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  • Paper Counters

    Richliteís Northwest Collection countertops are stronger than most stone and solid-surface offerings, says the company

  • High-Performance Windows

    Zola says its Tilt & Turn units are often speced for Passive Houses because they're so energy-efficient

  • Earth-Friendly Fasteners

    According to Maze, Stormguard Coil Roofing Nails contain at least 85 percent recycled steel and zinc

  • Crawlspace Cover

    The 8 Mil Floor Liner is durable and easy to install, says the maker

  • Copper Tub

    Aurora freestanding soaking tubs are hand-hammered for a distressed appearance

  • Ceramic Tile

    Atelier Flooring snaps together like a jigsaw puzzle to create strikingly uniform patterns

  • Butcherblock Alternative

    Teragrenís Bamboo Worktops are durable and environmentally friendly, says the maker

  • Accessible Fridge

    The DCS 36-inch French Door Refrigerator offers ease of access and lots storage space

  • Soy-Based Stripper

    LeadOut works by converting lead to nonhazardous lead sulfide, says the maker

  • Handcrafted Levels

    Crick Levels are made of laminated wood and stainless steel