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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.


Arcadia System is made in the U.S.A. from strong, recycled aluminum. In addition to being made from recyclables though, they are powered by discreet self-sustaining solar panels. These panels will help harvest the power to run the motor that opens and closes the louvers via remote control. Since the panels are self-sustaining, the entire unit operates separate from your home’s electricity and won’t add to your electricity bills. You may even save money on power bills with the temperature control you gain via passive solar heating and cooling.


At BRP by bison™, product engineering, manufacturing processes, and the materials they purchase are developed with environmentally-friendly yet cost effective strategies in mind. BRP by bison is committed to using high content post-consumer, post-industrial recycled steel and plastics as well as processes that use green, recycled components whenever possible throughout the prototype, fabrication, and finishing stages. BRP by bison is proud to be a manufacturer of premium bicycle security stations to encourage alternative transportation, ash receptacles and ash top options to help define smoking and non-smoking areas, seating options to complement outside recreation activities, and litter and recycling receptacles to assist in controlling and reducing waste. BRP by bison's entire product line carries a Lifetime Functional Warranty as a testament to their commitment to sustainability and their low maintenance, durable finishes carry a 10-year warranty.


As BCI Burke creates great playgrounds for children to play on today, they never lose sight of the importance of preserving the precious resources they and future generations will need in the future. To achieve ISO 14001 Certification, BCI Burke put an environmental system in place with specific policy commitments, which include complying with all environmental laws and regulations.ISO 14001 is the cornerstone of the groundbreaking series of standards set by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), and it is the only framework that provides for third-party certification.


CertainTeed supports sustainable building and manufacturing practices with their comprehensive line of environmentally friendly fence, railing and deck products. CertainTeed fence, railing and deck is 99% recyclable and does not require chemical treatment or painting. CertainTeed's composite railing is made of 40-75% recycled material, and the vinyl products contain at least 10% internally recycled material. In addition, CertainTeed products feature a long life span and low maintenance, which helps to conserve natural resources.


In keeping with the mantra "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle," DeepStream Designs are proud to introduce their LEED Commercial Recycling Bins & Planters built with HDPE planks made from recycled milk jugs. With the same sophisticated design as their Mariner Planter and Audubon Recycling Bin, their Commercial Collection, is the ultimate Environmental statement in a no-nonsense “set it and forget it” package, perfect for restaurants, commercial installations and residential projects. Working with recycled plastic lumber not only reduces production costs, but it also requires NO maintenance, reducing your cost of ownership over time compared to wood planters. The plastic lumber they use is made from recycled post-consumer HDPE (high-density polyethylene) from milk jugs and other polyethylene packaging that would normally be destined for landfills. DeepStream Designs gives back to the environment by planting trees in HAITI through "Trees for the Future".


Invisible Structures, Inc. offers a complete suite of stormwater management products which not only protect the environment, but actually enhance it. Their products process stormwater naturally, preventing erosion and soil migration, and cleaning water of contaminants. Their entire family of products is manufactured from some or all recycled plastics and can make help to impact LEED accreditation, with credits in Water Efficiency, Energy and Atmosphere, Materials & Resources, and Indoor Environmental Quality.


Mapes glazing and extruded aluminum products can perform at higher levels beyond the scope of the standards in the LEED rating system. In such cases, project teams have several options when specifying Mapes high performance architectural systems, including a request for a Credit Interpretation Ruling (CIR) from the USGBC Technical and Scientific Advisory Committee. Another strategy is to document the exemplary performance of Mapes assemblies from a whole building design perspective in the LEED Innovation in Design credit category.