What's New in Multi-Attribute Environmental Certifications

The industry is increasingly recognizing the need for a more comprehensive review of green products. We don't have perfect programs yet, but we scrutinize the most prominent programs out there and highlight how they're useful.

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Product News & Reviews

Recovering Heat from Commercial Kitchen Exhaust

The Halton Heat Recovery Unit captures heat in commercial kitchen exhaust to pre-heat incoming make-up air, reducing the HVAC demands on the kitchen. Optional domestic water heating loops and air-cooling coils are also available.

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New Heat Mirror Glazing for Commercial Applications

Southwall Technologies and Dow Corning have introduced a glazing system that will allow high-performance Heat Mirror glazings to be used in "structural sealant glazing" in commercial buildings.

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From the Editors

A New Edge in Specifying Green Building Products

BackPage Primer

Heat-Pump Water Heaters

Heat-pump water heaters produce more than twice as much hot water per kilowatt-hour of electricity consumed as standard electric water heaters.

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December 2010

Volume 19, Number 12

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