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    Though Capitol Quarter boasts LEED-certified townhomes, it's the neighborhood's walkability that's attracting much of the buyer traffic.

  • Resource Saver Side-by-Side Refrigerator From Whirlpool

    The Resource Saver side-by-side refrigerator exceeds federal efficiency standards by 30% and uses the same energy as a 60-watt bulb, according to the company. The refrigerator automatically adjusts cooling to bring food to the desired temperature, and then returns to normal operating temperatures...

  • Energy Management System From Vantage

    The company’s energy management system provides real-time information on home energy usage; it also can provide recommendations on ways to reduce energy use and can predict how much money users will save if they implement the strategies. For example, the system can estimate how much money a home...

  • Squak Mountain Stone Slabs From Tiger Mountain Innovations

    Rustic-looking Squak Mountain Stone slabs are made of recycled paper, cement, fly ash, and recycled glass. The material contains at least 49% post-industrial recycled content. The 11/2-inch-thick slabs are available in five colors: natural, latte, otter, thunder, and quinault. Each piece is unique...

  • Energy Management System

    The maker’s new energy management system provides real-time information on home energy usage. In addition, the unit can offer homeowners ways to reduce energy use and can predict how much money users will save if they implement the strategies. For example, the system can estimate how much money a...

  • Spray-Foam Insulation by Icynene

    The company’s new LD-R-50 spray-foam insulation has earned the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s BioPreferred status for use of rapidly renewable materials. The insulation is made using castor oil, a natural product that is extracted from the castor plant. The product is water-blown and free of HFCs...

  • Resource Saver Refrigerator by Whirlpool

    The Resource Saver refrigerator uses the same energy as a 60-watt bulb. The refrigerator automatically adjusts cooling to bring food to the desired temperature, and then returns to normal operating temperatures. The ice dispenser and removable collection bin are located in the freezer door to...

  • 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.

  • Builders’ Show Product Picks, Day 2

    Products from Armstrong Cabinet Products, Leviton, Koma and more.