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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.


Sill Plate is a tough, versatile pressure-treated lumber. Like borate-treated lumber, it’s guaranteed to stop termites and prevent decay, plus it’s compatible with carbon steel (black iron) fasteners. But unlike borate-treated lumber, it requires no special handling. ProWood's sill plate lumber is both reliable and easy to work with, combining the advantage of several green certifications with the power to stand up to decades of pests and the elements. Sill plate MCA (micronized copper azole) treated lumber is approved for any aboveground exterior application. Whenever the situation calls for superior quality pressure-treated lumber, consider the product that can handle it all.


Using VERSA-LOK Retaining Wall Systems can help contribute toward qualifying your commercial, municipal or homebuilding project for credits under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program. LEED is a rating and certification system designed by the U.S. Green Building Council to encourage the use of sustainable technologies that reduce energy use and conserve natural resources. LEED-certified facilities will experience reduced maintenance and life-cycle operation costs. Recognizing that, many architects, builders and specifiers are now writing LEED certification requirements into bid specifications. That’s where VERSA-LOK Retaining Wall Systems can help.