• Structural Insulated Panel System

    Consisting of solid one-piece pre-cut SIP units, the Insulspan Structural Insulated Panel System comes ready to assemble as wall, floor, or roof components, reducing construction time and improving efficiency, the company says. According to the firm, the system’s roof and wall assemblies offer a...

     
  • Sealection Agribalance Spray Foam

    Sealection Agribalance is an open-cell, semi-rigid polyurethane spray foam for residential buildings that contains more than 20% renewable agriculture-based products (refined vegetable oils). The product creates a healthier, quieter, and more energy-efficient environment by providing a high R-value...

     
  • Structural Insulated Panels

    Sandwiching expanded polystyrene between two layers of OSB, the maker says its SIPs offer a 55% higher whole-wall efficiency than traditional 2x6, R-19 construction. By creating a virtually airtight building envelope, the panels’ energy efficiency can lower homeowners’ expenses up to 60% and reduce...

     
  • Sound-Engineered Drywall

    One layer of Supress Sound-Engineered Drywall provides the acoustical performance of up to eight layers of standard drywall, according to the manufacturer, making it ideal for a range of applications, including multifamily properties and home theaters. The panels require no special tools, finish...

     
  • StructureWall, CurtainWall, and PineClad SIPs

    The company offers SIPs in three panel types: StructureWall, CurtainWall, and PineClad. StructureWall panels, which replace studs and rafters, are twice as strong as a 2x4 wall, according to the firm. CurtainWall panels, ideal for timber-frame or metal-frame buildings, include an interior skin of...

     
  • Wireless, Sun-Powered Deck Light

    The Latitudes white solar cap is a wireless, sun-powered light used to accent deck posts and fence posts with ambient lighting. The small solar collector on the cap rests on an LED fixture made of shatter-resistant glass. The solar lens, which becomes fully charged after a full day in the sun, is...

     
  • Insulated Concrete Forms

    Lightweight and pre-assembled, Arxx ICFs save builders time and money by providing formwork, framing, insulation, a vapor barrier, and strapping all in one step. The completed walls have a thermal resistance of R-22, the maker says. The product provides an STC rating of up to 50 or higher, is wind...

     
  • Shear Brace

    Shear Brace, part of the manufacturer’s wall-bracing system, provides the strength and support necessary to resist forces such as high winds, hurricanes, and earthquakes, says the company. It is typically used in framing areas of the home where high lateral loads must be resisted. Made of...

     
  • San Raphael Pressure Lite Toilet

    The San Raphael Pressure Lite is the industry’s first one-piece, 1.0-gpf high-efficiency toilet with pressure-assist technology, the company says. Compressed air is used to propel water for robust flushing power. According to the firm, the toilet can save a household of four 7,000 to 10,000 gallons...

     
  • FrameGuard Coated SIPs

    R-Control FrameGuard Coated SIPs are treated with FrameGuard Coating—comprised of organic fungicides and a borate—that prevents mold, mildew, and termite damage to its wood components, says the firm. In addition, the expanded polystyrene core is treated with Perform Guard termite protection...

     
  • Decorative Metal Castings

    This manufacturer creates decorative metal castings from a minimum 80% post-consumer recycled iron. Available products include drain grates, trench grates, tree grates, and other custom grates. 206.276.0925.

     
  • TechShield Radiant Barrier

    TechShield radiant barrier can reduce monthly energy costs up to 17% by blocking 97% of radiant heat in the panel from entering the attic space, according to the company. The product reduces attic temperatures, creating less work for HVAC systems. It also minimizes radiant heat loss in cooler...

     
  • The Millennium LED Collection

    The Millennium collection of LED lights offers stylish mood lighting for outdoor decks, docks, patios, and more, according to the manufacturer. The lights can be installed in floors, ceilings, or wherever accent lighting is needed. The exterior LED light kit includes all the components needed for...

     
  • Endure LED Low-Voltage Undercabinet Light

    The Endure LED low-voltage undercabinet light is available in two colors (brushed nickel or black) and seven lengths ranging from 5 1/2½ to 32 1/2 inches. It is available in white or warm white light and lasts 50,000 to 75,000 hours. 800.445.6404.

     
  • GDL002 FloodLED Floodlight

    The series GDL002 FloodLED floodlight features low power consumption and a glare-free design that enhances night vision, according to the maker. It is available in warm white 3000K, cool white 8000K, and pure white 5500K color temperatures. The LED will operate for more than 50,000 hours, the...

     
  • Eco-Friendly Fireplace Gemstones

    For use in indoor or outdoor natural gas fireplaces, eco-friendly FireCrystals have the lowest fine-particulate emissions per unit of heat delivered, the maker says. As a direct replacement for gas or wood logs, FireCrystals emit all the beauty of a burning fire without releasing soot or ash into...

     
  • Geothermal and Water-Source Heat Pumps

    Tranquility 27 6-ton geothermal and water-source heat pumps use a zero-ozone-depletion refrigerant. Units feature a variable-speed motor and double-isolated compressor mounting. 405.745.6000.

     
  • WhisperComfort Spot Energy Recovery Ventilator

    The WhisperComfort spot energy recovery ventilator (ERV) is the first ceiling-insert ERV available in the U.S. Using two ducts, the fan exhausts stale air and brings in fresh air from outside. Its low-rate continuous run helps ensure that VOCs and other indoor air pollutants are vented out and...

     
  • Smart Daylighting Strategies Keep Homes Bright and Energy Efficient

    Basement living spaces need all the sunlight they can get. So when Washington design/build contractor Chris Landis' clients asked for an outdoor deck that wouldn't block light into the window wells of their downstairs family room, he came up with a novel solution: a deck with a translucent floor...

     
  • Counter Revolution

    Recycled countertops are like the students in your high school class everyone envied: they are blessed with stunning good looks and amazing social skills, too. Recycled surfaces offer the benefits of being socially conscious without sacrificing style.