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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.


Anova has been creating environmentally friendly products since 1970. To meet their customers’ expectations for high-design, high-quality products that also help them achieve their sustainable goals, Anova adheres to the following practices: Offering items that contribute to LEED certification Adopting environmentally sustainable processes and items Utilizing a high degree of recycled materials when possible Accelerating development of items which utilize recycled materials Increasing the number of offerings that encourage recycling


LEED takes into account and offers points related to bike parking throughout every LEED rating system; depending upon which rating system your project is pursuing bike parking can help building owners achieve higher LEED certification. In addition, innovation points can be earned by incorporating bike parking into a larger transportation planning initiative.


At BRP by bison™, product engineering, manufacturing processes, and the materials they purchase are developed with environmentally-friendly yet cost effective strategies in mind. BRP by bison is committed to using high content post-consumer, post-industrial recycled steel and plastics as well as processes that use green, recycled components whenever possible throughout the prototype, fabrication, and finishing stages. BRP by bison is proud to be a manufacturer of premium bicycle security stations to encourage alternative transportation, ash receptacles and ash top options to help define smoking and non-smoking areas, seating options to complement outside recreation activities, and litter and recycling receptacles to assist in controlling and reducing waste. BRP by bison's entire product line carries a Lifetime Functional Warranty as a testament to their commitment to sustainability and their low maintenance, durable finishes carry a 10-year warranty.


As BCI Burke creates great playgrounds for children to play on today, they never lose sight of the importance of preserving the precious resources they and future generations will need in the future. To achieve ISO 14001 Certification, BCI Burke put an environmental system in place with specific policy commitments, which include complying with all environmental laws and regulations.ISO 14001 is the cornerstone of the groundbreaking series of standards set by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), and it is the only framework that provides for third-party certification.


100% Post-consumer recycled glass can be added to Dawn Enterprises concrete products, along with reclaimed aggregates and fly ash, to achieve a mixture that is approximately 75% recycled content overall. In fact, under the "MR" credit category for LEED project certification, their waste receptacles satisfy both "Re-used Products" and "Recycled Content" criteria.


In keeping with the mantra "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle," DeepStream Designs are proud to introduce their LEED Commercial Recycling Bins & Planters built with HDPE planks made from recycled milk jugs. With the same sophisticated design as their Mariner Planter and Audubon Recycling Bin, their Commercial Collection, is the ultimate Environmental statement in a no-nonsense “set it and forget it” package, perfect for restaurants, commercial installations and residential projects. Working with recycled plastic lumber not only reduces production costs, but it also requires NO maintenance, reducing your cost of ownership over time compared to wood planters. The plastic lumber they use is made from recycled post-consumer HDPE (high-density polyethylene) from milk jugs and other polyethylene packaging that would normally be destined for landfills. DeepStream Designs gives back to the environment by planting trees in HAITI through "Trees for the Future".


Dero Bike Rack Company is a proud member of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) and has a LEED certified engineer on staff. They are also members of Minnesota Waste Wise, a program that helps businesses and organizations reduce waste, save money and protect the environment. Dero employees receive financial incentives to bike, bus, walk, or carpool to work. Currently, over a third of Dero employees bike or walk to work on a regular basis. See how Dero can help you earn LEED credits on your project.


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.


Equiparc is united to organizational culture. With the utmost respect for the environment, they use recycled materials (recycled plastic furniture, steel and aluminum furniture, etc). These materials are not only durable but also require little to no maintenance and can be recycled again.


From Design to manufacture, Fermob remains committed to nature… Caring for, protecting and improving nature, by creating furniture that shows it off to its best advantage is something that has always come naturally at Fermob, almost as if it were written in the genes of its products and its company values. Indeed, nature and the environment is something we think about every day at Fermob.


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.


Huntco has been involved with many LEED Certified projects. Huntco's use of recycled steel in their products has been particularly critical in these certifications. Huntco is proud of their contribution to the health of the planet.


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.


Keystone Ridge Designs’ core product line is intended for outdoor use to beautify public spaces and enhance outdoor environments. With such a close connection to the outdoors, Keystone Ridge Designs, Inc.® remains aware of the issues that face the environment and strives to be conscious of how their designs and manufacturing processes can contribute to a greener community. Offering long-lasting, durable products that innately support LEED® building requirements by their very applications and employing everyday company procedures that support conservation, Keystone Ridge Designs continue to implement green initiatives and improve upon their efforts to preserve the environment.


As natives of the Sonoran Desert, Kornegay Design are uniquely aware of the sensitive relationship between their business practices and the surrounding environment. Kornegay Design is committed to minimizing their water usage during production and to recycling all office and production waste products. At Kornegay Design, they work together to minimize waste and recycle whenever possible.They recycle all concrete waste, concrete bags, sand and office materials. Despite their continued growth, they have reduced their waste by 50% since 2007.


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.


As part of their commitment to sustainable communities, Landscape Structures has partnered with Global ReLeaf®, a program of American Forests, to plant trees around the globe to offset the carbon produced in the manufacturing of our playstructures. These include PlayBooster®, PlayShaper®, PlaySense® and Evos™.


As a premier manufacturer of bike racks and bike parking systems, Madrax promotes “green” by encouraging biking as an integral part of society. Madrax bike racks are installed in schools, office complexes, parking garages, residences, hospitals, restaurants, hotels, and anywhere else people bike as a destination. Likewise, Thomas Steele is inherently committed to "green" by encouraging pedestrian-friendly projects and environments. Many communities are finding that a streetscapes program is an excellent way to offer an outstanding quality of life for their residents.


The Maglin Site Furniture commitment to quality is about more than the products they make - it's about how they make them. You receive superior long-term performance and the environment gets a break. By using many high quality recycled materials, wood from managed forests, lead free e-coating and solvent-free powdercoating, Maglin produces distinctive public site furniture - many recyclable themselves - that meet and exceed sustainability goals. Metal is the world's most recycled material and is fully recyclable. Maglin's aluminum casting components contain 95% recycled content (57% post consumer, 38% post industrial). Steel components are electrocoated (E-coated) - the same process used by the automotive industry because of its proven durability and rust protection. Maglin's E-coating process uses lead-free paint and chrome-free sealers in a closed system - significantly reducing hazardous emissions.


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.


OLY-OLA EDGINGS ARE 100% RECYCLED . To be environmentally friendly and cost effective, all plastic edging manufacturers use some amount of reprocessed or recycled material to produce their edging. As in all recycled material, the more a material is used, ground up and reused, the compounds begin to weaken and break down; therefore, reprocessed material can range greatly in quality. Oly-Ola is different because they are very selective of the reprocessed material that goes into their edging products. In fact, the majority of the raw material comes from post-industrial plastics and is purchased from a consistent supplier. Oly-Ola knows what to expect and their expectations are high when it comes to choosing a material that will ultimately need to live up to our exceptional guarantee.


Progressive Design Playgrounds designs and manufactures state-of-the-art and environmentally friendly commercial children's playground equipment and recreation site furnishings. Each Progressive Design Playgrounds play structure is created through a unique process of transforming tens of thousands of recycled milk containers into 100% HDPE (high-density polyethylene) recycled plastic lumber (RPL). By replacing conventional playground materials with this futuristic plastic, each play structure saves anywhere from 10 to 20 trees and effectively utilizes millions of recycled milk containers each year that would otherwise be filling up precious landfill space.


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.


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.


SiteScapes thoroughly recognizes the critical importance of utilizing recycled materials in their benches and receptacles in an effort to preserve the delicate global ecosystem and they embrace the opportunity to take part in the "Green Building" movement. Their commitment derives from the desire to protect valuable natural resources, conserve energy, reduce environmental pollutants, and help diminish landfills. SiteScapes hope is to build each bench with the Earth in mind and to leave this earth a better place.


Sustainability is an ongoing pursuit at Solus Decor. It begins with their concrete, a mixture of abundant materials with recycled ingredients such as fly ash and silica fume. In their production practices, they strive for a small footprint, recycling and reusing where possible, using certified lumber and recycled form materials, and drawing the bulk of their energy from human power. Solus Decor believes sustainability and longevity go hand-in-hand. This guides their mission to create enduring designs that will bring a lifetime of enjoyment and function.


Spectis Moulders Inc. continually improves its manufacturing process to provide the greatest possible quality with minimal affect to the environment. The following are some examples of what we do to minimize environmental impact: 1. Our products have never been made from CFC’s, HCFC’s, or any other ozone depleting compound. 2. All of our products are coated with water base paints, which reduces the greenhouse effect and exceeds government VOC regulations. 3. All of our products are chemically stable and non-reactive. 4. None of our products emit toxic gases. 5. We use materials, which contain post-consumer content. This reduces landfill loading. 6. All waste materials are routed for recycling.


The installation of Sportworks bike racks may assist your project in qualifying for green building certification programs. All Sportworks bike racks are fully compliant with the Materials Red List of the Living Building Challenge,and are made with recycled content.


Sustainability, especially environmental sustainability, is the key to Thomas Steele products. The steel used to manufacture their bike racks and site furnishings is produced in the United States using the basic oxygen furnace process. Recycled content, especially post-consumer recycled content, is an important feature of many green products. Thomas Steele stainless steel bike racks are made of up to 90% recycled material. One Walden recycled plastic bench contains the equivalent of 750 recycled plastic milk jugs! Their recycled plastic consists of high-density polyethylene material (HDPE), also made from post-consumer recycled plastic. The material is graffiti and ultraviolet (UV) resistant and is ideal for outdoor use.


Tournesol Modular Green Roof Products: The developments in putting green roofs on buildings is helping to give legs to the whole green building movement. While the concept is at heart an environmental one, it is far more practical to the technology than casual observers realize. Green Roof Components by Tournesol Siteworks are simple to specify, practical for both the owner as well as the installing contractor, providing solutions that allow for flexibility and still keep costs low.


Through carefully integrated design and innovative use of material and technology, Victor Stanley, Inc.® have committed themselves to manufacturing durable, attractive, strong, comfortable and environmentally sustainable site furniture. From design to production, they continually strive to reduce the energy and resource demands of their manufacturing process. Victor Stanley utilize thousands of tons of recycled material each year to help conserve the planet's natural resources. Their commitment to energy efficiency has resulted in a huge long-term investment in technology and equipment, reducing the net impact on energy resources.


As one of the leading online distributors of teak furniture in North America, Westminster Teak recognizes the influence it plays on the industry and the impact it has on the environment specifically in regard to forest conservation and management. Westminster Teak has made their company’s policy to source their teak wood from well managed, credibly certified forests. Their factory was the first to join Nusa Hijau, the Indonesian Chapter of the Global Forest Trade Network (GFTN), an initiative of WWF®(World Wildlife Fund) to eliminate illegal logging and improve the management of valuable and threatened forests. They purchase wood only from Perum Perhutani, the government-managed plantation that promotes biodiversity and the livelihoods of the people that depend on them. And, because it is the only source in their supply chain for wood base material, they have 100% transparency; they know exactly where all their lumber comes from for every component of their furniture; from the forest-floor to retail floor.


Wishbone began in 1995 with one primary objective ~ to design and build maintenance free, municipal grade outdoor furniture using recycled plastic lumber and recycled metals. Wishbone's commitment to the environment through the use of 100% recycled materials helps create a greener and healthier community for everyone.