March 2008 Table of Contents

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Display house Built With FSC-Certified Materials Happenings Display house Built With FSC-Certified Materials

Portland, Ore.-based Forest Products Solutions unveiled the first FSC House trade-show display at the Washington, D.C.-based U.S. Green Building Council’s Greenbuild International Conference and Expo last November in Chicago. Read more

Editor's Book Shelf Creating Value: Smart Development and Green Design

Case studies, perspectives, and examples for creating the built environment in the 21st century. Read more

Tropical Woods Luxury Resilient Flooring From Amtico International Innovations Tropical Woods Luxury Resilient Flooring From Amtico International

Amtico International’s Tropical Woods luxury resilient flooring offers four patterns—Brazilian rosewood, merbau, tigerwood and caramel bamboo— that mimic rare rainforest species. Read more

Solid Bamboo Flooring From EcoTimber Innovations Solid Bamboo Flooring From EcoTimber

EcoTimber’s Solid Bamboo Flooring is made with a formaldehyde-free adhesive that does not offgas. Read more

Lighting Products From Lightlink Innovations Lighting Products From Lightlink

Lightlink manufactures lighting products from green materials. Read more

CoolStar-Coated Surfaces From CertainTeed Corp. Innovations CoolStar-Coated Surfaces From CertainTeed Corp.

CertainTeed Corp. has released 14 low-slope granulated cap-sheet membranes that feature CoolStar-coated surfaces, a reflectant surface for low-slope roofing. Read more

Architectural Wood-Veneer-Faced Panels From S.J. Morse Co. Innovations Architectural Wood-Veneer-Faced Panels From S.J. Morse Co.

Architectural wood-veneer-faced panels from S.J. Morse Co. are fire rated and 100 percent Forest Stewardship Council-certified. Read more

OlyBond 500 Green From OMG Inc. Innovations OlyBond 500 Green From OMG Inc.

OMG Inc. has unveiled OlyBond 500 Green, an environmentally friendly insulation adhesive for roofing professionals. Composed of rapidly renewable resources, the product is odorless and contains no VOCs. Read more

Solar-Electric Systems From SunLink Corp. Innovations Solar-Electric Systems From SunLink Corp.

SunLink Corp. designs and markets engineered mounting solutions for easily integrating solar-electric systems on flat roofs where maximizing electrical output and minimizing roof impact are paramount. Read more

The Prestigio 4 Toilet From Mansfield Plumbing Innovations The Prestigio 4 Toilet From Mansfield Plumbing

The Prestigio 4 toilet from Mansfield Plumbing uses only 1.1 gallon (4 L) of water per flush and is operated by a pressure-assist, high-performance Sloan Flushmate IV flushing system. Read more

Exterior Sunshades From Quality Metalcrafts LLC Innovations Exterior Sunshades From Quality Metalcrafts LLC

Exterior Sunshades from Quality Metalcrafts LLC reduce wintertime radiant heat loss and filter the sun's heat and glare. Read more

Barrelhouse Heart Pine from JG Architectural Supply Innovations Barrelhouse Heart Pine from JG Architectural Supply

Barrelhouse Heart Pine from JG Architectural Supply is an antique hardwood flooring product that contains 100 percent salvaged/recycled content. Read more

Green-Roof Modules From GreenGrid Innovations Green-Roof Modules From GreenGrid

GreenGrid green-roof modules now are made of 100 percent postindustrial recycled materials. Read more

Permapave Permeable Paver From Permapave Industries LLC Innovations Permapave Permeable Paver From Permapave Industries LLC

Permapave Industries LLC’s Permapave Permeable Pavers are natural-stone pavers that eliminate 100 percent of gross pollutants from waterways. Read more

Filtrete Filters From 3M Innovations Filtrete Filters From 3M

Filtrete filters for commercial buildings from 3M reduce energy, maintenance and life-cycle costs associated with traditional ventilation systems because of low-airflow resistance. Read more

Waterkeeper Alliance Affects All Perspectives Waterkeeper Alliance Affects All

Steve Fleischli, president of the Irvington, N.Y.-based Waterkeeper Alliance, shares the organization's history, accomplishments and goals. Read more

Codes and Standards Lower Emissions Eco-Tech Codes and Standards Lower Emissions

ASHRAE has increased the minimum required roof and wall insulation levels in Standard 90.1 Read more

Technology is SCS Certified Happenings Technology is SCS Certified

Scientific Certification Systems, Emeryville, Calif., has certified Buffalo, N.Y.-based Osmose’s MicroPro technology as an Environmentally Preferable Product. Read more

Eco-Tech Programs Seek to Improve Energy Efficiency

Several programs and initiatives seek to increase energy efficiency and reduce associated greenhouse-gas emissions. Read more

Roofing Organization Formed Happenings Roofing Organization Formed

The National Roofing Contractors Association , Rosemont, Ill., has established the Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing, a separate 501(c)(6) organization that promotes the development and use of environmentally responsible, high-performance roof systems. Read more

Happenings Reports About Green Concrete

The Skokie, ILL.-based Portland Cement Association has commissioned research suggesting that the reflectance of concrete satisfies Washington, D.C.-based U.S. Green Building Council LEED requirements for reducing the heat-island effect. Read more

Happenings Groups Work to Green Health Care

The U.S. Green Building Council, Washington, D.C., and Green Guide for Health Care, a joint project of the Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems, Austin, Texas, and Health Care Without Harm, Arlington, Va., are collaborating to green the health-care industry by fostering best practices and ensuring the industry has the tools and resources it needs to build green. Read more

Lessons From a New York Home Greenhouse Lessons From a New York Home

Less than 10 miles (16 km) away from the setting of the historic 1943 novel, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, architect Paul Gleicher and his wife Lisa Sharkey completely renovated their 19th century, 4-story Romanesque Revival brownstone. Remodeled with the help of Good Housekeeping magazine and the support of a number of building-product manufacturers, the Gleicher residence now is an inspiring green home located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Read more

Happenings Bush Signs Energy Bill

President George W. Bush as signed an energy bill that will boost fuel-economy requirements for cars and light trucks to 35 miles per gallon (56 km per L) by 2020—the first such increase since 1975. Read more

Hybrid-ventilation System's Performance Analyzed Flashback Hybrid-ventilation System's Performance Analyzed

Judson University, Elgin, Ill., underwent a post-occupancy review to determine whether the hybrid-ventilation-system design is effective. Read more

Keeping Buildings Dry Deep Green Keeping Buildings Dry

Damp ventilation air can damage IAQ and a building itself. Read more

Happenings Performance Standards for Foam Products

The Knoxville, Tenn.-based Polyurethane Foam Association is developing a certification program called CertiPUR-US for polyurethane foam. Read more

Happenings Nationwide Green Remodeling Guidelines

The American Society Of Interior Designers And The U.S. Green Building Council, both based in Washington, D.C., have created the first nationwide green residential remodeling guidelines for existing homes. Read more

Innovations: March 2008 Innovations Innovations: March 2008

These products will help achieve sustainability. Read more

Flooring Is Free of Formaldehyde Happenings Flooring Is Free of Formaldehyde

Bamboo Flooring and Plywood Manufacturer Smith & Fong, San Francisco, has begun converting its plants in Taiwan and China to a urea-formaldehyde-free manufacturing process. Read more

Envelope Products Recognized for sustainability Happenings Envelope Products Recognized for sustainability

MBDC, Charlottesville, Va., has awarded cradle to cradle certification at the Silver level to Moon Township, Pa.-based CENTRIA’s Formawall Graphix Series metal wall panels, Concept Series concealed fastener panels, IW Series concealed fastener panels, Profile Series exposed fastener panels, Versapanel insulated metal composite panels and Structural Standing Seam Roof Systems. Read more

Happenings Company Complies with Standards

Sierrapine, Roseville, Calif., has announced plans for full compliance with the Washington, D.C.- based U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s MaximumAchievable Control Technology standards for hazardous air pollutants for composite-wood-products manufacturing facilities. Read more

Happenings 2008 Student Awards Program Greensite Project Of The Year

2008 Student Awards Program Greensite Project Of The Year Read more

Art Museum Upgraded ECommercial Art Museum Upgraded

Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, upgraded its Bowdoin College Museum of Art to care for its valuable art collection. Read more

Green Is A Way Of Life Environmental Views Green Is A Way Of Life

When I was in college I often absorbed myself in my classes by trying to find examples of the subject matter in my everyday life. For example, while taking a geology class I pointed out types of rocks to my friends when walking through campus. Yes, they teased me, but I got an A in the class. I went through college believing that making my classes part of my life was the secret to my success. Read more

Retreat Embraces Green Living Eco-Tourist Retreat Embraces Green Living

The Cape Cassini Wilderness Resort in Australia attracts guests with its sustainable practices and remarkable landscape. Read more

Company Accepts Green Award Happenings Company Accepts Green Award

Sloan Valve Co. has accepted the 2007 Green Power Leadership Award from the Washington, D.C.-based U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its green power purchase. Read more

Desert Museums Stress Natural Resource Dependence Feature Desert Museums Stress Natural Resource Dependence

Two green museums in California educate visitors about the connection between water and life. Read more

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