Free tool helps businesses buy energy-efficient building products
The BlueGreen Alliance Foundation has released a new tool to help building professionals find energy-efficient housing products that are healthy and made locally.
Building Clean — found at http://www.buildingclean.org — offers a free, easy-to-use interface to access its database, according to a release from the foundation. Products and manufacturers of products available on the database include appliances, heating and air conditioning equipment, insulation, lighting, plumbing, roofing, sealants and water filtration.
Building Clean is designed to make it easier for architects and designers, consumers, contractors and developers, and manufacturers to find American-made, healthy products so they can capture the benefits of energy efficiency retrofits — including lower utility bills, improved occupant health and increased economic development.
Building Clean can be used to search for products with third-party health certifications and services that promote transparency about the chemicals contained in the products. The site can also be a resource for businesses looking to break into the energy-efficient product supply chain.
Building Clean is an initiative of the BlueGreen Alliance Foundation and is a companion piece to the broader Energy Efficiency for All initiative, which is dedicated to linking the energy, housing and health sectors to tap the benefits of energy efficiency for millions of low-income families.
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