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  • M.D. Manufacturing. The SilentMaster vertical bag-type central vacuum boasts a patented noise-reduction system with total output under 62 decibels. The filtration system offers a proprietary, three-ply, disposable media that does not require venting, although optional venting is available. It has a large 12-gallon debris bucket. The line includes four motor sizes, from 458 to 905 air watts, for homes up to 20,000 square feet. It comes with a six-year warranty. 800.997.2278. www.builtinvacuum.com/silent_master.

    Central Vacuum System

    M.D. Manufacturing. The SilentMaster vertical bag-type central vacuum boasts a patented noise-reduction system with total output under 62 decibels.

     
  • Geothermal System

    Climatemaster. The Tranquility 22 Digital series geothermal system has one of the smallest footprints in the industry, making it ideal for retrofit projects or installation in tight spaces, the company says.

     
  • Solar Roofing System from Certainteed

    The Apollo solar roofing system for asphalt shingle roofs is made up of lightweight modules that use silicon solar cells to convert sunlight to electricity to generate up to 52 watts per module.

     
  • Brizo. Siderna collection faucets combine modern lines with a ribbon-like spout and machined glass and metal components. The WaterSense-certified lav faucets come in a single-handle, single-hole model; a two-handle wide-spread; and a two-handle wall-mount. The style also is available in wall- and ceiling-mount raincan showerheads and in three- and four-hole Roman tub faucets. Polished chrome and Brilliance brushed nickel finishes are available. 877.345.2749. www.brizo.com.

    WaterSense Faucets

    Brizo. Siderna collection faucets combine modern lines with a ribbon-like spout and machined glass and metal components.

     
  • Hurd. The companys new Ultra-R glass option with Heat Mirror technology utilizes film suspended in insulated glass to achieve R-values up to R-20 (when filled with krypton gas). The film, made by Southwall Insulating Glass, is coated with nanoscale metal particles that reflect heat back to its source and improve insulation, block UV rays, and reduce noise, the company says. The lightweight windows come with up to three sheets of virtually weightless film to create up to four super-insulating cavities. 800.433.4873. www.hurd.com.

    R-20 Windows

    Hurd. The company’s new Ultra-R glass option with Heat Mirror technology utilizes film suspended in insulated glass to achieve R-values up to R-20 (when filled with krypton gas).

     
  • Reflective Insulation

    Reflectix. Reflective Insulation consists of two layers of 5/16-inch-thick polyethylene “bubble wrap” with a reflective foil layer bonded to one or both exterior faces.

     
  • Dual-Flush Toilet

    American Standard. The WaterSense-certified, dual-flush Boulevard toilet operates at 1.6 gpf for solids or 1.1 gpf for liquids, offering water savings of up to 20% compared to standard models, according to the company.

     
  • Central Vacuum System

    H-P Products. The Element central vacuum system’s dual-filtration design incorporates a first-stage cyclonic action to separate most dust and dirt from the air column, followed by a permanent, two-stage filter that never needs replacement to segregate fine dust particles.

     
  • Noritz. The Energy Star-rated EcoTough Series NRC98 gas-fired residential condensing tankless on-demand water heater has an Energy Factor of 0.93 and operates with a maximum flow rate of 9.8 gpm and temperature settings from 100 degrees F to 140 degrees F. Featuring a commercial-grade heat exchanger, the unit is covered by a 12-year, 6,500-hour warranty. 866.766.7489. www.noritz.com.

    On-Demand Water Heater

    American Standard. The WaterSense-certified, dual-flush Boulevard toilet operates at 1.6 gpf for solids or 1.1 gpf for liquids, offering water savings of up to 20% compared to standard models, according to the company.

     
  • Central Vacuum System

    Beam. The top-of-line Serenity IQS series comes with a 10-year warranty, a self-cleaning Gore-Tex fabric HEPA filter, optional outside venting, and an anti-microbial bucket to stop microbe growth between emptying.

     
  • Solid Surfacing

    DuPont. The Corian Terra collection of solid surfaces, made with recycled materials, now includes 33 colors; five colors have at least 20% pre-consumer recycled resin content as certified by SCS.

     
  • LED Downlights

    Imtra. The Sardinia and Cyprus 120-volt flush-mount LED downlights are designed to replace 120-volt, 35-watt halogen lights, providing equal light output and color temperature but with no radiated heat and less than one-third of the power consumption, the company says.

     
  • Hurd. The companys new Ultra-R glass option with Heat Mirror technology utilizes film suspended in insulated glass to achieve R-values up to R-20 (when filled with krypton gas). The film, made by Southwall Insulating Glass, is coated with nanoscale metal particles that reflect heat back to its source and improve insulation, block UV rays, and reduce noise, the company says. The lightweight windows come with up to three sheets of virtually weightless film to create up to four super-insulating cavities. 800.433.4873. www.hurd.com.

    Ultra-R Glass

    Hurd. The company’s new Ultra-R glass option with Heat Mirror technology utilizes film suspended in insulated glass to achieve R-values up to R-20 (when filled with krypton gas).

     
  • GeoStar. The Cypress Series geothermal system provides forced-air heating and cooling and hydronic heating for radiant floors and features a desuperheater option for supplemental hot water. Available in 3-ton to 6-ton capacities, the Energy Star-rated models use EPA-approved R-410A refrigerant. www.geostar-geo.com.

    Cypress Series Geothermal System

    GeoStar. The Cypress Series geothermal system provides forced-air heating and cooling and hydronic heating for radiant floors and features a desuperheater option for supplemental hot water.

     
  • Miele. The Futura series of dishwashers exceed 2012 Energy Star requirements by 25% for water consumption, making them 35% more efficient than previous generations. Built-in sensors automatically adjust water temperature and drying times to save water and energy. Depending on the model, six to 16 programs manage washing anything from crystal and china to pots and pans. 800.843.7231. www.mieleusa.com.

    Futura Series Dishwasher

    Miele. The Futura series of dishwashers exceed 2012 Energy Star requirements by 25% for water consumption, making them 35% more efficient than previous generations.

     
  • The EnduraLED A19

    Philips Lighting. The EnduraLED A19 is the first Energy Star–rated LED replacement for 60-watt incandescent light bulbs.

     
  • Kubix Ventilators

    Venmar Ventilation. Kubix heat- and energy-recovery ventilators are designed for condominiums and small homes up to about 1,000 square feet.

     
  • Tamper-Resistant Receptacle

    Cooper Wiring Devices. The company’s tamper-resistant receptacle with USB port is a convenient and energy-saving alternative to the adapters and computers required to charge many electronic devices.

     
  • LED Bulb

    Philips Lighting. The EnduraLED A19 is the first Energy Star–rated LED replacement for 60-watt incandescent light bulbs.

     
  • PV System

    AllEarth Renewables. The AllSun Tracker combines PV collectors, inverters, and controls with a ground-mounted, dual-axis tracker that uses GPS to follow the sun across the sky, producing up to 45% more energy than a standard fixed system, the firm says.

     
  • Air Barrier

    Sto Corp. Designed to meet new, more stringent building codes, StoEnergy Guard combines a fluid-applied waterproof air barrier system with a drainage mat to create an energy-efficient breathable wall assembly behind any type of cladding.

     
  • Programmable Thermostat

    The Slimline Platinum thermostat provides control of both temperature and humidity levels.

     
  • Greywater System

    Water Wise Group. The Aqua2use greywater system collects water from the shower, laundry, lavatory sinks, and bath and channels it through a four-stage filtration system into a 21-gallon tank to create water suitable for outdoor irrigation.

     
  • Low-VOC Finishes

    Vermont Natural Coatings. The company’s low-VOC wood finishes were developed in collaboration with the University of Vermont using whey protein, a byproduct of the dairy industry.