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Green product selections from the 2012 Builders' Show.

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Green product selections from the 2012 Builders' Show.

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    CertainTeed. Avancis PowerMax photovoltaic modules can be easily integrated into residential roofing systems. Utilizing copper–indium–selenide (CIS) solar technology, the modules are exceptionally durable and suitable for use on all types of roofing, curtain walls, and canopies, the firm says. The system is able to generate electricity even in partial shading, offers a high snow load capacity and Class C fire rating, and is covered by 20-year performance and 10-year product warranties. The product qualifies for a 30% federal tax credit. 877.596.0471. www.certainteedsolar.com.

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    Owens Corning. The EnergyComplete total home insulation and air-sealing system provides an affordable way to achieve energy savings, reducing heating and cooling bills by up to 33% for new construction and up to 20% on existing homes, according to the company.  Greenguard certified for Indoor Air Quality and Children & Schools, it comes with a choice of EcoTouch or ProPink L77 insulation and a Flexible Seal technology. 800.438.7465. www.owenscorning.com.

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    Boral. Creating a new poly-ash category of exterior trim, TruExterior Trim has earned a Cradle to Cradle-certified Silver designation from sustainability consulting firm McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry. The material’s composition is a blend of proprietary bio-based polymers and coal combustion product, comprising 70% recycled content. The maker says the blend helps ensure the material’s consistency and prevents moisture cycling and absorption. 888.926.7259. www.boraltruexterior.com.

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    Cosella-Dorken. The Delta-Fassade S water-resistive barrier acts as a durable drainage plane, channeling water to the outside of the home. The watertight membrane helps protect the building enclosure from damaging effects of moisture infiltration, and its high vapor permeability allows moisture within the cavity to escape swiftly. It requires just one layer for top performance under cladding with joints up to 2 inches wide, saving 50% or more on installation cost and time, the company says. 888.433.5824. www.delta-fassades.com.

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    Formica Corp. The 180fx Collection of stone-look surfaces includes five new lighter, more neutral options to reflect consumer preference for granite and quartzite countertops. Each pattern is FSC certified and Greenguard certified for Indoor Air Quality  and Children & Schools. The patterns come with a softly polished finish etched with highlights from tiny fissures reminiscent of those found in real granite and stone, or a high-gloss finish that is punctuated with texture and features holographic facets that refract and reflect light. 800.367.6422. www.formica.com.

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    CertainTeed. Photovoltaic panels can be mounted on a new or existing roof seamlessly with the Apollo solar roofing system, made up of lightweight and durable modules that use high-performance silicon solar cells to convert sunlight to electricity. The 12-pound modules are resistant to wind uplift and do not require structural reinforcement. The system, which comes ready to install in pre-engineered kits, is Class A fire rated and qualifies homeowners for a 30% federal tax credit, the company says. 800.233.8990. www.certainteed.com.

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    ClimateMaster. The Tranquility 22 Digital Series geothermal system has one of the smallest footprints in the industry, making it ideal for retrofit or installation in tight spaces, the company says. Efficient enough to meet Energy Star Tier 3 requirements, the system is available in several capacities, all of which are eligible for an uncapped 30% federal tax credit on residential geothermal systems.  Available in vertical or horizontal configurations, the unit features a two-stage compressor, variable-speed fan, communicating digital controls, and plug-and-play functionality. 877.436.6263. www.climatemaster.com.

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    Daltile. The rustic-styled Heathland glazed ceramic tile comes in six field tile colors, two mosaic blends, and with three decorative accents. Heathland contains both pre- and post-consumer recycled material. 214.398.1411. www.daltile.com.

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    Jeld-Wen. The company’s Custom Wood line now features reclaimed wood window and door products  made from Douglas fir originally used for fencing, barns, and houses. Options include weathered, skip planed, and planed finishes for doors, as well as planed finishes for windows. The windows are available with exterior cladding in a variety of color choices with reclaimed wood interiors. 800.535.3936. www.jeld-wen.com.

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    Owens Corning. Formaldehyde-free EcoTouch fiberglass insulation is made with a minimum 36% post-consumer recycled content and 58% total recycled content as certified by Scientific Certification Systems. Greenguard certified for Indoor Air Quality and Children & Schools, it comes in a range of R-values up to R-38. 800.438.7465. www.owenscorning.com.

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    Uponor Corp. Designed for the hydronic radiant heating market, Radiant Ready 30E is a complete radiant mechanical room that comes in a pre-assembled, easy-to-install panel. The installer simply hangs the panel on wall and connects the tubing, thermostat, and electrical power. It’s designed to cover up to 2,000 square feet of radiant floor heating and 4,000 square feet of radiant floor warming. 800.321.4739. www.uponor.ca.

The International Builders’ Show returns to Orlando, Fla., next week. As always, hundreds of manufacturers will be on hand showcasing new products for residential contractors, including an array of options for sustainably minded builders. Here’s a look at 11 green products that will be on display.

Check back to EcoHome for coverage of products, news, and educational sessions during and after the show.