Accelerated Building Technologies. By combining wall framing, sheathing, insulation, and housewrap into one component, the 3E Wall System reduces installation time while increasing energy efficiency and structural integrity, compared to stick framing. During manufacture, expandable polystyrene insulation is infused into the structural steel panels. The process effectively eliminates thermal bridging, the maker says, and results in a ready-to-finish, air- and water-resistant substrate that won't warp or twist over time. The 3E system is designed and engineered for each project, and panels are pre-cut with all door and window rough openings. 412.490.5037. www.accbt.com.
Vitra. EverGreen high-efficiency toilets (HET) each operate on 1.6 gallons of water or less, per flush, including two dual-flush models that use 0.8 gpf for small jobs, and 1.6 gpf when more power is required. A 1-gpf pressure-assist model, and 1.2-gpf gravity-flush are also available. The toilets in this line reduce household water usage, thereby helping to lower monthly water bills. 877.658.4872. www.vitra-usa.com.
Water Inc. Rather than waiting for water to boil on the stove or revving up the microwave for a cup of hot chocolate or oatmeal, try the EverHot instant hot water system. Hidden beneath the sink, the EverHot system features a half-gallon stainless steel reservoir that provides filtered hot water, up to 190 degrees, through a simple sink-mounted faucet available in 28 styles and finishes. Able to generate as many as 60 cups of hot water an hour, the EverHot system uses less electricity than a 40-watt light bulb, the maker says. 800.322.9283. www.waterinc.com.
Timber Products Co. Three new Green T hardwood plywood panels are designed to meet or exceed U.S. Green Building Council and LEED product requirements. Green T Arries features an MDF core produced with a formaldehyde-free adhesive and 100% post-industrial recycled wood fiber. Green T Veneer Core and Green T Particle-board Core both use no added urea-formaldehyde resin in the manufacturing process. All three products perform, machine, and hold fasteners with the same effectiveness as the company's standard products, the maker says. 800.547.9520. www.timberproducts.com.
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