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Looking for sustainable products to specify in your next green building project? CADdetails has uncovered the latest in green building products and environmentally friendly design practices developed to support architects, builders, building owners and designers in their efforts to build and maintain sustainable sites. Follow the links below to learn about CADdetails.com SpecGREEN manufacturers and how the green products they offer may contribute towards the LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification of your next commercial or residential building or interior design.


Alumi-Guard partners with local foundries who produce our extrusions with 80% recycled materials from local sources. Aluminum is the most abundant metal on earth and is one of the most recycled products. Recycling aluminum uses about 5% of the energy required to create aluminum from bauxite. Additionally, recycled aluminum saves 95% of the green house gas emission from primary aluminum production and can be recycled indefinitely with no loss in quality. The installation of Alumi-Guard products contributes towards obtaining LEED points within the USGBC System. Alumi-Guard’s powder coating offers an environmentally friendly solution for architectural environments. With no solvents and virtually no VOCs, the powder coating process results in a cleaner, safer finishing operation. High transfer efficiencies (up to 98 percent), achieved through reclamation, and fewer rejects, make it one of the most efficient coating solutions on the market. These powders are formulated to meet the rigorous 2604 & 2605 specifications of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and also qualify for LEED Green Building credits. Alumi-Guard has only 1% ± of waste from our coating line.


Balco Inc. Products quality for LEED points in the following categories:•Expansion Joint Covers •IllumiTread™ Photoluminescent Exit Path Markings •Stair Nosings •Floor Mats and Grids •Trench and Access Covers •Grates and Frames


Fox Blocks Insulated Concrete Walls specified for the exterior building envelope on sustatainable projects will add directly and indirectly to the contribution of LEED points in multiple credit categories. The decision to build with Fox Blocks ICF wall systems is a significant step towards making our society more sustainable, while at the same time increasing the comfort and security of the building occupants.


Ideal Aluminum Products uses extrusions made from 75% recycled (secondary) 6XXX series of aluminum alloys. This material is received and recycled from local suppliers. The remaining 25% of our production is from primary billet, which typically contains 3-5% recycled aluminum. All of their suppliers end aluminum products are 100% recyclable with no downgrading of the material qualities. Over 30% of the aluminum produced worldwide now come from secondary sources (recycled material). The re-melting of aluminum requires little energy as well; only about 5 percent of the energy required to produce the primary metal initially is needed in the recycling process. Ideal Aluminum Products aluminum is 6XXX alloy that is produced from secondary billet extruded in their Oldsmar Florida facility and shipped via truck.


SimTek Fence cares about the environment. The SimTek Fence system is made with recycled and recyclable polyethylene plastic, a maintenance-free solution. SimTek patented fence will never need painting or staining; nor will it warp, fade or crack. The product is warranted for a lifetime to be free from manufacturing defects.