Table of Contents May 2008

  • Advanced Vegetative Roof System

    Columbia Green Technologies Inc.’s Advanced Vegetative Roof System is easy to install and maintain.


    American Clay Enterprises LLC has created ENJARRE, a single-coat plaster for commercial and multi-unit residential markets.

  • Zero-VOC Exterior Paint

    YOLO Colorhouse has introduced its Outside line, a high-performance, zero-VOC exterior paint in a designer palette that considers changes in natural light during the course of a day.

  • COOLWALL Coating Systems

    TEX-COTE’s COOLWALL coating systems are formulated to reflect the sun’s heat and reduce heat build-up on exterior walls. This low-VOC formulation does not change the wall surface’s color.

  • Compact Wind Turbine

    SHINKO’s compact wind turbine, Gentle Breeze, uses the power of the wind to make electricity.

  • Disinfectant And Deodorizer

    Crypton’s Disinfectant and Deodorizer is approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to disinfect Crypton Super Fabric—a fabric that resists spills, stains, odors, mold, mildew and bacteria—creating an engineered system of total disinfection.

  • DUROCK Flooring Adhesive

    Designed for bonding wood flooring, tile and stone to subfloor and vertical surfaces, DUROCK flooring adhesive from USG’s tile and flooring division offers superior bond strength and good troweling properties.

  • Andalay Solar Panel Technology

    Akeena Solar Inc.’s Andalay solar panel technology combines reliability and aesthetics in all-black panels that look like skylights when installed.

  • Fiber Optic Skylight

    The Fiber Optic Skylight by HUVCO Daylighting Solutions comprises an exterior mounted panel containing 64 computer-controlled lenses that focus sunlight into optical fibers.

  • Environmentally Responsible Cleaning Products

    PortionPac manufactures environmentally responsible cleaning products for the janitorial industry.

  • DryCool ERV technology

    Munters DryCool ERV technology cools and dehumidifies by using a condenser reactivated desiccant dehumidification cycle.

  • Square D Clipsal Area Lighting Panels

    Square D Clipsal Area Lighting Panels from Schneider Electric realize daylight harvesting in individual conference rooms or suites within commercial buildings by combining natural with artificial light.

  • ACFoam CrossVent

    ACFoam CrossVent from Atlas Roofing Corp. is an environmentally friendly polyisocyanurate-foam insulation board designed for use over sloped, unventilated roof decks.


    MeTecno USA’s METENERGY system is a building-integrated photovoltaic installation option that combines UNI-SOLAR thin-film laminates with insulated roofing panels.

  • The Durable Building Credit

    Within the Ottawa, Ontario-based Canada Green Building Council’s LEED program, Materials and Resources credit 8 for Durable Buildings encourages these performance objectives. MRc8 contributes 1 point to the building’s LEED rating but more importantly provides a six-step process to prevent...

  • Less is More

    Jeffrey Harris, vice president for programs for the Washington, D.C.-based Alliance to Save Energy, discusses the organization's purpose and goals.

  • Innovations

    These products will help achieve sustainability.