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What Makes a Building Product Green

Appliances

Residential and commercial appliances, cleaning equipment, restaurant equipment, laboratory equipment, and playground equipment are among the categories included in this division.

Energy and water conservation are important in many of these categories. GreenSpec lists products that significantly exceed Energy Star thresholds for most appliances. Also look for equipment that reduces the amount or toxicity of detergents and other cleaning agents needed, as well as equipment manufactured from recycled materials.

GreenSpec Insights

Posted by Alex Wilson on 06/04/2014

State-of-the-art testing chambers show that liquid-applied barriers outperform more typical weather barriers comprised of flashing, tape, and membranes.

When I was in Portland, Oregon for the 2014 ...

Posted by Alex Wilson on 05/14/2014

The sleek, energy-efficient Haiku fan from Big Ass Fans will help keep us comfortable in our new house this summer

As summer heats up here, I’m looking forward to trying out the high-tech ceiling fans we...