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What Makes a Building Product Green

As building occupants, we ask a lot of both our windows and our doors. To name just a few, we want them to let light through but not let the heat out, keep bugs out but kids and pets in, look nice from the inside and outside, and last through decades of hard weather.

GreenSpec offers detailed guidance on window and door selection. GreenSpec also lists other trustworthy and useful sources of information on windows and doors, that are gathered here. Be wary of trade associations that might advocate for one solution above all others—a balanced perspective from several sources is usually more helpful.

GreenSpec Insights

Posted by Tristan Roberts on 04/18/2014

BuildingGreen is bringing its members changes to the industry-leading GreenSpec tool, making it easier on the eyes and faster to find products.

On April 19, BuildingGreen, Inc. rolled out a new GreenSpec tool to its members that has a...

Posted by Alex Wilson on 04/08/2014

Saving energy isn’t only about using less electricity and fuel; it’s about saving water.

In this weekly blog, I’ve focused a lot of attention on the energy-saving measures at our new home—from the...