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    Georgia-Pacific Gypsum. An alternative to paper-faced gypsum, DensArmor Plus features glass mat facings on both sides as well as a glass-fiber-reinforced core to resist moisture and mold and mildew growth. The product can replace traditional drywall throughout the home or be used in areas prone to...

  • SCS-Certified Drywall From Temple-Inland

    Temple-Inland. ComfortGuard Abuse-Resistant gypsum and ComfortGuard Impact-Resistant drywall include the companys TemShield mold protection system, which comprises a water- and mold-resistant core and facers. The AR product includes an extra-durable face paper to withstand scuffs and abrasions in...

  • Recycled-Content Siding From CertainTeed

    CertainTeed. The companys CedarBoards D6 insulated vinyl siding is made with 60% recycled content that includes post-consumer vinyl siding. The foam backing boosts a walls R-value, enabling an Energy Star rating for the panels, and provides rigidity and impact resistance. The TrueTexture rough...

  • Engineered Wood Siding From Collins

    Collins. TruWood engineered wood siding comes in a range of styles, including 1/2-inch Cottage Lap, 1/2-inch panel, and 1/2-inch cedar shake lap. The product is SCS certified for a minimum of 25% recycled content and is available FSC certified. It is designed to eliminate splitting, cracking, and...

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    Energy-upgrade assistance program estimated to save low-income households $161 million per year.

  • Energy Labels a Powerful Tool for New Homes and Retrofits

    Like a car’s MPG rating, a national metric for home performance is essential for helping consumers make decisions on home purchases and energy upgrades, Builders’ Show speaker says.

  • Four Simple Strategies for Making Green Building More Cost Effective

    Reducing waste, improving efficiencies can make up for higher costs in equipment, certification paperwork.

  • Green Products From the 2011 International Builders' Show

    Water-efficient faucets, insulated framing, and an alternative-energy-friendly generator are among the sustainably minded products from this year's show.

  • Builders’ Show Products, Day 3

    11 new products, including a residential vehicle-charging station, an inside-outside fireplace, and a hidden deck-fastening system.

  • Builders’ Show Products, Day 2

    9 new products, including tankless water heaters, off-grid backup generators, and lightweight fireplace surrounds.