Smart Shopping

These durable, efficient products will last for years-and save you money in the long run.
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Building Products
Flooring
Choose sustainably harvested and reclaimed wood flooring, or chemical-free recycled or manufactured alternatives such as carpet, stone, brick, and tile.

Armstrong; 800/233-3823 or armstrong.com
EcoTimber; 415/258-8454 or ecotimber.com
Endura Wood Products; 503/233-7090 or endurawood.com
Flooring Alternatives; 510/550-4449 or flooringalternatives.com
Golden Look; 800/433-5397 or goldenlook.com
Greener Lifestyles; 206/545-4405 or greenerlifestyles.com
Interface FLOR; 866/281-3567 or florcatalog.com
Mohawk; 800/266-4295 or mohawkflooring.com
Teragren; 800/929-6333 or teragren.com

Insulation
Look for natural and recycled fibers without chemical additives or offgassing from volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

Bonded Logic, Inc.; 480/812-9114 or bondedlogic.com
InnoTherm; 828/466-1147 or innotherm.com
Johns Manville; 800/654-3103 or jm.com
GreenFiber; 800/228-0024 or cocooninsulation.com

Windows and Doors
Opt for designs that minimize wear and tear. Seek Energy Star-certified products to help reduce power bills, and buy impact-resistant and UV-protective glass to guard your interiors.

Andersen Windows and Doors; 888/888-7020 or andersenwindows.com
Comfort Line, Ltd.; 800/522-4999 or fiberframe.com
Henselstone Window & Door Systems; 540/937-5796 or henselstone.com
JELD-WEN; 877/535-3462 or jeldwen.com
Marvin Windows and Doors; 888/537-7828 or marvin.com
Pella; 800/374-4758 or pella.com
PGT WinGard; pgtindustries.com/products/WinGuard
Simonton Windows; 800/542-9118 or simonton.com

Paints and Finishes
Read labels to find finishes with low to no offgassing.

American Clay; 866/404-1634 or americanclay.com
Auro; 888/302-9352 or aurousa.com
Benjamin Moore; benjaminmoore.com
Ecological Paint; 520/628-1553 or ecologicalpaint.com
Olympic, available at Lowe's; 800/445-6937 or lowes.com
Rodda Paint; roddapaint.com
Safecoat; 800/239-0321 or safecoatpaint.com
Sundance catalog's Prairie Paint; 800/422-2770 or sundancecatalog.com
Yolo Colorhouse; 503/493-8275 or yolocolorhouse.com

Framework and Exterior Finishes
Shop for hurricane-resistant bracing systems and low-maintenance composites that protect natural resources. These long-lasting products won't warp, rot, or crack, even in coastal environments.

AZEK; 877/275-2935 or azek.com
Eldorado Stone; eldoradostone.com
Georgia-Pacific; gp.com/build
Simpson Strong Tie; strongtie.com
Tamko Building Products (also offers composite roofing systems); tamko.com
TimberTech; 800/307-7780 or timbertech.com
Trex; 800/289-8739 or trex.com
Trimax Building Products; 866/987-4629 or trimaxbp.com

Interiors
Appliances and Fixtures
Renovating a kitchen? Look for the Energy Star label on appliances. When shopping for bath fixtures, choose dual-flush toilets and other water-saving devices.

Broan; 800/558-1711 or broan.com
Delta; deltafaucet.com
Franke; franke.com
GE Appliances; 800/626-2005 or geappliances.com
Jenn-Air; 800/688-1100 or jennair.com
Kenmore; kenmore.com
Kohler; kohler.com
Lennox; 800/953-6669 or lennox.com
Moen; 800/289-6636 or moen.com
NuTone; 888/336-3948 or nutone.com
Toto; 888/295-8134 or totousa.com
Viking; 888/845-4641 or vikingrange.com
Whirlpool; whirlpool.com

Lighting
Look for the Energy Star label here, too. The bulbs listed below last longer and save more energy than incandescent bulbs. They also help purify the air.

Greenlite; 800/930-2111 or greenliteusa.com
Ozone Lite; 800/494-8292 or ozonelite.com