Degree of Green
Degree of Green™ is a new rating and educational program created to help retailers educate consumers and contractors about the real impact of “green” home improvement and home building products on the environment and on human health. Degree of Green™ rates products on four levels, with a rating of 4 going to products that have: the least adverse effects on human health, the highest level of environmental sustainability and the least adverse effects on the environment. Each Degree of Green™ report describes a product, its composition, advantages and raw materials sourcing, and offers comparative data.
Consumer interest in green and healthy home building and improvement products is rising dramatically. But until now, there has been a lack of easily understood information for homeowners and contractors to judge those products.