Measured to be 18% harder than santos mahogany and 43% harder than the maker's own standard bamboo flooring, Synergy Strand is ideal throughout the home, especially on high-traffic areas such as stairs. A patented manufacturing process fuses bamboo fibers together under extreme pressure with an environmentally safe adhesive. Coating materials used in the six-coat aluminum oxide/polyurethane finish are water-based and solvent-free, and do not off-gas, meeting the company's environmental standards. Nested packaging carries 72- and 36-inch–long planks of 3¾ inches or 5 5/8 inches. All boards are ½-inch thick. 800.929.6333. www.teragren.com.
The Marittimo finish in the Earth Plaster product line is an eco-friendly alternative to cement, gypsum, acrylic, and lime plasters. The finish is inspired by tabi, a traditional Moroccan plaster using a base of reclaimed shells mixed with natural clay, creating a faceted backdrop of greens, pinks, and blues for an overall luminescent, wax-like effect. Available in a palette of 32 basic colors with numerous tint options. 866.404.1634. www.americanclay.com.
Open Energy. Designed to blend seamlessly with the colors and edge profiles of most commonly used cement roof tiles, Solar Save Tiles are an energy-efficient roofing option for sloped roofs. Suitable for new construction or retrofit, the photovoltaic tiles offer up to 1,000 watts of DC output, depending on the tile color. No ground wires are needed for installation, and the tiles can be used with in-house electrical support equipment. 858.794.8800. www.openenergycorp.com.
Henkel. Caulks, sealants, and adhesives need to be strong to get the job done, but that doesn't mean their VOCs have to be. The new OSI Green Series line offers environmentally friendly formulations with VOC levels of 2% or less. The line includes exterior sealants, latex caulks, construction adhesives, and specialty sealants. 800.321.3578. www.osiproseries.com.
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