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Highlights from Greenbuild Expo 2015

Highlights from Greenbuild Expo 2015

by Lauren Busser, The House Designers' Editorial Director

We attended Greenbuild this year, and we saw many sustainable home products that we couldn't wait to tell you about. The ever-expanding selection of green products available means that you can outfit your home to make it more efficient than ever before. From solar tiles and energy-efficient windows to a portable generator and a gorgeous fridge, here are some of our favorite products from Greenbuild 2015.
The Most Efficient Windows
 
The Most Efficient Windows

We have loved the gorgeous energy-efficient windows from Integrity® from Marvin® Windows and Doors for a long time. For Greenbuild this year, they brought their Wood-Ultrex Tripane Casement Windows. Not only do they have a gorgeous fiberglass exterior and a real wood interior, but they were also named Most Efficient Window by ENERGY STAR® 2015. This configuration of Wood-Ultrex fiberglass features tripane insulating glass with argon gas for exceptional energy performance.

Model: Integrity® from Marvin® Wood-Ultrex Tripane Casement Windows
An Eco-Friendly Paint

Looking for the perfect paint color for every room of your home? Well, now you can find your perfect color and go green at the same time. Benjamin Moore's® zero-VOC and zero emissions Natura® paint surpasses the strictest environmental standards without compromising on legendary performance or color. This virtually odorless paint carries the Benjamin Moore Green Promise®, assuring that you have purchased a product that meets LEED®, GreenGuard®, Green Seal® and other certifications. It was also voted 2015 Product of the Year. Try this paint in Benjamin Moore's® Color of the Year 2016, Simply White.

Model: Benjamin Moore® Natura® Zero-VOC and Zero Emissions* Paint
 
An Eco-Friendly Paint
A Ventless Dryer You Can Install Anywhere
 
A Ventless Dryer You Can Install Anywhere

Want exceptional clothing care that uses less energy? The 7.3 cu. ft. HybridCare™ Ventless Duet® Dryer with Heat Pump Technology from Whirlpool® is an ENERGY STAR® certified, high-efficiency electric dryer that installs in more places thanks to its ventless design. What we love most about this dryer is that it uses 73 percent less energy compared to traditional models. We also love the Advanced Moisture Sensing system, which reads incoming and outgoing air temperatures while monitoring moisture levels inside the dryer to complete the drying cycle only once everything is perfectly dry.

Model: Whirlpool® 7.3 cu ft. HybridCare™ Ventless Duet® Dryer with Heat Pump Technology
A Portable Generator You Can Use Anywhere

KOHLER® Power Equipment continues to expand its portable generator offerings with the introduction of the enCUBE™, a portable generator on wheels. The enCUBE™ is a battery-powered indoor/outdoor inverter generator that provides 1,440 watts of continuous power. It can also surge up to 3,600 watts for three milliseconds or 1,800 watts for ten minutes to support motor starting. Its small size makes it ideal for camping, tailgating, and for use on a construction site or as a home backup generator. The best part about this generator is that it uses no fuel and can be charged using a standard 120V AC wall outlet or any solar panel. It operates silently and produces zero emissions, giving you the flexibility to use this unit indoors or outdoors.

Model: KOHLER® EnCube™ Portable Generator
 
A Portable Generator You Can Use Anywhere
A Solar Roof to Harness Power
 
A Solar Roof to Harness Power

The pinnacle of energy production, the Apollo Tile II system from CertainTeed® uses high-efficiency monocrystalline silicon solar cells that provide a power rating of 60 watts per tile to capture and convert the most energy per square foot of any solar tile. The system is designed to match the profile of flat concrete tiles to blend seamlessly into its surroundings. The tiles are an all-black solar laminate that is combined with a custom colored frame to match a variety of roofs. They install directly on the roof sheathing using standard deck screws, and since the tiles weigh 13 pounds per square foot, there's no need for structural reinforcements. These tiles are also durable, made to stand up to 250 pounds per square foot, can be installed in wind zones of up to 150 mph, and have water channels that protect your home from water damage.

Model: CertainTeed® Apollo Tile II
A Light System That Will Lower Your Bills

Intelligent light control can significantly improve your home's energy bills. Take a look at the HomeWorks® System from Lutron®, which provides convenient, intelligent, and sophisticated control of your home's lights and shades. This system also features Architectural and Designer controls that can enhance your décor and complement your home. The HomeWorks® system can even be integrated into your home's audiovisual systems. A centralized dimming panel can also be used to provide control of multiple zones of light in a room, giving you total command of your lighting.

Model: Lutron® HomeWorks®
 
A Light System That Will Lower Your Bills
The Perfect Fridge for Organizing Your Food Storage
 
The Perfect Fridge for Organizing Your Food Storage

Get the most out of your kitchen with the 36-inch Wide Double Drawer Refrigerator with Temperature Controlled Drawer from Whirlpool®. With 26 cu. ft. of storage, this refrigerator is big enough for all of your needs. Among the highlights of this refrigerator is the five-setting temperature controlled drawer, which allows you to select the perfect temperature for storing anything from meat and fish to cheese. It even has a thaw setting to provide the ideal environment to defrost your favorite foods. You can also keep your produce tasting great with the FreshFlow™ Produce Preserver, and the small items bin will keep all your small items stored neatly.

Model: Whirlpool® 36-inch Wide Double Drawer Refrigerator with Temperature Controlled Drawer - 26 cu. ft.
A Shower Organizing Solution

Want to design the perfect shower space? KOHLER's® new Choreograph™ shower wall and accessory collection creates a well-organized and beautiful showering space. The Choreograph™ shower wall gives homeowners the opportunity to integrate smart accessories like storage and seating in an aesthetically pleasing space. The collection includes a variety of decorative walls, a joint system, in-wall storage, on-wall storage, and seating in a variety of colors and finishes to help you create the perfect shower whether your style is traditional, transitional, or contemporary. The walls are made from KOHLER's® Serica™ material, a proprietary composite of the optimal amount of crushed stone and fiber reinforcement that results in unparalleled durability and aesthetic.

Model: KOHLER® Choreograph™ Shower Walls
 
A Shower Organizing Solution
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