Search “green building products” on Google and you’ll get over 21 MILLION results from manufacturers and distributors touting their solutions to your sustainable building needs. Confusion and frustration for builders and architects trying to find the right materials for projects in the sea of green product options is an ever-growing concern.
Sustainable building practices are becoming less of an option and more of a necessity. States and cities across the U.S. (and the world) are requiring energy-efficient and environmentally conscious buildings. Whether it is the government or consumer demand, the market for products to meet these requirements continues to grow.
We’ve all heard about “green washing,” the practice of promoting products as green when that may not be entirely true. Misleading claims, along with marketers’ focus on the latest trend, make it tough to know what to believe.
So how do you sort through it all?
We posed that question to Rick Schwolsky, editor-in-chief of EcoHome magazine, who is a long-time supporter of “show me the proof” when it comes to green building products. The result is GreenExpo365’s Green Product Selection (GPS) webinar series. . Rick assembled a group of leading green building product experts to share their insights, opinions and recommendations with the GreenExpo365 community.
Debuted during the August Live Event, GPS webinars cover the “How To” in product selection. The GreenExpo365 community can educate themselves on topics including:
- Window Choices: Looking Through the Options
- Choosing Green Paints and Coating
- Choosing Energy Efficient Appliances
- Specifying Insulation Products
- Choosing Green Sheathing and Subflooring
- Selecting Sustainable Carpet
- Choosing Energy Efficient Water Heaters
- Specifying Green Roofing Products
- How To Spec Sustainable Siding
- Selecting Water Efficient Products
Ultimately, green building is about designing and constructing homes and facilities that are safe and comfortable, while using materials that are environmentally and economically sustainable. We expect the GreenExpo365 GPS will help guide you to select the right products for your projects.