Green Products

International Living Future Institute Adds Embodied Carbon to Declare Labels in Shift to Acknowledging Full Product Impacts

New Declare Labels Piloted by Partners Armstrong Ceiling and Wall Solutions, Interface, Superior Essex Communications in Bold Commitment to Transparency and Accountability
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SEATTLE, October 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Today the International Living Future Institute (ILFI), announced the first of its new Declare labels that include product embodied carbon alongside ingredient disclosure, reinforcing ILFI’s commitment to transparency in the building products industry. Partners Armstrong Ceiling and Wall Solutions, Interface, and Superior Essex Communications have supported this paradigm shift through several pilot Declare labels that broadens the scope of material health.

SCS Global Services Joins Consortium Promoting Product Environmental Transparency

SCS Brings In-Depth LCA Expertise to Program Operator Consortium
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EMERYVILLE, CA, Sep 8, 2016 /3BL Media/ – SCS Global Services (SCS), a leading third-party certifier of environmental, social, and quality performance claims, is pleased to announce that it has joined the Program Operator Consortium (POC).  The Consortium is comprised of standards developers and certifiers specializing in the development of Product Category Rules (PCRs) and the certification of Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs), working together to advan

Green Builder Magazine Accepting Nominations for Hot 50 Green Products

Get your green product the attention it deserves!
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Green Builder magazine is now taking nominations for the 2016 Hot 50 Green Products that will appear in our February 2016 issue. In the past we've featured products that are durable, utilizes smart technology, contribute to great building science, preserve water, save energy or create better indoor air quality. If your product falls under any of these categories (or maybe it's something new!) we'd love to hear from you.

Everyone Has a Favorite Green Product

Green Builder Media's 2015 Hot 50 Green Products Ebook: Download It Today!
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When Green Builder Media launched this year's Hot 50 Green Products issue, our editors got a little help with our green picks. Flooring manufacturer Cali Bamboo's office goat Geronimo registered his vote for Cali's durable 100 percent formaldehyde-free Eucalyptus flooring. Today's resilient houses require the absolute best in sustainable products. Check out this year's standouts, including Whirlpool's HybridCare Ventless Duet Dryer, Kimberly-Clark's BLOCK-IT House Wrap, ZIP System stretch tape and many more.

Wading Through the White Noise of Green Products

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Remember when "green" products used to be a new idea? Well, these days they are becoming more of a norm which means there are a lot of products wade through. With so many product options and brand choices it's difficult to know what to use. Where does one even start? 

Green Builder Media has put together this helpful downloadable eBook with information taken from their annual Readers' Choice Survey. It contains a few product spotlights and all the survey results so you can see for yourself what building professionals are using right now.

New Free Ebook on Green Product Selection and Improving Indoor Air

UL Environment and Green Builder Media release authoritative book on how to choose green products for residential home construction.
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June 26, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Available now for free download, The GREENGUARD Difference: Specifying the Right Products for Your Green Homes offers everything you need to know about what goes into certifying lower-emitting materials through UL Environment’s GREENGUARD program, and why these products should be in every home built today.

Save Energy: 12 Critical Details for Air/Moisture Management in New Homes

Following the sound construction practices detailed in this new (free) ebook results in energy savings and better indoor air quality in homes.
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May 20, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Green Builder® Media invites you to download the free ebook, Keep Moisture Out! The 12-Step Program to Avoid Water Intrusion in Homes.

This guidance is crucial in today’s building environment, where both air and water intrusion cause expensive callbacks and repairs down the road, as well as negatively impact indoor air quality and occupant comfort.

In this quick read is guidance on:

Green Builder® Media Announces 2015 Readers’ Choice Winners

Survey shows that buyers believe that green products are higher quality and more accessible than ever.
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April 10, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Green Builder Media’s annual Readers' Choice survey polls building professionals to get insight into their green product preferences and brand perceptions. Which green products are most familiar to them? Which brands do they trust and specify most often? 

Tell Us Your Favorite Green Company and Product Picks

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The holidays are upon us—the most wonderful time of the year ... but also a drain on wallets. We’re here to help: Simply fill out this simple survey letting us know your favorite green brands, and enter for a chance to win a $1,000 Lowes Gift Card! 

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New Sliding Door System Makes Small House Design Easier

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I really like products like this new hardware package from Johnson Hardware. Putting in a sliding door, as opposed to a standard swinging door, saves about 14 square feet of space in a hallway or room. This product can hold a 400-pound door and comes with all the hardware needed. Check out more innovative green products here.—Matt Power, editor-in-chief, Green Builder magazine


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