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  • Coil-less Tankless Water Heater From American Hometec

    American Hometec. The AHQ-T16 point-of-use electric tankless water heater features the companys coil-less technology, which heats water indirectly through heat transfer to prevent lime-scale buildup that can decrease heating efficiency over time. The 16-kW unit can provide heated water for the...

  • Recycled-Content, Lightweight Sheetrock From USG

    USG. Featuring a reformulated core and manufacturing process, Sheetrock UltraLight 1/2-inch panels are up to 30% lighter than competing wallboard, the company says, providing for more fuel-efficient shipping and easier handling on the jobsite. The panels carry ULs Environmental Claims Validation...

  • Case Study: Skinny Project Rowhouses, Philadelphia

    Leveraging its experience building a $100,000 LEED-Platinum home and a Passive House, developer Postgreen offers up three rowhouses that showcase modern design and energy efficiency, all within a price point for middle-class Philly buyers.

  • 2,000th Project Certified to National Green Building Standard

    Barry Andrews Homes’ Murphy’s Run community in Maryland reaches certification milestone.

  • Fiber-Cement Shingles From James Hardie

    James Hardie. The re-engineered HardieShingle fiber-cement siding line offers an authentic-looking wood-grain appearance in a straight-edge panel, a staggered-edge panel, and individual shingles in five widths. The siding is available primed or with ColorPlus pre-finishing. Under the companys...

  • USGBC Launches LEED for Homes Scoring Tool

    Online system tallies a project’s estimated LEED points, allowing pros to experiment with and better understand the green building standard.

  • Solar Decathlon Finds New Home in Washington, D.C.

    Students and supporters express relief that the competition, which was forced to move away from its traditional spot in front of the U.S. Capitol, will still be held in the heart of downtown Washington.

  • Permeable Pavers From Boral Bricks

    Boral Bricks. These 4-inch-by-8-inch permeable clay pavers are available in standard and super permeable profiles. The standard pavers have 1/4-inch-wide joints for an 8% void area. Incorporating six notches around their edges, the super permeable pavers have a 12% void area for more rapid...

  • WaterSense-Certified Faucet From Hastings Tile & Bath

    Hastings Tile & Bath. The Chelsea H125 faucet offers a WaterSense-certified flow rate of 1.5 gpm. The unit combines a curvaceous, hourglass-like shape with square corners and a slender spout. It comes in 35 finishes. 516.379.3500. www.hastingstilebath.com.

  • Part 11: Pre-Drywall LEED Inspection

    Before the wallboard goes up, Bethesda Bungalows’ green rater was on site to verify a sealed envelope, tight ducts, and other key elements of the high-performance home.