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    The Aqus point-of-use greywater system collects water from bathroom sinks and reuses it for toilet flushing.

  • Puraflo Wastewater Treatment System From Bord na Mona

    The Puraflo Wastewater Treatment System is a natural system that can be used for both on-site greywater and blackwater recycling. Filtered wastewater from a standard septic system is collected and then time dosed (pumped slowly) to percolate through a peat filter media; the treated effluent emerges...

  • Product Review: Greywater Systems

    Nearly 50% of potable water delivered to American homes goes down the drains of sinks, showers, and washing machines. Here's how to put that "lightly used" water to work for a second time around.

  • Water-Blown Spray-Foam Insulation From Icynene

    Icynene. The companys portfolio of 100% water-blown spray-foam insulation products ranges from 0.5-pound light density to 2.0-pound medium density. LD-R-50 contains renewable content greater than 7% based on ASTM D 6686 testing and exceeds the renewable content specification set by the USDA...

  • Medium-Density Spray-Foam Insulation From BASF

    BASF. Comfort Foam and Spraytite medium-density, closed-cell spray polyurethane foam insulations provide an R-value of 6.7 per inch and 6.6 per inch, respectively, and meet FEMA guidelines as suitable insulation materials for flood regions. Also in the companys portfolio is Enertite, a low-density...

  • Open-Cell, Spray-Foam Insulation From Demilec

    Demilec. Sealection 500 open-cell, spray-applied, semi-rigid polyurethane foam is fully water-blown and delivers an R-value of 3.81 per inch. The companys premium product, Agribalance, is a water-blown open-cell foam that contains more than 10% renewable agricultural-based materials and delivers...

  • Soy-Based Spray-Foam Insulation From BioBased

    BioBased. BioBased 502 and BioBased 1701s are made by incorporating Agrol polyol, a 96% soybean-based polyol. 502, a second-generation open-cell, water-blown spray-foam insulation, has 12% bio-content, offers an R-value of 13 at 3 1/2 inches, and is BRE-certified. A higher density, water-blown...

  • Product Review: Spray-Foam Insulation

    Spray-foam insulation can definitely crank up the performance of your homes, if you make the right choices. Here's what to look for.

  • Water-Resistive Sheathing from Georgia-Pacific

    Georgia-Pacific. Nautilus combines OSB structural sheathing and a water-resistive barrier in one panel, reducing installation time; the panels install like traditional sheathing and seal with Nautilus seam tape. The panels include nailing guides that are visible through the integrated building...

  • Structural Insulated Sheathing from Dow

    Dow. SIS Structural Insulated Sheathing combines a moisture-resistant blue foil outside face, a polyisocyanurate foam core, and structural sheathing. Builders can use ½-inch (R-3) panels to sheathe entire exteriors or 1-inch-thick (R-5.5) panels as shear panels on corners to match up with 1-inch...