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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.


Amvic Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF) is an excellent green building alternative. The polypropylene webs are placed 6” vs. 8” o/c, allowing most cut-off pieces to be re-used which can result in less than 1% construction waste compared to 6%. The webs are also manufactured using 100% recycled polypropylene making the product over 60% recycled material by weight. Amvic ICF structures also require 30-50% less energy to heat and cool, improve indoor air quality and require less maintenance over time. In addition, Amvic recently conducted an industry leading third party LEED Product Assessment which proved that using Amvic ICF can result in up to 28 points!


EasyTurf Synthetic Grass is not only one of the most effective water conservation products available, but also environmentally friendly in many other ways and is a trully "green" product. It is 100% recyclable, reduces carbon emissions, re-utilizes waste and preserves California’s water resources. With EasyTurf, you get a beautiful, virtually maintenance free water saving lawn that saves you money and helps our planet by providing an ideal water saving landscape.


ForeverLawn synthetic turf products are safe, soft, and environmentally friendly. With their vertical drainage rainwater is filtered back into the water table naturally because ForeverLawn is permeable. With ForeverLawn you will use less water, eliminate pesticides and fertilizers, provide effective erosion control, and improve air quality by reducing emissions. ForeverLawn products are between 30-35% green by weight. ForeverLawn installed systems (with rubber infill) are between 60-65% green by weight. ForeverLawn products feature award winning BioCel™ Turf Backing Systems from UTT. BioCel™, a new, environmentally-sensitive high performance polyurethane backing for carpet and synthetic turf - developed by Universal Textile Technologies, was awarded the Grand Prize for Environmental Initiatives presented by Buildings Magazine at NeoCon in Chicago in June, 2004.


FieldTurf's synthetic turf systems for athletic fields are designed to meet stringent criteria required to potentially earn points under 1 out of 10 categories of LEED-NC. Based on this criteria, FieldTurf's products can assist architects and designers in obtaining up to 10 points toward LEED certification.


K2 Stone is a vertically integrated company that quarries, processes and distributes natural stone products for interior and exterior building applications. As both the quarrier and distributor, K2 Stone is able to uphold industry leading quality standards, and provide an unmatched level of customization. K2 Stone strives to support the communities where they live, work and operate in an environmentally responsible manner.


The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Green Building Rating System™ signifies U.S. Green Building Council’s endeavor to provide a national rating system for developing sustainable building designs and construction. These guidelines help create "green buildings” by using natural resources without destroying the ecological equilibrium. Keene can help you achieve LEED Credits, contact us today to learn more.


PolyPavement is LEED compliant and can contribute to attaining LEED Credits in many categories for pavement . Because PolyPavement incorporates natural, indigenous soil, and has a much higher SRI (Solar Reflective Index) than black asphalt, and can be up to 100% recycled, it is favored by many green builders and architects. In addition to being aesthetically pleasing, PolyPavement is non-toxic to plants and animals and it contains no known carcinogenic ingredients such as vinyl acetate or acetaldehyde. It has been tested and proven safe for sensitive aquatic life and does not leach into the ground water. PolyPavement may be applied in environmentally sensitive areas without worry or concern.


Stoneyard.com's New England Fieldstone was created by Mother Nature, making it one of the greenest building products available. In addition, all of the stone comes from within a 75-mile radius of their Littleton, MA location, reducing the amount of shipping and thereby leaving a small carbon footprint. Gathering the stone does not damage the beautiful New England countryside; they only use stone that would have otherwise been plowed over by farmers expanding their plots. Choosing Stoneyard.com's New England Fieldstone means you are purchasing an eco-friendly product that showcases the beauty of nature right at your own home.


Surface America incorporates the industry’s widest collection of recycled materials into their surfacing systems. Surface America utilizes pre-consumer, post-consumer, pre-industrial and post-industrial recycled material components. Most of the recycled material is rubber from post-consumer tires, called SBR (Styrene Butadiene Rubber). Surface America products can assist architects and designers in obtaining LEED certification.


When you choose artificial turf, there's no need to run the sprinklers. With waterless grass, you can have terrific looking landscape turf and contribute to water conservation efforts. Also, waterless grass can result in significant savings on your household water bill. Fake lawns with waterless grass are a smart choice for the environment. Also, fake grass doesn't need any fertilizers or pesticides that can seep harmful chemicals into the ground. Protect the environment by choosing a synthetic lawn made from synthetic turf.


Zeager continues its good environmental practices by supplying a 100% recycled foam drainage product to the greenroof industry . Zeager's involvement started when they were approached by a leading greenroof designer - Roofscapes Inc. about their drainage product called Duradrain® which they had used as a drainage base for their various playground surfacing systems. Roofscapes incorporated this drainage product into their Roofrug® system as a drainage media and to promote root growth. Since then, there has been much excitement about this affordable system since it is excellent for retrofit situations requiring little or no structural enhancements.