- EnvironOxide pigment from Hoover Color Corporation in cooperation with Iron Oxide Recovery, Inc. The pigment is recovered from abandoned mine drainage and used to add nontoxic, nonbleeding and weather-resistant earth colors to concrete, cement block, paint, wood stain and brick.
- BioBase 501 soy-based foam insulation from BioBased Systems, Inc.
- MemBrain “smart” vapor retarder made by CertainTeed parent company Saint Gobain.
- American Pride latex paint produced by Southern Diversified Products (601-264-0442) in cooperation with the University of Southern Mississippi. The paint, based on castor oil, contains no volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and has no smell, so it can be used to paint the interiors of buildings that are occupied.
- Mineral silicate paints made by Keim Mineral Systems. Approriate for stucco, plaster, concrete, brick, other mineral surfaces and some metals, the paints do not form surface films that can flake off; they soak into and permanently bond with the substrate; and they provide tremendous life expectancy that has been reported in excess of 100 years.
- EnviroGT wall and corner guards made by InPro Corporation. This non-PVC product is made entirely from post-industrial recycled high-density polyethylene and, where wood is used, certified ash.
- Laboratory casework from Case Systems, Inc. The company — the largest U.S. manufacturer of high-pressure-laminate casework for laboratories in schools and scientific and healthcare facilities — this year switched over from wood-fiber to straw-based particleboard. This has provided improved moisture resistance and does not off-gas formaldehyde.
- Mirra office chair from Herman Miller, Inc. The ergonomic chair is built with a minimum number of components and 96% of its content is designed for recycling.
- Hot Water D’MAND system from Taco, Inc. This is an electronically activated water-pumping system that quickly delivers hot water to a fixture, while returning water that has been sitting in the hot water pipes back to the hot water tank. Hot water is usually delivered within 15 seconds.
- EcoPower faucets from TOTO USA, Inc.
Attend the 2004 National Green Building Conference in March
The National Green Building Conference, which will be held March 14-16 at the Hilton Austin Hotel and Convention Center in Austin, explores cutting edge building technologies and looks at the future of green building in America. Click here for more information.
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