Green Home

Systems work in harmony to produce a green living environment

By By Mark Jarasek, Senior Editor, Electronic Media | December 31, 2008
Green-Home Products


Green Home

Show Village has incorporated green features before, but this year, the Green Home will be what's known as an Environments For Living Certified Green Home.

The Environments For Living program was developed by the Masco Corporation, one of the world's largest manufacturers of brand-name consumer products of new construction and home improvement markets. The program is designed to assist builders in constructing energy-efficient homes that, according to Masco, are more comfortable and durable than homes built using traditional methods.

Behind the Environments For Living program is a rigorous set of requirements that treats a home as a “system of systems” that work together on comfort and heating and cooling energy use. And the Environments For Living Certified Green program affords even more benefits in areas such as indoor environmental quality, interior water conservation and appliance efficiency.

So this Environments For Living program is just a clever way to get home builders to use Masco Products in the homes they build, right? Not exactly. Any product can be used. The Environments For Living program is prescriptive and performance-based and does not require builders to use a particular manufacturer's product. But when you visit the Green Home at Show Village, you will see a vast array of products from Masco-owned companies.


Green-Home Products

  • The Verve Lighting Systems whole-house lighting control
  • Bathtubs from Aqua Glass Corp.
  • Water supplies and gas plumbing products from Brass Craft
  • Products from LP: SmartSide trim and siding; SolidStart LVL; TechShield Radiant Barrier Sheathing; TopNotch self-draining sub-flooring
  • High-efficiency, dual-flush toilets from Caroma
  • Entry door systems from Codel Entry Systems
  • A portable spa from Watkins/Hot Springs Spas
  • A central vacuum system from H-P products
  • Icynene soft foam insulation
  • Hand-made artisan sinks from Linkasink
  • Millwork and building components from Huttig Building Products
  • HVAC system from Lennox Industries
  • Lighting fixtures from Progress Lighting
  • Hardwood and carpet flooring from Shaw Floors
  • Structural connectors from Simpson Strong-Tie
  • Energy-efficient garage doors and openers from Wayne-Dalton
  • Sinks by Franke
  • Ginger plumbing fixtures and hardware
  • Windows by Milgard Windows & Doors
  • Orepac Millwork Products
  • GE appliances, water heater, light bulbs and dashboard
  • Hardware from Emtek
  • Countertops from DuPont Surfaces
  • Behr exterior and interior paint
  • Tile from Crossville
  • Cambria countertops
  • Hansgrohe plumbing fixtures and hardware
  • Merillat cabinets
  • Interior doors by Traba International Door
  • Shades and blinds from Vertilux Living Systems
  • Vetrazzo counter tops
  • KraftMaid cabinets
  • Lumicor decorative panels
  • Custom carpet and mats from Matworks
  • House wrap, stone, ducts and insulation from Owens Corning

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