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Energy Efficiency

  • Green Edge Technologies' EdgeHome System

    The EdgeHome system displays electricity use for electronic devices, allowing homeowners to see and control individual loads, thanks to controllers placed behind each outlet and switch box.

     
  • Smith and Fong Plyboo Dimensional Lumber

    Add a bamboo accent or match a bamboo floor with this interior-grade product

     
  • Gerber Ultra Flush Toilets

    Compressed air gives every flush a boost for a top MaP score

     
  • Swithc Lighting Infina LED Bulb

    The Infina LED bulb screws into any fixture made for a standard Edison bulb, turns on instantly, and is dimmable.

     
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    Award Hardwood Floors Eco-Strand Engineered Flooring

    Eco-Strand three-ply engineered flooring is made with whole small-diameter Aspen trees, which rapidly renew. A sawn-cut veneer creates a distinct wood grain top layer.

     
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    Energy Savers

    Marvin has added a triple-pane glazing option to its Wood-Ultrex casements and awnings

     
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    Rubber Roof

    EuroSlate and EuroShake roofing is made from recycled rubber tires

     
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    Salvaged Counters

    Heritage Countertops are made from hardwoods rescued from old buildings

     
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    Earth-Friendly Fasteners

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

     
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    Butcherblock Alternative

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

     
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    Soy-Based Stripper

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

     
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    Lead Cleaner

    According to the maker, Ledizolv detergent is biodegradable and dissolves lead dust more effectively than multipurpose cleaners or chemicals

     
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    Clean Glue

    Safecoat Almighty Adhesive construction adhesive is environmentally safe and nontoxic, says the maker

     
  • SONY DSC

    Product: Art+Com Manta Rhei

    When organic LEDs and mechatronics technology come together, they can create a kinetic, energy-efficient luminaire.

     
  • Faux Fir Doors

    According to the maker, the fiberglass entry doors look like they're made from old-growth fir but are more energy-efficient and less prone to cracking and warping than the real thing.

     
  • Next Hybrid Gas Water Heater

    A. O. Smith claims its new water heater offers the advantages of on-demand and traditional heating appliances without the disadvantages.

     
  • Eco-Friendly Brick and Block

    Masonry products made with sustainable manufacturing methods.

     
  • New Double-Hung Window

    Hurd has added a double-hung unit to its line of H3 windows.

     
  • Low-VOC Sealant

    Henkel OSI Green Series. OSI Green Series FlameSeal Fire, Smoke & Draft Stop Sealant is the only Greenguard Children & Schools-certified sealant to control the spread of fire.

     
  • GAF. Timberline Cool Series shingles offer a higher-than-industry-average SRI 29. The full line of Timberline solar-reflective shingles meets ASTM D3161 Type 1, Class F standard 130 mph wind speed and features GAFs StainGuard algae protection. The company claims its DuraGrip adhesive tabs seal shingles quickly and tightly in rooftop temperatures as low as 30 degrees. Timberline Cool Series shingles are Energy Star qualified, are CRRC rated, meet Californias Title 24 standards, and can contribute points to both LEED and NGBS certification. 877.423.7663. www.gaf.com.

    Solar-Reflective Roofing Shingles from GAF

    GAF. Timberline Cool Series shingles offer a higher-than-industry-average SRI 29.

     
 
 
 
 
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