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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.


Alumi-Guard partners with local foundries who produce our extrusions with 80% recycled materials from local sources. Aluminum is the most abundant metal on earth and is one of the most recycled products. Recycling aluminum uses about 5% of the energy required to create aluminum from bauxite. Additionally, recycled aluminum saves 95% of the green house gas emission from primary aluminum production and can be recycled indefinitely with no loss in quality. The installation of Alumi-Guard products contributes towards obtaining LEED points within the USGBC System. Alumi-Guard’s powder coating offers an environmentally friendly solution for architectural environments. With no solvents and virtually no VOCs, the powder coating process results in a cleaner, safer finishing operation. High transfer efficiencies (up to 98 percent), achieved through reclamation, and fewer rejects, make it one of the most efficient coating solutions on the market. These powders are formulated to meet the rigorous 2604 & 2605 specifications of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and also qualify for LEED Green Building credits. Alumi-Guard has only 1% ± of waste from our coating line.


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.


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.


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".


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.


... 'LEED' by example Specifying plant-based Go Green artificial grass means not only are you choosing the most environmentally friendly artificial grass, but it also contributes to LEED v.4 credits in several categories and meets all water reduction prerequisites. This means no need for pesticides to maintain a lawn, or wasteful water use to keep it green.


FieldTurf's synthetic turf systems for athletic fields are designed to meet stringent criteria required to potentially earn points under 1 out of 10 categories of LEED-NC. Based on this criteria, FieldTurf's products can assist architects and designers in obtaining up to 10 points toward LEED certification.


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.


S.I. Storey Lumber Company believes their practices are sound and environmentally friendly. Most of their employees live near where they work or have multi-generational ties to the area in which they operate. The company grew up here and still lives here. This is their neighborhood and they take pride in that. They take care of their surroundings and believe in the product they produce. One of the advantages of wood is that it is the best insulator of all structural building materials, with millions of tiny air cells trapped within its cellular structure providing a barrier against heat and cold. An inch of wood is 15 times as efficient an insulator as concrete, 400 times as efficient as steel, and 1,770 times as efficient as aluminum. So, homes and other buildings built with wood require far less energy to heat and cool, thus conserving fossil fuels and coal. Another benefit of using wood is that it is reusable, recyclable, and biodegradable.


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.


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.


SYNLawn is green on top, in the middle and even underneath. Beyond the color, SYNLawn goes a long way towards better environmental sustainability which makes it truly “green.” SYNLawn takes measurable steps in providing products that have an extended lifespan, reduce your carbon footprint, conserve water, and use renewable and recycled materials in manufacturing. Using SYNLawn helps environmentally conscience builders and specifiers with LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) project certification. Using SYNLawn with EnviroLoc can contribute LEED points in the areas of Water Efficient Landscaping, Recycled Content, Rapidly Renewable Material and Innovation in Design.


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.


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.