Green Products

Green Products

A compilation of green products, ideas, and best practices for residential builders and remodelers.



Products
November 18, 2013

NRC661 features the same energy-saving technology as the rest of the Noritz EcoTough series of condensing tankless water heaters, and has an energy factor of 0.91 for natural gas and 0.93 for LP.

Products
November 18, 2013

The new Master Flow Green Machine High-Power Solar Roof Vent features a 750 CFM max airflow that provides up to 50 percent more airflow than competitively priced solar vents.

Products
November 18, 2013

CalStar has developed a patent-pending formula and manufacturing process to make a better and more sustainable brick.

Products
November 18, 2013

CertainTeed has issued its first Environmental Product Declaration for Sustainable Insulation, which consists of 35-percent recycled glass in addition to a plant-based binder and sand, its main raw material.

With a dual theme of “design innovation and attainable sustainability,” the Show

With a dual theme of “design innovation and attainable sustainability,” the Show Village homes at the International Builders' Sh

Features
January 21, 2013

With a dual theme of “design innovation and attainable sustainability,” the Show Village homes at the International Builders' Show push the envelope when it comes to both modular housing design and ultra-green construction.

Green building: a vital selling tool for builders

Green building: a vital selling tool for builders

Features
November 25, 2012

More than half of builders believe that green/high-performance features help them sell new homes, according to a survey of Professional Builder readers.

Path to Zero: Tips for building net-zero energy homes

Path to Zero: Tips for building net-zero energy homes

Features
November 18, 2012

Building scientists and leading home builders offer tips and techniques for designing and building 'market-rate' net-zero energy homes.

News
October 15, 2012

Oak Ridge National Laboratory released findings from field tests of a roof and attic system that aims to improve the energy efficiency of residential buildings.

News
October 03, 2012

The International Living Future Institute announced the launch of Delcare, an ingredients label for building products. Declare acts as a “nutrition label,” by providing manufacturers and specifiers of building materials with a list of the product’s components. 

solar thermal heating roof

solar thermal heating roof

News
September 28, 2012

A solar thermal heating system by Swedish company SolTech looks a lot like the curved clay or concrete tiles that might normally adorn a roof. The tiles are made of ordinary transparent glass, allowing the sun to shine through onto the absorbing surface underneath

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