Launch Slideshow

Builders' Show Product Preview

12 green wares from the show floor.

Builders' Show Product Preview

12 green wares from the show floor.

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    Moen. 90° faucets feature a minimalist design highlighted with sharp geometric angles. A single-handle, single-hole mount style and a two-handle wide-spread style are available. The flow-optimized lavatory faucets are WaterSense certified, operating at 1.5 gpm. They come in brushed nickel or chrome. All single-handle faucets in the collection also feature the maker’s 1255 Duralast ceramic-disc cartridge for smooth operation and durability. 800.289.6636. www.moen.com. Booth #W1901.

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    Seagull Lighting. New to the manufacturer’s Ambiance Lx linear low-voltage lighting system, the LED festoon lamp is ideal for task and accent lighting, including undercabinet and cove applications. The lamps have a life span of 35,000-plus hours, are dimmable with a standard dimming switch, and are available in cool white and warm white color temperatures. They can be used in retrofit applications by snapping into existing Ambiance Lx systems and many standard xenon systems. 800.347.5483. www.seagulllighting.com. Booth #W5059.

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    Trane. The ComfortLink II Thermostat is designed for easy set-up and simple operation. A trouble-shooting menu and imbedded diagnostics, along with self-calibration for zoning, provide for easier installation by contractors. For homeowners, the thermostat’s 7-inch color touchscreen provides multi-room monitoring, as well as customizable levels of programming for indoor air quality, temperature, and humidity. The device can be used with any standard HVAC system. 903.581.3660. www.trane.com. Booth #W3155.

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    Trex. The composite deck manufacturer now offers dimmable LED deck lighting, for an energy-efficient way to add safety and ambiance. The compact, weather-proof lights use 75% less energy than traditional incandescent lighting and last for up to 40,000 hours, the company says. Four styles are offered: a post cap light for a warm downward glow; a deck rail light; a flush-mounted riser light available in white, black, and bronze; and a recessed deck light, which installs flush into the deck for subtle accents. 800.289.8739. www.trex.com. Booth #W2571.

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    Cooper Lighting. All-Pro RL7 LED retrofit series lights use less than 15 watts while producing more than 600 lumens, a brightness comparable to a 65-watt bulb. The Energy Star-certified, dimmable lights fit in 5-inch and 6-inch standard and shallow recesses. 770.486.4800. www.cooperlighting.com. Booth #W1591.

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    Danze. The Antioch collection of two-handled bathroom faucets comes in wide-spread and centerset configurations. Available in chrome, brushed nickel, and tumbled bronze, the faucets flow at a rate of 1.5 gpm and are WaterSense approved. 877.530.3344. www.danze.com. Booth #W4017

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    Gerber. Additions to the manufacturer’s Avalanche toilet family include the Avalanche Leak Sentry and a gravity-fed one-piece unit. The LS model (shown) features a Fluidmaster Leak Sentry Pro Fill valve that eliminates toilet run-on when not in use. The gravity-fed unit is available in a one- or two-piece option, and uses the company’s most sophisticated and powerful single-flush system. Both products operate at 1.28 gpf and feature a 3-inch flush valve. 866.538.5536. www.gerberonline.com. Booth #W4017.

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    iLevel by Weyerhaeuser. The manufacturer is expanding builders’ options for wood I-joists with the new TJI 560D series, which includes depths measuring up to 24 inches. Suitable for use in one-hour, single-layer fire separations and for heavier-duty loads in multi-family structures, the products can help builders reduce material costs, the manufacturer notes. 888.453.8358. www.ilevel.com. Booth #W2391.

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    Marvin Windows & Doors. Available on the Ultimate Casement, Ultimate Awning, Ultimate Double-Hung, Ultimate Double-Hung Magnum, and Clad Insert Double Hung windows, Tripane with Krypton reduces U-factors by about 0.03 compared to Tripane with argon fill. Three coating options are available: an interior and exterior LoE-272 coating, an interior and exterior LoE-179 coating for high SHGC, or an exterior LoE-366 and interior LoE-179 for low SHGC. Any Tripane with Krypton window will achieve Energy Star certification. 888.537.7828. www.marvin.com. Booth #W1549.

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    Panasonic. The third generation of the WhisperGreen line of ventilation fans features 13 new models designed for 4- or 6-inch ducts. Advanced features include an energy-efficient DC motor and SmartFlow Optimum CFM technology that can detect and compensate for additional static pressure by increasing airflow to achieve the specified CFM output, even in complex duct runs. WhisperGreen models feature motion activation that switches the fan on when an occupant enters the room, then returns to a pre-set low speed when the person leaves. WhisperGreen-Lite models incorporate fan and light/nightlight options. 866.292.7292. www.panasonic.com/ventfans. Booth #W3929.

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    Nichiha. Sierra Premium Shake Plus Boards are a longer version of the maker’s popular shake siding, measuring 9 inches high and 9 feet, 3 inches long. The longer length for the 1/2-inch-thick boards translates to faster installation for siding contractors. Suitable for residential or commercial properties, the boards offer the look of cedar shakes with a deep cedar grain. Factory-primed on all six sides, Sierra Premium Shake Plus Boards are available in seven colors. The products contain 20% recycled content. 866.424.4421. www.nichiha.com. Booth #W628.

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    Lutron. Designed for controlling dimmable CFLs, LEDs, halogen, and incandescent bulbs, the Diva/C·L eliminates the dimming problems associated with various lighting technologies, such as lighting “drop out” while dimming CFLs and LEDs, the company says. Products will also dim a mixed load of light sources on the same circuit. 888.588.7661. www.lutron.com. Booth #W4771.

The International Builders’ Show returns to Orlando, Fla., next week. As always, hundreds of manufacturers will be on hand showcasing new wares for the residential contractor, including an array of options for sustainably minded builders. Here’s a look at 12 green products that will be on display.

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