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There are a million ways to have a greener home, but what’s right for you? Whether you’re building from scratch or making some minor renovations, we’re here to help. Browse for the perfect products, get inspired from other people’s projects, and learn why and how sustainable solutions are right for your home. Whatever you’re searching for, spend some time looking around the site. We can almost guarantee you’ll find something you never knew existed for your dream green home!

Here’s what you’ll find on Elemental Green:

DIVERSE INSPIRATION

Green homes come in all shapes and sizes and we show them off in all of their green glory — LEED homes, passive homes, net zero homes, Living Building Challenge homes, tiny homes, prefabs, shipping container homes, eco-apartments, lofts, condos and more!

INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS

The market for green building and renovation materials and design concepts is exploding, but new innovations often go relatively unnoticed by the increasing population of people who would be interested in using them. That ends here. We intend on making this your one-stop shop for exploring possibilities and finding everything you need.

UNDERSTANDABLE INFORMATION

Going green is a journey and a constant learning curve. We know from experience that sometimes the information is overwhelming and other times it’s so wonky it’ll put you to sleep. Our goal is to translate, demystify, and hopefully even delight.

LET’S BE FRIENDS FOREVER…

Since maintaining your home is a never-ending necessity, make sure you keep up with the latest products, design inspiration, and general developments in the world of green home building and renovation by signing up for our email updates – inspiration delivered straight to your inbox!

One more thing – this site isn’t just about us “talking” and you “listening,” we want to hear from you. Please share your projects, experiences, favorite products, and related expertise for others to learn from and be inspired by. Click here to learn more.

SOME QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT HAVE:

What is Elemental Green?

Elemental Green is the ultimate green home resource to dream, discover and design solutions for sustainable home building and renovation.

Why create this resource?

The founder, Sheridan Foster, was in the middle of building a new home and found it hard to source green building products and materials.  Each decision became a series of  labor-intensive web and catalog searches. An idea was born for an easier, beautiful and educational solution to this problem. Sheridan pulled together the “dream green team” to create a resource for homeowners, builders and architects who want to discover sustainable products for a more efficient, greener home.

What type of content do you publish?

Projects, experiences, products, and expert advice on green building and renovations for others to learn from and be inspired by.

Can I post my product/project/article?

Elemental Green accepts submissions. Please see Share with Us for more information.

Can I buy products from Elemental Green?

Elemental Green is an educational resource. We do not directly sell products. Our website will link you with product companies and professionals who can make your green dreams come true.

How do I know these products are really green?

Elemental Greens editorial and writing staff curates fabulous green discoveries based on available information from a variety of sources. In most cases, we do not do a full and complete discovery and disclosure review or independent testing. Please follow up with the manufacturers directly to select products that fit your goals.

Does Elemental Green get paid for putting up products?

Elemental Green editorial and writing staff makes article selections based on green principles. Elemental Green accepts sponsorships and/or paid placements and/or affiliate links from companies or products that align with these principles. Cases where content or placement is sponsored is disclosed.

Isn’t it expensive to build green?

Not every project needs to cost more to build it sustainably. And ongoing costs for a green home are typically less than a conventional home. Check out our featured articles on Budget Eco.

How can I help get the word out?

Tweets/LinkedIn/Google+ Updates

Here are some tweets you can share to spread the message of Elemental Green. You can modify them slightly for LinkedIn/Google+ by removing the @ElementalGreen

  • Time for a home renovation? Get fab green inspiration with a new online resource: Elemental.Green http://bit.ly/2aiCPxn @ElementalGreen #greenbuilding (click to tweet!)
  • Looking for innovative green renovation ideas? Check out new online resource: Elemental.Green http://bit.ly/2aiCPxn @ElementalGreen (click to tweet!)
  • Interested in sustainable building? New online resource: Elemental.Green http://bit.ly/2aiCPxn @ElementalGreen #greenbuilding (click to tweet!)
  • Click to share on Google+ (and feel free to add one of the above messages)
  • Click to share on LinkedIn (and feel free to add one of the above messages)

Where can I find you on Social Media?

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