What we do

Rise is an objective and independent resource that researches and gathers products, materials, professionals, rebates, and know-how on building and remodeling homes with sustainability in mind.

Our team researches hundreds of product categories for the purposes of providing education and decision power for homeowners.

Our Content

While the data and content found on Rise is entirely its own (unless otherwise noted), we also include references from other trusted sources on sustainable building where appropriate.

We research everything we can think of that has to do with sustainable home improvement to make it easier for homeowners to have and live in better homes. As such, we also include industry expert insights where appropriate, and back-up information with any available cold hard data.

At times, we may publish a story on an innovative product or technology, or feature home builders or designers whom we think gets it right. We do this to share valuable information; we are not compensated for these stories.

How we make money

Rise is a free resource for homeowners.

We work with home improvement professionals by offering a subscription service for those who wish to showcase their work on Rise.

Rise also works with Manufacturers and Suppliers who care about what goes into making their products - and we enforce transparency for those companies on all fronts.

Recommendations and guidance are not made with compensated relationships in mind, but rather with the homeowner's best interest in mind. While compensation (also a subscription service) can affect where products/materials are seen on our site, our chief goal is to give an honest and unbiased view of what options are available to homeowners.

Please refer to our Terms of Service for more info on this.

The Rise Store

For years, Rise has been a trusted resource for millions of homeowners who want to make better decisions for their home and know the true sustainability of the products they choose.

In keeping with our mission, we've assembled a vast online selection of planet friendly, “Rise Certified” and vetted products from trusted manufacturers for you to purchase. The Rise store features the same level of educational content that you've come to expect from us, but adds the ability to have your picks delivered directly to your home or business.

Ultimately for us here at Rise, when we talk about Health. Wealth. Planet., we've gone to great lengths to stay true to our mission by recommending products that benefit your Health, can increase your Wealth by saving you on energy costs over the long term and at the same strive to be Planet friendly.

We hope you enjoy the shopping experience.

Courses

We're passionate about education! Rise is the number one online resource in North America for homeowners and pros looking for information on sustainable products and new technologies.

We've distilled all of this knowledge into a series of Educational Courses designed exclusively for Real Estate and Home Improvement professionals.

As more clients look to Realtors to understand and recommend planet friendly home features, our courses will help address their concerns and give you the insights and education you'll need to help get more listings and close more deals.

Click here for course descriptions.


Why Rise exists

We're here because we love sustainable home improvement, and want everyone to have a better home that helps you save money, be healthy, and reduce your environmental footprint--without sacrificing comfort and beauty in your own home.