08/25/2004

New Web resource helps homeowners go green

GreenHomeGuide, a community-based guide to environmentally sound home
remodeling, has debuted on August 23 at www.GreenHomeGuide.com.

The guide will provide a vibrant Web-based forum and resource for green
building professionals and homeowners to meet, inspire and advise one another
on how to create healthier homes and healthier lives while supporting local
businesses. The guide's launch will feature Northern California products and
services; it will expand later to include other U.S. cities.

Homeowners can find green remodeling guidance for the kitchen, bathroom,
bedroom and nursery, plus profiles of local building professionals and
homeowners, product reviews and rankings, and a monthly "Perspectives" column
offering inspiration for homeowners to switch to green building.
"GreenHomeGuide demystifies green building and motivates homeowners to adopt a
green lifestyle," said Willem Maas, publisher of GreenHomeGuide. "People can
now easily discuss and share information about green building projects,
products, and services to help them make their homes healthier, more beautiful
and more environmentally friendly."

Consumers describe their own green building experiences and share photos and
recommended reading in the guide's "My Green Home" section. The first "My Green
Home" profile will feature Yvon Chouinard, founder of outdoor clothing company
Patagonia. Building professionals showcase their green services and products
via a basic or enhanced listing in the guide's directory.

Green building experts rate products, including furniture, paints and stains,
flooring, stone and tile, and countertops, for ecological, healthful, durable
and resource-efficient attributes using a five-star ranking system. Consumers
comment on product quality, aesthetics, price and ease of use. David Gottfried,
founder of the U.S. Green Building Council and author of "Greed to Green," is
the founding member of the guide's advisory board. He will write the first
"Perspectives" column.

A free monthly electronic newsletter will update readers on the latest feature
stories, reviews and other commentary.

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