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  • Shear Brace From iLevel by Weyerhaeuser

    Shear Brace, part of the manufacturer’s wall-bracing system, provides the strength and support necessary to resist forces such as high winds, hurricanes, and earthquakes, says the company. It is typically used in framing areas of the home where high lateral loads must be resisted. Made of...

  • San Raphael Pressure Lite Toilet From Kohler

    The San Raphael Pressure Lite is the industry’s first one-piece, 1.0-gpf high-efficiency toilet with pressure-assist technology, the company says. Compressed air is used to propel water for robust flushing power. According to the firm, the toilet can save a household of four 7,000 to 10,000 gallons...

  • FrameGuard Coated SIPs From R-Control Building Systems

    R-Control FrameGuard Coated SIPs are treated with FrameGuard Coating—comprised of organic fungicides and a borate—that prevents mold, mildew, and termite damage to its wood components, says the firm. In addition, the expanded polystyrene core is treated with Perform Guard termite protection...

  • TechShield Radiant Barrier From LP Building Products

    TechShield radiant barrier can reduce monthly energy costs up to 17% by blocking 97% of radiant heat in the panel from entering the attic space, according to the company. The product reduces attic temperatures, creating less work for HVAC systems. It also minimizes radiant heat loss in cooler...

  • The Millennium LED Collection From Dekor

    The Millennium collection of LED lights offers stylish mood lighting for outdoor decks, docks, patios, and more, according to the manufacturer. The lights can be installed in floors, ceilings, or wherever accent lighting is needed. The exterior LED light kit includes all the components needed for...

  • GDL002 FloodLED Floodlight From LEDtronics

    The series GDL002 FloodLED floodlight features low power consumption and a glare-free design that enhances night vision, according to the maker. It is available in warm white 3000K, cool white 8000K, and pure white 5500K color temperatures. The LED will operate for more than 50,000 hours, the...

  • Product Review: Energy-Efficient Lighting

    A guide to energy-efficient illumination.

  • PowerCost Monitor by Blueline Innovations

    The PowerCost Monitor is a wireless energy monitor that displays how much electricity the user’s home consumes from moment to moment and in total. A countertop display unit can present total electricity costs in dollars and cents and in kilowatt hours, and users can see their peak energy cost...

  • Control Products by Control4

    The company’s control products let users manage systems, such as temperature and smart lighting, from a touchpanel, TV, or remote Web connection. Load-sensing modules enable the system to monitor a device’s energy usage. The system also can use an Energy Star database to calculate the energy draw...

  • EcoView Energy Management System by Advanced Telemetry

    The EcoView energy management system captures and displays the use of energy and other resources within a residence. A basic package includes a touchscreen display and electricity monitor, but the system can be programmed to control or monitor water, natural gas, lighting, HVAC, and other home...