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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.


Utilizing aerogel insulation technology developed by NASA - the highest insulating material in existence - Thermablok® is a highly efficient, aerogel-based insulating material that breaks conductive "thermal bridging" and can increase the overall wall R-value by more than 40 percent. Aerogel, also referred to as "frozen smoke," has been difficult to adapt to most uses because of its fragility. The patented Thermablok material overcomes this by using a unique fiber to suspend a proprietary formula of aerogel so that it can be bent or compressed while still retaining its amazing insulation properties. Now available to the building industry, just one, 3/8-inch x 1½-inch (6.25mm x 38mm) strip of Thermablok added to each stud before hanging drywall is all that is needed to tackle thermal bridging and achieve maximum R-factor value. Thanks to its hydrophobic properties, Thermablok will not age, mold, or mildew. Thermablok is environmentally safe and recyclable.


Hacker Industries, Inc. has an ongoing commitment to our environment. We have been using recycled content, since the first bag of FIRM-FILL® Gypsum Concrete was shipped thirty years ago. That commitment informs the decisions that we have made not just in the formulation of our products, but in the sound mats that we use and in the policies of our corporate headquarters. We intend to continue to make enviromentally friendly decisions for the next thirty years.


The SmartWood Program of the Rainforest Alliance has certified Hoover Treated Wood Products Inc. as a Multi-Site Chain of Custody company. This assessment is in compliance with Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) accreditation manual. As a multi-site SmartWood Chain of Custody company, each of the Hoover manufacturing facilities can process and ship FSC certified wood. This national distribution affords the timely introduction of products to satisfy the requirements for certified wood. As the nation’s largest supplier of fire retardant treated wood for commercial construction projects, Hoover's products are designed to meet the demands of the LEED® building rating system, which requires that wood products carry an FSC chain of custody.


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.