March 2011 Table of Contents

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Traditional Faucets Traditional Faucets

The Prince collection, which includes single-handle, two-handle center set, two-handle wide spread, and tub/shower faucets, is designed to complement traditional décor, says the manufacturer. Read more

LED Downlights LED Downlights

The Sardinia and Cyprus 120-volt flush-mount LED downlights are designed to replace 120-volt, 35-watt halogen lights, providing equal light output and color temperature but with no radiated heat and less than one-third of the power consumption, says the company. Read more

Electric Vehicle Charging Station Electric Vehicle Charging Station

The 120 Level 1 portable electric vehicle charger and 160 Level 2 home charging station are additions to the company’s line of Evr-Green charging systems and are compatible with all major automobile manufacturers, says the company. Read more

ToughRock Gypsum Boards ToughRock Gypsum Boards

The improved 1/2-inch ToughRock gypsum boards are 25% lighter than the company’s traditional 1/2-inch wall and ceiling drywall products, says the manufacturer. Read more

Energy Star-rated Ultra Silent Select-Air Ventilation Fan Energy Star-rated Ultra Silent Select-Air Ventilation Fan

The Energy Star-rated Ultra Silent Select-Air ventilation fan (QTRE080C2S) can be customized with one- or two-function controls; its low setting produces a constant flow of 40 CFM while its boost setting offers 80 cfm for maximum ventilation. Read more

1.5-gpf Wall-Mount Faucet 1.5-gpf Wall-Mount Faucet

The improved 1/2-inch ToughRock gypsum boards are 25% lighter than the company’s traditional 1/2-inch wall and ceiling drywall products, says the manufacturer. Read more

High-Efficiency Showerhead High-Efficiency Showerhead

With a nominal flow rate of 1.5 gpm at 80 psi, the Caroma Flow high-efficiency showerhead saves up to 10 gallons of water for a 10-minute shower versus a standard unit. Read more

Panasonic Ventilation Fan Panasonic Ventilation Fan

WhisperControl humidity and temperature sensors anticipate condensation and automatically turn on the Panasonic ventilation fan. Read more

Landmark Solaris Landmark Solaris

Landmark Solaris Gold, Landmark Solaris Platinum, and Presidential Solaris Shake offer the look of wood shake while providing 25%, 40%, and 25% solar reflectivity, respectively. Read more

Custom Wood Windows and Doors Custom Wood Windows and Doors

Douglas fir reclaimed from snow fencing, barns, houses, and factories can now be specified for the company’s Custom Wood line of windows and doors for a one-of-a-kind, rustic look. Read more

Gypsum Board Gypsum Board

GoldBond High Strength Lite gypsum board is 25% lighter than the company’s traditional 1/2-inch high-strength panels. Read more

Holland Pavers Holland Pavers

Not only is are the company’s Holland pavers made with 40% post-industrial recycled content, the product’s manufacturing process also emits 85% less carbon dioxide than the production of clay pavers and uses 85% less energy than the process for clay pavers and 50% less than the process for cement pavers. Read more

WhisperGreen-Lite WhisperGreen-Lite

The Energy Star-qualified WhisperGreen-Lite exhaust fan features a motion sensor, variable-speed controls, and a timer that makes possible both intermittent and continuous ventilation. Read more

SRT window film SRT window film

SRT window film reduces the solar heat coming in to a home, maintaining the view while decreasing solar heat gain. Read more

Skylight Tube Skylight Tube

The Skylight Tube (model 2014ST) has a low-profile roof lens that looks like a typical skylight instead of a dome lens used by most solar tubes. Read more

QMotion Shades QMotion Shades

Cordless and programmable, QMotion Shades are the first interior electronic window covering product of their kind, according to the manufacturer. Read more

Clivus Greywater System

Cordless and programmable, QMotion Shades are the first interior electronic window covering product of their kind, according to the manufacturer. Read more

RainPerfect Pump RainPerfect Pump

The solar-powered RainPerfect pump for rain barrels provides pressure for a garden hose or low-pressure sprinklers without the need for an electrical hookup. Read more

Case Study: Builder Concept Home 2011 Case Study: Builder Concept Home 2011

Built by production giant KB Home and finished by lifestyle guru Martha Stewart, the Builder Concept Home 2011 is a model of how to build and sell green in today’s economy. Read more

Urban Powerhouse AIAFeature Urban Powerhouse

A smart, exuburant design shows that homes can be net-zero, even in Chicago. Read more

Product Review: Daylighting & Skylights Product Review: Daylighting & Skylights

Light penetration deep into a home can boost comfort, livability, and energy efficiency. Here are strategies to strike the right balance. Read more

Product Review: Carpet Product Review: Carpet

Evaluating carpet for green-built homes requires looking beyond the surface--to the fibers, backings, treatments, adhesives, and padding. Read more

Case Study: Terra Numa Custom Home, St. George, Utah Case Study: Terra Numa Custom Home, St. George, Utah

Blending with its spectacular surroundings, this practical NGBS-certified custom home provides shelter, comfort, and efficiency in the Utah desert. Read more

Case Study: Skinny Project Rowhouses, Philadelphia Case Study: Skinny Project Rowhouses, Philadelphia

Leveraging its experience building a $100,000 LEED-Platinum home and a Passive House, developer Postgreen offers up three rowhouses that showcase modern design and energy efficiency, all within a price point for middle-class Philly buyers. Read more

2,000th Project Certified to National Green Building Standard 2,000th Project Certified to National Green Building Standard

Barry Andrews Homes’ Murphy’s Run community in Maryland reaches certification milestone. Read more

Architecture 2030 Launches Building Product Carbon-Reduction Initiative Architecture 2030 Launches Building Product Carbon-Reduction Initiative

Similar to the organization’s building performance improvement mission, the 2030 Challenge for Products will set benchmarks for reducing the carbon footprint of building materials by targeting greenhouse gas emissions resulting from manufacturing and transportation. Read more

Illinois Development Demonstrates Principles, Popularity of Right-Sized, Community-Oriented Living Illinois Development Demonstrates Principles, Popularity of Right-Sized, Community-Oriented Living

The walkable, historically inspired SchoolStreet development in Libertyville, will include 26 Front Porch Revival homes, including a show house designed by architect Sarah Susanka. Read more

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