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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.


Since 1984, long before it became popular to be “green”, Advanced Aquaculture Systems was designing and supplying recirculating aquatic systems to landscape architects, municipal and public agencies, contractors, engineers, businesses, universities and homeowners. Advanced Aquaculture Systems continues to be at the forefront of innovation in recirculating and water reuse systems with many proprietary products including non-clogging Perma-Bead Media that replaces sand in any sand filter and customized, preassembled Perma-Bead Recirculating Systems that greatly reduce water use, reduce electrical operating costs and minimize maintenance time. Advanced Aquaculture Systems' professional staff skilfully blends aesthetics, engineering and biology to provide simple, yet elegant designs that are very user friendly. Call Advanced Aquaculture Systems with your next aquatic project for their free professional systems design and technical support services.


For almost 100 years, Filtrine has been promoting serving “Bottle Water Quality” drinking water without the bottles. In the early 1920s, Filtrine designed a drinking water filter/cooler/dispenser that hooked up to the city water supply to replace the use of 5 gallon water jugs, saving money and storage space. Today Filtrine offers the streamlined Model B103, the original water bottle filling station. Add Filtrine’s famous central drinking water chiller, and earn LEED credits while encouraging the use of reusable water bottles.


The Brita® Hydration Station™, manufactured by Haws, may contribute LEED points for your project by reducing plastic bottled water waste. The unit provides users with a touch-free, hygienic way to stay hydrated using reusable bottles.


As stewards of the environment, Otterbine Barebo, Inc. strives to sustain natural resources for future generations. As demand for water increases exponentially, it’s more important than ever for to be environmentally conscious and do what can be done to aid in water conservation and the treatment of earth’s most valuable asset, water. Oceans and natural lakes thrive and live because they have mass circulation that allows them to transfer oxygen into their systems. This circulation and oxygen transfer have allowed these bodies of water to stay healthy for centuries. When you consider that the demand for global water has grown 150% over the last 40 years, the need for effective water management becomes critical to be able to meet the needs of the future. Not only can Otterbine systems effectively recycle water, but they can also enhance the beauty and function of almost any setting.


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.


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.


Vertex Water Features is a manufacturer and technology leader in the field of environmentally responsible tools to maintain the health of aquatic ecosystems. We are committed to the restoration and maintenance of both naturally occurring freshwater lakes and ponds, and man-made stormwater/pollution retention ponds. Our leading product line of advanced diffused aeration adds oxygen to the water, preventing stratification, thereby reducing the need for chemicals to combat problems.