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  • Structural Insulated Panels From Premier Building Systems

    Sandwiching expanded polystyrene between two layers of OSB, the maker says its SIPs offer a 55% higher whole-wall efficiency than traditional 2x6, R-19 construction. By creating a virtually airtight building envelope, the panels’ energy efficiency can lower homeowners’ expenses up to 60% and reduce...

  • Endure LED Low-Voltage Undercabinet Light From Task Lighting

    The Endure LED low-voltage undercabinet light is available in two colors (brushed nickel or black) and seven lengths ranging from 5 1/2½ to 32 1/2 inches. It is available in white or warm white light and lasts 50,000 to 75,000 hours. 800.445.6404.

  • Eco-Friendly Fireplace Gemstones From FireCrystals

    For use in indoor or outdoor natural gas fireplaces, eco-friendly FireCrystals have the lowest fine-particulate emissions per unit of heat delivered, the maker says. As a direct replacement for gas or wood logs, FireCrystals emit all the beauty of a burning fire without releasing soot or ash into...

  • WhisperComfort Spot Energy Recovery Ventilator From Panasonic

    The WhisperComfort spot energy recovery ventilator (ERV) is the first ceiling-insert ERV available in the U.S. Using two ducts, the fan exhausts stale air and brings in fresh air from outside. Its low-rate continuous run helps ensure that VOCs and other indoor air pollutants are vented out and...

  • Solar Domestic Water Heating System From Rheem

    Designed to simplify installation, the SolPak all-inclusive active solar domestic water heating system comes with a heat exchanger tank, solar collector panels, a controller, multi-speed pump, thermal expansion tank, and other items. Collector panels are certified by the Solar Rating and...

  • 10 Resource-Savers From the Kitchen/Bath Industry Show

    Energy-efficient appliances, water-sipping showerheads, recycled-content countertops, and more.

  • Green Products From the 2009 International Builders' Show

    Four of the Builders' Show's many eco-friendly products.

  • Edge 60 Pellet Fireplace by Quadra-Fire

    Debuting at IBS, but rolling out in the second quarter, the Edge 60 is the first-ever pellet fireplace. Specifically designed for supplemental home heating, the Edge 60 delivers 60,000 BTUs and can warm more than 2,500 square feet of living space. Advanced Energy multi-fuel pellet technology allows...

  • Green Building Products From the 2009 International Builders’ Show

    Products from Kohler, KlipTech, Whirlpool, Everpure and more.

  • Builders' Show Product Picks, Day 3

    More product finds from the International Builders' Show in Las Vegas.