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A home is more than just shelter: Homes are the most important buildings in our lives. We think that all buildings should be green buildings—but especially homes.

Why? Green homes are healthier for occupants and also use less energy and water, reducing utility bills each month. In many markets, certified green homes — like LEED homes — are selling quicker and for more money than comparable non-green homes.

Brought to you by the U.S. Green Building Council, the creators of the LEED green building program, Green Home Guide offers homeowners, apartment dwellers, prosumers and do-it-yourselfers the tips and tools to make better decisions toward greening their homes. Whether you are making small, incremental improvements over time or want to make the full effort to earn LEED certification, we are here for you.