September 2012 Table of Contents

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Geothermal Heat Pumps from WaterFurnace Geothermal Heat Pumps from WaterFurnace

The products received the Energy Star Most Efficient 2012 designation. Read more

Dual-Flush Toilet from Villeroy & Boch Dual-Flush Toilet from Villeroy & Boch

The WaterSense-certified model incorporates high-performance jet technology. Read more

Product Review: Sustainable Interiors Product Review: Sustainable Interiors

Interior designer Annette Stelmack explains the latest selection criteria for sustainable interiors and shares some of her favorite products. Read more

Case Study: Simple Solutions Case Study: Simple Solutions

Passive solar design, PV arrays, and a greywater system help this Los Angeles home reach its high-performance goals. Read more

Target: HVAC Target: HVAC

The next wave of HVAC systems may just evolve from this prototype evaporative air conditioning system. Read more

Packing a Punch AIArchitect Packing a Punch

The tiny Crib project blends the vernacular aesthetic of the corncrib outside and the functionality of the lofted cabin inside. Read more

Energy Star Wine Columns from Thermador Energy Star Wine Columns from Thermador

Dual temperature and humidity controls keep wines perfectly chilled. Read more

VOC-Free Underlayment from MP Global Products VOC-Free Underlayment from MP Global Products

QuietWalk helps make floating floors sound more like fastened wood. Read more

Recycled-Content Batten Trim from Miratec Recycled-Content Batten Trim from Miratec

The paintable trim features low-VOC primed surfaces. Read more

Glazing Option from Marvin Glazing Option from Marvin

The feature is available on Integrity's Wood-Ultrex casement and awning windows. Read more

Rain Screen from Knight Wall Systems Rain Screen from Knight Wall Systems

The system allows for cladding attachment over insulation thicknesses up to 3 inches. Read more

Efficient HVAC Products from Johnson Controls Efficient HVAC Products from Johnson Controls

The units have been designated Energy Star Most Efficient for 2012. Read more

Passive House Window from Intus Passive House Window from Intus

The unit offers an R-value of 9.3, triple glazing, and warm edge spacers. Read more

Wood Fireplace from Hwam Wood Fireplace from Hwam

The EPA-certified 3055 FS can heat up to 1,900 square feeet. Read more

Low-Flow Fixtures from Fluid Low-Flow Fixtures from Fluid

Each single-lever unit includes a 1.5-gpm pivot aerator. Read more

Irrigation Systems from Cyber Rain Irrigation Systems from Cyber Rain

The company’s weather-based central irrigation products are the first to earn the EPA’s WaterSense certification. Read more

Thermostatic Valve from California Faucets Thermostatic Valve from California Faucets

StyleTherm complies with Californiaís new water conservation requirements. Read more

Energy Star Gas Water Heater from A.O. Smith Energy Star Gas Water Heater from A.O. Smith

Available in 40- and 50-gallon capacities, the Effex is ideal for replacement installations. Read more

At the Crossroads ... Again At the Crossroads ... Again

The energy question that the country's punted for 40 years has become much more complicated and dangerous. Read more

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