• Sanctuary: Global Oases of Innocence

    This photographic odyssey spanning two dozen animal and habitat sanctuaries throughout the world is a celebration of the worldwide Sanctuary Movement.

     
  • SOLIS Flushometers

    Sloan Valve Co.’s solar-powered SOLIS Flushometers for water closets and urinals operate with photovoltaic technology.

     
  • Fluorescent Luminaires

    Lamar Lighting’s Max-E high-performance recessed direct/indirect fluorescent luminaires maximize efficiency and output while maintaining low-glare aesthetic appeal.

     
  • ENVIRO-300 From Nationwide Chemical Coatings Manufacturers

    ENVIRO-300 from Nationwide Chemical Coatings Manufacturers is a zero-VOC, low-odor, insulating ceramic paint for interior walls, ceilings and trim.

     
  • Simplified Commercial Photovoltaic Performance

    PV Powered has simplified commercial photovoltaic performance monitoring by offering integrated monitoring solutions from leading PV data-monitoring providers.

     
  • IES V5.9

    IES V5.9 from Integrated Environmental Solutions enables designers to examine how key design and climate factors influence the sustainable performance of a building.

     
  • Xorel Embroider

    Carnegie has introduced Xorel Embroider, a textile in which patterns are worked on top of the foundation fabric using decorative stitches and laid threads to add a multidimensional splash of style.

     
  • 10200 Solar-Powered Air Conditioner

    The GreenCore 10200 solar-powered air conditioner combines photovoltaic technology with DC-engineered air conditioning.

     
  • The Sunny Island 5048U

    The Sunny Island 5048U from SMA Technology AG provides continuous, off-grid power from renewable sources, like solar, wind and hydroelectric.

     
  • The Ayurveda Essence Color System

    The Ayurveda Essence color system from AFM Safecoat is a holistic indoor paint color system consisting of 108 mood-enhancing colors in three sets of 36.

     
  • IntegraClear

    IntegraClear from National Office Furniture is an environmentally friendly, high-performance finish that increases durability without sacrificing aesthetics.

     
  • Floor Tiles

    AlumaFloor floor tiles are manufactured using recycled 5052 aluminum alloy and can be designed and cut to suit any architectural need.

     
  • HSS 535 and HSS 540 R2R

    HSS 535 and HSS 540 R2R from West Development Group are one-component, moisture-curing silicone rubber roof coatings designed for use on sprayed-in-place polyurethane foam.

     
  • Hybrid Homes

    2008 Evergreen Awards First Place Winner.

     
  • Tiamo Resorts

    Untouched nature, white-sand beaches and friendly people are the norm at Tiamo Resorts on South Andros Island in the Bahamas.

     
  • Innovations

    These products will help achieve sustainability.

     
  • Let There Be Light

    Achieving real sustainability in building design and construction is more than just a checklist.

     
  • Spread The Word

    The co-winners of the “perspectives” category in eco-structure ’s 2008 Evergreen Awards come from very different places.

     
  • Modeling For Good Performance

    Strategies for conserving energy in tomorrow’s buildings have taken center stage in the push to decrease the environmental impact of the built environment.

     
  • A Glimpse Into The Future

    What can we expect for the green-building movement and our planet?

     
  • Green the Vote

    After years of being relegated to the sidelines of the issues game during elections, energy and the environment have taken a much more prominent role in the current presidential election.

     
  • Proud in the Prairie

    2008 Evergreen Awards First Place Winner. The Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities Office and Training Facility demonstrates exemplary energy and water conservation.

     
  • Modular 4

    2008 Evergreen Awards Honorable Mention. Architecture students at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, are granted an opportunity given to few other architecture students in the country.

     
  • Natural Comfort

    2008 Evergreen Awards Third Place Winner. Many companies look to reduce their energy footprint by scaling back their use of air conditioning, but the staff of Seattle architecture firm Weber Thompson has taken it a step further.

     
  • Outer Limits

    2008 Evergreen Awards Second Place Winner. If one of the original occupants of the 1928 Mutual Building in Lansing, Mich., was to walk into the space today, the experience would be both familiar and astounding.

     
  • New Window To The World

    2008 Evergreen Awards: First Place Winner. Although green-building practices have taken hold in virtually every market sector, construction methods for conservatories haven’t changed much since the 1840s.

     
  • From The Hill

    Environmental legislation news from Capitol Hill.

     
  • Thinking Ahead

    As the nation’s presidential election draws near, this issue of eco-structure brings you a snapshot of Sen. John McCain's (R-Ariz.) and Sen. Barack Obama’s (D-Ill.) platforms regarding energy and the environment.