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Global Green's 20 Affordable Green Building Strategies

1. Orient the Building to Maximize Natural Daylighting

2. Place Windows to Provide Good Natural Ventilation

3. Select a Light-colored Cool Roof

4. Provide overhangs on South-facing Windows (be careful of your hemisphere!)

5. Install Whole-House Fans or Ceiling Fans

6. Eliminate Air Conditioning

7. Provide Combined-Hydronic Heating

8. Install Fluorescent Lights with Electronic Ballasts

9. Install High R-value Insulation

10. Select Energy Star Appliances

11. Design Water-efficient Landscapes

12. Install Water-efficient Toilets + Fixtures

13. Use Permeable Paving Materials

14. Use 30-50% Flyash in Concrete

15. Use Engineered Wood for Headers, Joists, and Sheathing

16. Use Recycled-content Insulation, Drywall, and Carpet

17. Use Low- or No-VOC Paint

18. Use Formaldehyde-free or Fully Sealed Materials for Cabinets + Counters

19. Vent Rangehood to the Outside

20. Install Carbon Monoxide Detector

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