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8 Ways to Green Your Home: Backyard & Chemical Management

GBCI: 0920013113

This course is presented in an ARTICLE format.

While enjoying a backyard barbeque, pool party, or just sitting and relaxing on the deck, you probably aren’t considering the environmental impact of your outdoor structures . Most homeowners understand that plants and sprinkler systems directly impact the environment, but they overlook other elements, such as the materials used to construct decks, patios, pools and pool covers, and fencing.
Eligible for .5 CE HOURS.
  • .5 CE

Rating system: v4

Published on: May 24, 2017

Average: 4.2 (19 votes)


Whether you’re remodeling your backyard or designing a new one, you’ll find more enjoyment and peace of mind if you know you’ve made the right environmental choices
in the process. Join us as we look at 8 ways to make your backyard more sustainable.

**These articles are part of our book The ROOTs of a Greener Home. The home owner version (not eligible for any CE credit) can be purchased from Amazon as a gift or for viewing on your favorite device. For more information please visit www.GBRIonline.org/ROOTS.


  1. Look at sustainable alternatives for backyard and chemical management.
  2. Explore ways to conserve soil, water and energy use in your backyard.
  3. Understand what makes a backyard sustainable.
  4. Look at ways to make chemical management more sustainable.
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Green Building Research Institute (GBRI)
New York, NY
United States

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