Greening your home will now be easier than ever, thanks to a partnership between the U.S. Green Building Council and Home Depot that will launch a line of USBGC-approved green building products on Home Depot’s site. Although Home Depot already sells a bevy of green products, the new categorization will make it quick and easy for customers to find the sustainable products they need online.
Home Depot’s new LEED.HomeDepot.com microsite will feature products that will help homeowners gain coveted LEED points. The site contains over 2,500 products that customers can buy to help green their homes. The database is convenient, and it also helps to educate Home Depot’s clients on the ease of choosing sustainable products over those with a higher carbon footprint. The database also shows the public that building efficient and healthy homes is easy and affordable.
The partnership is a result of the booming green housing market, which has tripled over the past four years. By 2016, the USGBC estimates that 29% to 38% of the market will be composed of green homes. LEED.HomeDepot.com offers products that will allow customers to reduce their energy and resource consumption, yielding lower utility costs, better air and water quality, and longevity for their homes. The plan also targets low-income families, enabling those customers to have access to affordable, energy-efficient, and sustainable housing.