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NAHB Green Guidelines

The National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) voluntary Model Green Home Building Guidelines are designed to be a tool kit for the individual builder looking to engage in green building practices and homebuilder associations looking to launch their own local green building programs.

Developed with the mainstream builder in mind, the NAHB Green Home Building Guidelines are designed to help provide standards for the green design and construction process and assist builders in incorporating more green building features into homes.

American Olean products can help you earn points for a NAHB Green Home Project in the following areas:

Section 2: Resource Efficiency

  • 2.1.5 Building materials that require no additional finishing
  • 2.4.1 Use recycled content materials
  • 2.5.1 Develop and implement a construction and demolition management plan
  • 2.5.3 Recycle construction waste off-site
  • 2.6.1 Use materials manufactured from renewable resources or agricultural by-products
  • 2.6.2 Use certified wood and wood-based materials
  • 2.8.1 Use locally available indigenous materials

Section 7: Global Impact

  • 7.1.3 Use low-VOC sealants and adhesives

Find more information on NAHB Green Home Building Guidelines at www.nahb.org or www.nahbgreen.org. Or download the entire NAHB Green Home Building Guidelines and a pocket checklist below.