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Green, energy-efficient, sustainable or environmentally friendly — whatever term you choose — are not new phenomena. The current predilection of manufacturers to insist their products are greener than their competitors’ goods — and the coining...
A historic Nashville, Tenn., home that had sat vacant for a year was remodeled to incorporate environmentally friendly features.
The technology built into today’s siding solutions allows for that balance between the classic and the modern.
Mixology Tile from Crossville Inc. is a metal line that replicates cast metal sculptural pieces.
Leviton has introduced a full line of residential occupancy and vacancy sensors that manage lighting and motor loads.
Navien America Inc.’s NPE Series of premium gas-condensing tankless water heaters use existing 1/2-inch gas lines and flue chases to ease the installation process.
The ComfortGeni model Geni 6xr is a through-wall fan that increases airflow from room to room or level to level so consumers can feel warmth from their fireplace or pellet stove in any room.
LUXADD has introduced the Express T5 Retrofit Kit series that can save up to 73 percent on lighting electricity consumption compared to old technology fluorescent lighting tubes.
The StarMax V solar water heating collector for pumped glycol and drainback systems from Caleffi is shaped similarly to a standard four-outlet collector.
Cooper Wiring Devices by Eaton
Cooper Wiring Devices has released its Adjustable LED/CFL Compatible Dimmer, which features an integrated linear slide control for easy operation and precise light levels.
Big Ass Fans
The Haiku by Big Ass Fans ceiling fan has a silent motor, top-in-class airflow, sustainable materials and a minimalist design.
Reward Wall Systems
Panasonic Eco Products Division
American Standard has introduced the Champion PRO and Cadet PRO toilet series that consumer 1.28 gallons per flush.
Major Industries has unveiled its Clima-Tite Window-Wall, an addition to the Clima-Tite pultruded fiberglass translucent daylighting system that incorporates operable composite windows.
Pactiv Building Products
Pactiv Building Products’ GreenGuard extruded polystyrene PLYGOOD R-2 insulative sheathing meets the increased wall insulation requirements of the 2009 International Energy Code.
Unearthed Paints has released its natural Hard Wax Oil finish, a durable surface treatment for wood, cork and stone in interior applications.
Vetrazzo's Cobalt Skyy countertop is fabricated using recycled Skyy Vodka bottles. The cobalt blue bottles are crushed and set in resin, then finished to make a durable, eco-friendly countertop.
Laminates Offer Widest Range of Styles Ever
Just how significant is energy efficiency when it comes to residential construction, and more importantly, does it represent a substantial opportunity for remodelers?
For those who doubt the viability of the market, the energy-efficient housing sector...
Congress' inability to make certain decisions can affect tax laws in 2012 and for 2013
Ditching our software and moving completely into the cloud had long-term value for our company.
In this issue, we will explore the concerns that “you don't know enough about green; it is way too complicated.”
Knauf Insulation EcoBatts or Knauf Premium Blowing Insulation, used with Knauf’s EcoSeal (a fast drying, water-based elastomeric spray that seals penetrations and joints in the building envelope and is extremely low in VOCs), form the EcoSeal System...