"Better Homes, Easier on the Planet"
This site contains information on:
- Designing for high energy efficiency
- Designing a healthy home
- Designing for efficient material use
- Designing for low water use
- Designing for how homes are actually used
- ... including principles and background info
What you won't find is much of the standard architecture and construction
information that is generally available in many places. You also won't
This site is intended for homeowners, builders and architects looking for
basic green building information with the goal of greater adoption of green
The information has been collected from many people in the
Northwest Ecobuilding Guild, a large collection of green building books, and publications
such as Environmental Building News.
While every attempt has been made to verify the accuracy of the information in here,
no one should build anything based on only
the information in here. There are many places to double check information.
See the resource section.