• Sweetwater Sound/Fort Wayne, Ind.

    Sweetwater Sound is the fourth-largest musical instrument and pro-audio retailer in the world.

     
  • Home On The Range / Billings, Mont.

    As Montana’s only LEED Platinum-certified structure recognized by the Washington, D.C.-based U.S. Green Building Council, this 8,300-square-foot (771-m2) building houses several nonprofit environmental groups.

     
  • Nationals Park / Washington, D.C.

    Built on a brownfield site, the Nationals Park is the first Major League Baseball stadium to receive LEED Silver certification from the Washington-based U.S. Green Building Council.

     
  • Saint Paul Public Housing Agency / Minn.

    This 24,000-square-foot (2230-m2), 6-story mixed office and retail building includes ceiling heights designed to maximize This 4-story, 65,000-square-foot (6039-m2) public-housing agency uses 49 percent less energy than code requires.

     
  • Kennecott Utah Copper / Copperton, Utah

    This 24,000-square-foot (2230-m2), 6-story mixed office and retail building includes ceiling heights designed to maximize energy efficiency, dual-flush toilets, sensor-operated faucets, tinted double-pane operable windows, carpeting made from recycled materials, an on-site recycling center...

     
  • The Point at Morristown / N.J.

    This 24,000-square-foot (2230-m2), 6-story mixed office and retail building includes ceiling heights designed to maximize energy efficiency, dual-flush toilets, sensor-operated faucets, tinted double-pane operable windows, carpeting made from recycled materials, an on-site recycling center...

     
  • New Resource Bank / San Francisco

    As the nation’s first commercial green bank, New Resource Bank offers special loan programs to green developers and finances residential and commercial solar installations.

     
  • Columbia Heights Headquarters and Community Center / Washington, D.C.

    Encompassing nearly 50,000 square feet (4645 m2), the community center replaces two existing buildings.

     
  • Aileron Center/Dayton, Ohio

    The 70,000-square-foot (6503-m2) facility provides an environment for private business owners to share experiences and knowledge and participate in workshops and programs that are designed to inspire new thinking.

     
  • Growing Cooler: The Evidence on Urban Development and Climate Change

    This book outlines ways to combine efficient land use and energy efficiency to mitigate climate change.

     
  • The ModCon Commercial Condensing Boiler

    The ModCon Commercial Condensing Boiler from Heat Transfer Products features a high-grade Inconel, load-matching gas burner with a five-to-one turndown ratio to meet variable needs for space heating and domestic hot water.

     
  • EARTHcrete

    EARTHcrete by Sonoma Cast Stone uses a high amount of recycled materials, such as paper fiber, glass and ceramics, in place of portland cement to make concrete.

     
  • Wood/Plastic Biocomposite Compounds

    JER Envirotech International has collaborated with the National Research Council of Canada to develop wood/plastic biocomposite compounds using organic fiber byproducts and recycled plastics.

     
  • Dehumidifier

    Berner Energy Recovery Inc. has introduced a water-source condenser/heat pump option as part of its line of 100 percent outside air TRICOIL and desiccant energy-recovery ventilation systems.

     
  • B-250 and B-200 Infrared Cameras

    FLIR Systems Inc.’s B-250 and B-200 infrared cameras use picture-in-picture FUSION—the infrared image is overlaid over the corresponding visible image—to allow for easier identification and interpretation of infrared images.

     
  • Env Software System

    Climate Automation Systems has released its env software system for indoor climate-control optimization of residential and moderate-scale commercial buildings.

     
  • RainReserve

    Enginuity and Sustain Dane created RainReserve to catch clean rainwater.

     
  • Polybrite Coatings

    Polyglass USA Kool Roof Solutions’ new Polybrite coatings provide increased energy efficiency, strength, flexibility and protection for any roof system.

     
  • Solatube 750 DS Daylighting System

    Solatube International Inc. has launched the Solatube 750 DS Daylighting System, designed to extend the hours of daylighting available for interior spaces.

     
  • Element Fan

    Big Ass Fans’ Element fan for commercial spaces uses a 10-airfoil and winglet design to move air quietly and powerfully while using less than 100 watts of energy.

     
  • ACRYLITE HEATSTOP

    CYRO Industries’ ACRYLITE HEATSTOP acrylic sheet is an infrared-reflecting polymethyl methacrylate that limits the amount of heat entering a building.

     
  • Tensotherm

    Birdair Inc. and Cabot Corp. have partnered to produce Tensotherm, an insulative fabric membrane roof system that uses Nanogel, a light insulation layer, to increase the material’s thermal performance.

     
  • Green Coatings

    While not widely known or understood by consumers, emissions from paints applied to architectural surfaces do have an impact on air quality. Point sources, such as tall stacks and exhaust vents from factories, are more obvious, but the combined effects of using and applying paint have not escaped...

     
  • Whitepod

    Sofia de Meyer, who grew up in the Alps, was inspired to create Whitepod so she could share her ecological lifestyle and love of nature with others.

     
  • Rising with the Tide

    In many cities, states and countries, the threat of depleted utilities and raw materials is very real.

     
  • Label Maker

    The Energy Star label can apply to the energy efficiency of entire buildings, as well as the appliances within.

     
  • Innovations: Jul/Aug. 2008

    These products will help achieve sustainability.

     
  • Holistic Healing

    Parrish Medical Center's leaders intuitively understood the importance of providing a safe and comfortable environment for patients, visitors and staff.

     
  • Healthy Collaboration

    The Geisinger Health System's new green building is attracting the country's best health-care professionals.

     
  • Greenscene

    Check out 11 innovative green projects from across North America.

     
  • Green Trailer

    An eco-friendly makeover will ensure the Green Trailer consumes a fraction of the energy of a typical construction-site trailer while providing a more pleasant user experience.

     
  • Going The Extra Mile

    As I write this column, the U.S. national average for 1 gallon (3.8 L) of gas is a record-breaking $4.10 and Americans are looking for ways to tighten their budgets.

     
  • Clean Living

    The city of Calgary, Alberta, Canada made the decision to create a green, pedestrian-friendly, transit-oriented urban community on the site of the old hospital.

     
  • A Change in the Air

    Spinning wind turbines on land and at sea are constant reminders that the homes on Denmark's Samsø Island are powered with sustainable energy.