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Welcome to the Residential Construction Topic Hub™, a guide to basic information with
links to additional on-line resources.
Background and Overview - Introduces the importance of resource efficient construction or green building practices for builders, designers, architects and pollution prevention assistance providers.
Green Design - Describes considerations for the pre-design, site analysis and building design phases of residential construction.
Affordability - Discusses consumer preferences and trends; includes information to help builders manage costs, market resource-efficient homes and find assistance.
Green Products - Defines and gives guidelines for choosing and using green products.
Energy - Describes environmental and financial costs of home energy use, design considerations, and guidelines for achieving energy efficiency.
Water Use - Describes impacts on water quality and quantity resulting from construction and occupancy; includes guidelines for conservation and protection.
Indoor Air Quality - Describes common pollutants and how to maintain air quality for the comfort of workers and home occupants.
Solid and Hazardous Waste - Describes ways to effectively reduce and manage solid and hazardous waste produced in residential construction.
Codes and Standards - Describes building codes, standards and guidelines available for green design and construction; includes links to organizations providing standards.
Where To Go for Help - National and regional contacts for technical assistance plus links to organizations offering complementary services to the residential construction industry.
Acknowledgements - Lists authors and contributors for this hub.
List of Links - Lists all resources cataloged in this
hub. If you know of resources relating to this topic, please let
us know. We will review all suggestions and include them in the hub
if they provide non-biased information not currently covered.