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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.

Complete 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.

 


The Topic Hub™ is a product of the Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange (P2Rx)

The Residential Construction Topic Hub™ was developed by:

Peaks to Prairies Pollution Prevention Center
Peaks to Prairies Pollution Prevention Center
Contact email: information@peakstoprairies.org

Hub Last Updated: 12/4/2012

 

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