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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.


Cork is an eminently renewable resource harvested from the living bark of the Cork Oak. The properties of cork are derived naturally from the structure and chemical composition of the inner cells. Each cubic centimeter of cork’s honeycomb structure contains between 30 and 40 million polyhedral (14 sided) cells (over 100 million cells per cubic inch). Cork is harvested in a steady cycle that promotes healthy growth to the tree over its expected lifespan of over 200 years. Though the Cork Oak "Quercus suber" can flourish in many climates, the conditions that favor commercial use lie in a fairly narrow swath that cuts through Western Europe and Northern Africa along the Mediterranean coast.


Capri cork is dedicated to offering high quality commercial floor coverings. With many green flooring choices, all Capri products are earth friendly, durable, easy to maintain and good looking. As the company name implies, Capri cork offers great cork flooring collections. Also from Capri are three rubber collections, two rubber cork blends and recycled rubber, including recycled rubber with cork content. All Capri products contribute to LEED credits and Capri is a member of the USGBC. Capri corkTM is a registered trademark.


That means we’re not just committed to making better products – we’re dedicated to making a positive impact on the environment as well. Our “green” products meet high environmental standards and may contribute to the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® Green Building Certification System. From tiles and treads to wall base and adhesives, our EcoEffects® products meet high environmental standards without compromising color selection, performance, durability or style.


Surface America incorporates the industry’s widest collection of recycled materials into their surfacing systems. Surface America utilizes pre-consumer, post-consumer, pre-industrial and post-industrial recycled material components. Most of the recycled material is rubber from post-consumer tires, called SBR (Styrene Butadiene Rubber). Surface America products can assist architects and designers in obtaining LEED certification.


Let GreenSoft add up to 14 LEED points to your next playground project! Independent of building and landscape features, GreenSoft 03 can deliver up to 8 LEED points. Combined with appropriate building and landscape features, this system can deliver up to 14 LEED points


Fibar® meets the needs of growing communities and developments by providing green products and a LEED® Sustainability Analysis prepared by a LEED Green Associate.Through the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building rating system – and in conjunction with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) (www.usgbc.org) – Fibar® can help you meet the ever changing demands of being an environmentally conscious owner, operator,developer, and community leader.


When you choose artificial turf, there's no need to run the sprinklers. With waterless grass, you can have terrific looking landscape turf and contribute to water conservation efforts. Also, waterless grass can result in significant savings on your household water bill. Fake lawns with waterless grass are a smart choice for the environment. Also, fake grass doesn't need any fertilizers or pesticides that can seep harmful chemicals into the ground. Protect the environment by choosing a synthetic lawn made from synthetic turf.


Zeager continues its good environmental practices by supplying a 100% recycled foam drainage product to the greenroof industry . Zeager's involvement started when they were approached by a leading greenroof designer - Roofscapes Inc. about their drainage product called Duradrain® which they had used as a drainage base for their various playground surfacing systems. Roofscapes incorporated this drainage product into their Roofrug® system as a drainage media and to promote root growth. Since then, there has been much excitement about this affordable system since it is excellent for retrofit situations requiring little or no structural enhancements.