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Our six top eco-conscious materials and products from Greenbuild

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Specsheet > The latest, greatest green building equipment from Greenbuild. Pictured here: SmartFlower Solar's SmartFlower Plus storage panel system. (Courtesy SmartFlower Solar)

At this year’s Greenbuild in Boston, we saw a range of exciting solutions for building, renovating, and remediating the built environment. From anti-bacterial paints to acoustic fabric that reduces solar gain, we highlight six products that are truly innovating the industry.

SmartFlower Plus
SmartFlower Solar

This flower-shaped solar panel system is equipped with an integrated battery storage system that allows you to generate solar energy efficiently and store excess energy for later use. It can be used on-grid for optimization (and power outage), as well as off-grid and hybrid thanks to the battery storage capacity.

(Courtesy Sherwin-Williams)

Paint Shield Microbicidal Interior Latex Paint
Sherwin-Williams

Germophobes, rejoice! The first EPA-registered microbicidal paint that kills greater than 99.9 percent of Staph (Staphylococcus aureus), MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), E. coli (Escherichia coli), VRE (Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecalis) and Enterobacter aerogenes within two hours of exposure on painted surfaces. It continues to kill 90 percent of these bacteria even after repeated contamination on painted surfaces and lasts up to four years.

(Courtesy Hydrotech)

InstaGreen GT-4 Tray
Hydrotech

This green roof application creates water storage for stormwater management. It features perforated sidewalls to encourage tray-to-tray root growth and a base with a reservoir storage to accommodate large amounts of water and aeration.

(Courtesy greenscreen)

Cafe Series
greenscreen

Heed-A-Maric is a family of boxed-planters that comes in rectangular, curved rectangular, and square boxes that can be combined to create winding and curving plant-rich environments. It is available in 20 colors.

(Kohler)

Corbelle
Kohler

The Corbelle two-piece toilet delivers the “most complete flush ever,” with swirl flushing that keeps your bowl cleaner longer than a conventional flush, using less water. Installation is made easy by the seamless skirted trapway that attaches to the floor fittings, eliminating the need to drill holes.

(Courtesy GKD)

CMP25 – ALU 6010
GKD

Made of gold-anodized aluminum, these acoustic composite panels absorb 88 percent of sounds and reduce noise by 85 percent. The fabric combines metal mesh and aluminum honeycomb plate, making it extremely stable and resistant to bending. It allows for improved and more even daylight distribution, thereby helping to reduce the amount of energy required for artificial lighting.

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