• National Building Museum To Honor USGBC and Founder Rick Fedrizzi

    Honor Award recognizes group and its leader for their leadership, commitment, and achievements in green building and design.

     
  • HIT Series Photovoltaic Panels

    HIT Series photovoltaic panels for residential, grid-connected systems feature a proprietary hybrid of single crystalline silicon surrounded by ultra-thin, amorphous silicon layers to reach greater cell and module efficiencies. Panels measure 51.2 by 35.2 inches, achieve an STC maximum power rating...

     
  • PVL-136 FlexLight Panel

    PVL-136 FlexLight is a flexible, lightweight, laminate PV panel that adheres directly to the roof finish without nullifying the roof’s warranty. The panel’s laminated design captures the complete solar spectrum more efficiently than traditional systems, says the manufacturer, to produce more...

     
  • Residential Roof-Mounted Solar Kit

    This residential roof-mounted solar kit, invented by a roofing contractor, uses thin-film PV technology and consists of 60 solar shingles, a DC-AC inverter, and all flashing and fastening components. Each interlocking shingle measures 51.125 by 15.625 inches and achieves an STC maximum power rating...

     
  • Solar in a Box

    The Solar in a Box system is a factory-assembled, 2-kW standardized solution for residential applications. Each racking system accommodates a PV module measuring 10 by 6 feet to deliver 0.5 kWh of electricity. The turnkey solution (including modules from one of several manufacturers) consists of...

     
  • ES-Series Poly-Crystalline Solar Panels

    ES-Series poly-crystalline solar panels feature String Ribbon wafer technology. The panel’s design consists of 108 poly-crystalline silicon solar cells, anti-reflective tempered solar glass, EVA encapsulant, polymer backskin, and a double-walled anodized aluminum frame. Each panel measures 371/2 by...

     
  • KD Series Solar Modules

    A trio of KD Series solar modules uses a larger and more powerful solar cell to deliver a higher output per module and achieve an STC maximum power rating of 135 to 205 W, depending on the model, says the firm. The MyGen Grid-tie Photovoltaic Power System offers a complete package of modules...

     
  • SunTile Roof Tiles and Solar Panels

    SunTile roof tiles and solar panels provide a built-in look for various roof finishes. The tile product suits S-shape and flat tile profiles; each panel measures 17 by 59 inches and achieves an STC power rating of 63 W. Panel-designed products integrate with various roof finishes, measuring 61.39...

     
  • Poly-Crystalline Modules

    Poly-crystalline modules feature a textured solar cell surface that increases light absorption and improves efficiency, while a bypass diode minimizes the power drops under shady conditions. The module achieves an STC maximum power rating of 187 W and a 12.7% conversion efficiency, and is designed...

     
  • PowerFlex Solar Strings

    PowerFlex Solar Strings offer a pre-connected format for the company’s flexible Copper Indium Gallium diSelenide (CIGS) cells, allowing manufacturers of solar products and modules (i.e., the end products installed on houses) to more easily fit thin-film cells into their manufacturing processes. The...

     
  • Peel and Stick Flashing

    Peel & Stick flashing now includes Quik-Peel technology, which lets installers peel release paper from half the width, leaving the remainder in place for easier installation of a weather barrier. Designed for straight jambs and headers, the flashing tape is sturdy yet flexible, the company says...

     
  • FSC-Certified Bamboo Plywood and Flooring

    The company now offers FSC-certified bamboo plywood and flooring. The products qualify for the FSC Pure designation, the manufacturer says, signifying they are made of 100% FSC material from a certified forest and have been sold or processed by an FSC chain-of-custody certified company...

     
  • EarthCrete Concrete

    EarthCrete concrete mixes are composed of formulas that use local, natural, raw pozzolans, industrial waste ceramics, and fly ash for up to 30% portland cement replacement, the company says, reducing the material’s carbon footprint. The product can be used for sinks, countertops, tiles, and other...

     
  • Thermally Modified Decking

    Thermally modified decking uses high heat in a controlled atmosphere to provide increased dimensional stability and decay resistance, the maker says; no chemicals are used to preserve the wood. Because of its stability, the product holds paints and stains longer, meaning it needs less maintenance...

     
  • Zero-VOC Enjarre Spray-On, Single-Coat Plaster

    Ideal for commercial or multifamily applications, zero-VOC Enjarre spray-on, single-coat plaster provides a hard, durable, reimulsifiable, fade-resistant finish that is mold-resistant, nontoxic, and creates no on-site waste, says the maker. The natural finish comes pre-tinted in a choice of eight...

     
  • Wood Folding Glass Wall System

    The WD66 wood folding glass wall system comes with krypton-filled Heat Mirror glazing, providing an energy-efficient solution for large openings. The glass has a 0.23 U-factor and an SHGC of 0.31. The doors can be installed anywhere a traditional wall would stand and come in openings from 8 feet to...

     
  • Profile SmartDispense Frontload Laundry Pair

    The Profile SmartDispense Frontload Laundry Pair includes an Energy Star–qualified washer with H2ITION technology that senses the load and adjusts water accordingly, using as little as 10 gallons for small loads. A SmartDispense system automatically releases detergent and fabric softener based on...

     
  • Whole-Home Audio System

    The Essentia E6G is the world’s first Energy Star–rated whole-home audio system, according to the maker. Standby mode accounts for more than half the energy that electronics consume, the company says, and models must use less than 1 watt of power in standby to qualify for Energy Star. The E6G uses...

     
  • Recessed LED Downlight

    The LR4 4-inch recessed LED downlight offers 540 lumens of light while using less than 11 watts of power. The dimmable lamp comes in warm white or neutral color temperatures, offers a color rendering index of up to 94, and is available in 15- and 30-degree shield angles. 919.991.0700.

     
  • R-etro Insulation System

    The R-etro insulation system lets remodelers attach expanded polystyrene insulation to an existing building. The system, which has an R-value of 18, adapts to the shape of a building and around protrusions and openings, the company says, and it can be attached to any wall structure. After...

     
  • Custom Wood Window Line

    The manufacturer now offers SFI-certified windows and patio doors as part of its Custom Wood window line. The products include AuraLast ponderosa pine windows, patio doors, and trim components. AuraLast wood is protected against decay, water, and termites with a water-based, vacuum-pressure...

     
  • Andalay Solar Panels

    Andalay solar panels feature built-in racking and built-in wiring for a smooth, flush appearance that resembles skylights. With 70% fewer parts and 25% fewer attachment points, the panels for a small house can be installed in less than an hour, the company says. Fewer attachment points also means...

     
  • Ultra Silent QTXE Ventilation Fans

    Engineered for continuous operation, Energy Star–rated Ultra Silent QTXE ventilation fans are quiet at 0.3 to 1.4 sones and are designed for use with a 6-inch duct. Louvers hide the fan housing at almost any angle, helping the grille to blend in with the ceiling, the company says, and a 16- to...

     
  • Super Stick Window and Door Flashing Tape

    Featuring high-tack, pressure-sensitive adhesive combined with a three-ply, cross-linked tear- and puncture-resistant poly facer film, Super Stick window and door flashing tape offers maximum adhesion even in high temperatures, the company says. The product forms a permanent waterproof air/vapor...

     
  • Vail Titan Select Roof Shingles

    With solid 26-gauge Galvalume construction and an interlocking tab design that aligns panels and creates a waterproof channel, Vail Titan Select shingles stand up to harsh weather, the company says. The Cool Roof Reflective Paint System, which features BASF and Kynar 500 reflective pigmentation...

     
  • Ecoresin Translucent Sheet Materials

    Ecoresin translucent sheet materials are made from spectar PETG co-polyester resin with 40% post-industrial recycled content, and are nontoxic. The material has 40 times the impact strength of glass, the maker says. Ecoresin is the outer layer of Varia architectural panels, encapsulating an...

     
  • Cast Iron Wood Stoves

    6100 series cast iron wood stoves are made with 98% recycled material and carry the Nordic Swan Ecolabel, a Scandinavian environmental certification that sets standards for low particle emissions and high efficiency, and recognizes companies for reducing their carbon footprints, the company says...

     
  • Poplar Bark House Shingle Siding

    Poplar Bark House shingle siding is made with bark that is removed from yellow poplar trees before they are shipped to sawmills for use in furniture and other manufacturing. The shingles are kiln-dried to prevent shrinking and cracking, and they contain no chemical additives. They resist...

     
  • Parans Fiber Optic Skylight

    A new way to bring natural light into interior spaces, Huvco’s Parans Fiber Optic Skylight system collects sunlight through lenses on outdoor panels (shown), then funnels the light through optical cables to luminaires. The system’s daylight collectors mount on roofs or façades. The thin, flexible...

     
  • FSC-Certified Lumber

    The company’s line of FSC-certified lumber includes 2x4 to 2x6 Douglas fir and larch dimensional framing lumber, 2x4 to 2x12 hem fir dimensional framing lumber, 2x4 to 2x6 SPF studs, 2x4 to 2x12 Southern yellow pine dimensional framing lumber, and red cedar decking, boards, and siding in a variety...

     
  • Hardwood Flooring

    The manufacturer’s line of hardwood flooring is available in nine native species, including cherry, maple, hickory, red oak, white oak, and black walnut. Panels can be plain sawn or quarter sawn, and come in a ½ inch thickness and widths from 2 inches to 7 inches. FSC certified. 812.923.8875.

     
  • TimberStrand Laminated Strand Lumber

    TimberStrand laminated strand lumber is available in a broad range of products, including wall studs, rafters, beams, treated sill plate, columns, window and door headers, and concrete form board. The product is manufactured from faster growing species, including aspen and yellow poplar, and from...

     
  • Thermastrand Radiant Barrier Roof Sheathing

    Thermastrand radiant barrier roof sheathing is available with the FSC Mixed Sources label, which indicates the wood comes from FSC-certified well-managed forests, company-controlled sources, and/or recycled material, the maker says. Energy Star–qualified Thermastrand blocks up to 97% of the sun’s...

     
  • SkyBlend Particleboard

    The manufacturer’s SkyBlend no-added-urea-formaldehyde particleboard is now available FSC certified. The particleboard is made from recycled wood fiber generated when logs from the company’s FSC-certified lands are used to make lumber, plywood, or veneer. FSC SkyBlend is available in its raw form...

     
  • CollinsWood FSC-Certified Lumber

    CollinsWood FSC-certified lumber includes hardwood and softwood lumber, hardwood veneer and veneer logs, and particleboard. Softwood species include ponderosa pine, white fir, sugar pine, and incense cedar and are available as specialty, pre-rip, rough-cut, and surface-sanded products. Hardwood...

     
  • SolidStart Laminated Strand Lumber

    SolidStart laminated strand lumber is available in lengths up to 64 feet and a maximum thickness of 31/2 inches. Manufactured from smaller, underused trees (primarily aspen and maple), more than 80% of the log is used in the final product, with the remaining portion used as fuel during...

     
  • KCMA-Certified Cabinetry

    Cabinetry line of more than 190 distinct styles (including Sierra Vista, shown) is certified under the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association Environmental Stewardship Program, which awards points for woods sourced from certified forestlands. Wood doors, drawer fronts, and cabinet front frames...

     
  • Versa-Stud Laminated Veneer Lumber by Boise Engineered Wood Products

    Versa-Stud laminated veneer lumber is designed for tall walls and other applications calling for strong, straight framing materials. Constructed of 1/6-, 1/8-, or 1/10-inch-thick veneers, the product uses nearly the entire timber log, compared with about 60% used in traditional framing lumber, the...

     
  • GreenT Hardwood Plywood Panels

    GreenT hardwood plywood panels contain no-added-urea formaldehyde and are available with several core options, including a veneer core, particleboard core, and MDF core made with 100% post-industrial recycled wood fiber. The line comes in more than 35 melamine and roll laminated wood-grains and...

     
  • Hand-Scraped Hickory Flooring

    Hand-Scraped hickory flooring comes in engineered multi-ply, kiln-dried, tongue-and-groove planks with beveled edges. Planks are ½ inch thick with a 5-inch face width in random lengths between 12 inches and 42 inches. The product can be used over radiant heat systems. A satin-sheen aluminum...

     
  • LED Lights and Countertops

    Navarro used compact fluorescent recessed lights throughout the living area but speced longer-lasting LED bulbs for the taller ceiling, where they are harder to replace. The Cree LED lights—LLF LR6 12-watt can inserts in standard insulation-contact (IC) cans—have a 25-year life span and produce...

     
  • Nylon Carpet Squares

    Floors in the two bedrooms are covered in Shaw nylon carpet squares made from 27% post-industrial recycled content. The 2-foot modules, which carry the Green Label Plus certification from the Carpet & Rug Institute, are easy to replace and can be returned to the company for recycling at the end of...

     
  • SIPs and Exterior Cladding

    The 5 5/8-inch SIPs that make up the walls have an R-factor of 26 at 25 degrees F, according to USA SIPs. Between the SIPs and the cedar and Corten steel cladding materials is a rainscreen system from VaproShield of two breathable, waterproof membranes and brackets that hold the exterior materials...

     
  • Blown-In Cellulose Insulation

    The twin houses share a wall filled with Fiberlite blown-in cellulose. The 80%-plus recycled-newsprint cellulose makes an excellent sound barrier and also insulates the ceiling cavity under the green roof. 800.641.4296.

     
  • GreenShield Layered Roof System

    A ship’s ladder leads to the deck and buffalo-grass roof, where Navarro installed the Garland GreenShield layered roof system. At its base is a multi-ply, modified bitumen waterproofing membrane. Specially engineered layers on top prevent roots from penetrating the membrane, draw moisture away from...

     
  • Eco-Terr Recycled-Glass Terrazzo Floors

    Eco-Terr recycled-glass terrazzo floors from Coverings Etc. are made with 70% recycled content. 305.757.6000.

     
  • Aquia Dual-Flush Toilet

    Each bath is furnished with an Aquia dual-flush toilet by Toto. The two-piece unit operates at 1.6 and 0.9 gallons per flush and comes with a push-button flush option and a soft-close seat upgrade. 888.295.8134.

     
  • Bamboo Flooring

    Rapidly renewable bamboo from CFS Corp. is used in the main living areas and an upstairs hallway. Navarro chose the pre-stained burnt mocha color for its rich, dark hue and because its binders are formaldehyde-free. 866.751.4893.

     
  • Flat Concrete Roof Tiles

    Flat concrete roof tiles from Entegra are finished bright white per the neighborhood design guidelines and to effectively reflect heat from the attic and living spaces. Roof temperatures are 30 degrees F cooler than asphalt, which helps reduce cooling energy loads. The 13-inch tiles present a...

     
  • Low-E Insulated Windows and French Terrace Doors

    Given the real and recent potential for violent storms along the Gulf Coast, the house features single-hung, low-E insulated windows and French terrace doors from Loewen. All are equipped with the company’s StormForce MP system of structural enhancements and monolithic laminated glass to withstand...

     
  • Photovoltaics

    The home’s solar electric (PV) system is installed at a slight south/west tilt on a flat roof section adjacent to the outdoor kitchen, enabling easy access to the panels and keeping them off the home’s sloped roof to maintain aesthetics. The BP Solar modules feature polycrystalline cell technology...

     
  • 100 Series Windows

    Made for builders in the West, the 100 series product line is certified by Scientific Certification Systems for having a minimum of 40 percent pre-consumer recycled content by weight and for not releasing VOCs. The window is made from Fibrex, a blend of sawdust and polymer. The series is available...

     
  • Pulte’s Villa Trieste Development Sets New Standard for Sustainability

    Aiming to reduce energy demand by more than 60 percent over traditional residential communities, Pulte Homes says its Villa Trieste is expected to be one of the most energy efficient-communities in Nevada. The community’s grand opening was held Jan. 9.

     
  • The Gardener’s Drip Kit

    The Gardener’s Drip Kit includes all the connections, tubing, emitters, and tools necessary to install the drip irrigation system to an outdoor faucet or an underground irrigation system, the manufacturer says. Once installed, the system will distribute water slowly and consistently direct to the...

     
  • Permeable Brick Pavers

    The manufacturer’s permeable brick pavers enable storm water to filter into the soil instead of draining into streams and rivers, and satisfy state and local storm-water management requirements, the maker says. The company says its pavers are easier to install than some because there are only...

     
  • Irrigation Rain Barrels

    The manufacturer’s irrigation rain barrels are made from 20 pounds of recycled plastic or 110 pounds of oak, brass, and steel. The barrels have two spigots and connect directly to a home’s rain gutter downspouts. A removable zinc irrigation spigot can attach to a regular garden hose and has a...

     
  • Bioline Dripperline

    Bioline Dripperline disperses waste water through a drip-irrigation system. The flexible tubing delivers a slow, steady application of water directly to plants, eliminating overspray, staining, and slippery surfaces, the manufacturer says, and reduces water use 30% to 70% compared with sprinklers...

     
  • Permeable Pavers

    The company’s permeable pavers are made of concrete and separated by joints filled with small stones. Water enters the joints between the pavers and filters through crushed stone layers; the water, minus the filtered-out pollutants, is absorbed into the soil. The pavers can be used for patios...

     
  • Clivus Greywater System

    The Clivus Greywater System includes a Greywater Dosing Basin as the collection point for all of a home’s greywater. Made of rigid plastic, it contains level switches and an effluent pump or gravity siphon (where sufficient slope is available). When an amount of greywater sufficient to create a...

     
  • The LawnMaster II Timer

    The LawnMaster II Timer features three program options and meets the requirement of communities for multiple-option timers during watering restrictions, the manufacturer says. A large LCD screen, a programming dial, and selection buttons let users choose which days to water and how long each zone...

     
  • Alpenglass Windows

    Alpenglass windows use a combination of low-E coatings; suspended Heat Mirror films; gas fills; vinyl, wood, or insulated fiberglass frames; and low-conductivity spacers to achieve whole-unit U-factors as low as 0.10 for fixed units and 0.14 for casements using superinsulating glazing combinations...

     
  • 400 Series Windows

    Low-E4 glazing, now standard on all 400 Series windows, is a dual-pane system layered with 11 microscopic coatings and filled with argon gas for a center-of-glass SHGC range from 0.41 to 0.44 and a U-factor range of 0.27 to 0.28. The vinyl-clad 400 Series casement without grilles and with Low-E4...

     
  • SageGlass Electronically Tintable Skylights

    SageGlass electronically tintable skylights allow control of the amount of light and heat that enters a room. Applying a safe, low-DC voltage via a control switch, remote, or automatic timer causes the electrochromic layers on the skylight to darken, and reversing the voltage polarity causes the...

     
  • Eternal Hybrid Water Heating System

    Eternal Hybrid water heating combines the benefits of a tank water heater and a tankless into one super-efficient unit. Rather than a single-pass heat exchange that Grand Hall says can waste heat, the Eternal Hybrid uses a multipass heat exchanger that drives heat downward and recycles it through...

     
  • High-Performance Air Conditioner

    Often mistaken as an evaporative cooler because of their high efficiency, Coolerado’s high-performance air conditioners rely on patented heat and mass exchangers that reject heat from buildings via evaporative cooling through channels and plates in each unit. The company’s residential model R600...

     
  • Integrated PV Energy Control and Management System

    The advent of photovoltaic solar electric systems that connect and interact with grid power has opened up new categories of products to monitor, distribute, store, and control electrical supply and demand to and from solar-powered homes. Load centers, inverters, and distribution panels combine to...

     
  • Insulated Structural Sheathing

    Insulation and structure have been at odds in high-performance homes for years, giving pros the challenge of providing strength and efficiency while minimizing cost and extra labor. Dow’s Styrofoam SIS panel combines both functions in a structural foam sandwich that eliminates the need for bracing...

     
  • Fiber-Optic Skylight System

    Anything that makes it easier for pros to incorporate natural light—a key component to any green home—gets our attention. Huvco’s fiber-optic system takes daylight to the darkest of places, illuminating interior rooms, closets, and bathrooms. Optical lenses on exterior-mounted solar panels capture...

     
  • WeatherTRAK Irrigation Controls

    Using potable water to irrigate lawns and gardens is bad enough, but installing irrigation systems controlled by timers alone adds a level of waste that should be avoided. Common timers don’t know when it’s raining, and homeowners don’t always pick the best time of day to run their systems. So we...

     
  • Enjarre Spray-On Earth Plaster

    Durable, beautiful, and environmentally friendly finishes are easy for us to get behind. Now, with American Clay’s Enjarre, a zero-VOC, spray-on earth plaster, you can apply a plaster finish over drywall that looks like it’s layers deep. Enjarre blends clays, aggregates, and mineral pigments that...

     
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    Evolution and Integra Dishwashers

    The popularity of the Evolution SHE98 and Integra SHX98 dishwashers among green building circles can be explained in a single number: 147%. That’s how much these two models exceed the minimum federal energy standard, with a yearly usage of 190 kWh. The EcoSense soil-sensing feature customizes the...

     
  • Ultra-Efficient Windows

    Window manufacturers just might have one of the toughest jobs in providing green building products: making large “energy holes” in walls more efficient. They’ve come a long way, but there’s still lots of room for improvement. Serious Materials, following a recent acquisition of Alpen Energy Group...

     
  • Countertops

    Icestone doesn’t just talk the talk with its recycled glass countertops, it walks the walk from beginning to end. Currently the only durable surface to have achieved McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry’s Cradle to Cradle certification, VOC-free Icestone is made with 100% recycled glass in a cement...

     
  • Cabinet Hardware

    Eleek combines elegant design and craftsmanship with an exemplary commitment to sustainability in the products it makes and the way it makes them. The company’s philosophy and greening efforts are among the best we’ve seen; its shop and office run on renewable energy, it has reduced product...

     
  • Water-Blown Foam Insulation

    Icynene water-blown foam insulation expands to 100 times its volume to fill cracks and crevices and minimize air leakage. It carries an R-value of 3.6 per inch. The product also is available in a pour-fill variation that expands upward to 60 times its original volume; it will not expand outward and...

     
  • Formaldehyde-Free MR Faced Fiberglass Batts

    Formaldehyde-free MR faced fiberglass batts use a water-based acrylic binder that meets California’s Section 01350 standards. The facing serves as an integral vapor retarder, chemically protected against potential fungi growth. The company claims to obtain its sand from sources close to the...

     
  • Thermafleece Insulation

    Sheep’s wool is an insulation product commonly used in Europe and available in the United States through the Internet. A natural insulator, wool has a slightly higher R-value per inch than fiberglass and does not lose its insulating property when wet. It has inherent properties that resist both...

     
  • BioBased 1701

    BioBased 1701

    Unlike some traditional spray-foam insulation products that are petroleum-based and use HCFCs as blowing agents, BioBased 1701 is a soy-based, 100% water-blown, closed-cell polyurethane insulation. It has earned the Greenguard air quality certification. BioBased 1701 has an R-value of 19 at 3?1/2...

     
  • Ultra Touch Batt Insulation

    Ultra Touch cotton friction-fit batt insulation can be used for 16- and 24-inch spacing. The product is made with 85% post-industrial recycled content. The line includes an R-30 batt that fits into 2x6 walls or joist cavities. Cotton insulation offers acoustic properties 36% higher than fiberglass...

     
  • Magnesium Silicate, Cement-Based Insulation

    The company’s magnesium silicate, cement-based insulation is foamed or pumped into closed cavities. This insulation is purportedly hypoallergenic and popular with chemically sensitive people, the company claims. Since it is not temperature sensitive, it can be installed indoors under any weather...

     
  • Mineral Wool Insulation

    Thermafiber mineral wool insulation is made with up to 90% post-industrial recycled content. It exceeds the California purchase specifications for total volatile organic compounds and general emissions with formaldehyde concentrations of 12 ppb, exceeding the California standard of 20 ppb maximum...

     
  • AFT Cellulose Insulation

    AFT cellulose insulation is made from 85% post-consumer recycled newspaper and cardboard. The pulp is ground into a fine, fluffy powder, then treated with primarily boric acid and borax to render it fire resistant. The higher density of this cellulose insulation makes for a tight seal, second only...

     
  • InsulSafe SP Blown-In Fiberglass Insulation

    Designed for attic areas, InsulSafe SP blown-in fiberglass insulation is manufactured with no formaldehyde and is Greenguard certified. The product offers up to 20% better coverage versus competitors, the company says, with one bag covering up to 67 square feet. InsulSafe SP installed in the attic...

     
  • Sealection Agribalance Spray-Foam Insulation

    Sealection Agribalance open-cell, semi-rigid, polyurethane spray-foam insulation contains more than 10% renewable, agriculture-based products, says the firm. The material expands to fill the cavity, sealing cracks, gaps, and voids. It provides an R-value of 4.45 per inch. 877.336.4532.

     
  • ProPink Fiberglass Insulation

    The manufacturer says its entire line of fiberglass insulation products has been certified by Scientific Certification Systems to contain an average of 35% recycled content, 5% of which comes from post-consumer sources. ProPink fiberglass insulation carries Greenguard certification, including its...

     
  • Classic Beaded Weatherboard

    An addition to the Classic Clapboard line of solar-reflective, prefinished cellular PVC siding, Classic Beaded Weatherboard offers the look and milled edge of traditional Carolina weatherboard, says the firm. The product is 100% recyclable. Endorsed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the panels...

     
  • Green Tea Faucets

    Asian-inspired Green Tea faucets combine elegant styling with up to 32% water savings over standard models; the WaterSense-listed faucet operates at 1.5 gpm. The Green Tea two-handle centerset and widespread lavatory faucets feature a discrete pullout spout that is virtually undetectable when not...

     
  • The Grindzilla

    The Grindzilla (C1400) mobile materials shredder and container for wood, drywall, and cardboard waste boasts a 2-ton-per-hour throughput rate and foreign matter recognition to mitigate contamination. The grinder offers a conveyor loading belt and optional side discharge for more flexibility. The...

     
  • Flame Tip LED Chandelier Bulbs

    Flame Tip LED Chandelier bulbs offer the familiar shape and E12 candelabra-base of the 12-watt incandescent bulbs they replace, but house a cluster of LED lamps inside for a long life span of up to 50,000 hours. The bulbs, which come in warm white and “filament” white, consume 1.2 watts but provide...

     
  • Passive Solar Water Heating Systems

    Solaraide passive solar water heating systems operate without pumps or controllers, instead relying on convection to circulate a freezeproof heat-transfer fluid in a closed-loop environment. The product combines a storage tank with one or two collector panels and comes in 47- or 80-gallon systems...

     
  • Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

    Mid-Century Modern cabinets comprise 10 contemporary door styles, including Post Modern, Cubist, Route 66, and Biscayne Bay. The cabinet boxes are made with no-added-urea-formaldehyde agri-board, solid wood and veneers from sustainable resources, and low-VOC glues, binders, and adhesives, says the...

     
  • LightLine Over-Door Canopies

    LightLine over-door canopies feature stainless steel support arms, integrated aluminum gutters, and UV-resistant acrylic visor panels in clear or frosted finishes. The overhangs come in an easy-to-assemble kit and fit most standard entryways. Canopy styles include the Gable, the Arch, and the...

     
  • Shower Doors and Enclosures

    This company remanufactures damaged and junk windshields for a range of uses, including shower doors and enclosures, walls, room dividers, door inserts, and decorative pieces. The glass can be framed, lighted, mounted, and hung like most glass, the company says, and color can be added. 503.750.3878.

     
  • Paper-Composite Surface Materials

    Richlite paper-composite surface materials are now available in an FSC-certified line. The material, which can be used for countertops, stair treads, and other applications, is durable, stain resistant, and heat resistant up to 350 degrees. The collection has a matte finish and comes in seven...

     
  • Prefab Wall and Roof Panels

    Platinum Ultimate prefab wall and roof panels combine light-gauge steel framing with reinforced polyurethane for lightweight, fast installation and an R-value of 23.4 (3?5/8-inch walls) or 36.3 (5?5/8-inch walls). Uninsulated panels are available for interior walls. The panels feature 18- or...

     
  • Low-VOC Paints

    The company has added 18 new colors—including churlish green, cinder rose, and tanner’s brown, all shown here—to its paint lines, which include Estate Emulsion and Modern Emulsion low-VOC options. Estate Emulsion water-based paints are durable and wipeable, with a chalky matte finish and a 2% sheen...

     
  • Gable-Mounted Solar Fan

    The manufacturer now offers its solar-powered attic fan in a gable-mounted version for installation inside the attic. The Gable-Mounted Solar Fan requires no electrical wiring and consumes no electricity, powering itself via a remote solar panel that fastens to the roof. The unit removes heat and...

     
  • Reclaimed FSC-Certified Flooring

    Reclaimed FSC-certified flooring (such as flat-sawn heart pine, shown) is now available in engineered format, featuring a 4.8-mm reclaimed wood layer, FSC-certified domestic plywood, and formaldehyde-free glue. A range of recycled wood species is available, including ash, chestnut, oak, grey elm...

     
  • EcoSmart Fireplaces

    EcoSmart fireplaces burn non-polluting denatured alcohol. The latest in the line, The Tower, was inspired by the Padella Romana lighting common in the homes of wealthy Patrician families during the Roman Empire, says the firm. The unit can be used indoors or outdoors, features treated and toughened...

     
  • Bath Sinks

    All of the company’s products are made with salvaged brass, aluminum, and other alloys. The Ravine bath sink, shown, is available in ebony, biscuit, almond, mystique, pearl, carnival, or ivory. 866.701.2284.