Table of Contents March 2008

  • Tropical Woods Luxury Resilient Flooring

    Amtico International’s Tropical Woods luxury resilient flooring offers four patterns—Brazilian rosewood, merbau, tigerwood and caramel bamboo— that mimic rare rainforest species.

  • Solid Bamboo Flooring

    EcoTimber’s Solid Bamboo Flooring is made with a formaldehyde-free adhesive that does not offgas.

  • Lighting Products

    Lightlink manufactures lighting products from green materials.

  • CoolStar-Coated Surfaces

    CertainTeed Corp. has released 14 low-slope granulated cap-sheet membranes that feature CoolStar-coated surfaces, a reflectant surface for low-slope roofing.

  • Architectural Wood-Veneer-Faced Panels

    Architectural wood-veneer-faced panels from S.J. Morse Co. are fire rated and 100 percent Forest Stewardship Council-certified.

  • OlyBond 500 Green

    OMG Inc. has unveiled OlyBond 500 Green, an environmentally friendly insulation adhesive for roofing professionals. Composed of rapidly renewable resources, the product is odorless and contains no VOCs.

  • Solar-Electric Systems

    SunLink Corp. designs and markets engineered mounting solutions for easily integrating solar-electric systems on flat roofs where maximizing electrical output and minimizing roof impact are paramount.

  • The Prestigio 4 Toilet

    The Prestigio 4 toilet from Mansfield Plumbing uses only 1.1 gallon (4 L) of water per flush and is operated by a pressure-assist, high-performance Sloan Flushmate IV flushing system.

  • Exterior Sunshades

    Exterior Sunshades from Quality Metalcrafts LLC reduce wintertime radiant heat loss and filter the sun's heat and glare.

  • Barrelhouse Heart Pine

    Barrelhouse Heart Pine from JG Architectural Supply is an antique hardwood flooring product that contains 100 percent salvaged/recycled content.

  • Green-Roof Modules

    GreenGrid green-roof modules now are made of 100 percent postindustrial recycled materials.

  • Permapave Permeable Paver

    Permapave Industries LLC’s Permapave Permeable Pavers are natural-stone pavers that eliminate 100 percent of gross pollutants from waterways.

  • Filtrete Filters

    Filtrete filters for commercial buildings from 3M reduce energy, maintenance and life-cycle costs associated with traditional ventilation systems because of low-airflow resistance.

  • Water, Water Everywhere

    Steve Fleischli, president of the Irvington, N.Y.-based Waterkeeper Alliance, shares the organization's history, accomplishments and goals.

  • Reach for the Dry

    Damp ventilation air can damage IAQ and a building itself.

  • Innovations

    These products will help achieve sustainability.