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Post-Show Products

Residential finds from Greenbuild 2009.

Post-Show Products

Residential finds from Greenbuild 2009.

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    Toto. The single-function Lloyd Square rain showerhead features copious spray nozzles that provide an immersive experience while using only 1.75 gpm, the company says. The fixture, available in an 8-inch or a 10-inch model, features a sleek, contemporary look that coordinates with the company’s other bath and lavatory faucets. It comes in polished chrome. 888.295.8134. www.totousa.com.
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    MonierLifetile. The company has added three new colors—goldenrod, Charleston, and dunes tan—to its line of concrete roof tiles that exceed LEED requirements for solar reflectance. The color-through tiles resist surface damage and degradation, the company says. The three colors are available in a Del Sol custom blend (shown). 800.571.8453. www.monierlifetile.com.
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    EcoDomo. Made with at least 70% pre-consumer recycled material, the M+E collection of leather, metal, and glass tiles balances texture with sustainability. The mesh-mounted leather is installed like ceramic tiles and can be used in wet areas like backsplashes and bathroom walls. Ten stock designs are available. 301.424.7717. www.ecodomo.com.
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    Serious Materials. The company’s QuietRock noise-reducing drywall is now available in an ES (easy-snap) version. Unlike some panels, QuietRock ES delivers an STC of 55 but has no paper or metal in its core, the company says, providing for a true score-and-snap installation. The panels can be used on load-bearing walls and in ceilings. 800.797.8159. www.quietrock.com.
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    Rinnai. The company’s new condensing wall-mount boilers offer up to 96.5% AFUE efficiency for whole-house heating and water heating. The boilers are available in four heating-only models and three combi models ranging from 75,000 to 205,000 maximum BTU inputs. They feature a stainless steel boiler heat exchanger, quiet operation, and a copper nickel secondary plate exchanger. The units operate on natural gas or propane. 866.746.6241. www.rinnai.us.
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    National Gypsum. ThermalCore wall panels feature a phase-changing core from BASF that allows the panels to moderate interior temperature fluctuations. The Micronal PCM paraffin wax in the panel’s core changes from solid to liquid when it reaches 73 degrees; this causes it to absorb thermal energy in hot weather, but release it when the temperature drops. The panels offer the same performance and installation properties as traditional drywall. 800.628.4662. www.thermalcore.info.
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    Gerber. The WaterSense-labeled Avalanche 1.28-gpf toilet features the XP3 flushing system, which the firm says clears the bowl quickly and efficiently. The unit includes a 3-inch flush valve; a large water surface; slim-line tank; and color-matched, side-mounted lever. It comes in white or biscuit and is available in an ErgoHeight option in round or elongated models. 630.754.0278. www.gerberonline.com.

The economy may be down, but you wouldn’t have known it on the show floor of Greenbuild last week, which was teeming with more than 1,600 manufacturers and thousands of eager pros looking for the latest products for sustainable homes. And as Greenbuild has opened up more and more to residential attendees, the number of products for homes also has grown. Here are a few selections for this year’s expo.

For even more, check out the eight options from our Greenbuild Preview.

Katy Tomasulo is Deputy Editor for EcoHome.