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5 Hot Green Building Materials for 2013

5 Hot Green Building Materials for 2013

2012 is drawing to a close, and it’s time to look toward 2013. Although I am not psychic by any means, I do have a pretty good eye for industry trends. I think that these 5 new(ish) green building products will be hot in 2013.


Kohler Memoirs Comfort Height Toilet: Low-flow and high-efficiency meet classic design in the form of the Kohler Memoirs Comfort Height Toilet. With homeowners looking for minimalist, but not-too-modern, fixtures, this toilet fits the bill. This toilet should appeal to shoppers seeking industrial-chic and antique-looking on-trend fixtures, while meeting EPA WaterSense standards. Plumbers in San Francisco and other hip locales will be, I predict, installing a lot of these.


Insulfoam HD Composite Roof Insulation: At a competitive price, Insulfoam HD Composite Roof Insulation should be a strong competitor in the roof insulation market. With strong R-values, its sustainable characteristics include: 100% recyclable, no formaldehyde or HCFC’s, and it can contribute to LEED certification. It is available in various densities, and can be used for new building projects and retrofits.


High Lumen LED Lights by Acuity Brands: The Incito™ LED open downlight series from Gotham Architectural Lighting offers energy efficiency and solid-state technology. Its versatile dimming capability and variety of lumen packages opens up LED efficiency to a huge variety of building types, from shopping centers to theaters to restaurants.

MBCI Eco-ficient™ Roofing Panels: Can one roofing panel do it all? These can do it all. These metal roofing panels have high R-values, and qualify as continuous insulation where required by the IECC. They are designed to mitigate thermal drift and their R-values are billed as consistent for 20 years. Green roofers can look forward to working with these roofing panels.


Mowawk Smart Strand Carpets: Renewably sourced ingredients replace petroleum products in Mowhawk Smart Strand Carpets. They are “engineered to perform” — they’re stain resistant, and recyclable at their end of the product’s life. The manufacturer has reduced its energy use and greenhouse gas emissions while producing a durable and attractive carpet option in super-attractive colors and patterns.

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By Chaya Kurtz, Networx

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6:14AM PDT on May 30, 2013

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4:56PM PST on Dec 31, 2012

The toilet is particularly attractive for a toilet. Thanks for sharing.

3:20AM PST on Dec 22, 2012

sounds good

9:22PM PST on Dec 21, 2012

Good to know!

6:37AM PST on Dec 19, 2012


5:56PM PST on Dec 18, 2012

Thank you

11:01AM PST on Dec 17, 2012

Wonderful things - hope they get over here soon. What about all the ways we can install things on our roofs to generate power - not just solar panels but those wonderfully shaped wind turbines being made in Chicago if memory serves....

11:35PM PST on Dec 16, 2012


12:23PM PST on Dec 16, 2012

Thanks for the info.

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Good presentation. I did lousy on the quiz. I guess I really don't follow the subject that closely…

Cannot stop catalogs, I tried- recycle them.

This sounds just a bit too new agey for me, sorry.

All good. Thank you.


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