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The following products have been rated top of their class in the green products segment of the home building materials industry.

Zip System

ZIP System® roof sheathing and wall sheathing offer structural panels with built-in protective overlays that eliminate the need for housewrap or felt forever. Simply install the panels, tape the seams with the specially designed ZIP System™ tape and you’re done. You can install siding and roof covering directly on top of ZIP System roof and wall sheathing, but until you do, you’ll differentiate your jobs with the high-quality curb appeal of ZIP System roof and wall sheathing. ZIP System roof and wall sheathing are backed by a best-in-class warranty so that you and your homeowners can rest assured that Huber Engineered Woods stands behind the ZIP System® products used in your homes.

Rinnai tankless water heaters heat the water you need, when you need it. Turning any water source into hot water on demand. You are not limited to the amount a storage tank heater can hold. Whether you are washing the dishes, washing your clothes, or drawing a hot bath, Rinnai's tankless water heater technology will supply endless hot water to your lifestyle demands-even if it demands you do them all at once. With Rinnai tankless water heaters, you will enjoy up to 40% energy savings. That’s because our units are designed to be highly efficient and only heat water when it is needed.

Nylodeck

NyloDeck, introduced by Nyloboard, LLC, in September 2010, is an American-made composite decking produced from pre-consumer recycled carpet fiber and water-blown, VOC-free, polyurethane binder. In early 2011, the company plans to convert to 100% post-consumer recycled carpet and add an edge-groove option to accommodate the use of hidden fasteners. NyloDeck is impervious to moisture, termites, mold, and mildew. The 5-½"-wide decking is available in two thicknesses: 7/8", which is suitable for spanning 16" on-center joists, and 1-1/8", which can span up to 24" on-center joists. Decking must be spaced to allow for thermal expansion and contraction.
Foamglas Foamglas cellular glass insulation, from Pittsburgh Corning, is 100% glass—silica sand (60%), limestone (20%), soda (15%), and trace minerals (5%). Production is free of harmful blowing agents, and the material’s high compressive strength and resistance to water and water vapor make it an appropriate substitute for extruded polystyrene. Foamglas is dimensionally stable, noncombustible (without using flame retardants), and resistant to corrosion, termites and rodents. Its closed-cell and inorganic structure will not support the growth of mold, fungi, or microorganisms; and when installed with a suitable adhesive, it serves as a radon, air, and vapor barrier. Foamglas insulates to R-3.44 per inch. It is available in flat or tapered sheets, either unfaced or faced with a bitumen-impregnated sheet.
Niagara Stealth Toliet Niagara Stealth Toilet from Niagara Conservation Corp. is a 0.8 gallon-per-flush (gpf) ultra-high-efficiency toilet, which uses vacuum-assist technology, very little water, and is exceptionally quiet. The vacuum is created when an air bubble is formed in the trapway as the toilet tank is filling up after flushing. Air at the top of a sealed tank-within-a-tank is forced into the trapway below the toilet bowl, and this bubble creates the vacuum during the flush. The toilet evacuates the same flush volume that many dual-flush toilets use on the light flush, and it’s used for all flushing. This two-piece vitreous china toilet comes with either an ADA-compliant elongated bowl or a round-front bowl.
EZ-Wiring Electec No-Smoke, Zero-Halogen EZ-Wiring and EZ-Cabling Systems are cost-effective, plug-and-play, modular wiring systems that contains no halogens (bromine, chlorine, or fluorine) and no heavy metals. Rated as “low-smoke, zero-halogen” (LSZH), these systems are compliant with the European Union’s RoHS and REACH programs. The EZ-Wiring D-Series is a four-wire system targeted primarily to lighting applications. The H-Series is an eight-wire system for applications such as systems furniture, advanced lighting controls, and raised-floor systems. Electec’s EZ-Cabling is a LSZH steel-shielded voice/data zone cabling system that satisfies requirements for Cat 5e, 6, and 6A cabling. All of these systems are designed for easy reuse and reconfiguration using foolproof, uniquely keyed connections.
Aqus Greywater System AQUS Greywater System by Sloan Valve Co. – A small-scale water re-use system that takes bathroom sink greywater, cleans it, and then uses it, along with some freshwater if necessary, to flush the toilet.  According to the company, it can save 4,000 to 6,000 gallons of water per year.  Not bad for a $400 investment!
Acrovyn 4000 Acrovyn 4000 by Construction Specialties Inc. – This wall protection product was selected for what it does not contain: no PVC plastic, no PBTs, no BPA, and no halogenated fire retardants.  It has been certified Cradle-to-Cradle Silver. Acrovyn is the best looking, most environmentally-friendly wall protection available. And it costs no more than original Acrovyn. Acrovyn® 4000's low profile texture was designed to look more contemporary, but it also has the added benefit of being easier to clean than original Acrovyn's Pebblette texture. And our new texture is substantial enough that it will hide scrapes and scuffs in high traffic areas.
Control4 Energy Control4 Energy Management System by Control4 Energy – This system, including hardware and software, allows home owners to have better control over their energy use.  The five-inch touch screen allows owners to adjust their energy use, as well as sending data to their utility provider assisting with demand response and energy efficiency programs. Create the perfect movie ambiance in one touch. Tell your thermostat what to do from Thailand. Manage music in multiple rooms. Get a text when your teenager comes home. Control4 gives you flexible solutions to design the home automation system of your dreams on a very real budget.
QA Graphics Energy Efficiency Education Dashboard by QA Graphics – This interface allows a building owner to show real-time energy and water use, green building features, and LEED checklists through an interactive media such as a touchscreen kiosk.  This will come in handy for green building owners who want to show how much of a difference they are making. The Energy Efficiency Education Dashboard (EEED) is a user-friendly web application used to display home performance data and demonstrate sustainable initiatives.
Solatube Solatube Daylighting Systems by Solatube International – If you haven’t seen these small-but-powerful skylights, you are missing out!  Instead of large-scale windows being installed in the roof, creating structural issues, small domes are installed with an adjustable tube leading down to the ceiling.  This allows natural sunlight to travel through attic spaces and even whole floors, and retrofits are a breeze!
Strand by EcoTimber Strand Poplar Flooring by EcoTimber – Waste from the Chinese furniture and paper industries are cold-pressed into a dense rock that is made into flooring.  An EcoTimber floor is more than beautiful wood or bamboo flooring. Since 1992, EcoTimber has been the only flooring company devoted to forest protection and healthy homes. You can trust that an EcoTimber floor, no matter which one you choose, meets the very highest environmental standards.
Pervious Pavement Ultimate Pervious Pavement by Evolution Paving Resources – Evolution Paving Resources is the national leader in Architectural pervious concrete pavements. Our propriety mix pervious concrete solutions allow stormwater to filter directly through the solid concrete pavement creating environmental benefits without a harsh texture like most pervious pavements. Take a look at our case studies. Several of projects were stalled at the permit office because of stormwater runoff problems. Pervious concrete pavement helped get the project moving. Just another advantage for those who take "The Evolution Way".
Warmboard

Warmboard by Warmboard Inc. – Anyone who has stepped on a cold tile floor with bare feet will appreciate this product. What makes this hydronic heating system different from the rest is the low water temperature required.  Methods such as solar, ground source heat pumps, and fuel cells easily supply the heat needed. Warmboard is a whole-home floor heating solution that lowers the cost of heating your home while making you more comfortable than other radiant floor systems.



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