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American Earth Clay chooses Fresco Green as Dealer of the Month for December!

Rick and Rick! --the team that has put Fresco on the American Clay map--are two dynamic individuals in Lancaster, PA.
Having worked together over several years, Rick Frescatore and Rick Scott developed a great new 'Green Store' in Pennsylvania. As you all can see by the photos, not only is it beautiful, but also well appointed in every way. There is no doubt in our mind that they will make waves in the green building products industry. So let's get ready for a tsunami coming from the East! .......Read More!

Click and read about us in the Susquehanna Styles Sept/Oct 2009 Issue!

Are Green Buildings Cost-Effective?

We no longer build buildings like we used to, nor do we pay for them in the same way. Buildings today are... life support systems, communication terminals, data manufacturing centers, and much more, They are incredibly expensive tools that must be constantly adjusted to function efficiently. The economics of building has become as complex as its design." (Wilson, in foreword to Ruegg & Marshall, 1990) - Read more

Funding Opportunities

USEPA Green Building Website - Funding Opportunities
DSIRE - Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency
Energy Star Federal Tax Credits for Energy Efficiency

Evaluating and Selecting Green Products

In most construction projects, building materials are evaluated and selected based on performance, aesthetics, and cost. With "green" or environmentally preferable products, these traditional selection parameters are expanded to include both health and environmental impacts. Read More

LEED® Certification Explained

LEED certification provides independent, third-party verification that a building project meets the highest green building and performance measures. Read More