Green Builder Media's 2016 Readers' Choice Awards

Many of the top brands are shoring up their positions with ramped-up R&D, and an emphasis on energy efficiency and connected technology.
Apr 28, 2016 7:00 AM ET

IN THIS YEAR’S READERS’ CHOICE SURVEY, we noticed an emphasis on durability: efficient, high-quality products and materials that will last a lifetime. But, we had to ask, if green products last longer, won’t companies sell fewer of them? Will success ultimately hurt them?

Some of this year's winners included: 

  • The GeoSpring™ Pro hybrid electric water heater from GE Appliances - Heat pump technolgoy produces the same amount of hot water as a traditional electric water heater, while reducing energy costs for homeowners by more than half. Can also help improve HERS scores by 4-7 points.
  • Owens Corning FOAMULAR® Extruded Polystyrene (XPS) rigid foam insulation products - Moisture resistance and thermal insulating capabilities provide a solution for thermal bridging. Easy to install and meets GREENGUARD Gold Certification program's indoor air quality standards. 
  • Delta BreezSmart Series ventilation solutions - Innovative DC brushless motors are engineered to outlast AC models by as much as 70%. All models are ENERGY STAR qualified and comply with ASHRAE 62.2 requirements to meet suststainability initiatives.
  • Andersen Windows' 100 Series - Made of Fibrex composite material for durability, sustainability and energy-efficiency. Twice as strong as vinyl and provides low-maintenance exteriors.

Read about all the products our readers chose...