Designers and architects agree that greening a house doesn’t require drastic or extreme measures. Simple changes in the products you use won’t get you to certification, but they can get you started on the way to implementing green principles in other aspects of your construction process.

The following pages offer a small sample of products that can lead to bigger things. For example, you can clad your multifamily buildings in Knight Wall Systems’ new Dow-Knight Continuous Insulation Rain Screen System to increase thermal performance; you can install Tech Lighting’s LED under-cabinet lights to save money on energy bills; and you can save water with Toto USA’s 1-gallon-per-flush toilet.

Of course, products alone won’t make your projects green, but every little bit helps. Check out these and other products that will help get you on your way.