Green Living

building the home

Our health and our environment shouldn’t have to suffer because of the materials we use in building a home. Green Seal certifies products that have significantly less impact on our health and our environment.

Click the links below and look for the retailers' list or shop online. If you can't find Green Seal-certified products near you, ask the store manager to stock them for you. Listening to consumer demand is the only way they'll stay in business.

Paints, Coatings, Stains, and Sealers (Read the standard)

These architectural coatings meet strict volatile organic compound (VOC) limits to reduce indoor and outdoor air pollution. They do not contain harmful chemicals, including heavy metals, certain phthalates, formaldehyde donors, carcinogens, mutagens, reproductive toxins, triclosan, hazardous air pollutants, and ozone depleting compounds. The architectural coatings meet performance requirements, and the labels instruct users on how to properly recycle or dispose of leftover paint.
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Recycled Latex Paint  (Read the standard)

These paints are made of 95% post-consumer recycled consolidated content or 50% post-consumer recycled content reprocessed paint. These paints meet strict VOC and aromatic compound limits and do not contain 25 specified toxic chemicals. They meet performance requirements and the packaging must contain recycled content.

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Windows (Read the standard)

These windows are energy efficient and allow for a minimum of air leakage. The frame and sash materials have not been formulated with heavy metals like lead or arsenic, mercury. The box used to package the product must contain at least 25% post-consumer material. Pre-sales materials recommend the most appropriate product for a variety of U.S. climate zones.
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