Green buildings take green products and the Sustainable Industries Top 10 Green Building Products 2010 guide can help companies decide which products should go in their eco-friendly building. The top 10 products were chosen from more than 100 entries and were evaluated on several different criteria including environmental performance, design aesthetic, and compatibility with the USGBC’s LEED rating system.

This year’s list marks the fifth time that Sustainable Industries has created a top 10 green building supplies guide and it features a variety of product types. From water systems to energy management systems and flooring to pavement, the list includes an assortment of products that will help building owners in their pursuit of a LEED certified facility.

Top 10 Green Building Products 2010

  • AQUS Greywater System – Sioan Valve Co.
  • Acrovyn 4000 – Construction Specialties Inc.
  • Control4 Energy Management System – Control4 Energy
  • Energy Efficiency Education Dashboard – QA Graphics
  • Energy Recovery Ventilator – Building Performance Equipment
  • Second Glass – Second Glass
  • Strand Poplar Flooring – Eco Timber
  • Ultimate Pervious Pavement – Evolution Paving Resources
  • Warmboard – Warmboard Inc.
  • Solatube Daylighting Systems – Solatube International
The Second Glass product gives us a glimpse into the lifecycle of a broken windshield. The company recycles broken windshields into products that can be used in a variety of ways and in several different applications including walls, dividers and partitions. I don’t know if I’m just unlucky in the windshield department but I can easily go through a windshield a year thanks to construction trucks flipping up rocks on the freeway. I’ve always wondered what happens to the old windshield once it leaves my car and now I know where some may end up.

I also think that the Strand Poplar Flooring product by EcoTimber is great. The company uses waste from China-based furniture and paper factories and then cold presses them into a rock that is made into flooring. The product is ultra durable and comes with a 25-year commercial warranty against construction defects. If the product is installed in a residential setting, this protection is extended to a lifetime warranty.

To read more about the other eight products that made this year’s Top 10 Green Building Products list, visit the Sustainable Industries website.

See also:

Eco-friendly building products

Sustainable building materials

Green building materials

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