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Here at BuildingGreen.com, we recently announced our picks for the Top-10 green building products of 2009. The list is a pretty cool selection of newer products that could come in handy on your 2010 green projects. But what were your picks? If you were a subscriber to BuildingGreen.com (which, I feel compelled to add, is a steal at our trial rate of $12.95 per week, or at $199 per year), you had access to our GreenSpec database of over 2,000 of the greenest products out there, thoroughly vetted by our editors, and sorted by CSI and applicability to LEED credits, among other things. We don't take advertising, by the way, so there's no hint of quid pro quo in our listings. Simple analysis of our website traffic statistics reveals which of those 2,000-plus products you read, researched, and generally clicked on most during 2009. Ladies and gentlemen...

The People's Choice Top-10 GreenSpec Products of 2009!

10) Navien Tankless Gas Water Heater

Navien offers ultra-efficient tankless condensing water heaters for commercial and residential applications. Microprocessors and sensors... Read more

9) Modular Greenwall Planting Systems

Tournesol Siteworks offers two greenwall applications. TerraScreen is an easily installed galvanized grid for hanging containered plants. The Tournesol VGM is a direct-planting system... Read more

8) Mooroof Recycled-Tire Roofing

 Mooroof roof tiles are made of post-consumer recycled tire rubber treads. The sidewalls are removed... Read more

7)  FSC-Certified, Formaldehyde-Free Wood Panel Products

Columbia Forest Products offers FSC hardwood plywood products, FSC hardwood veneers and FSC laminates using no-added-urea-formaldehyde (NAF) and no-added-urea-formaldehyde (NAUF) resins. Columbia manufactures hardwood plywood... Read more

6) Serious Windows

Serious Materials, parent company of Alpen Energy Group, has added Alpens's glazing to the company's own technology to create a variety of high-performance fiberglass windows under the Serious Windows brand. These windows use ... Read more

5) Suntech See Thru

Suntech See Thru (previously known as Photovol Glass from MSK) is photovoltaic glazing--a solar panel with a semit-ransparent finish that is installed as glazing and resembles tinted glass. See Thru sandwiches... Read more

4) Solar in a Box

Ready Solar manufacturers Solar in a Box, a pre-engineered and pre-assembled residential solar electric system. Partnering with inverter manufacturer KACO Solar and panel manufacturer... Read more

3) Moeding Alphaton and Longoton Rainscreen Panels

Shildan is the U.S. distributor of Alphaton and Longoton terra cotta rainscreens from the German company Moeding. Rainscreen cladding sheds moisture and allows venting of the exterior wall assembly, preventing moisture penetration... Read more

2) PermaFLOW

The PermaFLOW is a lavatory P-trap with a built-in cleaning mechanism. A paddle inside the unit can be manually rotated to wipe away build-up without having to open the trap. In addition, the PermaFLOW creates turbulence... Read more

1) Natura Interior Waterborne Paint

Benjamin Moore's Natura line of zero-VOC paints and primers are made for residential and light commercial applications. These spatter-resistant paints dry quickly... Read more


  • Used any of these products? Click through to them, and if you're a member, share your feedback with other members. Or, comment below.
  • What products do you like in 2010? Comment below, or see if we have them in the GreenSpec database. "Voting" for this year started January 1st!
  • The executive editor of GrenSpec is Alex Wilson, who just started a new blog, "Alex's Cool Product of the Week"--recommended reading.

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Comments

1 So the Benny Moore Natura pai posted by Marsha on 01/18/2010 at 07:21 pm

So the Benny Moore Natura paint was the #1 product, with the most views, on your website for 2009 ?

2 Yes, Marsha, that's right. We posted by Tristan Roberts on 01/19/2010 at 05:07 am

Yes, Marsha, that's right. We have other content on our website such as EBN articles, but out of our GreenSpec product database, that was the most viewed page. What do you think about that?

3 I think that is fantastic, si posted by Marsha on 01/19/2010 at 07:57 am

I think that is fantastic, since we carry Benjamin Moore in our stores. I personally haven't tried it yet, but I have heard our customers rave about it. My kids have a little asthma so the no VOC is the only way to go. Plus, I'm in Minnesota and it is too cold to open the windows in the winter when you're painting. Natura is what I plan on using for my next project.

I appreciate you taking the time to share this information with us. I just had a customer inquiry about formaldehyde in wood products, now I can forward the Columbia Forest product to him

Thank you.


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