Green-Related Articles/Resources from Other Web Sites

Other Publications and Web Sites

Behind the Logos: Understanding Green Product Certifications
From Environmental Building News, January 2008

Passive Solar Design
From Toolbase.org (NAHB Research Center)

A Clear View: Vinyl Windows & the Environment
From the American Architectural Manufacturers Association and the Vinyl Institute

Hot Topics Handbook
From the Vinyl Institute

Advice to homeowners on skylights

Window Orientation and Shading

Green Certified Dealers
LBM Journal, a trade magazine devoted to the lumber and building materials industry, has developed a certified green dealer program.  A variety of subject areas are covered in online tutorials—including windows.  Companies wishing to be certified take the courses and are tested on their knowledge to achieve certification.

Certified Green Professionals

The National Association of Home Builders’ CGP designation recognizes builders, remodelers and other industry professionals who incorporate green building principles into homes— without driving up the cost of construction. Classwork leading to the designation provides a solid background in green building methods, as well as the tools to reach consumers, from the organization leading the charge to provide market-driven green building solutions to the home building industry.

If you’d like to add links to your organization to the Window & Door Green Resource Center, email jswanson@glass.org.