EPA Develops "Green Home" Site

November 25, 2009

It's a challenge for a homeowner, buyer, or renter to wade through and make good decisions about all the information on products and practices for making a home more environmentally friendly and less toxic. EPA has attempted to make this challenge easier by pulling together what it thinks is the best available information, from a variety of sources. The agency announced the availability of its new tool on Nov. 16, 2009.

The information is broken out by space type (e.g., kitchen, bathroom, garage, yard), and covers a wide range of indoor and outdoor energy, toxicity, consumption, and environmental impact issues — even topics such as finding a greener mortgage. Some of the information will likely be contested by various sources you contact, but the site may serve as a helpful starting point when you are doing related stories.