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Published December 21, 2007 03:39 PM

BuildingGreen Announces 2007 Top-10 Products

BuildingGreen, Inc., publisher of the GreenSpec Directory and Environmental Building News ( EBN), announced its annual Top-10 Green Building Products. The Top-10 consists of the ten most exciting products added to GreenSpec in the last year, which are detailed in a press release available online at


Collins Pine FreeForm, from The Collins Companies, is a particleboard that contains no added urea-formaldehyde—a melamine-formaldehyde binder is used instead—and its wood content is certified to Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) standards. Chamber testing has shown that the product meets Phase 1 California Air Resources Board (CARB) standards for formaldehyde emissions. More information is available at

Alpen Fiberglass Windows, from Alpen Energy Group, are the highest performing windows in the world. For more information, see

” The vapor-permeable wallcovering 180 Walls, from Milliken and Company, is made from 100% pre-consumer recycled polyester. For more information, see

” The Evolution 800 Series SHE98M Dishwasher from Bosch is the most energy-efficient dishwasher available in the U.S. It uses just 190 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity per year and has an energy factor of 1.14 (73% higher than the Energy Star requirement). Bosch is the only appliance manufacturer with all of its applicable products meeting Energy Star standards. More information is available at

Greenplay children's furniture

Greenplay Children’s Furniture from Skyline Design is made with environmentally friendly and healthy materials, including post-consumer recycled plastic, sunflower hulls, FSC-certified wood, and paints with very low levels of volatile organic compounds. The company also has a product take-back program. More information is available at

” The Cube3 Ultra Urinal from Caroma is an ultra-low-flush urinal that uses just one pint (0.5 liters) of water per flush. For more information, see

LifeGuard Cable from Houston Wire and Cable Company is a low-smoke, near-zero-halogen alternative to standard electrical cable. For more information, see

Wireless Controls from EnOcean provide a way to retrofit lighting and other switching systems for better energy efficiency. More information is available at

” The SunEye hand-held electronic device from Solmetric Corporation allows solar installers and green builders to measure solar shading and calculate solar access on site. For more information, see

” An LED Downlight, the LR6, from LED Lighting Fixtures, Inc. (LLF) offers an efficacy of 60 lumens per watt. For more information, see

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