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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 environmental impact of a green roof is undeniable, and adds significantly to the LEED Point system designed by the USGC in all five major areas: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality. Green roofing replaces the green space displaced by a building, prevents excess stormwater drainage, reduces the temperature of a building and the urban heat island effect, protects and extends the useful life of a roof, and reduce energy demands. What's more, a green roof incorporating AirDrain means your design includes renewable, recycled, and locally obtained materials. Airfield Systems knows you have a choice in designing a green roof, and hopes you consider the many benefits of AirDrain.


Cooler Pavements Mean Safer, More Comfortable Pavements Available in a range of both light and dark colors, StreetBondSR™ can contribute LEED® credits to sustainable construction projects and is an ideal and affordable solution for green hardscape design. StreetBondSR™ can be used on untextured asphalt and also as the color treatment component for StreetPrint® – genuine stamped asphalt.


Invisible Structures, Inc. offers a complete suite of stormwater management products which not only protect the environment, but actually enhance it. Their products process stormwater naturally, preventing erosion and soil migration, and cleaning water of contaminants. Their entire family of products is manufactured from some or all recycled plastics and can make help to impact LEED accreditation, with credits in Water Efficiency, Energy and Atmosphere, Materials & Resources, and Indoor Environmental Quality.


PolyPavement is LEED compliant and can contribute to attaining LEED Credits in many categories for pavement . Because PolyPavement incorporates natural, indigenous soil, and has a much higher SRI (Solar Reflective Index) than black asphalt, and can be up to 100% recycled, it is favored by many green builders and architects. In addition to being aesthetically pleasing, PolyPavement is non-toxic to plants and animals and it contains no known carcinogenic ingredients such as vinyl acetate or acetaldehyde. It has been tested and proven safe for sensitive aquatic life and does not leach into the ground water. PolyPavement may be applied in environmentally sensitive areas without worry or concern.


Over the past 30 years, Presto Geosystems has been an environmental steward and leader in the use of recycled plastics, manufacturing valuable stormwater and soil stabilization products from consumer waste materials that would otherwise be landfilled. Presto Geosystems’ products offer eco-friendly, low-environmental-impact solutions with high environmental value. Achieving a high LEED® rating is a sign of their customers' commitment to smart building, incorporating highly-efficient and recycled materials, and reducing land space, water and energy use. Many of their products contribute to US Green Building Council LEED® green building credits for reducing stormwater runoff, reducing the heat island effect, utilization of recycled materials and reducing site disturbance.