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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.


Hydrotech has developed products, systems and alliances that reflect their commitment to environmental sustainability. Along with producing one of the industry's best performing membranes, Hydrotech has also introduced some of the industry's most sustainable waterproofing assemblies. For instance, Hydrotech's MM6125®EV (environmental grade formulation) is a hot-applied rubberized asphalt that can be formulated with up to 25% post consumer recycled content. Monolithic Membrane 6125, the foundation for all their assemblies, helps generate LEED® points on projects around the country each and every day. Hydrotech assemblies feature recycled content in the membrane and reduced lifecycle cots due to project longevity (which also reduces its impact on landfills). In addition, the Ultimate Assembly® delivers energy savings through reflective pavers, while their Garden Roof® Assembly delivers storm water management capabilities.


AMERGREEN prefabricated green roof and planter drains are designed with all the essential drainage elements needed for a successful roof garden. Manufactured with recycled materials, AMERGREEN products are environmentally friendly and can contribute toward LEED design credits. AWD offers value solutions for sustainability and water management designs. All AWD products contain a high recycled content, increase water efficiency, manage storm water runoff and help effectively manage site issues


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.