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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.


AMEREQ, INC. is a leading U.S.-based developer of crosslinked polymer applications and marketer of environmentally compatible agricultural superabsorbent hydrogels, plant nutrients, structural soils, and anionic polyacrylamide for use in hydroseeding and erosion control. AMEREQ's new revolutionary urban tree mix, marketed under the name CU-Structural Soil® or CU-Soil™ and patented by Cornell University's Research Foundation, can safely support pavements and sidewalks and is designed to provide ample rooting area for street trees, decreasing tree mortality and sidewalk failure.


The Silva Cell is a subsurface integrated tree and stormwater system that holds unlimited amounts of soil while supporting traffic loads beneath paving and hardscapes. The healthy soil housed within the Silva Cell serves two important functions: growing large trees and treating stormwater onsite. The integration of green utilities like soil, trees and water into urban areas substantially improves their design sustainability and helps alleviate some of the most pressing ecological challenges – including air and water quality, rising temperatures, flooding and erosion from daily rainfall events.


Envirolok LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Agrecol LLC, a leading producer of high quality native prairie seeds and plants, specialty landscaping tools, and specialty erosion control systems. Founded in 1991 to promote sustainable ecology to every day landscape challenges, Agrecol nurseries now offer over 250 species of native seeds and plants.


As an advocate of sustainable design, NDS offers a number of products that may significantly contribute to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) credits earned. As described in the LEED 2009 for New Construction and Major Renovations Rating System, the following products can earn a project LEED credits: EZ Roll Grass Paver, EZ Roll Gravel Paver, Tufftrack, Grass Paver, Flo-Well, EZflow, Drip Irrigation.


Biosol, The All-Organic Natural Fertilizer, is a 100% organic long lasting fertilizer with soil improving consequences. Biosol lacks salt and is therefore suitable for greenhouse crops and arid/low precipitation areas. The risk of nitrate leaching is very low because of the organic fixation of the nutrients and nitrogen, providing the ultimate use of nutrients.Biosol is a safe and ecological fertilizer because of the selected raw materials and added vitamins. Since Biosol is 100% organic, it is safe to use around children and animals.


For over a decade, Carolina Stalite Company has been providing the most specified and successful green roof growing media in the United States. Leaders in lightweight aggregate technology for sustainable horticulture, several award-winning green roofs in America utilize PermaTill as the growing media. Stalite Greenroof products meet all ASTM and FLL guidelines for greenroof growing media.


Suståne Natural Fertilizer of America Inc. is the leader in organic based fertilizers, amendments, and plant biostimulants. Suståne products were founded on the premise that healthy soil is the key to maintaining high quality crops, ornamentals, turf and lawns. Suståne strives to provide the best natural and organic products for environmentally compatible turf, landscapes and food production and is committed to helping protect the earth from production through the final use of its products. All Sustane fertilizers are made from renewable and recycled resources.