WASHINGTON – The American Society of Interior Designers Foundation and the U.S. Green Building Council have partnered to create the first nationwide green residential remodeling guidelines for existing homes.

The guidelines, which take a “whole-house” approach, will be supplemented by educational programs and print and electronic resources for building professionals and homeowners as part of the REGREEN program. The final guidelines will be released next March at the ASID Conference on Design: Interiors ’08 in New Orleans.

“Making our homes more energy efficient, resource friendly, healthier and safer for the families who live in them is something we can do now, and it is something that everyone deserves,” said Rick Fedrizzi, president, CEO and founding chair of the USGBC.

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