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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.


AMEREQ, INC. is a leading U.S.-based developer of crosslinked polymer applications and marketer of environmentally compatible agricultural superabsorbent hydrogels, plant nutrients, structural soils, and anionic polyacrylamide for use in hydroseeding and erosion control. AMEREQ's new revolutionary urban tree mix, marketed under the name CU-Structural Soil® or CU-Soil™ and patented by Cornell University's Research Foundation, can safely support pavements and sidewalks and is designed to provide ample rooting area for street trees, decreasing tree mortality and sidewalk failure.


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.


100% Post-consumer recycled glass can be added to Dawn Enterprises concrete products, along with reclaimed aggregates and fly ash, to achieve a mixture that is approximately 75% recycled content overall. In fact, under the "MR" credit category for LEED project certification, their waste receptacles satisfy both "Re-used Products" and "Recycled Content" criteria.


The Silva Cell is a subsurface integrated tree and stormwater system that holds unlimited amounts of soil while supporting traffic loads beneath paving and hardscapes. The healthy soil housed within the Silva Cell serves two important functions: growing large trees and treating stormwater onsite. The integration of green utilities like soil, trees and water into urban areas substantially improves their design sustainability and helps alleviate some of the most pressing ecological challenges – including air and water quality, rising temperatures, flooding and erosion from daily rainfall events.


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".


Eco-Roofs’ Standard and AGR™ green roof systems are tray or modular systems with an emphasis on green roof technology. The modular approach when compared to the traditional built-in-place and intensive style of green roof is much lighter, faster and easier to install. The Eco-Roofs system has improved on what most modular systems have done by making the standard module one that arrives on the rooftop with 95% or more already established vegetative cover.


Equiparc is united to organizational culture. With the utmost respect for the environment, they use recycled materials (recycled plastic furniture, steel and aluminum furniture, etc). These materials are not only durable but also require little to no maintenance and can be recycled again.


Compare the cost of green roofing with conventional roofing systems! Interested in green roofing but not sure how to determine its long-term costs and benefits, especially compared to traditional roofs? Stop wondering. Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC) with support from Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance and the Athena Institute, are proud to bring you the GreenSave Calculator, specifically designed to help professionals concerned with sustainability. The GreenSave Calculator was developed by GRHC and the Athena Institute with funding by Tremco.


GREENscreen® provides endless possibilities for trellising, fencing, and other vertical trellis panel. When the panel is combined with evergreen or climbing vines, GREENscreen® forms a beautiful landscaping system that defines or encloses space, provides privacy, and offers shading for more sustainable construction.Greenscreen® is made of recyclable material.


Hunter produces a full range of water-efficient products for residential and commercial use, as well as for golf course applications, including its legendary pop-up gear-driven rotors, spray sprinklers, valves, controllers, central controllers, and weather sensors. As the innovation leaders, Hunter holds more than 250 product patents and 40 trademarks, starting with the Hunter PGP® in 1983, the pop-up gear-driven rotor that revolutionized the irrigation industry. Recent product innovations include the intelligent and intuitive I-Core controller, for demanding commercial and high-end residential applications; the ultra-efficient Lumineux luminaire, with LED components boasting up to 80% decreased energy costs; and the simple ET system Solar Sync, with automatic, weather-based adjustments.


Jain Irrigation Systems will neither advocate to maintain status-quo nor encourage exploitation of natural resources for short term economic objectives. Instead, through sound and sustainable practices, they shall establish a creative partnership between development and environment. Increase in green cover, conservation of scarce resources, control of pollution, promotion of economic progress are important guiding lights they will follow for nurturing such a relationship. Jain Irrigation Systems will fulfill this policy by committing themsselves to continuous improvement, updation of their processes, products and facilities, on one hand, and through spreading awareness, education and training of associates, on the other.


As natives of the Sonoran Desert, Kornegay Design are uniquely aware of the sensitive relationship between their business practices and the surrounding environment. Kornegay Design is committed to minimizing their water usage during production and to recycling all office and production waste products. At Kornegay Design, they work together to minimize waste and recycle whenever possible.They recycle all concrete waste, concrete bags, sand and office materials. Despite their continued growth, they have reduced their waste by 50% since 2007.


The soil in green roof systems acts like a sponge and absorbs excess rain water. Research has shown that extensive green roof systems can reduce runoff by up to 90+% annually (varies with climate, soil and pitch of roof). Green roofs reduce the impact of each new building on the municipal storm drainage system and surrounding watershed. They reduce flooding, erosion and artificial heating of water which helps preserve fisheries and other aquatic life. Green roofs reduce the need for on-site storm water management systems and according to Seattle based Magnusson Klemencic Associates, under certain conditions, can offset the cost of a green roof by 30 to 60%. When combined with an effective rain garden (bioswale), green roofs can make it possible to have zero discharge of rainwater from the site, therefore saving money by not having to connect to the storm sewer system. The LiveRoof® System can help you achieve LEED certification in several categories.


Rain Bird’s products exemplify the state-of-the-art in water conserving irrigation technology. From features like pressure regulating stems on spray heads and the industry’s most efficient nozzles to cutting edge technology like the new ET Manager, Rain Bird’s products save water. Every new product or service developed at Rain Bird is assessed for its contribution to The Intelligent Use of Water before it is justified for development or acquisition. Rain Bird has one of the largest indoor irrigation testing facilities in the world. The full-time technical staff continually test new and current products for quality and accuracy of operating specifications. Every Rain Bird product undergoes constant testing to ensure it meets operating specifications and quality standards.


Greening applications demonstrate the intelligent use of Ronstan cables, nets and mesh to provide an essential trellis structure for vertical gardens in the tightest building envelope. Ronstan’s green wall systems offer shading as well as a sculptural solution for spaces with increased urban density and a reduced urban heat island effect. A living vertical garden contributes toward sustainable design and creates a unique aesthetic through the use of vegetation and flowers.


Sustainability is an ongoing pursuit at Solus Decor. It begins with their concrete, a mixture of abundant materials with recycled ingredients such as fly ash and silica fume. In their production practices, they strive for a small footprint, recycling and reusing where possible, using certified lumber and recycled form materials, and drawing the bulk of their energy from human power. Solus Decor believes sustainability and longevity go hand-in-hand. This guides their mission to create enduring designs that will bring a lifetime of enjoyment and function.


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.


Suståne Natural Fertilizer of America Inc. is the leader in organic based fertilizers, amendments, and plant biostimulants. Suståne products were founded on the premise that healthy soil is the key to maintaining high quality crops, ornamentals, turf and lawns. Suståne strives to provide the best natural and organic products for environmentally compatible turf, landscapes and food production and is committed to helping protect the earth from production through the final use of its products. All Sustane fertilizers are made from renewable and recycled resources.


Sustainability, especially environmental sustainability, is the key to Thomas Steele products. The steel used to manufacture their bike racks and site furnishings is produced in the United States using the basic oxygen furnace process. Recycled content, especially post-consumer recycled content, is an important feature of many green products. Thomas Steele stainless steel bike racks are made of up to 90% recycled material. One Walden recycled plastic bench contains the equivalent of 750 recycled plastic milk jugs! Their recycled plastic consists of high-density polyethylene material (HDPE), also made from post-consumer recycled plastic. The material is graffiti and ultraviolet (UV) resistant and is ideal for outdoor use.


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.


Through carefully integrated design and innovative use of material and technology, Victor Stanley, Inc.® have committed themselves to manufacturing durable, attractive, strong, comfortable and environmentally sustainable site furniture. From design to production, they continually strive to reduce the energy and resource demands of their manufacturing process. Victor Stanley utilize thousands of tons of recycled material each year to help conserve the planet's natural resources. Their commitment to energy efficiency has resulted in a huge long-term investment in technology and equipment, reducing the net impact on energy resources.