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The press release says,
This partnership pairs a respected and independent source of green building information with a platform that enhances the usefulness of green product information. The GreenSpec Directory helps the green building community find sustainable products, while ecoScorecard offers an effective way to identify and evaluate products against every significant environmental rating system.
ecoScorecard is a web-based system where manufacturers provide detailed, SKU-level information about its products. Those details are run through a calculation engine to produce submission documentation for LEED, GGHC, Labs 21, CHPS, NAHB, Re:Green and third-party certifications. Verrry handy for architects, designers, and other building professionals. The two systems aren't interchangeable — not all products in ecoScorecard will be listed in GreenSpec, and vice-versa. The collaboration provides users with a combination of ecoScorecard's thorough reporting with GreenSpec's independent review process. This partnership is similar to the arrangement between GreenSpec and the Construction Specifications Institute's GreenFormat program. BuildingGreen doesn't charge for listings, or accept advertising. The editors have sole control of product selection and product descriptions. For information on how products get listed in GreenSpec, see the article How do products get listed in GreenSpec?

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1 i need a roof on my house, an posted by fidelio on 06/16/2009 at 10:33 am

i need a roof on my house, and have done a considerable amount of wheel-spinning in seeking an affordable energy-efficient roof involving some degree of recycled / recyclable materials. for example, i reseached each of the products listed here as a green residential roofing product on the internet, and not one of them exists in the real world of roofing in my city. the green building thing seems to me to be a bogus hollywood show, in the final analysis. several local roofers promote themselves as being green or following green practices, but this is all adspeak, as it's business as usual w/ all of them once they show up to make their bid -- tear of your roof, drag it to the landfill, and replace it w/ petroleum-derived products, and dark ones at that. i sked about white roofs. not one of them had ever heard of such a thing being installed on a residence. solar is prohibitively expensive, even with the tax incentives, and millions of air conditioners will crank again this summer. i found a contractor who promoted himself as an environmental hvac co. who was going to install whisper-quiet fans etc. he didn't even show up for his appointment. there you have it - the efforts towards a green economy and green buidling practices are mostly talk, there is no sense of urgency, and are too timid by a large factor.

2 I dont know where the person posted by Steve on 06/18/2009 at 10:31 am

I dont know where the person who posted the last comment lives but there are many options for green roofing and frankly -- and unfortunately -- not all contractors are up to speed with respect to the options....not have they been properly trained. MyGreenBuildings in Sarasota Florida has installed several types of "green" roofing in our projects and we have had to sometimes pull the roofing industry along. Standing seem metal which comres from (and is easily recycled at the end of life) is a greener option than petrolium based shingles. We install vegitated roofs, and other green roofing options and I would imagine if they looked hard enough in their area the answers will come.

3 Every state has companies tha posted by Lee Beckman LEED AP on 06/19/2009 at 11:33 am

Every state has companies that deal green building materials to a certain extent. It may take a trip to your local hardware store to ask a few questions but if you are really wanting a green product for your project, it can be found.

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