The remodeling industry has a growing problem on its hands that must be addressed immediately.
Technology Tools You Can Use
Resources from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, BuildingGreen, the Copper Development Association, and Andersen Windows are now available online and in electronic format.
A set of online tools on green building and sustainability, the BuildingGreen Suite at www.buildinggreen.com gives subscribers an electronic version of the monthly Environmental Building News and unlimited access to the GreenSpec product directory. Users also can search Environmental Building News archives, access case studies and, through the site's search engine, find information on specific green building topics.
The Copper Development Association now offers a Remodeler Edition of the Structured Wiring for Today's Homes CD-ROM. The free CD, available by calling 888/480-8353, covers 48 topics related to structured wiring, each accompanied by a video clip.
At www.andersenwindows.com/stormwatch/, registered users can access Andersen Design Pressure Estimator software, which helps pinpoint the right Andersen Windows products for coastal applications.