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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.


The environmental impact of a green roof is undeniable, and adds significantly to the LEED Point system designed by the USGC in all five major areas: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality. Green roofing replaces the green space displaced by a building, prevents excess stormwater drainage, reduces the temperature of a building and the urban heat island effect, protects and extends the useful life of a roof, and reduce energy demands. What's more, a green roof incorporating AirDrain means your design includes renewable, recycled, and locally obtained materials. Airfield Systems knows you have a choice in designing a green roof, and hopes you consider the many benefits of AirDrain.


AMERGREEN prefabricated green roof and planter drains are designed with all the essential drainage elements needed for a successful roof garden. Manufactured with recycled materials, AMERGREEN products are environmentally friendly and can contribute toward LEED design credits. AWD offers value solutions for sustainability and water management designs. All AWD products contain a high recycled content, increase water efficiency, manage storm water runoff and help effectively manage site issues


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.


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.