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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.


The AWS™ Pedestal System promotes a 'green' environment! Sustainably designed, it is constructed of fully recyclable, durable ABS and PVC plastics and 100% recycled rubber. The AWS™ Pedestal System is the natural solution for ecological concerns. That's why the AWS™ Pedestal System was chosen for the Atlanta City Hall Green Roof Project, The Built Green Idea Home 2004 (2004 winner of the Gold Nugget Grand Award for Sustainable/Green Residential Project of the Year), and the New American Home at the 2004 International Builders Show in Las Vegas. That's also why the Introductory Manual for Greening Roofs (.PDF) commissioned by the Canadian government in 2002 lists the AWS™ Pedestal System as an integral part of the green solution.


Kronos pavers are produced in manufacturing plants with environmental management systems compliant to ISO 14001:2004 and EMAS (European Council Regulation 761/2001) and which have received the prestigious ecological mark ECOLABEL (EU Regulation 2002/272/EC). These environmental standards relate to safeguarding the environment and undertaking continuous improvement in environmental standards for both products and manufacturing sites and ensuring thehealthcare of the workforce.


VAST helps projects earn LEED® certification easier than any other pavement. Made from 95% recycled materials, VAST® Composite Pavers can outperform other pavers, such as concrete pavers with fly ash, by more than ten times. VAST composite pavers can provide significant contribution in the following LEED credit areas: 4.1, 4.2 - Recycled Content (MR Credit; 6.1, 6.2 - Stormwater Design (SS Credit; 5.1, 5.2 - Regional Materials (MR Credit);7.1 - Heat Island Effect (SS Credit) — Coming Soon.


Conserving the planets resources is a shared mission at Bison Deck Supports. As an environmentally conscious company, they demonstrate this commitment in everything they do – from product design and manufacturing to packaging and delivery, to internal business operations. Bison Innovative Products are dedicated to providing products that are manufactured in an environmentally sensitive and efficient manner. Their focus is to create roof deck systems and green roof environments that not only are functional and beautiful, but help to support the environment. Bison Wood Tiles utilize wood sources that have been harvested in an environmentally responsible method, designed to preserve and enhance the economic viability of rainforest hardwoods. Their preassembled wood tiles utilize two-foot slats so remnants from other manufacturers are used – furthering the efficient use of materials and reducing waste. Bison Massaranduba Wood Tiles are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).


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.


Permaloc Corporation has dedicated itself to creating products that are environmentally friendly and beneficial to sustainable design. Permaloc Corporation strives to reduce the use of non-renewable resources, minimize environmental impact, and relate people with the natural environment through our manufactured products and our corporate culture.


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.


Manufactured from 100% recycled plastic bags, effectively keeping millions of non-degradable bags out of public landfills. Because it can be filled with natural land cover like grass, it helps reduce the “Heat Island Effect”, where higher city temperatures result from non-permeable surfaces like asphalt and concrete absorbing instead of reflecting the sun’s energy. This is important because the higher city temperatures increase air pollution levels, and heat-related illness and fatalities, and put extra pressure on our energy generation network. Ecoraster’s® environmentally-sustainable permeability allows surface water to soak through the soil and plants, which do an excellent job of filtering out pollutants, and therefore helps maintain ground water quality and avoid environmental problems caused by storm water runoff. By providing a solid structure for soil, Ecoraster® prevents soil compaction, further decreasing storm water runoff and preventing soil erosion.


The installation of TrueGrid safeguards from erosion due to vehicle traffic, pedestrian traffic, rainfall, and flooding waterway currents. TrueGrid holds your filler material in place preventing displacement and interblending. The savings from constant repairs to an eroded environment and from the replacing of paving material is valuable to your company’s bottom line. However, the saving from more wear and tear to the environment is the true benefit of using TrueGrid as a paving solution.