Degree of Green Home Building Products Rating
Auditing / Certification Body
Third party assessed by non-verified bodies
Carbon, Energy Efficiency, Environmental Management, Indoor Air Quality, Waste and Chemicals Management
Degree of Green is a new rating and educational program created to help retailers educate consumers and contractors about the real impact of home improvement and home building products on the environment and on human health. Consumer demand for green, sutainable and healthy home building and home improvement products is rising dramatically. Homeowners want healthy living environments. And they want a healthy planet. Traditional building and improvement products offer little benefit toward those goals. In fact, many have adverse effects on personal health and the environment. Manufacturers are responding with green and healthy products. But consumers remain confused about those products. They often don't understand what it takes for a product to be green and healthy, and made through sustainable practices. The Degree of Green program was created to counter that confusion. At the core of Degree of Green are data sheets that detail the environmental, health and sustainability attributes of various products. Retailers who participate in the Degree of Green program will be able to share the program's knowledge base with their consumers. Consumers benefit. Retailers benefit. The planet benefits.