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Making a Home Greener

GBCI: 0920011905

Understanding the parts of a home that can be develop to make it greener.
Eligible for .5 CE HOURS.
  • .5 CE

Rating system: v2009

Published on: December 28, 2016

Average: 3.8 (9 votes)


The definition of a green or sustainable home has broadened and deepened over the decades. Experience, knowledge, and innovations developed by architects, contractors, and manufacturers have produced a set of criteria which signals that a house is thoughtfully designed and built. During a renovation, features and assets that were not considered when the home was first built can now be included. Those sustainable criteria to consider specifying in a renovation include durability, energy efficiency, comfort, and health. We’ll start out discussing each of them as they apply to windows and patio doors, and clarify the details that make a window efficient.


  1. Review factors that make a home green and the components of energy efficient windows.
  2. Identify the cost vs. value statistics for replacement windows.
  3. Identify the environmental factors of aluminum windows.
  4. Define options in window replacements for a greener home.
  5. Define choices in patio door replacements for a greener home.
  6. Discuss standards and green building certifications for renovations
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Raleigh, NC
United States


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