As the magazine does every year, Sustainable Industries has just published its list of the Top 10 Green Building Products of 2009. Selections are chosen based upon environmental performance, scalability / market impact, innovation, design aesthetic, value, and compatibility with LEED. Download the guide at Sustainability Industries. Here are the top ten:
Acadia Combined Heating and Cooling System – a super-efficient system that saves up to 70% on energy costs.
ec-H20 – is a technology that converts water into a cleaning solution. Scrubbers with ec-H20 use 70% less water than others and use no harsh chemicals.
InSpire Wall – is a transpired solar collector and fresh air heating system that can reduce heating costs by up to $5 per square foot installed.
Kama EEBS Structural Systems – this is a framing system that eliminates thermal bridging and creates a tight building envelope.
Plyboo Pure Bamboo Plywood – Smith & Fong obtained the first FSC-certification for bamboo in the world, and it now qualifies for MRc7 treatment.
RainTube – this is a rain gutter filter made of 100% post-consumer high-density polyethylene. It's perfect for use in a rainwater collection system.
Separett Villa – a waterless composting toilet that separates the solids from the liquids.
Serious Windows – these super-efficient windows have a full-frame R value of 5-11, which can help cut energy bills by up to 50% per month.
Solatube Daylighting Systems – this technology captures sunlight and redirects it through a tube into spaces where there is no natural light.
Eleek Your Old Light Fixture – Eleek is a company that provides a lighting restoration service to restore and reuse old fixtures.