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Boise Cascade. The manufacturer now offers FSC chain-of-custody certification for its engineered wood products, which already were SFI certified. Available products include BCI joists with Versa-Lam LVL flanges, Versa-Stud LVL framing lumber, and Versa-Rim rimboards. Also available are AllJoist products, including the new deep-joist AJS 30, which has 3?1/2-inch-wide flanges in 18-, 20-, 22-, or 24-inch depths. 208.384.6161. www.bc.com.

New and Notable Building Products

Summer 2010

New and Notable Building Products

Summer 2010

  • Kohler. The companys Karbon industrial-style articulating faucet is now available in a smaller profile for baths. The WaterSense-certified units come in deck-mount, wall-mount, and wide-spread options in silver or black with polished chrome or brushed nickel accents. They feature two spray options. 800.456.4537. www.kohler.com.

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    Kohler. The companys Karbon industrial-style articulating faucet is now available in a smaller profile for baths. The WaterSense-certified units come in deck-mount, wall-mount, and wide-spread options in silver or black with polished chrome or brushed nickel accents. They feature two spray options. 800.456.4537. www.kohler.com.

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    Kohler.
    The companys Karbon industrial-style articulating faucet is now available in a smaller profile for baths. The WaterSense-certified units come in deck-mount, wall-mount, and wide-spread options in silver or black with polished chrome or brushed nickel accents. They feature two spray options. 800.456.4537. www.kohler.com.

  • CertainTeed. EnergyEdge insulates concrete slab edges, which the company says can account for 8% to 24% of a homes energy loss. The R-10 system consists of PVC rails, snap-on braces, and expanded polystyrene insulation. A retrofit product also is available. 800.233.8990. www.certainteed.com.

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    CertainTeed. EnergyEdge insulates concrete slab edges, which the company says can account for 8% to 24% of a homes energy loss. The R-10 system consists of PVC rails, snap-on braces, and expanded polystyrene insulation. A retrofit product also is available. 800.233.8990. www.certainteed.com.

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    CertainTeed.
    EnergyEdge insulates concrete slab edges, which the company says can account for 8% to 24% of a homes energy loss. The R-10 system consists of PVC rails, snap-on braces, and expanded polystyrene insulation. A retrofit product also is available. 800.233.8990. www.certainteed.com.

  • Fisher and Paykel. The DCS 36-inch side-by-side built-in refrigerator includes a tri-sensor control system that regulates the temperatures of the freezer and fresh food compartments. The Energy Starrated refrigerator features hidden hinges and flush installation for a clean appearance. The refrigerator has a capacity of 13.5 cubic feet and the freezer offers 8 cubic feet. 888.936.7872. www.dcsappliances.com.

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    Fisher and Paykel. The DCS 36-inch side-by-side built-in refrigerator includes a tri-sensor control system that regulates the temperatures of the freezer and fresh food compartments. The Energy Starrated refrigerator features hidden hinges and flush installation for a clean appearance. The refrigerator has a capacity of 13.5 cubic feet and the freezer offers 8 cubic feet. 888.936.7872. www.dcsappliances.com.

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    Fisher and Paykel.
    The DCS 36-inch side-by-side built-in refrigerator includes a tri-sensor control system that regulates the temperatures of the freezer and fresh food compartments. The Energy Starrated refrigerator features hidden hinges and flush installation for a clean appearance. The refrigerator has a capacity of 13.5 cubic feet and the freezer offers 8 cubic feet. 888.936.7872. www.dcsappliances.com.

  • Whirlpool. The Cabrio high-efficiency top-load laundry pair features 6th Sense technologies, which sense loads and adjust cycles accordingly. The units include an Eco Monitor, which displays the efficiency of selected settings. The washer features EcoBoost, which adjusts water temperatures and mechanical energy for efficient cleaning. According to the firm, the washers H2Low system senses the size of each load, contributing to 76% less water use and 76% less energy  use compared to traditional top-loaders while offering more gentle cleaning. The Energy Starrated washer exceeds CEE Tier III specifications. 866.698.2538. www.whirlpool.com.

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    Whirlpool. The Cabrio high-efficiency top-load laundry pair features 6th Sense technologies, which sense loads and adjust cycles accordingly. The units include an Eco Monitor, which displays the efficiency of selected settings. The washer features EcoBoost, which adjusts water temperatures and mechanical energy for efficient cleaning. According to the firm, the washers H2Low system senses the size of each load, contributing to 76% less water use and 76% less energy use compared to traditional top-loaders while offering more gentle cleaning. The Energy Starrated washer exceeds CEE Tier III specifications. 866.698.2538. www.whirlpool.com.

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    Whirlpool.
    The Cabrio high-efficiency top-load laundry pair features 6th Sense technologies, which sense loads and adjust cycles accordingly. The units include an Eco Monitor, which displays the efficiency of selected settings. The washer features EcoBoost, which adjusts water temperatures and mechanical energy for efficient cleaning. According to the firm, the washers H2Low system senses the size of each load, contributing to 76% less water use and 76% less energy use compared to traditional top-loaders while offering more gentle cleaning. The Energy Starrated washer exceeds CEE Tier III specifications. 866.698.2538. www.whirlpool.com.

  • Boise Cascade. The manufacturer now offers FSC chain-of-custody certification for its engineered wood products, which already were SFI certified. Available products include BCI joists with Versa-Lam LVL flanges, Versa-Stud LVL framing lumber, and Versa-Rim rimboards. Also available are AllJoist products, including the new deep-joist AJS 30, which has 3?1/2-inch-wide flanges in 18-, 20-, 22-, or 24-inch depths. 208.384.6161. www.bc.com.

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    Boise Cascade. The manufacturer now offers FSC chain-of-custody certification for its engineered wood products, which already were SFI certified. Available products include BCI joists with Versa-Lam LVL flanges, Versa-Stud LVL framing lumber, and Versa-Rim rimboards. Also available are AllJoist products, including the new deep-joist AJS 30, which has 3?1/2-inch-wide flanges in 18-, 20-, 22-, or 24-inch depths. 208.384.6161. www.bc.com.

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    Boise Cascade.
    The manufacturer now offers FSC chain-of-custody certification for its engineered wood products, which already were SFI certified. Available products include BCI joists with Versa-Lam LVL flanges, Versa-Stud LVL framing lumber, and Versa-Rim rimboards. Also available are AllJoist products, including the new deep-joist AJS 30, which has 3?1/2-inch-wide flanges in 18-, 20-, 22-, or 24-inch depths. 208.384.6161. www.bc.com.

  • Cosella Dorken. Delta-Floraxx serves as a water retention and drainage layer for green roof systems. The sheets, installed on top of a green roof systems root barrier, feature octagon-shaped dimples that retain water during drought periods, while holes in between drain excess water to eliminate plant rotting. A Delta-Biotop fabric layer is installed on top to hold the growing medium in place and prevent clogging. 888.433.5824. www.cosella-dorken.com.

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    Cosella Dorken. Delta-Floraxx serves as a water retention and drainage layer for green roof systems. The sheets, installed on top of a green roof systems root barrier, feature octagon-shaped dimples that retain water during drought periods, while holes in between drain excess water to eliminate plant rotting. A Delta-Biotop fabric layer is installed on top to hold the growing medium in place and prevent clogging. 888.433.5824. www.cosella-dorken.com.

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    Cosella Dorken.
    Delta-Floraxx serves as a water retention and drainage layer for green roof systems. The sheets, installed on top of a green roof systems root barrier, feature octagon-shaped dimples that retain water during drought periods, while holes in between drain excess water to eliminate plant rotting. A Delta-Biotop fabric layer is installed on top to hold the growing medium in place and prevent clogging. 888.433.5824. www.cosella-dorken.com.

  • Rheem. A new 40-gallon heat pump water heater joins the companys 50-gallon model, providing an option for smaller households. The HP-40 hybrid, which is pending Energy Star certification, has an Energy Factor of 2.0 and measures 21 inches in diameter by 65?1/2 inches tall. It has three modesheat pump only, heat pump/electric elements, and electric heat onlyto meet various hot water needs. 800.621.5622. www.rheemhpwh.com.

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    Rheem. A new 40-gallon heat pump water heater joins the companys 50-gallon model, providing an option for smaller households. The HP-40 hybrid, which is pending Energy Star certification, has an Energy Factor of 2.0 and measures 21 inches in diameter by 65?1/2 inches tall. It has three modesheat pump only, heat pump/electric elements, and electric heat onlyto meet various hot water needs. 800.621.5622. www.rheemhpwh.com.

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    Rheem.
    A new 40-gallon heat pump water heater joins the companys 50-gallon model, providing an option for smaller households. The HP-40 hybrid, which is pending Energy Star certification, has an Energy Factor of 2.0 and measures 21 inches in diameter by 65?1/2 inches tall. It has three modesheat pump only, heat pump/electric elements, and electric heat onlyto meet various hot water needs. 800.621.5622. www.rheemhpwh.com.

  • EcoDog. The Fido Solar Energy Watchdog system provides homeowners with a room-by-room graphic overview of the homes energy use, personalized saving tips and text notifications, and monitoring for alternative energy systems. Net-metering displays show alternative energy input from multiple sources, compare real-time energy generation versus consumption, and calculate savings in dollars and kWh. Fido hardware attaches to the breaker panel and the computer; consumers interface with the system via computer software. 877.432.6364. www.ecodoginc.com.

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    EcoDog. The Fido Solar Energy Watchdog system provides homeowners with a room-by-room graphic overview of the homes energy use, personalized saving tips and text notifications, and monitoring for alternative energy systems. Net-metering displays show alternative energy input from multiple sources, compare real-time energy generation versus consumption, and calculate savings in dollars and kWh. Fido hardware attaches to the breaker panel and the computer; consumers interface with the system via computer software. 877.432.6364. www.ecodoginc.com.

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    EcoDog.
    The Fido Solar Energy Watchdog system provides homeowners with a room-by-room graphic overview of the homes energy use, personalized saving tips and text notifications, and monitoring for alternative energy systems. Net-metering displays show alternative energy input from multiple sources, compare real-time energy generation versus consumption, and calculate savings in dollars and kWh. Fido hardware attaches to the breaker panel and the computer; consumers interface with the system via computer software. 877.432.6364. www.ecodoginc.com.

  • Foremost. The WaterSense-certified All in One high-efficiency toilet operates at 1 gpf. A compressed airassisted flush ensures quiet, complete waste removal, the company says. The 17-inch-high unit is available in round and elongated models. 800.443.1410. www.foremostgroups.com.

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    Foremost. The WaterSense-certified All in One high-efficiency toilet operates at 1 gpf. A compressed airassisted flush ensures quiet, complete waste removal, the company says. The 17-inch-high unit is available in round and elongated models. 800.443.1410. www.foremostgroups.com.

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    Foremost.
    The WaterSense-certified All in One high-efficiency toilet operates at 1 gpf. A compressed airassisted flush ensures quiet, complete waste removal, the company says. The 17-inch-high unit is available in round and elongated models. 800.443.1410. www.foremostgroups.com.

  • Broan. Unlike traditional thermostatically controlled attic ventilators, the Solar-Powered Attic Ventilator activates first thing in the morning to remove overnight moisture before heat builds up. A 20-watt PV panel powers the unit and can be mounted away from the ventilator for optimal positioning. The unit can ventilate up to 1,600 square feet of space. 800.558.1711. www.broan.com.

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    Broan. Unlike traditional thermostatically controlled attic ventilators, the Solar-Powered Attic Ventilator activates first thing in the morning to remove overnight moisture before heat builds up. A 20-watt PV panel powers the unit and can be mounted away from the ventilator for optimal positioning. The unit can ventilate up to 1,600 square feet of space. 800.558.1711. www.broan.com.

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    Broan.
    Unlike traditional thermostatically controlled attic ventilators, the Solar-Powered Attic Ventilator activates first thing in the morning to remove overnight moisture before heat builds up. A 20-watt PV panel powers the unit and can be mounted away from the ventilator for optimal positioning. The unit can ventilate up to 1,600 square feet of space. 800.558.1711. www.broan.com.

  • EcoDrain. The EcoDrain passive heat exchanger transfers heat from shower drain water to cold incoming water, supplementing heated water to reduce water heater use for showers by 25% to 70%, according to the firm. The unit installs in the shower drain line; a double wall system ensures separation of fresh and waste water. 514.448.4798. www.ecodrain.com.

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    EcoDrain. The EcoDrain passive heat exchanger transfers heat from shower drain water to cold incoming water, supplementing heated water to reduce water heater use for showers by 25% to 70%, according to the firm. The unit installs in the shower drain line; a double wall system ensures separation of fresh and waste water. 514.448.4798. www.ecodrain.com.

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    EcoDrain.
    The EcoDrain passive heat exchanger transfers heat from shower drain water to cold incoming water, supplementing heated water to reduce water heater use for showers by 25% to 70%, according to the firm. The unit installs in the shower drain line; a double wall system ensures separation of fresh and waste water. 514.448.4798. www.ecodrain.com.

  • Wasco. 30-30 Triple Glazed skylights with eMax3 glazing feature inner and outer low-E glass, a clear interior pane, and argon-filled airspaces. The Energy Starrated units offer an R-value of 3.7, a U-factor of 0.27, and an SHGC of 0.22, and are available in the companys E-Class models. 800.388.0293. www.wascoskylights.com.

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    Wasco. 30-30 Triple Glazed skylights with eMax3 glazing feature inner and outer low-E glass, a clear interior pane, and argon-filled airspaces. The Energy Starrated units offer an R-value of 3.7, a U-factor of 0.27, and an SHGC of 0.22, and are available in the companys E-Class models. 800.388.0293. www.wascoskylights.com.

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    Wasco.
    30-30 Triple Glazed skylights with eMax3 glazing feature inner and outer low-E glass, a clear interior pane, and argon-filled airspaces. The Energy Starrated units offer an R-value of 3.7, a U-factor of 0.27, and an SHGC of 0.22, and are available in the companys E-Class models. 800.388.0293. www.wascoskylights.com.

  • Moen. WaterSense-certified Method lavatory faucets operate at a 1.5-gpm flow rate. The faucets, available in single-handle and two-handle wide-spread models in chrome and LifeShine classic brushed nickel finishes, combine clean lines with soft curves. Coordinating tub faucets and accessories are available. 800.289.6636. www.moen.com.

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    Moen. WaterSense-certified Method lavatory faucets operate at a 1.5-gpm flow rate. The faucets, available in single-handle and two-handle wide-spread models in chrome and LifeShine classic brushed nickel finishes, combine clean lines with soft curves. Coordinating tub faucets and accessories are available. 800.289.6636. www.moen.com.

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    Moen.
    WaterSense-certified Method lavatory faucets operate at a 1.5-gpm flow rate. The faucets, available in single-handle and two-handle wide-spread models in chrome and LifeShine classic brushed nickel finishes, combine clean lines with soft curves. Coordinating tub faucets and accessories are available. 800.289.6636. www.moen.com.

  • Enertech MFG. Hydron Module Revolution HXT series geothermal heat pumps are up to 500% efficient, says the firm. A foamed-in heat exchanger prevents condensation, and quadruple compressor isolation reduces noise. The multi-positional cabinets can be field-converted from upflow to downflow, and they can be installed in right-hand or left-hand return-air configurations. All three models, ranging from 4 to 6 tons, use R410A refrigerant and are Energy Star rated. 800.720.1724. www.enertechmfg.com.

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    Enertech MFG. Hydron Module Revolution HXT series geothermal heat pumps are up to 500% efficient, says the firm. A foamed-in heat exchanger prevents condensation, and quadruple compressor isolation reduces noise. The multi-positional cabinets can be field-converted from upflow to downflow, and they can be installed in right-hand or left-hand return-air configurations. All three models, ranging from 4 to 6 tons, use R410A refrigerant and are Energy Star rated. 800.720.1724. www.enertechmfg.com.

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    Enertech MFG.
    Hydron Module Revolution HXT series geothermal heat pumps are up to 500% efficient, says the firm. A foamed-in heat exchanger prevents condensation, and quadruple compressor isolation reduces noise. The multi-positional cabinets can be field-converted from upflow to downflow, and they can be installed in right-hand or left-hand return-air configurations. All three models, ranging from 4 to 6 tons, use R410A refrigerant and are Energy Star rated. 800.720.1724. www.enertechmfg.com.

  • Mannington Mills. Earthly Elements engineered hardwood flooring comes in 12-inch squares and 12-inch-by-24-inch rectangles, in addition to a traditional 6-inch plank, allowing installers to mix and match colors and shapes for a custom design, such as checkerboard or herringbone patterns. The flooring comes in oak in five colors and in hickory in three colors. It is FloorScore certified. 800.356.6787. www.mannington.com.

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    Mannington Mills. Earthly Elements engineered hardwood flooring comes in 12-inch squares and 12-inch-by-24-inch rectangles, in addition to a traditional 6-inch plank, allowing installers to mix and match colors and shapes for a custom design, such as checkerboard or herringbone patterns. The flooring comes in oak in five colors and in hickory in three colors. It is FloorScore certified. 800.356.6787. www.mannington.com.

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    Mannington Mills.
    Earthly Elements engineered hardwood flooring comes in 12-inch squares and 12-inch-by-24-inch rectangles, in addition to a traditional 6-inch plank, allowing installers to mix and match colors and shapes for a custom design, such as checkerboard or herringbone patterns. The flooring comes in oak in five colors and in hickory in three colors. It is FloorScore certified. 800.356.6787. www.mannington.com.

Notworthy new products to help make your next project sustainable and eco-friendly. Check out a drought-resistant green roof underlayment or a concrete slab edge insulation system.