Green Residential Remodeling Guidelines Upgraded
The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that the nation’s first green residential remodeling guidelines have been upgraded. The guidelines were announced at the annual Greenbuild International Conference Expo in Phoenix, Arizona, which took place November 2009. Because there have been over 100,000 downloads since its launch in March 2008, the REGREEN guidelines now include three webinars, four online CEUs, a two-day workshop at Greenbuild, an updated Web site – www.regreenprogram.org – and a REGREEN certificate program.
ASID Deputy Executive Director Thom Banks said, “From its inception, the REGREEN program was designed to expand beyond the guidelines. The capabilities of the Web site as well as the content of the educational offerings are exceptional, enriching the program and setting the direction for future REGREEN resources.”
Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO and Founding Chair, USGBC comments, “Making smart home renovation decisions can make a significant impact on energy use and resource consumption, saving money and creating a healthier home to live in. The new REGREEN website, coupled with the new educational offerings, will make it even easier for homeowners and designers to find the information they need to make educated and greener choices in the home.”
The revamped Web site is now launched where you will find more user-friendly guidelines that better illustrate the integrated design concepts at the core of REGREEN.
The newly developed educational offerings will ultimately culminate in a REGREEN Certificate. More details will be made available at: www.regreenprogram.org.Tracy Raich