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Solar Gard. Blocking up to 79% of solar heat, this residential window film helps save energy costs, stabilize interior temperature, and reduce glare, according to the manufacturer. The film, which comes in varying tints from clear to dark, also blocks UV rays to protect furniture from fading. It doubles as a safety feature by holding shattered glass in place. 877.273.4364. www.solargard.com.

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The Latest Green Building Products for January-February 2011

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The Latest Green Building Products for January-February 2011

  • Propex. Designed for coastal zones or other areas with severe weather, NapaWrap Coastal housewrap shields against moisture while allowing water vapor to escape; its tear resistance allows it to stand up to high winds. According to the company, the product has twice as much UV protection as competing wraps and can remain uncovered for up to a year. As part of a tear-free guarantee, the manufacturer offers free replacement of the housewrap if it tears under the firms definition of normal use. 888.437.3423. www.napa-wrap.com.

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    Propex. Designed for coastal zones or other areas with severe weather, NapaWrap Coastal housewrap shields against moisture while allowing water vapor to escape; its tear resistance allows it to stand up to high winds. According to the company, the product has twice as much UV protection as competing wraps and can remain uncovered for up to a year. As part of a tear-free guarantee, the manufacturer offers free replacement of the housewrap if it tears under the firms definition of normal use. 888.437.3423. www.napa-wrap.com.

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    Propex. Designed for coastal zones or other areas with severe weather, NapaWrap Coastal housewrap shields against moisture while allowing water vapor to escape; its tear resistance allows it to stand up to high winds. According to the company, the product has twice as much UV protection as competing wraps and can remain uncovered for up to a year. As part of a tear-free guarantee, the manufacturer offers free replacement of the housewrap if it tears under the firms definition of normal use. 888.437.3423. www.napa-wrap.com.

  • Delta Electronics. The 400-watt HAWT turbine generates 50 kWh per month in 13.4-mph wind conditions. The rotor, which starts up in 8-mph winds, measures 49.6 inches in diameter. It includes electronic overspeed protection. The firm also makes a 1.0-kW model. 888.979.9889. www.delta-corp.com/windenergy.

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    Delta Electronics. The 400-watt HAWT turbine generates 50 kWh per month in 13.4-mph wind conditions. The rotor, which starts up in 8-mph winds, measures 49.6 inches in diameter. It includes electronic overspeed protection. The firm also makes a 1.0-kW model. 888.979.9889. www.delta-corp.com/windenergy.

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    Delta Electronics. The 400-watt HAWT turbine generates 50 kWh per month in 13.4-mph wind conditions. The rotor, which starts up in 8-mph winds, measures 49.6 inches in diameter. It includes electronic overspeed protection. The firm also makes a 1.0-kW model. 888.979.9889. www.delta-corp.com/windenergy.

  • CertainTeed. Combining two sheets of Type X fire-resistant gypsum board with an inner layer of Green Glue viscoelastic polymer, SilentFX offers a sound transmission class rating of 50 or higher. The drywall, designed for interior walls and ceilings, also features the companys M2Tech moisture- and mold-resistance technology. It is Greenguard-certified and installs like traditional gypsum panels. 800.233.8990. www.certainteed.com.

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    CertainTeed. Combining two sheets of Type X fire-resistant gypsum board with an inner layer of Green Glue viscoelastic polymer, SilentFX offers a sound transmission class rating of 50 or higher. The drywall, designed for interior walls and ceilings, also features the companys M2Tech moisture- and mold-resistance technology. It is Greenguard-certified and installs like traditional gypsum panels. 800.233.8990. www.certainteed.com.

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    CertainTeed. Combining two sheets of Type X fire-resistant gypsum board with an inner layer of Green Glue viscoelastic polymer, SilentFX offers a sound transmission class rating of 50 or higher. The drywall, designed for interior walls and ceilings, also features the companys M2Tech moisture- and mold-resistance technology. It is Greenguard-certified and installs like traditional gypsum panels. 800.233.8990. www.certainteed.com.

  • U.S. SUNLIGHT CORP. One of three solar-powered attic fans from the manufacturer, the 9915TR features a 15-watt solar panel and a 14-inch fan capable of ventilating up to 1,750 square feet of attic space. The units deflector design provides a smooth air exhaust passage and increases the overall volume of air movement, the firm says. A solar controller option allows the unit to switch to AC power when solar power is not available and includes a humidistat and thermostat to manage attic humidity levels and temperatures. 866.446.0966. www.ussunlight.com.

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    U.S. SUNLIGHT CORP. One of three solar-powered attic fans from the manufacturer, the 9915TR features a 15-watt solar panel and a 14-inch fan capable of ventilating up to 1,750 square feet of attic space. The units deflector design provides a smooth air exhaust passage and increases the overall volume of air movement, the firm says. A solar controller option allows the unit to switch to AC power when solar power is not available and includes a humidistat and thermostat to manage attic humidity levels and temperatures. 866.446.0966. www.ussunlight.com.

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    U.S. SUNLIGHT CORP. One of three solar-powered attic fans from the manufacturer, the 9915TR features a 15-watt solar panel and a 14-inch fan capable of ventilating up to 1,750 square feet of attic space. The units deflector design provides a smooth air exhaust passage and increases the overall volume of air movement, the firm says. A solar controller option allows the unit to switch to AC power when solar power is not available and includes a humidistat and thermostat to manage attic humidity levels and temperatures. 866.446.0966. www.ussunlight.com.

  • Smith & Fong. PlybooStrand FSC-certified bamboo plywood and flooring are urea formaldehydefree and carry Indoor Advantage Gold and FloorScore certifications, respectively. Plywood panels come in 3/16-, 1/2-, and 3/4-inch thicknesses; the flooring comes in 3/8- and 9/16-inch thicknesses. Both are available in Havana, Sahara, and Neopolitan finishes. 866.835.9859. www.plyboo.com.

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    Smith & Fong. PlybooStrand FSC-certified bamboo plywood and flooring are urea formaldehydefree and carry Indoor Advantage Gold and FloorScore certifications, respectively. Plywood panels come in 3/16-, 1/2-, and 3/4-inch thicknesses; the flooring comes in 3/8- and 9/16-inch thicknesses. Both are available in Havana, Sahara, and Neopolitan finishes. 866.835.9859. www.plyboo.com.

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    Smith & Fong. PlybooStrand FSC-certified bamboo plywood and flooring are urea formaldehyde-free and carry Indoor Advantage Gold and FloorScore certifications, respectively. Plywood panels come in 3/16-, 1/2-, and 3/4-inch thicknesses; the flooring comes in 3/8- and 9/16-inch thicknesses. Both are available in Havana, Sahara, and Neopolitan finishes. 866.835.9859. www.plyboo.com.

  • Owens Corning. The company is replacing all of its batt insulation products with EcoTouch Pink Fiberglas with PureFiber technology, which is made with a formaldehyde-free formulation and contains at least 50% recycled content. The company claims the new formulation improves installation through reduced dust and particulates and increased workability. The product is certified by SCS for recycled content and by Greenguard for indoor air quality. 800.438.7465. www.owenscorning.com.

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    Owens Corning. The company is replacing all of its batt insulation products with EcoTouch Pink Fiberglas with PureFiber technology, which is made with a formaldehyde-free formulation and contains at least 50% recycled content. The company claims the new formulation improves installation through reduced dust and particulates and increased workability. The product is certified by SCS for recycled content and by Greenguard for indoor air quality. 800.438.7465. www.owenscorning.com.

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    Owens Corning. The company is replacing all of its batt insulation products with EcoTouch Pink Fiberglas with PureFiber technology, which is made with a formaldehyde-free formulation and contains at least 50% recycled content. The company claims the new formulation improves installation through reduced dust and particulates and increased workability. The product is certified by SCS for recycled content and by Greenguard for indoor air quality. 800.438.7465. www.owenscorning.com.

  • IdeaPaint. Single-coat, roller-applied IdeaPaint can be used to turn a surface into a dry-erase board suitable for kitchens, a childs room, or a home office. According to the firm, the paint dries as smoothly as the surface it covers; it wont crack, peel, stain, or yellow; and it can be painted over. The formaldehyde-free, low-emitting product recently earned Greenguard certification. 617.714.1050. www.ideapaint.com.

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    IdeaPaint. Single-coat, roller-applied IdeaPaint can be used to turn a surface into a dry-erase board suitable for kitchens, a childs room, or a home office. According to the firm, the paint dries as smoothly as the surface it covers; it wont crack, peel, stain, or yellow; and it can be painted over. The formaldehyde-free, low-emitting product recently earned Greenguard certification. 617.714.1050. www.ideapaint.com.

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    IdeaPaint. Single-coat, roller-applied IdeaPaint can be used to turn a surface into a dry-erase board suitable for kitchens, a childs room, or a home office. According to the firm, the paint dries as smoothly as the surface it covers; it wont crack, peel, stain, or yellow; and it can be painted over. The formaldehyde-free, low-emitting product recently earned Greenguard certification. 617.714.1050. www.ideapaint.com.

  • Hastings Tile & Bath. The Chelsea H125 faucet offers a WaterSense-certified flow rate of 1.5 gpm. The unit combines a curvaceous, hourglass-like shape with square corners and a slender spout. It comes in 35 finishes. 516.379.3500. www.hastingstilebath.com.

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    Hastings Tile & Bath. The Chelsea H125 faucet offers a WaterSense-certified flow rate of 1.5 gpm. The unit combines a curvaceous, hourglass-like shape with square corners and a slender spout. It comes in 35 finishes. 516.379.3500. www.hastingstilebath.com.

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    Hastings Tile & Bath. The Chelsea H125 faucet offers a WaterSense-certified flow rate of 1.5 gpm. The unit combines a curvaceous, hourglass-like shape with square corners and a slender spout. It comes in 35 finishes. 516.379.3500. www.hastingstilebath.com.

  • American Hometec. The AHQ-T16 point-of-use electric tankless water heater features the companys coil-less technology, which heats water indirectly through heat transfer to prevent lime-scale buildup that can decrease heating efficiency over time. The 16-kW unit can provide heated water for the shower and sink simultaneously, and comes with a slim profile, a brushed-chrome frame, clean black surface, and blue LED smooth-touch controls. 877.662.6457. www.americanhometec.com.

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    American Hometec. The AHQ-T16 point-of-use electric tankless water heater features the companys coil-less technology, which heats water indirectly through heat transfer to prevent lime-scale buildup that can decrease heating efficiency over time. The 16-kW unit can provide heated water for the shower and sink simultaneously, and comes with a slim profile, a brushed-chrome frame, clean black surface, and blue LED smooth-touch controls. 877.662.6457. www.americanhometec.com.

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    American Hometec. The AHQ-T16 point-of-use electric tankless water heater features the companys coil-less technology, which heats water indirectly through heat transfer to prevent lime-scale buildup that can decrease heating efficiency over time. The 16-kW unit can provide heated water for the shower and sink simultaneously, and comes with a slim profile, a brushed-chrome frame, clean black surface, and blue LED smooth-touch controls. 877.662.6457. www.americanhometec.com.

  • Solar Gard. Blocking up to 79% of solar heat, this residential window film helps save energy costs, stabilize interior temperature, and reduce glare, according to the manufacturer. The film, which comes in varying tints from clear to dark, also blocks UV rays to protect furniture from fading. It doubles as a safety feature by holding shattered glass in place. 877.273.4364. www.solargard.com.

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    Solar Gard. Blocking up to 79% of solar heat, this residential window film helps save energy costs, stabilize interior temperature, and reduce glare, according to the manufacturer. The film, which comes in varying tints from clear to dark, also blocks UV rays to protect furniture from fading. It doubles as a safety feature by holding shattered glass in place. 877.273.4364. www.solargard.com.

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    Solar Gard. Blocking up to 79% of solar heat, this residential window film helps save energy costs, stabilize interior temperature, and reduce glare, according to the manufacturer. The film, which comes in varying tints from clear to dark, also blocks UV rays to protect furniture from fading. It doubles as a safety feature by holding shattered glass in place. 877.273.4364. www.solargard.com.

  • Native Trails. The Yanama vanity features solid FSC-certified cherry wood and a 100% recycled 16-gauge hand-hammered copper foot that coordinates with the companys sinks. The unit measures 24 inches wide by 21 1/2 inches deep by 34 inches high. The foot comes in an antique or brushed nickel finish. 800.786.0862. www.nativetrails.net.

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    Native Trails. The Yanama vanity features solid FSC-certified cherry wood and a 100% recycled 16-gauge hand-hammered copper foot that coordinates with the companys sinks. The unit measures 24 inches wide by 21 1/2 inches deep by 34 inches high. The foot comes in an antique or brushed nickel finish. 800.786.0862. www.nativetrails.net.

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    Native Trails. The Yanama vanity features solid FSC-certified cherry wood and a 100% recycled 16-gauge hand-hammered copper foot that coordinates with the companys sinks. The unit measures 24 inches wide by 21 1/2 inches deep by 34 inches high. The foot comes in an antique or brushed nickel finish. 800.786.0862. www.nativetrails.net.

  • Boral Bricks. These 4-inch-by-8-inch permeable clay pavers are available in standard and super permeable profiles. The standard pavers have 1/4-inch-wide joints for an 8% void area. Incorporating six notches around their edges, the super permeable pavers have a 12% void area for more rapid drainage. The void spaces can be filled with small stones appropriate for drainage purposes. 800.526.7255. www.boralbricks.com.

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    Boral Bricks. These 4-inch-by-8-inch permeable clay pavers are available in standard and super permeable profiles. The standard pavers have 1/4-inch-wide joints for an 8% void area. Incorporating six notches around their edges, the super permeable pavers have a 12% void area for more rapid drainage. The void spaces can be filled with small stones appropriate for drainage purposes. 800.526.7255. www.boralbricks.com.

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    Boral Bricks. These 4-inch-by-8-inch permeable clay pavers are available in standard and super permeable profiles. The standard pavers have 1/4-inch-wide joints for an 8% void area. Incorporating six notches around their edges, the super permeable pavers have a 12% void area for more rapid drainage. The void spaces can be filled with small stones appropriate for drainage purposes. 800.526.7255. www.boralbricks.com.

  • EC Mfg. Thermal bridging through wood framing accounts for significant heat loss in every home. The rSTUD is an engineered stud with a foam thermal break sandwiched between two pieces of LVL to create typical nominal-dimensioned studs. The high-density foam delivers stud R-values of 7 for a 2x4 and R-21 for a 2x6. According to the company, using the studs can boost a homes efficiency by up to 20% versus traditional lumber. 800.768.7054. www.ecproducts.us.

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    EC Mfg. Thermal bridging through wood framing accounts for significant heat loss in every home. The rSTUD is an engineered stud with a foam thermal break sandwiched between two pieces of LVL to create typical nominal-dimensioned studs. The high-density foam delivers stud R-values of 7 for a 2x4 and R-21 for a 2x6. According to the company, using the studs can boost a homes efficiency by up to 20% versus traditional lumber. 800.768.7054. www.ecproducts.us.

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    EC Mfg. Thermal bridging through wood framing accounts for significant heat loss in every home. The rSTUD is an engineered stud with a foam thermal break sandwiched between two pieces of LVL to create typical nominal-dimensioned studs. The high-density foam delivers stud R-values of 7 for a 2x4 and R-21 for a 2x6. According to the company, using the studs can boost a homes efficiency by up to 20% versus traditional lumber. 800.768.7054. www.ecproducts.us.

  • Knauf. The KISS system combines the manufacturers EcoBatt insulation or Jet Stream Ultra blowing insulation and a new water-based elastomeric sealant, EcoSeal. Applied to interior framing and sheathing seams, the sealant dries to a flexible, tough film to create an air barrier. It contains no solvents and less than 0.3% VOCs. According to the firm, EcoSeal has an STC rating higher than foam, is Class A rated for fire and smoke, and applies in temperatures from 20 degrees to 115 degrees F. 800.825.4434. www.knaufinsulation.us.

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    Knauf. The KISS system combines the manufacturers EcoBatt insulation or Jet Stream Ultra blowing insulation and a new water-based elastomeric sealant, EcoSeal. Applied to interior framing and sheathing seams, the sealant dries to a flexible, tough film to create an air barrier. It contains no solvents and less than 0.3% VOCs. According to the firm, EcoSeal has an STC rating higher than foam, is Class A rated for fire and smoke, and applies in temperatures from 20 degrees to 115 degrees F. 800.825.4434. www.knaufinsulation.us.

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    Knauf. The KISS system combines the manufacturers EcoBatt insulation or Jet Stream Ultra blowing insulation and a new water-based elastomeric sealant, EcoSeal. Applied to interior framing and sheathing seams, the sealant dries to a flexible, tough film to create an air barrier. It contains no solvents and less than 0.3% VOCs. According to the firm, EcoSeal has an STC rating higher than foam, is Class A rated for fire and smoke, and applies in temperatures from 20 degrees to 115 degrees F. 800.825.4434. www.knaufinsulation.us.

  • Natures Composites. TerraFence and TerraDeck are made with 94% renewable and reclaimed materialswheat straw and recycled HDPE. The boards will not splinter or crack and are resistant to moisture, UV rays, insects, and rot, the maker says. The fencing comes in privacy, basketweave, picture frame, shadowbox, ornamental, and three-rail ranch styles. The products are pending SCS certification. 877.810.4029. www.naturescomposites.com.

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    Natures Composites. TerraFence and TerraDeck are made with 94% renewable and reclaimed materialswheat straw and recycled HDPE. The boards will not splinter or crack and are resistant to moisture, UV rays, insects, and rot, the maker says. The fencing comes in privacy, basketweave, picture frame, shadowbox, ornamental, and three-rail ranch styles. The products are pending SCS certification. 877.810.4029. www.naturescomposites.com.

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    Natures Composites. TerraFence and TerraDeck are made with 94% renewable and reclaimed materials: wheat straw and recycled HDPE. The boards will not splinter or crack and are resistant to moisture, UV rays, insects, and rot, the maker says. The fencing comes in privacy, basketweave, picture frame, shadowbox, ornamental, and three-rail ranch styles. The products are pending SCS certification. 877.810.4029. www.naturescomposites.com.

  • Accsys Technologies. To make Accoya lumber, the company starts with sustainably harvested wood then manufactures it using a non-toxic acetylation process that makes the product more dimensionally stable and durable than tropical hardwoods, the firm says. It is indigestible for many insects, including termites, and is suitable for use as decking and in components for windows, doors, and structural elements. The wood carries FSC, PEFC, and Cradle to Cradle Gold certifications. 972.233.6565. www.accoya.com.

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    Accsys Technologies. To make Accoya lumber, the company starts with sustainably harvested wood then manufactures it using a non-toxic acetylation process that makes the product more dimensionally stable and durable than tropical hardwoods, the firm says. It is indigestible for many insects, including termites, and is suitable for use as decking and in components for windows, doors, and structural elements. The wood carries FSC, PEFC, and Cradle to Cradle Gold certifications. 972.233.6565. www.accoya.com.

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    Accsys Technologies. To make Accoya lumber, the company starts with sustainably harvested wood then manufactures it using a non-toxic acetylation process that makes the product more dimensionally stable and durable than tropical hardwoods, the firm says. It is indigestible for many insects, including termites, and is suitable for use as decking and in components for windows, doors, and structural elements. The wood carries FSC, PEFC, and Cradle to Cradle Gold certifications. 972.233.6565. www.accoya.com.

  • Lutron. Designed to work with all types of dimmable incandescent, halogen, LED, and CFL bulbs, the Diva-CL eliminates some common problems traditional dimmers have with various lighting technologies, such as lighting drop out, lights not turning on when the dimmer is at its lowest setting, and lights turning off unexpectedly. A mechanism behind the wall plate allows homeowners to make manual adjustments based on bulb type. 888.588.7661. www.lutron.com.

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    Lutron. Designed to work with all types of dimmable incandescent, halogen, LED, and CFL bulbs, the Diva-CL eliminates some common problems traditional dimmers have with various lighting technologies, such as lighting drop out, lights not turning on when the dimmer is at its lowest setting, and lights turning off unexpectedly. A mechanism behind the wall plate allows homeowners to make manual adjustments based on bulb type. 888.588.7661. www.lutron.com.

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    Lutron. Designed to work with all types of dimmable incandescent, halogen, LED, and CFL bulbs, the Diva-CL eliminates some common problems traditional dimmers have with various lighting technologies, such as lighting drop out, lights not turning on when the dimmer is at its lowest setting, and lights turning off unexpectedly. A mechanism behind the wall plate allows homeowners to make manual adjustments based on bulb type. 888.588.7661. www.lutron.com.

  • Kolbe. With a U-factor as low as 0.19, triple-pane aluminum-clad Ultra Energy Performance casement windows meet Energy Star certifications throughout the United States and Canada. Pine frames are standard, but multiple wood species are available. The casements have a standard 3 1/4-inch jamb depth and a 2 1/4-inch-wide sash. 800.955.8177. www.kolbe-kolbe.com.

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    Kolbe. With a U-factor as low as 0.19, triple-pane aluminum-clad Ultra Energy Performance casement windows meet Energy Star certifications throughout the United States and Canada. Pine frames are standard, but multiple wood species are available. The casements have a standard 3 1/4-inch jamb depth and a 2 1/4-inch-wide sash. 800.955.8177. www.kolbe-kolbe.com.

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    Kolbe. With a U-factor as low as 0.19, triple-pane aluminum-clad Ultra Energy Performance casement windows meet Energy Star certifications throughout the United States and Canada. Pine frames are standard, but multiple wood species are available. The casements have a standard 3 1/4-inch jamb depth and a 2 1/4-inch-wide sash. 800.955.8177. www.kolbe-kolbe.com.

  • DuChateau Floors. Wide-plank Riverdale flooring, crafted with FSC-certified wood and finished with a VOC-free hard wax oil, features raised knots and a distressed style for a vintage feel. The planks are 7 7/16 inches wide, 72 inches long, and 5/8 inch thick and are available in five finishes. 619.717.2774. www.duchateaufloors.com.

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    DuChateau Floors. Wide-plank Riverdale flooring, crafted with FSC-certified wood and finished with a VOC-free hard wax oil, features raised knots and a distressed style for a vintage feel. The planks are 7 7/16 inches wide, 72 inches long, and 5/8 inch thick and are available in five finishes. 619.717.2774. www.duchateaufloors.com.

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    DuChateau Floors. Wide-plank Riverdale flooring, crafted with FSC-certified wood and finished with a VOC-free hard wax oil, features raised knots and a distressed style for a vintage feel. The planks are 7 7/16 inches wide, 72 inches long, and 5/8 inch thick and are available in five finishes. 619.717.2774. www.duchateaufloors.com.

  • Bosch. Therm tankless waters heaters offer a minimum activation flow rate of 0.5 gpm, come with a built-in digital control panel that allows for temperature adjustment in 2-degree increments, and feature built-in turbulators that reduce scale buildup. The heat exchangers dual fan and full modulating burner create an even flame pattern to prevent hot spots and corrosion, the maker says. Energy Starrated natural gas or propane models are available. 866.642.3198. www.bosch-climate.us.

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    Bosch. Therm tankless waters heaters offer a minimum activation flow rate of 0.5 gpm, come with a built-in digital control panel that allows for temperature adjustment in 2-degree increments, and feature built-in turbulators that reduce scale buildup. The heat exchangers dual fan and full modulating burner create an even flame pattern to prevent hot spots and corrosion, the maker says. Energy Starrated natural gas or propane models are available. 866.642.3198. www.bosch-climate.us.

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    Bosch. Therm tankless waters heaters offer a minimum activation flow rate of 0.5 gpm, come with a built-in digital control panel that allows for temperature adjustment in 2-degree increments, and feature built-in turbulators that reduce scale buildup. The heat exchangers dual fan and full modulating burner create an even flame pattern to prevent hot spots and corrosion, the maker says. Energy Starrated natural gas or propane models are available. 866.642.3198. www.bosch-climate.us.

  • Caroma. Profile Smart integrates a sink and faucet with a dual-flush toilet, allowing hand-washing water to be reused for toilet flushing. After the toilet is used, the system sends fresh water through the integrated faucet for washing hands; the water then flows into the toilet tank, where it is stored to be used for the next flush. The toilet flushes at 0.8 gpf for liquids and 1.28 gpf for solids. 800.605.4218. www.caromausa.com.

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    Caroma. Profile Smart integrates a sink and faucet with a dual-flush toilet, allowing hand-washing water to be reused for toilet flushing. After the toilet is used, the system sends fresh water through the integrated faucet for washing hands; the water then flows into the toilet tank, where it is stored to be used for the next flush. The toilet flushes at 0.8 gpf for liquids and 1.28 gpf for solids. 800.605.4218. www.caromausa.com.

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    Caroma. Profile Smart integrates a sink and faucet with a dual-flush toilet, allowing hand-washing water to be reused for toilet flushing. After the toilet is used, the system sends fresh water through the integrated faucet for washing hands; the water then flows into the toilet tank, where it is stored to be used for the next flush. The toilet flushes at 0.8 gpf for liquids and 1.28 gpf for solids. 800.605.4218. www.caromausa.com.

  • ThinkEco. The Modlet can be programmed to cut power to appliances when not in use, reducing standby loads and cutting costs by 10% to 20%, according to the firm. The device monitors real-time power equipment consumption; a Web-based interface allows users to create and refine an energy savings plan to shut off power when its not needed. Initially being introduced for commercial use, the Modlet will be available for homes in the spring. www.thinkeco.com.

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    ThinkEco. The Modlet can be programmed to cut power to appliances when not in use, reducing standby loads and cutting costs by 10% to 20%, according to the firm. The device monitors real-time power equipment consumption; a Web-based interface allows users to create and refine an energy savings plan to shut off power when its not needed. Initially being introduced for commercial use, the Modlet will be available for homes in the spring. www.thinkeco.com.

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    ThinkEco. The Modlet can be programmed to cut power to appliances when not in use, reducing standby loads and cutting costs by 10% to 20%, according to the firm. The device monitors real-time power equipment consumption; a Web-based interface allows users to create and refine an energy savings plan to shut off power when its not needed. Initially being introduced for commercial use, the Modlet will be available for homes in the spring. www.thinkeco.com.

  • Jeld-Wen. FiberLast exterior doors are made with wood fibers and fiberglass, SCS-certified for at least 35% pre-consumer recycled material. The doors meet CARB regulations for no added urea formaldehyde, and their solid wood stiles are manufactured using a process that releases 96% fewer VOCs than traditional dip treatments, the maker says. The doors come in smooth or grained white or in grained tan. Styles comprise six-panel, sunburst, half-view, full-view, and sidelites. 800.535.3936. www.jeld-wen.com.

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    Jeld-Wen. FiberLast exterior doors are made with wood fibers and fiberglass, SCS-certified for at least 35% pre-consumer recycled material. The doors meet CARB regulations for no added urea formaldehyde, and their solid wood stiles are manufactured using a process that releases 96% fewer VOCs than traditional dip treatments, the maker says. The doors come in smooth or grained white or in grained tan. Styles comprise six-panel, sunburst, half-view, full-view, and sidelites. 800.535.3936. www.jeld-wen.com.

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    Jeld-Wen. FiberLast exterior doors are made with wood fibers and fiberglass, SCS-certified for at least 35% pre-consumer recycled material. The doors meet CARB regulations for no added urea formaldehyde, and their solid wood stiles are manufactured using a process that releases 96% fewer VOCs than traditional dip treatments, the maker says. The doors come in smooth or grained white or in grained tan. Styles comprise six-panel, sunburst, half-view, full-view, and sidelites. 800.535.3936. www.jeld-wen.com.

  • Bullet Tools. Designed to perform the same tasks as circular saws but requiring no electricity and generating no dust, the Magnum shear cuts laminate flooring, wood flooring, and fiber-cement siding. It is made of 90% recycled aluminum and plastic. Blades last 20 times as long as traditional power saw blades, the manufacturer says. Heavy-duty and medium-duty versions are available. 800.406.8998. www.bullettools.com.

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    Bullet Tools. Designed to perform the same tasks as circular saws but requiring no electricity and generating no dust, the Magnum shear cuts laminate flooring, wood flooring, and fiber-cement siding. It is made of 90% recycled aluminum and plastic. Blades last 20 times as long as traditional power saw blades, the manufacturer says. Heavy-duty and medium-duty versions are available. 800.406.8998. www.bullettools.com.

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    Bullet Tools. Designed to perform the same tasks as circular saws but requiring no electricity and generating no dust, the Magnum shear cuts laminate flooring, wood flooring, and fiber-cement siding. It is made of 90% recycled aluminum and plastic. Blades last 20 times as long as traditional power saw blades, the manufacturer says. Heavy-duty and medium-duty versions are available. 800.406.8998. www.bullettools.com.

  • Ceracasa. Bionic Tile reacts with the sun and humidity to convert nitrogen oxide (NOx) gases into water-soluble nitrogen compounds. According to the company, 200 buildings with the tile can decontaminate a volume equal to 2.638 million square meters of air. It comes in white, ivory, tobacco, and gray colors. 877.737.3742. www.ceracasa.com/600000_en.

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    Ceracasa. Bionic Tile reacts with the sun and humidity to convert nitrogen oxide (NOx) gases into water-soluble nitrogen compounds. According to the company, 200 buildings with the tile can decontaminate a volume equal to 2.638 million square meters of air. It comes in white, ivory, tobacco, and gray colors. 877.737.3742. www.ceracasa.com/600000_en.

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    Ceracasa. Bionic Tile reacts with the sun and humidity to convert nitrogen oxide (NOx) gases into water-soluble nitrogen compounds. According to the company, 200 buildings with the tile can decontaminate a volume equal to 2.638 million square meters of air. It comes in white, ivory, tobacco, and gray colors. 877.737.3742. www.ceracasa.com/600000_en.

 25 hot new products to help make your next project sustainable. These innovative new introductions inlcude alternative energy sources, heat-blocking window film, air-scrubbing tiles, and a powerless circular saw.