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NAHB Green Building Conference Exhibitor Preview

12 products and resources that will be on display.

NAHB Green Building Conference Exhibitor Preview

12 products and resources that will be on display.

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    Cosella Dorken. Delta-Floraxx membrane serves as a water retention and drainage layer for green roof systems. The sheets, installed on top of the green roof system’s root barrier, feature octagon-shaped dimples that retain water during drought periods, while holes in between drain excess water to eliminate root rot. A Delta-Biotop fabric layer is installed on top to hold out dirt, and the plant material is installed above that. 888.433.5824. www.cosella-dorken.com.
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    EcoDrain. The EcoDrain passive heat exchanger transfers heat from shower drain water to cold incoming water, reducing water heater use for showers by 25% to 70%, according to the firm. The unit installs in the shower drain line; a double wall system ensures separation of fresh and waste water, and an environmentally friendly non-stick coating prevents collection of soap and debris. 514.448.4798. www.ecodrain.com.
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    Boise Cascade. The manufacturer’s AllJoist products are now available with FSC chain-of-custody certification in the Eastern U.S. and Canada. The line includes four profiles, including the new deep-joist AJS 30, with 3 1/2-inch-wide flanges in 18-, 20-, 22-, or 24-inch depths. The joists also are SFI-certified and NAHB Research Center Green Approved. 208.384.6161. www.bc.com.
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    Enviroshake. Manufactured with 95% recycled/reclaimed materials, including post-industrial plastics and crumb rubber from tires, Enviroshake composite engineered roofing will not rot, warp, crack, or blister and is resistant to hail, mold, mildew, and insects, says the firm. The shakes, which replicate the look of silvered taper-split cedar, can be installed on plywood or strapping, as well as over an existing layer of asphalt shingles. The product can be walked on. 866.423.3302. www.enviroshake.com.
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    Broan. Unlike a traditional powered attic ventilator, which starts working after detecting high temperatures, the Solar-Powered Attic Ventilator begins working at the first light of morning to remove moisture from overnight air before heat builds up, the maker says. The unit requires no electricity or fuel, delivers a 20-kW output, and emits no pollution. The solar panel can be remote-mounted away from the ventilator for positioning in optimal sunlight; the panel can withstand golf-ball-sized hail and winds up to 140 mph. 800.558.1711. www.broan.com.
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    iLevel by Weyerhaeuser. Proprietary technology and quality checks, from forest through manufacturing, ensure ProSeries lumber boards are not apt to crook, twist, or bow. The lumber is SFI-certified and Green Approved by the NAHB Research Center. www.weyerhaeuser.com.
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    Icynene. The company’s LD-R-50, LD-C-50, and MD-R-200 spray-foam insulation are all listed as Green Approved Products by the NAHB Research Center. LD-R-50, shown, is a 100% water-blown, EPP-certified, open-cell product that is made partly with renewable castor oil. It provides an R-value of 3.7 per inch. 800.758.7325. www.icynene.com.
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    Panasonic. New-generation WhisperCeiling ventilation fans, available next month, achieve low sone levels at both 0.1-inch and 0.25-inch water gauge, meeting the latest industry standards for performance, according to the firm. The units are designed for 4- or 6-inch ducts and are Energy Star-rated and HVI-certified. 866.292.7292. www.panasonic.com/ventfans
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    Ply Gem. Premium 1000 Series vinyl windows, which are Energy Star-labeled and NAHB Research Center Green Approved, feature R-Core insulation in the frame for added efficiency; the Energy Package upgrade includes R-Core in the frame as well as the sash along with Interforce II fiberglass reinforcement in the meeting rails of double-hung and sliding windows. The windows include a flush-mount locking system and are available in double-hung, sliding, fixed, and geometric models. A darker beige has been added to the line's color options. www.plygemwindows.com.  
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    USGBC. The organization will be exhibiting its recently launched Green Home Guide, a Web site featuring green building informational resources as well as a connection to consumers. The site includes news and education, an “Ask a Pro” section to assist and interact with consumers, and a Find a Pro directory. www.greenhomeguide.com.
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    Andersen. 100 Series windows and patio doors are made with Fibrex, a composite of sawdust and polymer the company says provides the strength and stability of wood with the low maintenance of vinyl. The products are SCS-certified to contain a minimum 18% to 24% recycled glass and wood fiber. White, sandtone, terratone, and cocoa bean colors are available for the exterior; 48 glass options are offered, including low-E, SmartSun low-E, and dual-pane. 800.426.4261. www.andersenwindows.com.
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    Owens Corning. The manufacturer will be showcasing its whole-home insulation and air sealing system, EnergyComplete with Flexible Seal Technology. The Greenguard-certified two-part system comprises new foam-based sealant and Pink Fiberglas insulation, which combine to reduce heating and cooling costs. The system qualifies for the tax credit. 800.438.7465. www.owenscorning.com.

The 2010 NAHB National Green Building Conference, May 16-18 in Raleigh, N.C., will include more than 100 exhibitors showcasing a range of building products for green-built homes. Also on hand will be a number of additional resources for high-performance building, including associations and utilities.

Click on the slide show to see a selection of products and resources that will be on display at the show. And check back next week for full on-site coverage of workshops, events, and exhibits.


Also see:
Raleigh-Durham Builders to Showcase Green Building During NAHB Conference Tour

NAHB Conference Workshops to Offer Insights Into All Aspects of Green Home Building

‘Greentensive’ Sessions During the National Green Building Conference Will Help Pros Delve Deeper Into Sustainable Construction