The Home Depot and USGBC Launch Database of Green Building ProductsMarch 8th, 2012 by DWM Magazine
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), in conjunction with The Home Depot, has launched an online green home products database. The database: leed.homedepot.com is a special microsite within homedepot.com that features products geared toward green home building, many of which may contribute toward earning LEED points and prerequisites for the LEED for Homes program. Currently, more than 2,500 products sold at The Home Depot are listed on the website.
“The LEED green building program helps homeowners measure green home performance across a range of categories, and products play an important role in achieving certification,” says Nate Kredich, vice president of residential development at USGBC. “This database represents just one of the many ways in which The Home Depot is advancing sustainable, efficient and healthy homes by supporting green building and green products.”
“As the world’s largest home improvement retailer, we want to show our customers that building green can be easy and affordable,” says Lindsay Chason, senior manager of environmental innovation at The Home Depot. “We have innovative, environmentally friendly products that make LEED certification simpler. Now through our partnership with U.S. Green Building Council and their LEED for Homes program, we are simplifying the process of bringing healthier, greener homes to reality.”