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  • Silken Silicon Pad Induction Cooktops From Kenyon

    The Silken silicon pad covers the company’s induction cooktops, allowing for easier cleanup of spills and spatters. The mat, which is available in a range of colors, provides a slip-free surface for pots while still allowing the technology to work. After use, the pad can be removed to the sink for...

  • Touch-Activated Induction Cooktops From Jenn-Air

    Available in 30- and 36-inch sizes, the company’s induction cooktops feature touch-activated LED control of 17 heat settings. An 11-inch/7-inch Dual Zone element on the 36-inch model features two burner sizes in one position for easy pan-size matching. According to the firm, the Ceran glass-ceramic...

  • Induction Cooktops From Fagor America

    The company’s latest induction introductions include a 12-inch model with two elements, a 30-inch four-burner model, and a 36-inch five-burner model. A seven-point safety system includes low-voltage detection, overflow protection, and anti-overheat protection. Other details include 12 cooking...

  • Builders Don’t Tell Buyers About Homes’ Green Features, Study Shows

    J.D. Power study shows limited green marketing, but increase in home quality and customer satisfaction.

  • The Week in Green: Sept. 5-11

    A roundup of green building news, including Yale’s sustainable homes exhibition and Ohio’s loan discount program for green retrofits.

  • Icon Drop-In Induction Cooktops From Electrolux

    Icon drop-in induction cooktops come in 30- and 36-inch sizes with 6-, 7-, 8-, and 10-inch elements. The units’ Infinite cooking system creates heat only after sensing a pan on the surface, the firm says, and the surface responds only to the diameter of the vessel. Other features include...

  • PowerCost Wireless Home-Energy Monitor From Blue Line Innovations

    The PowerCost wireless home-energy monitor has been upgraded to provide homeowners with a 30-day energy estimate based on current consumption, allowing for instant feedback on the potential savings and impact of actions. The new model also makes it easier to determine the operating costs of each...

  • Top Chef

    Unlike many green building products, the term “energy efficient” may not to be the No. 1 selling point for induction cooktops. While these appliances are indeed efficient—so much so that they’re becoming a go-to staple in many eco-friendly kitchens—it’s their superior cooking capabilities that...

  • Beam's Serenity IQA Power Unit Central Vaccuum System From Electrolux

    Beam's Serenity IQA Power Unit Central Vaccuum System From Electrolux Central Vacuum Systems includes an electronic user information system.

  • Nationals Park / Washington, D.C.

    Built on a brownfield site, the Nationals Park is the first Major League Baseball stadium to receive LEED Silver certification from the Washington-based U.S. Green Building Council.