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Why You Should Build a Green Home
A decade ago building an energy-efficient home was a much bigger investment than it is now, and today's homeowners are utilizing the many, affordable building products that go into an authentic energy-efficient new home. Drastic changes in the economy make it more alluring to have a home that reduces operating and energy costs significantly. And that doesn't mean you have to sacrifice amenities like gorgeous master baths, outdoor living spaces or professional kitchens. Helping to make building a "green" home easier are architects and designers, builders and manufacturers, who support green building through their products and services.
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Eco-rate Your Green Home Products
If you're looking to buy some green products for your new home, you'll want to check out Eco-rate® so you can make a smart decision. Eco-rate® is a product comparison website that rates the ecologic and economic costs of consumer electronics and household appliances and product to determine the best value for your home.
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Editor’s Favorite Products

The Classic-Craft® American Collection™ from Therma-Tru® was designed to complement the most popular architectural styles, such as Craftsman, Cottage, Traditional and Colonial.

Fypon® PVC Trim and bead board offer you endless possibilities to create a unique interior design in your new home. All pieces can be heat-bent to transform a room into a custom design.

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Green Living Tips
Since construction waste is an inherent part of remodels or additions it's important to recycle to minimize the amount of trash that goes into the landfill. Wood, metal and cardboard can all be recycled and many appliances and fixtures can either be resold or recycled too. Choose a contactor who will recycle and insist that there be designated bins on the jobsite.
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