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  • Recycled-Content, Mold-Resistant Wallboard From Serious Materials

    Serious Materials. Made primarily from post-industrial waste and utilizing a natural drying process that avoids the energy required for calcining and oven-drying used in gypsum products, gypsum-free EcoRock contains 80% recycled material and requires 80% less energy to produce, says the company...

  • Formaldehyde-Free Hardwood Plywood Cabinets From Armstrong

    Armstrong. Origins cabinets are crafted with PureBond urea-formaldehyde-free hardwood plywood using the ESP-certified companys Genuine Allwood all-plywood construction. The Origins option is available with most styles, including Calibra, shown here in Bordeaux and honey. 800.228.1804...

  • Hudson Valley Project Demonstrates the Ultra-Efficient Practices of Passive House

    Thick, tight wall assemblies, a compact shape, and continuous insulation help this New York home achieve the rigorous requirements of the German-born standard.

  • UV-Blocking Daylighting Panels From Duo-Gard

    Duo-Gard. The company now offers its translucent daylighting panels with 3S Solar Block, a transparent coating that the firm claims transmits up to 79% of visible light while blocking 99.9% of the UV rays that can cause fading and 95% of infrared heat rays. The product allows pros to bring in...

  • Reclaimed Wood Flooring From HomerWood

    HomerWood. Reclaimed Hardwood flooring is crafted from slow-growth Appalachian timber from deconstructed barns in Ohio, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. The kiln-dried wood features character markings such as nail holes, cracks, and mineral streaks. It comes with the companys low-luster Oil Naturals...

  • Top 15 Reader-Requested Products of 2011

    The 15 products that piqued EcoHome readers' interest, including tankless water heaters, LED lighting, and green walls.

  • Rainscreen Panels From Richlite

    Richlite. RainShadow rainscreen cladding panels are made with an FSC-certified recycled paper composite that is weather resistant with no sealing required, durable, and color-through. The product comes in 5/16-inch-thick 4x8 and 5x12 sheets. Midnight iron, Boulder bronze, Buckhorn Mountain, and...

  • Solar Tankless Water Heating Backup From Rinnai

    Rinnai. The RH360 solar reheat kit provides efficient, consistent tankless backup for solar water heating. Previous other solar tankless backup solutions fed the hot line from the solar tank directly to the tankless backup unit, which would heat water when the temperature started to drop, which...

  • Smart Lighting Control From Legrand

    Legrand/Pass & Seymour. With pre-set dimming control, automatic lighting shutoff, and optional automatic lighting activation, the Dimming Multi-way Convertible Occupancy Sensor allows homeowners to maximize energy savings as well as lighting levels. Passive infrared technology distinguishes...

  • KB Home Ranks No. 1 in Sustainability Practices Among Largest Public Builders

    Biennial report from Calvert Investments finds progress among the green policies and practices of the nation’s largest home builders, but sees much more to be done.