Green Building Reference Sites:
U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC):
Energy Star New Homes Program
Build It Green
The Local Green:
Green Construction and Green Building Supplies:
Andy has the skinny about local Toyota hybrids
Fantastic food and catering!
Local Spa with natural and herbal products!
Looking for Modern Furniture Staging? Call Michelle Beste of WE STAGE!
She did a fantastic job at the Sonoma House!
Need Land to put your new Home on? call Marti Messina at Lyon's
in Auburn at 530-613-6213
Talk to Jeff at Kelley Moore (in Staples parking lot) about the Yolo Paint
and the new Eco Paint he has available! We used the exterior paint on the
Sonoma House and it came out great! I also used the interior Yolo for
my office and was very pleased there were NO fumes!
Dave at California Hardwoods on Hwy 49 is your place for wood flooring!
Come look at the beautiful wood floors he installed on our models!
He has many different GREEN flooring options that are affordable!
Going-Green Financial Incentives
In addition to the many benefits of living in a green home, there are many financial incentives that can help make green homeownership even more affordable.
Funding opportunities and incentives:
- The Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE) provides a comprehensive database of state, federal, and utility incentives, rebates, and tax credits for using materials and practices that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency. The information is searchable by a number of variables, including state, technology, type of incentive, and more.
- The ENERGY STAR program includes among its many resources a listing of tax credits for consumers and homeowners, home builders, and manufacturers.
- The Green Building section of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) website features a directory of green building funding sources targeted for several audiences including consumers, and industry sectors.
Financing and Loans:
- The Federal Citizen Information Center offers a Energy Efficient Mortgage (EEM) Home Owner Guide, which details the benefits and opportunities of this type of financing.
- The Department of Housing and Urban Development also contains information about EEMs, and provides links to more information.
- The Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) offers frequently asked questions and additional resources on EEMs.
- The ENERGY STAR website explains the three types of EEMs.
Green Living Sites:
Calculate your Carbon Footprint:
good green blogs:
online green home products shopping:
on-line green office products:
good green tips: