Cotton Armor from Applegate Insulation combines the benefits of high thermal resistance and acoustical performance. An R-13 blanket insulated wall has an STC rating of 52 - equivalent to 12 inches of concrete. Comparable steel stud walls insulated with fiberglass batts have STC ratings in the forties. It is sized for 16" o.c. and 24" o.c. framing, which - combined with rigidity and rebound - helps reduce compression, gaps, and voids that can decrease performance. Made from 85% recycled denim and cotton fibers.
CaliClick is an engineered bamboo flooring designed to snap together and install without fasteners or adhesives. It is free of formaldyhde and other toxins that can lead to unhealthy indoor air conditions. The flooring comes in three colors; Natural, Marbled and Java. The company also offers Natural Fossilized Solid Bamboo Click flooring, which has earned a Janka Hardness Rating of more than 5,200 pounds.
Nominate Your Choice for the BEST New Products of 2011 Which green building materials qualify as this year's best? This is your chance to contribute to an upcoming article in GBPD. Send in your suggestions, with a short explanation of what makes that product stand out this year.
Munters DryCool HD Dehumidification System uses a unique combination of desiccants and non-ozone depleting refrigerants to deliver cool, dry air for light commercial applications without increasing air conditioning loads. Unlike typical dehumidifiers, DryCool HD does not use heat to dry the air; instead, it relies on a desiccant dehumidification wheel and environmentally friendly refrigeration (R-410a) to remove heat and moisture from incoming air. This process uses 40% less energy than comparable technologies.
Energy-Saving, Value Added Windows Hurd’s Eco System window line offers enhanced performance in energy efficiency, sun control, fade protection, noise reduction, home security, and hurricane protection. Its flagship Hurd Ultra-R windows are 3 times more efficient than ordinary insulated glass windows. While an ordinary window might achieve an R-value of 2, Ultra-R windows are rated from an impressive center of glass R-6 to a surprising R-20. Ultra-R windows utilize Heat Mirror suspended film technology along with low-E coated glass and gas filling.
Mythic Pro is a non-toxic, ultra-low odor, premium-grade paint line designed and formulated specifically for use by professional painting contractors.This high-performance coating is available in a unique designer palette, but it can also come in colors matched from other popular brands, in a variety of sheens. It can be applied by airless sprayer, brush, roller, and other pro applicators.