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Top Green Building Products of 2006

The top ten green building products of 2006 have been selected and profiled in a new print and online supplement produced by the editors of Sustainable Industries Journal. The top ten products were judged by a panel of green building experts and include innovative advances in lighting, coatings, plywood, paint, concrete and alternative energy. The 2006 Top Green Building Products supplement was mailed to all subscribers of the monthly business magazine Sustainable Industries Journal and is available for free online at

"Thanks to the wildly successful growth of green building certification over the past decade, we've entered an era where new, innovative building materials are increasingly crucial to design practice. Developers everywhere are realizing the economic advantages of green building in a market where mindless energy consumption and excessive waste are major liabilities," wrote Brian Back, Founding Editor of Sustainable Industries Journal in the Top Green Building Products 2006 supplement.

The top ten winners profiled in Top Green Building Products 2006 are:
  • Nanogel, an innovative insulation product produced by Cabot Corp.
  • PureBond Plywood, a formaldehyde-free plywood product from Columbia Forest Products
  • Recycled Metal Lighting from lighting designer and manufacturer Eleek
  • Sphelar, a spherical microsolar cell from Kyosemi Corp.
  • Ductal, a high-performance concrete from LaFarge
  • Zero-VOC Paint from Miller Paint and Rodda Paint
  • Polyx-Oil, a plant-based wood finish from OSMO
  • Uppercut Dual-Flush Flushometer, a dual-flush toilet from Sloan Valve Co.
  • Furniture from Salvaged Wood manufactured by Tropical Salvage
  • Geothermal Heating System from WaterFurnace
Sustainable Industries Journal is the leading source of sustainable business news on the West Coast and beyond and is published by Portland, Oregon-based Celilo Group Media.

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