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  • BuildingGreen Announces Top 10 Green Products for 2010

    The list features five residential innovations, including composite decking, a high-efficiency toilet, and a smart pump.

  • Part 8: Marketing

    When it comes to branding its high-performance homes, the builder now relies on social media, SEO, and blogging just as much as (and sometimes more than) traditional yard signs and print ads.

  • DOE Study: Contractors Help Energy Efficiency Initiatives Succeed

    Local energy efficiency programs are more likely to be successful when residential contractors are actively involved with them, according to a new report.

  • Green Renovations: A Remodeler’s Key to Success

    Sustainable retrofit expert David Johnston offers tips for high-efficiency remodels.

  • Recycled-Content Leather Tile From EcoDomo

    EcoDomo. Made from leather luxury car seat scraps, Rainforest leather tiles contain 60% pre-consumer recycled content and snap together to create re-usable designs without glue. The 15-inch-by-15-inch tiles, available in 12 colors and three textures, have a resistance equivalent to cork or linoleum...

  • Water-Saving Showerhead From Price Pfister

    Price Pfister. The 1.5-gpm Eco-Pfriendly showerhead with Air Infusion Technology, which infuses air in the water droplets to amplify pressure, is WaterSense certified. It is available in a chrome finish. 800.422.4278. www.pricepfister.com.

  • Study by Eco Research Group Finds Harmful Chemicals in Vinyl Flooring, Wallpaper

    The Ecology Center found lead, phthalates in some vinyl flooring while more than 50% of wallpapers contained one or more hazardous substances. Vinyl manufacturers contend that metals were not found in most test samples and that phthalates are not harmful.

  • Recycled-Content Porcelain Tile From Daltile

    Daltile. San Michele glazed porcelain tile contains more than 50% pre-consumer recycled content and features an antimicrobial protection layer within the glaze. Ideal for floors, walls, countertops, and backsplashes, the tile incorporates a new graphic technology to make travertine veins and clefts...

  • Product Review: Water-Conserving Showerheads

    With the release of WaterSense for showers, bathers can conserve without sacrificing performance.

  • 86 Percent Recycled-Content Tile From Oceanside Glasstile

    Oceanside Glasstile. The company partners with local curbside recycling programs to collect more than 2 million pounds of glass annually for the Muse collection of handcrafted mosaic glass tiles, which contain up to 86% recycled content. The tiles come in more than 40 colors and four finishes for...