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The materials listed determine the thermal efficiency, moisture resistance, and air tightness of the building envelope. When quality materials are assembled correctly, heating and cooling loads are reduced, and air quality increases creating a healthier environment. The list below was created with sustainability in mind; preference given to materials created from renewable resources or containing recycled content.



Division 2: Site Construction >

02450 Foundations and Load Bearing Elements:

Piers:
www.pieramids.com/

Foundation Pads:
www.tiedown.com/dabs.html

Anchors:
www.tiedown.com/deanchors.html

Systems:
www.tiedown.com/dpiers.html
http://www.modularhomesetting.com/MHS/

Pin Foundations:
www.buildinggreen.com/auth/article.cfm/1999/10/1/Pin-Foundations-No-Excavation-Required/
www.pinfoundations.com/

Screw Anchor foundations:
www.abchance.com/applications/boardwalk.asp


Division 3: Concrete >

03400 Pre-cast Concrete:

www.oldcastleprecast.com/Pages/default.aspx
www.macraesbluebook.com/search/company.cfm?company=518437

Fly-ash Concrete:
www.buildinggreen.com/auth/article.cfm/1999/6/1/The-Fly-Ash-Revolution-Making-Better-Concrete-with-Less-Cement/


Division 6: Wood and Plastics >

06400 Architectural Wood Work:

Comparing composite board materials:
www.greenspec.co.uk/html/materials/boards.html

Engineered Wood from Sustainable Sources:
www.accoya.info/
www.lpcorp.com/subflooring/subflooring.aspx
www.huberwood.com/main.aspx?pagename=oemstructuredpanel

06500 Structural Plastics:

www.strongwell.com/products/pultruded_prod/decking/architectural_decking/

06600 Plastic Fabrications:

www.lairdplastics.com/

Panelite:
www.panelite.us/

3form:
www.3-form.com/

Panels from Recyclable Materials:
Sustainable wood:
www.environbiocomposites.com/
Paperstone:
www.paperstoneproducts.com/
Formaldehyde Free, Recyclable and Renewable:
www.panelsource.net/products/all
Eco-Clad and Eco-Top:
www.kliptech.com/


Division 7: Thermal and Moisture Protection >

07100 Damproofing and Waterproofing:

eber.ed.ornl.gov/Housewrap%20DOE_769.pdf

Moisture Barriers:
www2.dupont.com/Tyvek_Construction/en_US/products/residential/products/homewrap.html
www2.dupont.com/Tyvek_Construction/en_US/products/residential/products/thermawrap.html
www.covalencecoatedproducts.com/en-US/products/Thermo-Ply/content.aspx

Flashing:
www.fryreglet.com/

Zip System:
www.huberwood.com/main.aspx?pagename=zipsystemwalloverview

07200 Thermal Protection:

www.ornl.gov/sci/roofs+walls/AWT/Ref/TechHome.htm
www.ornl.gov/sci/roofs+walls/insulation/ins_01.html

Whole Wall R-value calculator:
www.ornl.gov/sci/roofs+walls/AWT/home.htm

Insulation Comparisons:
www.greenspec.co.uk/html/materials/insulation.html
www.buildinggreen.com/auth/article.cfm/1995/1/1/Insulation-Materials-Environmental-Comparisons/

Products:
www.pbsolve.com/resfoamins.htm
www.ornl.gov/sci/roofs+walls/radiant/rb_01.html
www.biobased.net/
www.structall.com/content/pages/laminated_panel_products/snapnlock.html
www.greenspec.co.uk/html/products/list681a.html

Recyclable Insulation:
Blue jean insulation:
www.bondedlogic.com/
Cellulose Insulation (Knoxville):
www.insultechnology.com/

Translucent Insulation:
Nanogel:
www.solar-components.com/aerogel.htm
Radiant Barrier Insulation:
www.superiorrb.com/


07400 Roofing and Siding Panels:

www.huberwood.com/main.aspx?pagename=zipsystemroofOverview

Metal Cladding:
www.mcnichols.com/
www.cladit.com/examples/copperplus.html
www.centria.com/Roof/default.aspx
www.alucobondusa.com/what_overview.asp

Fiber Cement Cladding:
www.jameshardie.com/homeowner/siding.shtml
www.certainteed.com/certainteed/index.htm

Engineered wood siding:
www.lpcorp.com/sidingtrim/sidingtrim.aspx

Rainscreen from recycled newsprint:
www.paperstoneproducts.com/

07500 Membrane Roofing:

Sarnafil:
www.sarnafilus.com/

Mulehide:
www.mulehide.com/tpo/tpo.html


Division 8: Doors and Windows >

08100 Metal Doors and Frames:

www.nanawall.com/
www.schueco.com/web/us/home_owners/products/doors
www.fleetwoodusa.com/
www.marvin.com/?page=Doors
www.kawneer.com/kawneer/north_america/en/home.asp

08500 Windows:

www.fleetwoodusa.com/
www.schueco.com/web/us/home_owners/products/windows
www.marvin.com/?page=Windows

08700 Hardware:

www.hafele.com/us/products/97.asp

08800 Glazing:

www.pilkington.com/applications/products2006/englishusa/default.htm
www.guardian.com/en/about.html
www.kalwall.com/
www.polygal.com/HTMLs/Home.aspx


Division 9: Finishes >

09500 Ceilings:

Acoustical Perforated Plywood: www.architecturalsurfaces.net/
Homosote: www.homasote.com/
Tectum: http://www.tectum.com/

09600 Flooring:

www.structuralsystems.com/floorpanels.html

Wood flooring:
www.ecotimber.com/

Hardwood plywood and hardwood veneer:
www.columbiaforestproducts.com/

Cork and Bamboo Floors:
www.teragren.com/products_flooring.html
www.dm-flooring.com/products/ecowood/index.asp
www.naturalcork.com/

Bamboo Plywood:
www.plyboo.com/

Eco-cem:
www.coveringsetc.com/

Modular Carpet:
www.flor.com/
www.ifsia.com/

09700 Walls:

www.e-panelite.com/
www.ornl.gov/sci/roofs+walls/AWT/Ref/TechHome.htm

Bamboo:
www.teragren.com/products_panels.html

Aluminum:
www.saf.com/content.php?action=getCatIndex&cat_id=14

09900 Paints and Coatings:


Green Standards/Organizations:
www.paint.org/issues/greenbuilding.cfm

Paint Comparison:
www.buildinggreen.com/auth/article.cfm/1999/2/1/Paint-the- Room-Green/

Products:
www.amicusgreen.com/v1/products.htm
www.pbsolve.com/sidingcoat.htm



For More on Assemblies:

Environmental Impact Calculator:
www.athenasmi.ca/tools/ecoCalculator/

Parts:
www.livinghomes.net/leedTable.html

Green Products:
www.buildinggreen.com/menus/index.cfm
www.oikos.com/green_products/index.php
www.greenspec.co.uk/index.html