisites for the LEED for Homes Rating System.  The site helps users locate LEED-compliant products in a range of categories (currently more than 2,500 products sold at Home Depot are listed on the website and meet LEED specifications).

The green housing market is growing very rapidly, so the partnership between the USGBC and Home Depot makes complete sense.  And the website seems to be a pretty good database of product information that should help environmentally savvy consumers, contractors, and remodelers find better green home products.

Keep in mind; however, that obtaining a LEED-certified home requires a lot more than simply buying and utilizing green products.  Certain design, installation and construction methods are also required components.  Having said that, while LEED certification is the pinnacle, you can certainly have a very green home without achieving LEED certification and this database should make finding green building products a lot easier.

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