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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.


Yes, Vinyl IS Green. Aside from having No Deck or Roof (which uses NO products, consumes NO energy, and creates NO landfill waste or need to recycle), Duradek is your GREEN choice for Outdoor Waterproof Flooring. When compared to products that perform the SAME function, consider the following: PVC's one-step application and longevity compare favorably to the multiple application and reapplication requirements of liquid-applied systems, saving many trips to the job, which in turn consumes less energy. As a waterproof roof or deck, compared to alternatives, DURADEK IS THE GREENER CHOICE!


As compared to wood decking, all alternative decking products are much more eco-friendly and sustainable. As compared to other alternative decking products, Green Bay Decking's formula is also superior. Their composite deck systems have been used on green LEED-certified buildings and projects for commercial, residential, and marine use. View their LEED statement for additional information. Green Bay Decking products contain rice hulls, a rapidly-renewable resource made from the discarded outer husks of rice kernels, and discarded paper pulp, a by-product of the paper-making process. Because of the close proximity of the local manufacturer that provides their paper by-product we qualify for additional LEED credits. Both rice hulls and paper by-product would often otherwise be incinerated or sent to land fills.


TimberTech has the perfect balance of quality and sustainability. TimberTech decking, railing and fencing products are an attractive, low-maintenance alternative to wood and a one-time purchase for most homeowners. Since TimberTech products will not splinter or warp and don’t require any staining or sealing, the wasteful cycle of repair and replacement typical of wood is dramatically reduced. TimberTech creates products with the environment in mind. No trees are cut down for the purpose of making TimberTech products. Their wood flour is recycled from the woodworking industry and keeps more than 100 million pounds of wood waste out of landfills each year. More than 28 million pounds of scrap product is reclaimed and put back into their manufacturing process each year, which saves even more wood and plastic waste from reaching landfills. TimberTech is a proud member of the U.S. Green Building Council.


TRUNORTHDECK™ is committed to leading the industry with state of the art manufacturing technology which ensures that our products exceed the industry standards. We have been in the extrusion business for over 50 years developing high quality products utilizing superior extrusion and mold methods. Our mission is to manufacture quality environmentally conscious products that are designed to be durable and low maintenance. We are committed to protecting the environment with our recycling and responsible product procurement practices. Our competencies and attention to detail ensure your complete satisfaction with every product. TRUNORTHDECK™ offers a unique system for new deck applications, renovations and resurfacing of existing decks. Our system comes with deck boards, expansion trim, fascia boards, hole plugs and our unique Slide & Go® fastening system.