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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.


The basic DOGIPOT® concept is itself inherently eco-friendly, and DOGIPOT® has been very environmentally conscious with respect to the design and use of materials in its products. All of DOGIPOT's® products (except one) are currently manufactured with some portion of recycled content (i.e. recycled steel, aluminum, plastic or fiberglass) and all of DOGIPOT's® products are made with recyclable materials. The Poly DOGVALET® is the only product not made with recycled content due to quality issues caused by using recycled material; however, its content material is recyclable.


Every small step you take to reduce electricity usage helps save our environment. Ecoglo products let you recycle natural sunlight or artificial light. No electricity is required. Ecoglo also goes green by using recycled aluminum. All products are non-toxic and non-radioactive. Designed to last the life of your facility, Ecoglo avoids maintenance costs. Ultimately, Ecoglo is recyclable which avoids the cost of landfill dumping.


Forms+Surfaces are active participants in green building councils worldwide and current members of the U.S. Green Building Council, Emirates Green Building Council and Green Building Alliance. Lead by a sustainability team that stays up-to-date on evolving International building standards, their involvement will continue to grow as needs arise and new opportunities for staying at the forefront of environmental stewardship are identified. Recycling programs have been implemented in all of Forms+Surfaces facilities, maximizing landfill diversion. Additionally, over ninety percent of their site furniture product lines are now manufactured with FSC certified wood as the standard. This certification serves as a guarantee that the wood has been harvested in an environmentally and socially sustainable way. Forms+Surfaces goal is to convert all site products to FSC certified wood as the standard by the end of 2009.


METALCO sustainable energy and manufacturing process: The greatest attention is given to the ecology, specifically through: the use of wood from certified forests that are managed fairly and responsibly; 100% recyclable products in every component; energy demands completely covered by their own photovoltaic system installed on the roof of their building. Metalco avoids emitting around 5,000 tones of CO2 into the atmosphere each year, equivalent to the consumption of 300 homes.


With their roots in the landscape and a stated purpose to “Enrich Outdoor Spaces,” Landscape Forms has a special relationship to the natural environment. By employing recycled materials and wood from managed forests (including wood with FSC Chain of Custody Certification upon request), adopting environmentally sustainable processes, producing products that are also recyclable, and implementing energy efficient systems and the use of “green” products in their facility, Lanscape Forms Inc. meets their customers’ expectation for high-design, high-quality products that also help them meet their sustainable goals.


Within the past three years, Niland Company has conducted numerous amounts of research and has developed LED panels they are proud to bring to the market. Combining advanced circuit board technology with potted ballasts Niland LEDs are rated for up to a 100,000 hours life expectancy with savings of 64%. LEDs provide instant on and crisp white light that proves for higher visual acuity far beyond that of High Pressure Sodium.


Leaders across the globe have made LEED the most widely used green building rating system in the world with 1.85 million square feet of construction space certifying every day. LEED certification provides independent verification of a building or neighborhood’s green features, allowing for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of resource-efficient, high-performing, healthy, cost-effective buildings. LEED is the triple bottom line in action, benefiting people, planet and profit.