The annual Greenbuild International Conference and Expo brings together green-building industry professionals and experts from around the world for networking, workshops, tours of green buildings, and, of course, a look at the latest eco-friendly products and materials to hit the market. This year's conference will be held in Washington, D.C., from Nov. 18 to 20. Here are seven products that attendees can look forward to viewing there on the tradeshow floor.


Equal Measure, Interface
These tufted and sheared or looped modular carpet tiles are made of 100%-recycled type 6 nylon yarn from reclaimed fishing nets. Equal Measure comes in 10" by 39" planks with three textural patterns reminiscent of natural stone in eight neutral colorways. It is CRI Green Label Plus certified for indoor air quality. 

Standard 1"-thick insulated glass units rest on integrated structural supports to divert the dead load from the thermal barriers in this thermally broken, inside-glazed curtainwall system. YCW 750 XT IG offers a system U-factor of 0.36 and integrates with a building’s air–vapor barrier. A 2-1/2" by 3/4" integral face cover eases installation. Dual interior–exterior finish options are available.


EchoPanel Wrap and Paling, Kirei
These partitions give recycled plastic bottles a second life. The modular, adjustable Echo Panel Wrap and Paling achieve noise-reduction coefficients down to 0.65 at 24mm thicknesses to muffle noise in office, education, and hospitality interiors. The panels are low-VOC and Class-C fire-rated. Wrap is offered in five dimensions, while Paling (shown) is available in two, and both can be specified in three gray hues. 

Sustainable Materials

Organic Blocks, Sustainable Materials
Made of recycled cork, these panels absorb sound while enlivening walls with raised geometries. Organic Blocks are imported from Portugal and are available in five, pre-finished reliefs (Minichock, shown) that can be mixed in a full-scale mosaic. For residential and commercial use, the panels come in 10 colors including bordeaux, emerald, black, and ivory. 


SquAireTex, Prihoda
These air-circulating tiles are fitted with fabric channels to replace conventional swirl diffusers and anemostats in suspended ceiling grids. SquAireTex tiles' fabric channels can be specified in three configurations—swirl, flow, and perfo—to direct air flow. The fabric is removable to facilitate maintenance and cleaning. 

Designer Shapes for Tinting Zones at SageGlass

SageGlass LightZone, Saint-Gobain
Electrochromic glazing allows building operators to regulate glare and solar-heat gain without eliminating daylight or views to the outdoors with conventional shading systems. SageGlass recently updated its high-tech architectural glass with the option for custom-shaped tinting zones on a single glazing unit. Previously offered solely in rectangular zones, LightZone electrochromic technology can now be applied in chevrons, diamonds, triangles, and other non-standard shapes for use in windows, curtainwalls, and skylights. 


Thermal Insulation Panel, Solatube
To reduce the energy loss associated with fenestration for its SolaMaster and SkyVault daylighting systems, Solatube designed an insulated panel made of two layers of acrylic glazing separated by a 1" gap and thermally broken with a polycarbonate ring. The Thermal Insulation Panel is lined with a reflective tubing material used by Solatube for its daylighting systems and, in application, surpasses current and forthcoming U-factor ratings for fenestration in the International Energy Conservation Code and the International Green Conservation Code, the company says.