Homeowner Resources

Homeowner’s Guide

A Homeowner’s Guide to Green Built Homes

Home Energy Rating

Residential Energy Services Network

Site Opportunities

EPA’s WaterSense Program

List of Native Plant Species in North Carolina

List of Invasive Plant Species in North Carolina

Organic Growers School – Edible Plants

Permaculture Institute

Tenth Acre Farm

Water Opportunities

EPA – Rainwater Harvesting Policies

Greywater Action

Department of Energy – Laundry

Department of Energy – Kitchen Appliances

ENERGY STAR – Dishwashers

Appliances, Lighting, Renewables

Department of Energy – Kitchen Appliances

Department of Energy – Laundry

Department of Energy – Water Heaters

ENERGY STAR – Water Heaters

Green Built Alliance – Induction Cooktops



Department of Energy – Efficient Lighting Strategies

Department of Energy – Lighting Controls

Home Automation System Design

Department of Energy – Electronics and Appliance Energy Use

Energy Monitoring Systems

Knowledge is Power by Amy Musser

Homeowners Guide to Going Solar

List of Renewable Energy Company Members of the Green Built Alliance

Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency

Indoor Air Quality


Low-Level CO Monitors

A Citizen’s Guide to Radon

Non-Toxic Termite Control

EPA – Volatile Organic Compounds

IAQ Perspectives

Choosing Green Materials

Sustainable Interior Design

Whole-House Ventilation

Bonus Opportunities


Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides  

Natural Resources Defense Council

EPA – Cleaning Products Guide

Chemical vs. Organic Fertilizer

NC GreenPower

Appalachian Offsets

EPA – Outdoor Composting

Backyard Composting

Ohio State University – Indoor Composting

LEED for Homes Operations and Maintenance Manual