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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.


Besam designs, manufactures, sells and services automatic entrance solutions that help their customers reach their own sustainability goals while minimizing the impact on the environment over the product life cycle.


Cornell Iron Works manufactures specialty ironwork, grates, railings, stairs, vaults and structural and ornamental ironwork that may help contribute to LEED® ratings for New Construction. Cornell product components contain Post Industrial and Post Consumer recycled content applicable to MR Credit 4. The product type and product size determine final recycled content calculation results.


Dynamic supports responsible forest management and offers Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certified wood species. As an approved manufacturer, Dynamic is able to provide the FSC® certificate number for products manufactured from Alaskan Yellow Cedar, Douglas Fir, Accoya or Genuine Mahogany. Dynamic also offers a way to avoid using any newly cut timber by searching the continent and purchasing rare reclaimed timber (available upon request and subject to market availability). Dynamic Architectural Steel-Arte thermally broken steel window out-performs its competitors in both thermal performance and lifecycle, enabling home owners to save energy while heating and cooling their homes, reducing the carbon footprint with more efficient thermal performance. Dynamic Architectural has chosen finishing materials that reduce odors and off-gases using water based low-VOC compliant paints and stains.


As a manufacturer, Hufcor recognizes the importance of innovation in sustainable design. Hufcor partitions are manufactured with raw materials such as gypsum, steel, aluminum, glass and wood. Specified percentages of these materials can contribute to the achievement of LEED points in the Materials and Resources Category of the LEED rating system. The materials in Hufcor products can also contribute to the achievement of LEED points in the Indoor Environmental Quality and Regional Materials categories. Use of glasswall partitions may contribute to the 8.2 Daylight and Views category. As a member of the U.S. Green Building Council, Hufcor is committed to being an industry leader when it comes to protecting the environment, by reducing pollutants and minimizing our environmental impact on air, water and land.


Taylor Entrance Systems is an EnergyStar™ partner with an NFRC U-Value rating on solid opaque doors of .18 meeting today’s most stringent energy requirements. Glass lite units also offer options to meet requirements for glazed openings. Taylor Entrance Systems utilizes energy efficient, polyurethane foam blown at 2.0-2.5 lbs/ft3 that is completely CFC-free in compliance with the Montreal protocol and U.S. environmental standards to prevent destruction to the Earth’s ozone layer. Taylor Entrance Systems specifies that materials used consist of a minimum level of recycled materials or environmentally-friendly standards. Taylor Entrance Systems’ employees participate in a companywide recycling program with receptacles designated for the recycling of paper products, cardboard and all scrap steel.


The Cookson Company, Inc. has and will supply products such as its Rolling Service Doors, Insulated Rolling Service Doors, and Service Fire Doors. These heavy duty doors have a standard 50,000 life cycle design, structural angle guides and bottom bar, cast gears and stops, fabricated steel plate brackets, and a minimum 20 psf windloading. The Cookson family has spent 70 years manufacturing premium rolling door products that have endured the test of time. Cookson rolling doors come standard with the patented FinalCote finish, the most durable standard finish available. And of course, The Cookson Company, Inc. uses recycled materials which meet LEED standards.


Total Doors may provide points for your LEED project in the following categories according to LEED version 2.2. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has developed the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System. This system provides a definitive national standard for what constitutes a “green building.”


Windsor’s products are compatible with green building. They have examined the energy efficiency of their products and taken the lifecycle of each product into consideration. The more energy efficient their windows and doors are, the less energy needed to heat and cool people’s homes. The longer their products last, the fewer products that will need to be manufactured and less resources used. Windsor partners with vendors who also make a positive impact on the environment. All of the top vendors that Windsor has aligned with participate in extensive recycling programs and adhere to, or surpass, all local, state and national environmental regulations. Many are considered to be environmental leaders within their industry, manufacturing with recycled materials, receiving awards from organizations such as the DNR and acquiring FSC and SFI certification.


As a 100% employee-owned company Woodfold looks at their efforts to minimize their environmental impact as a journey with no end. It will take a relentless pursuit to truly have zero waste and impact on the environment. Over the years Woodfold has gained greater understanding of potential impacts from the entire life of the product. Along the way they have responded by implementing various changes to reduce their environmental impact. Through the strength of their employees they are committed to continuing this journey towards zero environmental impact.