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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.


Besam designs, manufactures, sells and services automatic entrance solutions that help their customers reach their own sustainability goals while minimizing the impact on the environment over the product life cycle.


Dynamic supports responsible forest management and offers Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certified wood species. As an approved manufacturer, Dynamic is able to provide the FSC® certificate number for products manufactured from Alaskan Yellow Cedar, Douglas Fir, Accoya or Genuine Mahogany. Dynamic also offers a way to avoid using any newly cut timber by searching the continent and purchasing rare reclaimed timber (available upon request and subject to market availability). Dynamic Architectural Steel-Arte thermally broken steel window out-performs its competitors in both thermal performance and lifecycle, enabling home owners to save energy while heating and cooling their homes, reducing the carbon footprint with more efficient thermal performance. Dynamic Architectural has chosen finishing materials that reduce odors and off-gases using water based low-VOC compliant paints and stains.


JELD-WEN uses recycled and reused materials to produce hundreds of thousands of interior doors and other products each month, including JELD-WEN® Molded Fiber Interior Doors and composite garage doors with facings and trim boards made of 100 percent recycled wood fiber. These practices continue to be central to JELD-WEN's mission to be the low-cost producer in the window and door industry and have contributed to their goal of being the clear global leader in the sale of reliable windows and doors.


Kolbe believes that quality is in the details and strives to make a difference both in how they manufacture their products and the ways in which this makes a positive impact on the environment. Kolbe products can help contribute in numerous ways to the criteria these organizations have established for a project to earn green building certification. They also have a LEED® certified staff member to assist architects, designers and construction professionals with green building technical questions and to serve as a liasion with their manufacturing team.


LaCantina Doors supports green design and is a proud member of the US Green Building Council. From utilizing energy efficient NFRC rated glass, to using recycled packaging and materials, to offering LEED certification, LaCantina Doors is committed to green build practices, sustainability and responsible stewardship.


NanaWall is a Lifestyle, not just a green product. The flexibility of the operable glass walls create a smaller carbon foot print by allowing designers to have flexible use spaces (interior & exterior), natural ventilation, daylight and exhilarating views. NanaWall operable glass wall systems creates value, luxury and shelter. The NanaWall is energy efficient, acoustical, and weather-resistant, including systems to withstand hurricanes. But the real value of the NanaWall is the Exhilarating Room Transformation owners and guests experience when you open the glass wall system and the outdoor environment and indoor environment becomes one seamless environment.


Taylor Entrance Systems is an EnergyStar™ partner with an NFRC U-Value rating on solid opaque doors of .18 meeting today’s most stringent energy requirements. Glass lite units also offer options to meet requirements for glazed openings. Taylor Entrance Systems utilizes energy efficient, polyurethane foam blown at 2.0-2.5 lbs/ft3 that is completely CFC-free in compliance with the Montreal protocol and U.S. environmental standards to prevent destruction to the Earth’s ozone layer. Taylor Entrance Systems specifies that materials used consist of a minimum level of recycled materials or environmentally-friendly standards. Taylor Entrance Systems’ employees participate in a companywide recycling program with receptacles designated for the recycling of paper products, cardboard and all scrap steel.


The Cookson Company, Inc. has and will supply products such as its Rolling Service Doors, Insulated Rolling Service Doors, and Service Fire Doors. These heavy duty doors have a standard 50,000 life cycle design, structural angle guides and bottom bar, cast gears and stops, fabricated steel plate brackets, and a minimum 20 psf windloading. The Cookson family has spent 70 years manufacturing premium rolling door products that have endured the test of time. Cookson rolling doors come standard with the patented FinalCote finish, the most durable standard finish available. And of course, The Cookson Company, Inc. uses recycled materials which meet LEED standards.


Total Doors may provide points for your LEED project in the following categories according to LEED version 2.2. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has developed the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System. This system provides a definitive national standard for what constitutes a “green building.”


Energy conservation is not only a financial obligation, it's a moral one. Weather Shield takes its role as a good steward of both energy and environmental conservation seriously-- for the benefit of their customers and their global neighbors. This section outlines their energy saving initiatives and financial incentives, as well as their commitment to the environment as a whole. From glazing options that maximize energy efficiency and personal comfort, to reducing natural resource consumption through sustainable-growth woods, they are working hard to ease the burden on the environment. Their product evolutions include recyclable materials like glass, vinyl and wood, plus utilization of low Volatile Organic Compound paints and sealants. Building green with Weather Shield saves money too.


Windsor’s products are compatible with green building. They have examined the energy efficiency of their products and taken the lifecycle of each product into consideration. The more energy efficient their windows and doors are, the less energy needed to heat and cool people’s homes. The longer their products last, the fewer products that will need to be manufactured and less resources used. Windsor partners with vendors who also make a positive impact on the environment. All of the top vendors that Windsor has aligned with participate in extensive recycling programs and adhere to, or surpass, all local, state and national environmental regulations. Many are considered to be environmental leaders within their industry, manufacturing with recycled materials, receiving awards from organizations such as the DNR and acquiring FSC and SFI certification.