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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.


Since 1984, long before it became popular to be “green”, Advanced Aquaculture Systems was designing and supplying recirculating aquatic systems to landscape architects, municipal and public agencies, contractors, engineers, businesses, universities and homeowners. Advanced Aquaculture Systems continues to be at the forefront of innovation in recirculating and water reuse systems with many proprietary products including non-clogging Perma-Bead Media that replaces sand in any sand filter and customized, preassembled Perma-Bead Recirculating Systems that greatly reduce water use, reduce electrical operating costs and minimize maintenance time. Advanced Aquaculture Systems' professional staff skilfully blends aesthetics, engineering and biology to provide simple, yet elegant designs that are very user friendly. Call Advanced Aquaculture Systems with your next aquatic project for their free professional systems design and technical support services.


Noble sheet membranes contain an average of 11% of post-industrial scrap. During the manufacturing process, reclaimable sheet material is reintroduced into the production system and is made into new product. Other scrap membrane is utilized by our marketing department for use as promotional product samples. Noble Company also manufactures ready-to-tile shower accessories, such as Niches, Benches and Curbs, that are made from polystyrene. 100% of the scrap material from the manufacturing process of these products is repurposed or recycled and returned to our local supplier. Other recycling practices in our manufacturing processes include: water used in the manufacturing process of Noble sheet membranes, oil from production equipment, and materials from dust collectors.


As stewards of the environment, Otterbine Barebo, Inc. strives to sustain natural resources for future generations. As demand for water increases exponentially, it’s more important than ever for to be environmentally conscious and do what can be done to aid in water conservation and the treatment of earth’s most valuable asset, water. Oceans and natural lakes thrive and live because they have mass circulation that allows them to transfer oxygen into their systems. This circulation and oxygen transfer have allowed these bodies of water to stay healthy for centuries. When you consider that the demand for global water has grown 150% over the last 40 years, the need for effective water management becomes critical to be able to meet the needs of the future. Not only can Otterbine systems effectively recycle water, but they can also enhance the beauty and function of almost any setting.


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.


In addition to their unmatched experience in the U.S. market, SunEarth is rooted in a deep sense of environmental stewardship. Since their founding in 1978, a core precept of their mission has been to actively participate in the task of reducing America’s dangerous dependence on polluting fossil fuels. SunEarth, for example, has supported the Department of Energy’s Zero Energy Homes research initiative from its inception. Through the right combination of energy efficiency, solar water heating and on-site renewable generation such as PV, architects can design homes and buildings that are comfortable, affordable and nearly emission free. Zero Energy Homes and Buildings are here today and SunEarth’s manufacturing facility in Fontana, California is a leading example.


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.