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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.


For more than a century, Andersen has been guided by a commitment to integrity, excellence, innovation, partnership, and corporate citizenship. For Andersen, being a responsible corporate citizen includes everything from developing innovative, comprehensive sustainability initiatives to supporting community programs to creating a safe environment for our employees and customers.


Dynamic supports responsible forest management and offers Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certified wood species. As an approved manufacturer, Dynamic is able to provide the FSC® certificate number for products manufactured from Alaskan Yellow Cedar, Douglas Fir, Accoya or Genuine Mahogany. Dynamic also offers a way to avoid using any newly cut timber by searching the continent and purchasing rare reclaimed timber (available upon request and subject to market availability). Dynamic Architectural Steel-Arte thermally broken steel window out-performs its competitors in both thermal performance and lifecycle, enabling home owners to save energy while heating and cooling their homes, reducing the carbon footprint with more efficient thermal performance. Dynamic Architectural has chosen finishing materials that reduce odors and off-gases using water based low-VOC compliant paints and stains.


JELD-WEN uses recycled and reused materials to produce hundreds of thousands of interior doors and other products each month, including JELD-WEN® Molded Fiber Interior Doors and composite garage doors with facings and trim boards made of 100 percent recycled wood fiber. These practices continue to be central to JELD-WEN's mission to be the low-cost producer in the window and door industry and have contributed to their goal of being the clear global leader in the sale of reliable windows and doors.


Kolbe believes that quality is in the details and strives to make a difference both in how they manufacture their products and the ways in which this makes a positive impact on the environment. Kolbe products can help contribute in numerous ways to the criteria these organizations have established for a project to earn green building certification. They also have a LEED® certified staff member to assist architects, designers and construction professionals with green building technical questions and to serve as a liasion with their manufacturing team.


OKITE® is a natural quartz surfacing material. Highly stain and scratch resistant, this beautiful and durable non-porous material is easy to clean and never needs sealing or polishing – a distinctive advantage over granite, marble, limestone or soapstone, which all require routine maintenance. Available in an array of colors, OKITE® is the product of choice for nearly all environments, including residential, commercial, hospitality and healthcare projects. Additionally, OKITE® is certified by “NSF” since it does not support the growth of bacteria on its surface. “NSF” and GreenGuard Indoor Air Quality Certification make OKITE® the product of choice of high demanding Professionals and Consumers. Applications of OKITE® are all the indoor surfacing application for condominiums, hotels, healthcare and commercial projects such as: kitchen countertops, bathroom vanity tops, desks, reception counters, interior wall cladding, night stands, shower surrounds, bath tubs, and shower floors.


Energy conservation is not only a financial obligation, it's a moral one. Weather Shield takes its role as a good steward of both energy and environmental conservation seriously-- for the benefit of their customers and their global neighbors. This section outlines their energy saving initiatives and financial incentives, as well as their commitment to the environment as a whole. From glazing options that maximize energy efficiency and personal comfort, to reducing natural resource consumption through sustainable-growth woods, they are working hard to ease the burden on the environment. Their product evolutions include recyclable materials like glass, vinyl and wood, plus utilization of low Volatile Organic Compound paints and sealants. Building green with Weather Shield saves money too.