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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.


Anova has been creating environmentally friendly products since 1970. To meet their customers’ expectations for high-design, high-quality products that also help them achieve their sustainable goals, Anova adheres to the following practices: Offering items that contribute to LEED certification Adopting environmentally sustainable processes and items Utilizing a high degree of recycled materials when possible Accelerating development of items which utilize recycled materials Increasing the number of offerings that encourage recycling


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.


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.


Hunter produces a full range of water-efficient products for residential and commercial use, as well as for golf course applications, including its legendary pop-up gear-driven rotors, spray sprinklers, valves, controllers, central controllers, and weather sensors. As the innovation leaders, Hunter holds more than 250 product patents and 40 trademarks, starting with the Hunter PGP® in 1983, the pop-up gear-driven rotor that revolutionized the irrigation industry. Recent product innovations include the intelligent and intuitive I-Core controller, for demanding commercial and high-end residential applications; the ultra-efficient Lumineux luminaire, with LED components boasting up to 80% decreased energy costs; and the simple ET system Solar Sync, with automatic, weather-based adjustments.


Keystone Ridge Designs’ core product line is intended for outdoor use to beautify public spaces and enhance outdoor environments. With such a close connection to the outdoors, Keystone Ridge Designs, Inc.® remains aware of the issues that face the environment and strives to be conscious of how their designs and manufacturing processes can contribute to a greener community. Offering long-lasting, durable products that innately support LEED® building requirements by their very applications and employing everyday company procedures that support conservation, Keystone Ridge Designs continue to implement green initiatives and improve upon their efforts to preserve the environment.


The soil in green roof systems acts like a sponge and absorbs excess rain water. Research has shown that extensive green roof systems can reduce runoff by up to 90+% annually (varies with climate, soil and pitch of roof). Green roofs reduce the impact of each new building on the municipal storm drainage system and surrounding watershed. They reduce flooding, erosion and artificial heating of water which helps preserve fisheries and other aquatic life. Green roofs reduce the need for on-site storm water management systems and according to Seattle based Magnusson Klemencic Associates, under certain conditions, can offset the cost of a green roof by 30 to 60%. When combined with an effective rain garden (bioswale), green roofs can make it possible to have zero discharge of rainwater from the site, therefore saving money by not having to connect to the storm sewer system. The LiveRoof® System can help you achieve LEED certification in several categories.


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.


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.


PolyGrate™ maintains a smaller carbon footprint by more than 15% compared to typical cast iron tree grate solutions. This is achieved by reduced fuel consumption, lower carbon emissions and its lightweight for shipment and installation. PolyGrate™ is made of 100% post-consumer plastics and is recyclable, non-toxic and will never leach harmful contaminants into surrounding soils.


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.


Rain Bird’s products exemplify the state-of-the-art in water conserving irrigation technology. From features like pressure regulating stems on spray heads and the industry’s most efficient nozzles to cutting edge technology like the new ET Manager, Rain Bird’s products save water. Every new product or service developed at Rain Bird is assessed for its contribution to The Intelligent Use of Water before it is justified for development or acquisition. Rain Bird has one of the largest indoor irrigation testing facilities in the world. The full-time technical staff continually test new and current products for quality and accuracy of operating specifications. Every Rain Bird product undergoes constant testing to ensure it meets operating specifications and quality standards.


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.


SiteScapes thoroughly recognizes the critical importance of utilizing recycled materials in their benches and receptacles in an effort to preserve the delicate global ecosystem and they embrace the opportunity to take part in the "Green Building" movement. Their commitment derives from the desire to protect valuable natural resources, conserve energy, reduce environmental pollutants, and help diminish landfills. SiteScapes hope is to build each bench with the Earth in mind and to leave this earth a better place.


The Toro Company is committed to the protection of the environment as a company value and sound business strategy. The Toro Company's passion is helping homeowners and professionals create beautiful outdoor spaces, with products, systems and services that are manufactured in an environmentally responsible manner. The Toro Foundation and The Toro Company provide numerous grants and scholarships to environmental organizations and programs. In addition, they fund turf management research programs at leading universities and invest in their own agronomic research to help them develop innovative products and technologies that protect and preserve the earth's limited resources.


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.


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.