July 2012 Table of Contents

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New VOC-Free Paint Colorant New VOC-Free Paint Colorant

Sherwin-Williams introduces zero-VOC ColorCast Eco Toners for tinting its latex and water-based paints. Read more

Technical Report: Insulation Technical Report: Insulation

New BuildingGreen report evaluates product performance and environmental attributes of insulation. Read more

EHDA Merit Award: Project Green Home Merit Award EHDA Merit Award: Project Green Home

Palo Alto, Calif., Passive House touts greywater system and urine-diverting toilets. Read more

EHDA Merit Award: Killingsworth Station Merit Award EHDA Merit Award: Killingsworth Station

Portland, Ore., infill project for both market-rate and low-income buyers promotes low-income affordable housing along light-rail line. Read more

Product Review: Bamboo Flooring Product Review: Bamboo Flooring

One of green building's 'poster-child' products, bamboo has come a long way from its roots. Take a look at the latest selection criteria and product options. Read more

EHDA Grand Award: VOLKsHouse EHDA Grand Award: VOLKsHouse

This Santa Fe, N.M., house shows how production housing and net-zero energy can go hand in hand. Read more

EHDA Grand Award: TerraHaus Grand Award EHDA Grand Award: TerraHaus

First Passive House-certified student residence hall in the United States earns special recognition from the EHDA jury. Read more

EHDA Grand Award: Terra Caelo Grand Award EHDA Grand Award: Terra Caelo

Energy-minded technologies and custom touches fill this luxury house in southern Utah's Red Rock country. Read more

EHDA Grand Award: South Hills Retirement Residence Grand Award EHDA Grand Award: South Hills Retirement Residence

After sitting vacant for 35 years, the old South Hills High School has been transformed into energy-efficient seniors housing. Read more

EHDA Merit Award: Salishan - Sal 7 Merit Award EHDA Merit Award: Salishan - Sal 7

Phase seven of Tacoma Housing Authority's Salishan redevelopment achieves LEED-Platinum. Read more

EHDA Grand Award: Nove Residences Grand Award EHDA Grand Award: Nove Residences

The San Francisco LEED-Platinum multifamily project mirrors the scale of the surrounding buildings. Read more

EHDA Merit Award: North Peak EHDA Merit Award: North Peak

All of the products that went into this Austin house were surveyed to ensure that they were toxin-free. Read more

EHDA Grand Award: New England Vacation House Grand Award EHDA Grand Award: New England Vacation House

Performance-enhancing features are packed into this 1,300-square-foot Rhode Island retreat. Read more

EHDA Honorable Mention: Spring Street Renovation Honorable Mention EHDA Honorable Mention: Spring Street Renovation

This 80-year-old Rhode Island home has retained its original character after undergoing a sustainable makeover. Read more

EHDA Merit Award: Kohler Residence Merit Award EHDA Merit Award: Kohler Residence

Milwaukee straw-bale project blurs the lines between modern and traditional with an added touch of whimsy. Read more

EHDA Merit Award: Main Street Village Apartments Merit Award EHDA Merit Award: Main Street Village Apartments

This transit-oriented development in Fremont, Calif., provides energy-efficient housing for low-income residents. Read more

EHDA Grand Award: Montecito Modern Grand Award EHDA Grand Award: Montecito Modern

This remodeling project proves that an existing home can be modestly modernized to meet new design ideals and performance requirements. Read more

EHDA Merit Award: Hacienda Ja Ja Merit Award EHDA Merit Award: Hacienda Ja Ja

The compact footprint of this LEED-Platinum Texas home preserves existing live oak trees and promotes passive design. Read more

EHDA Grand Award: Primera Terra Grand Award EHDA Grand Award: Primera Terra

The condo community achieved LEED-Platinum thanks in part to its walkable urban location. Read more

EHDA Grand Award: Phantom Canyon Ranch Grand Award EHDA Grand Award: Phantom Canyon Ranch

Nestled inside Colorado's Phantom Canyon Ranch Preserve, the LEED-Gold home offers unobstructed views of the Rocky Mountains. Read more

Earth First AIArchitect Earth First

A pioneering house fares well during sustainability's ascent. Read more

Super Solar Cells Super Solar Cells

Photovoltaics manufacturer Semprius sets a new benchmark for PV efficiency. Read more

It's the Architecture! It's the Architecture!

The industry is entering a new era in sustainable design, with focus returning to architecture. Read more

2012 EcoHome Design Awards 2012 EcoHome Design Awards

Meet the 17 winners of our annual competition for innovative design of high-performance housing. Read more

High-Efficiency Toilet from Toto High-Efficiency Toilet from Toto

The 1-gpf unit uses the power of water and gravity to create a powerful flush. Read more

Insulation Blower from Rotobrush International Insulation Blower from Rotobrush International

The RotoStorm II offers easy portability and durability. Read more

Dehumidistat Sensor from Orbit Industries Dehumidistat Sensor from Orbit Industries

The Energy Star-rated unit controls bathroom exhaust fans based on moisture levels. Read more

Planted Wall from Livewall Planted Wall from Livewall

The Livewall system features built-in nozzles for integrated mist irrigation. Read more

Lighting Control System from Leviton Lighting Control System from Leviton

Vizia RF+ offers one-touch management of lights and appliances. Read more

Smart Thermostat from Lennox Smart Thermostat from Lennox

The icomfort allows homeowners to adjust indoor temperatures from anywhere in the world. Read more

Energy Star Refrigerator from Fagor Energy Star Refrigerator from Fagor

The Torre model features a no-frost technology to keep food fresher longer. Read more

Air Barrier from Cosella-Dorken Air Barrier from Cosella-Dorken

Delta-Vent SA creates an air- and watertight seal to improve energy efficiency. Read more

Recycled Content Exterior Trim from CertainTeed Recycled Content Exterior Trim from CertainTeed

Restoration Millwork is made from cellular PVC. Read more

Tankless Water Heaters from Bosch Tankless Water Heaters from Bosch

Tronic electric units offer up to 99% efficiency. Read more

Attic Fan from Solatube Attic Fan from Solatube

The 22-watt model is ideal for larger and steeper attic spaces. Read more

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