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    Tacoma Housing Authority’s Salishan 7 affordable housing development, certified to LEED-Platinum, achieves green standard milestone.

  • NAHB Green Building Conference Heads to Salt Lake City

    Educational lineup offers myriad learning opportunities for new and veteran green pros.

  • Moisture-Resistant Drywall From Certainteed

    CertainTeed. ProRoc drywall with M2Tech technology features a water-resistant core and moisture- and mold-resistant paper face. The product is Greenguard certified and is available in Type X panels. M2Tech is also available in the companys newest product, AirRenew, which absorbs formaldehyde and...

  • Lightweight Manufactured Stone From Eldorado

    Eldorado Stone. Made with cement with lightweight aggregates, the company’s manufactured stone is lighter weight and lower cost than natural stone and has a lower waste factor. Color is provided by natural iron oxides. Some of the products contain recycled content in the form of fly ash. They have...

  • Self-Tinting Glass From Pleotint

    Pleotint. Using sunlight-responsive thermochromic technology, Pleotint glass darkens in direct sunlight, reducing heat and glare while maintaining the view; because the sun does the work, no wiring is required. The film is the same base material used in laminated safety glass, so it also prevents...

  • NIST Test Home to Demonstrate, Research Net-Zero Construction Methods

    A house under construction in Maryland will showcase technologies for achieving net-zero efficiency while providing long-term, real-world performance data.

  • New + Notable

    20 products for green-built homes, including an electric-vehicle charging station, an energy management system, and insulated framing.

  • Product Review: Carpet

    Evaluating carpet for green-built homes requires looking beyond the surface--to the fibers, backings, treatments, adhesives, and padding.

  • Dust-Free, Manual Shear From Bullet Tools

    Bullet Tools. Designed to perform the same tasks as circular saws but requiring no electricity and generating no dust, the Magnum shear cuts laminate flooring, wood flooring, and fiber-cement siding. It is made of 90% recycled aluminum and plastic. Blades last 20 times as long as traditional power...

  • Insulated, Engineered Stud From EC Mfg.

    EC Mfg. Thermal bridging through wood framing accounts for significant heat loss in every home. The rSTUD is an engineered stud with a foam thermal break sandwiched between two pieces of LVL to create typical nominal-dimensioned studs. The high-density foam delivers stud R-values of 7 for a 2x4 and...