Resources

There is so much information out there about Green Building, it is almost impossible to keep up. The links below are some of our favorites. If you have one you think we should add, let us know.

  • US Green Building Council and LEED.
    Information on the LEED program and how a home qualifies for the individual rating programs. 
  • ENERGYSTAR®
    Government sponsored site that details what products and services have earned the ENERYSTAR® seal.
  • National Association of Homebuilders.
    Information and guidelines for the National Association of Homebuilders® green building program. 
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    For information on geothermal heating and cooling, the most efficient and environmentally friendly heating and cooling system available today:

    • Geothermal Heat Pump Consortium. 
      Reference and resource information for geothermal – an environmentally friendly and cost-effective heating and cooling alternative.

     

    For more information on infill development:

     

    For information on tax incentives and rebate programs:

     

    For information on energy-efficient landscaping:

     

    For more information on energy efficiency and windows:

    • ENERGYSTAR®
      Tutorial on low-e windows and ratings for windows, doors and skylights. 

     

    For information on renovation of existing homes to incorporate green features and save money on energy costs:

    • Green Home Guide. 
      Comprehensive resource for green remodeling. Also includes green landscaping and ask-the-expert advice.
    • Duke Energy
      Helpful tips to help reduce your energy bill, no matter how new or old your home.
    • Green Flooring Options
      A great resource for learning about the wide variety of green flooring options available today.
    • Eartheasy
      Details the many different low VOC wall covering options available and explains how they improve indoor air quality. 

     

    For information on green products used by Potterhill Homes:

    For Moving and Relocation Information and Tips :

    • Atlas Van Lines                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Moving company that provides transportation and related services globally.

     

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    As the people behind Potterhill Homes, we have some pretty strong feelings about energy efficiency and green building. And we don't always agree! But we are commited to building a best homes we can and bringing you along on our journey to figure out exactly what that means! Thanks for checking out our site. My Google Profile+