USA Today Picks Up West Coast Green

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Green’ construction guidelines go residential

When Allison Friedman, a mother of two in Weston, Mass., set out to “green” her home two years ago, she came at the project with a lot of eagerness and energy — and not much knowledge.

“My contractor was reasonably receptive,” she recalls, “but things didn’t turn out as successfully as I wanted them to. We knew we wanted a more environmentally friendly home, but we didn’t really know enough to make that happen.”