USGBC announces green remodeling guidelines

A nationwide green remodeling program is being launched by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) in partnership with the American Society of Interior Designers. Called Regreen, the program has developed a set of best practices to guide contractors and homeowners taking a “whole house” approach to remodeling existing homes.

The guidelines, now in draft form, incorporate energy efficiency, sustainability and green design. Separate Web sites will direct professionals and consumers to appropriate resources for green home renovations. The final guidelines will be released in March 2008. They can be viewed at  www.regreenprogram.org.