Home Depot and the USGBC recently announced the launching of an online green home products database. The site is leed.homedepot.com and will be a “microsite” on homedepot.com that will feature products within the green home building family. Some of these products will be the kind that earn LEED points and/or are required when looking to earn LEED certification.
Despite a slow housing market, green homes are expected to increase from last year’s 17% of new residential construction to 38% in 2016, according to last week’s report by McGraw-Hill Construction.
The new Home Depot/LEED site should help that prediction become reality by making green products more easy to find for homeowners and builders, particularly those looking to achieve LEED certification.