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  • 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.

     
  • Daltile. Containing 30% pre- and post-consumer recycled material, the rustic-styled Heathland-glazed ceramic tile comes in six field tile colors, two mosaic blends, and with three decorative accents. With its low moisture absorption rating and high breaking strength, the collection is a durable choice even for high-traffic areas, the company says. 214.398.1411. www.daltile.com.

    Recycled-Content Tile from Daltile

    Daltile. Containing 30% pre- and post-consumer recycled material, the rustic-styled Heathland-glazed ceramic tile comes in six field tile colors, two mosaic blends, and with three decorative accents.

     
  • Nora Lighting. The Diamond Series of LED recessed downlights for new construction, remodels, or retrofits include 4-inch, 5-inch, and 6-inch models. Fixtures in the Energy Star-rated series offer up to 50,000 hours of performance and come in reflector or baffle models with finishes including bronze, natural aluminum, copper, chrome, black, and white. 800.686.6672. www.noralighting.com.

    LED Downlights from Nora Lighting

    Nora Lighting. The Diamond Series of LED recessed downlights for new construction, remodels, or retrofits include 4-inch, 5-inch, and 6-inch models.

     
  • Boral. Creating a new poly-ash category of exterior trim, TruExterior Trim has earned a Cradle to Cradlecertified Silver designation. The materials composition is a blend of proprietary bio-based polymers and coal combustion product, comprising 70% recycled content. The maker says the blend helps ensure the materials consistency and prevents moisture cycling and absorption. 678.639.7004. www.boraltruexterior.com.

    Recycled Content Trim from Boral

    Boral. Creating a new poly-ash category of exterior trim, TruExterior Trim has earned a Cradle to Cradle–certified Silver designation.

     
  • Johnson Controls. The York Affinity Large Bypass WaterSaver humidifiers patented water delivery system includes a small float chamber, electronic water level sensors, and a wicking water panel that helps save water, the company says. It is suitable for a variety of applications, including homes with septic systems. In addition to providing water and energy savings, the humidifier ensures improved indoor air quality and comfort, according to the firm. 877.453.9675. www.yorkhvacdealer.com.

    Water-Saving Humidifier

    Johnson Controls. The York Affinity Large Bypass WaterSaver humidifier’s patented water delivery system includes a small float chamber, electronic water level sensors, and a wicking water panel that helps save water, the company says.

     
  • Malarkey. Listed by CRRC as a cool-roof product, the companys Ecoasis Premium shingles have an aged SR of 0.28 and a TE of 0.93. The Mesquite color (shown) is one of three in the Ecoasis 50-year Premium AB-SBS Modified Solar Reflective Shingle line that uses 3M reflective granules to meet or exceed the minimum reflectance required by the California Energy Commission. Test compliance includes ASTM D7158 Class H for wind speeds up to 110 mph and UL 2218 Class 4 impact resistance. 800.545.1191. www.malarkeyroofing.com.

    Reflective Roof Shingles from Malarkey

    Malarkey. Listed by CRRC as a cool-roof product, the company’s Ecoasis Premium shingles have an aged SR of 0.28 and a TE of 0.93.

     
  • Lutron. Maestro occupancy switches are compatible with all bulb types, including halogens and CFLs. The units sensing technology detects natural ambient light so that lights go on only when needed and stay on when a room is occupied. Available in versions for small and large rooms, the sensors can save up to 20% on lighting energy usage, the company says, and are easy to install. www.lutron.com.

    Occupancy Switches from Lutron

    Lutron. Maestro occupancy switches are compatible with all bulb types, including halogens and CFLs.

     
  • Titebond. Franklin Internationals Titebond Original Wood Glue is an industry standard. Introduced in 1955, this was the first aliphatic resin glue or yellow glue, which, like polyvinyl acetate white glue, is inherently nonhazardous. Original Wood Glue has 10.7 g/L VOC content, and no ingredients of concern are listed on the material safety data sheet. Many of Franklins Titebond adhesives, along with its GreenChoice-branded adhesives, have VOC content below 50 g/L. 800.669.4583. www.titebond.com.

    Low-VOC Wood Glue from Titebond

    Titebond. Franklin International’s Titebond Original Wood Glue is an industry standard.

     
  • 3M. The companys Hi-Strength 94 ET Spray Adhesive is a high-strength, high-tack spray adhesive with high solids for increased coverage. It has 10.7 g/L VOC content and is Greenguard Children & Schools certified. It is sold in aerosol cans, canisters, 5-gallon pails, and steel drums (reducing container waste). The company has a handful of other Greenguard Children & Schools-certified spray adhesives. 800.362.3550. www.3m.com.

    Low-VOC Adhesive

    3M. The company’s Hi-Strength 94 ET Spray Adhesive is a high-strength, high-tack spray adhesive with high solids for increased coverage.

     
  • Hurd. The company has expanded its H3 Energy Star-rated product line to incorporate double-hung units. The technology integrates three materials into the window frame: 0.050-inch extruded aluminum cladding, vinyl, and solid wood for improved energy efficiency and enhanced performance, the company says. It features a concealed wood jambliner and easy-tilt operation for easy cleaning and is available with the companys low-E 366 glass for a U-factor of 0.29. 800.433.4873. www.hurd.com.

    Energy Star-Rated Windows

    Hurd. The company has expanded its H3 Energy Star-rated product line to incorporate double-hung units.

     
  • Nest Labs. The Nest Learning Thermostat monitors homeowner behaviors and preferences to create a customized heating and cooling schedule. It learns residents personal schedules in a week and automatically adjusts heating or cooling when the home is vacant to save energy. An Energy History function shows how much energy has been saved. In addition, users can change the temperature, adjust their schedule, and check energy usage via laptop or smartphone. www.nest.com.

    Learning Thermostat

    Nest Labs. The Nest Learning Thermostat monitors homeowner behaviors and preferences to create a customized heating and cooling schedule.

     
  • Mansfield Plumbing. The WaterSense-compliant Summit toilet offers 1.1- or 1.6-gpf options, reducing water usage up to 20% while flushing up to 800 grams of waste. The 3-inch tower is designed to seal tight with every flush, the company says, and wont rust or corrode. The toilet comes in three configurations:  ADA, elongated, and round front. 877.850.3060. www.mansfieldplumbing.com.

    Dual-Flush Toilet

    Mansfield Plumbing. The WaterSense-compliant Summit toilet offers 1.1- or 1.6-gpf options, reducing water usage up to 20% while flushing up to 800 grams of waste.

     
  • CertainTeed. The company offers among the best color matches for traditional roofing colors in its Landmark Solaris solar-reflective asphalt roofing shingle, which can reduce a roofs summertime temperature by as much as 20%, according to company literature. Some colors in the Landmark Solaris Platinum series offer an industry-leading solar reflectance value of more than 40%, are Energy Star qualified, are CRRC rated, meet Californias Title 24 standards, and can contribute points to both LEED and NGBS certification. Landmark Solaris Platinum is pictured. 800.233.8990. www.certainteed.com.

    Solar-Reflective Roofing

    CertainTeed. The company offers among the best color matches for traditional roofing colors in its Landmark Solaris solar-reflective asphalt roofing shingle, which can reduce a roof’s summertime temperature by as much as 20%, according to company literature.

     
  • Liquid Nails. Liquid Nails Subfloor and Deck Construction Adhesive (LN-902) is a heavy-duty exterior/interior latex-based adhesive for walls and subfloor systems. Formulated to adhere to wet or frozen lumber in temperatures as low as 22 degrees, it has a VOC content of 20 g/L  and is certified to Greenguard Children & Schools. The company has a number of Greenguard Children & Schools-certified adhesives covering a wide range of applications, all with VOC content below 50 g/L. 800.634.0015. www.liquidnails.com.

    Latex-Based Adhesive

    Liquid Nails. Liquid Nails Subfloor and Deck Construction Adhesive (LN-902) is a heavy-duty exterior/interior latex-based adhesive for walls and subfloor systems.

     
  • Carrier. Featuring Greenspeed intelligence, the companys latest Infinity heat pump offers an industry-leading HSPF heating efficiency rating of up to 13 along with cooling efficiency up to 20 SEER. The units variable-speed scroll compressor provides consistent indoor temperatures while conserving energy. The line includes capacities from 2 to 5 tons. 800.227.7437. www.residential.carrier.com.

    High-Efficiency Heat Pump

    Carrier. Featuring Greenspeed intelligence, the company’s latest Infinity heat pump offers an industry-leading HSPF heating efficiency rating of up to 13 along with cooling efficiency up to 20 SEER.

     
  • Valspar. Valspar Plus is the first asthma- and allergy-friendly paint certified by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. The company says the zero-VOC paint reduces airborne irritants during application and its antimicrobial factor reduces mold and mildew growth. Its available in thousands of colors with three sheen options. 800.845.9061. www.valsparpaint.com.

    Zero-VOC Paint

    Valspar. Valspar Plus is the first asthma- and allergy-friendly paint certified by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.

     
  • Energy Star Refrigerators

    Thermador. The Energy Star-qualified Freedom collection of refrigerators, freezers, and wine columns has been reengineered for 2012.