A nationwide green remodeling program will be launched by the U.S. Green Building Council in partnership with the American Society of Interior Designers. The program is calledRegreenand offers a set of best practices to guide contractors and homeowners taking a “whole house” approach to remodeling existing homes with green/sustainable intentions.

The guidelines currently are in draft form. They incorporate energy efficiency, sustainability and green design. Separate Web sites will direct professionals and consumers to suitable resources for green home renovations.

The final guidelines will be released in March 2008, but they can be viewed now at www.regreenprogram.org.