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USGBC launches green building database for household products

Thu, 03/08/2012 - 11:17

The United States Green Building Council (USGBC), in conjunction with The Home Depot, has launched an online products database to help homeowners find the most efficient green building products that could contribute to a more sustainable residence for American families, according to EcoHome.

Products can have a significant impact on both the value of a home and the long-term operating costs.

Warmboard radiant heating systems address both issues, as they help to increase the value of a residence and limit the heating bills for homeowners.

Because of their unique design, the Warmboard radiant heating systems can work with any type of flooring, unlike competitor products. The highly-conductive aluminum tubing that is used allows for maximum efficiency and increased comfort.

The news source reported that the new database will help homeowners find the products that will help them reduce both their energy consumption and costs, along with providing tips for other ways that they can maintain a greener home.

"We want to show our customers that building green can be easy and affordable," the USGBC said in a release.

The database would allow homeowners to do an extensive study of the current products that they have in their home, enabling them to compare what their house is currently producing in terms of a carbon footprint and what it could be reduced to with the adoption of the right products and technology.

"Consumers and builders alike are increasingly asking questions about LEED-compliant products and we wanted to create a database that communicated the benefits of these products," Nate Kredich, vice president of residential development for the USGBC, said in the release. "Project teams have lamented for years about how difficult it is to find the right building products; this will make it easy."

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