News Analysis

Guidelines in Development for Residential Remodeling

December 4, 2007

The Regreen program is currently being developed by the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) in collaboration with a team of more than 30 experts (including staff at BuildingGreen). By the spring of 2008, the Regreen program should consist of three parts: a manual called Regreen Guidelines, the draft of which is available for public comment through December 10, 2007; learning programs to support the use of the manual; and print and electronic resources for both professionals and consumers.

The Regreen Guidelines are designed to be comprehensive but not standalone, and project-based but not project-specific. In other words, they should be used to inform a project but should not be a project’s only source of information. The manual is organized into ten types of remodeling projects, including a kitchen and an energy-efficiency retrofit.