10 Hot Product Finds from Greenbuild 2012

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    Crush is a line of handmade 100% recycled glass tiles fabricated from pre-consumer window panes. The line comes in 40 colors, two finishes, and 17 size formats. www.fireclaytile.com.

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    The manufacturer says ECOCELL is the industry’s first cellulose insulation batt made from a combination of recycled and renewable fibers (the majority of which is post-consumer recycled newspaper). The 5.5-inch batt achieves an R-value of 20. www.cmsgreen.com.

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    This line of flush-style doors is engineered with an agri-fiber core, laminated veneer lumber frame, a high density fiber skin, ¾-inch bamboo edges, and bamboo veneer. Doors are available up to 8 feet tall and with a variety of wood and metal inlays. www.greenleafdoors.com.

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    Available for interior and exterior applications, Emerald is a line of no-VOC paint that is stain resistant, easy to wash, and provides maximum resistance to mildew and moisture, the company says. The self-priming product comes in all of the company’s colors. It costs about $65 per gallon. www.sherwin-williams.com.

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    The company’s folding and bi-fold glass walls can be installed almost anywhere in a home in a variety of custom heights and widths. Some doors pass Florida hurricane ratings and are certified for both Florida State Impact and Miami Dade and can be specified with a variety of glazing options such as low-E, acid etched, frosted, and art glass. www.solarinnovations.com.

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    This Passive House–certified tilt-turn window is made from laminated wood to avoid warping and features high-performance triple glazing, warm-edge spacers, and a four-level water-based finish. Self-tinted glass is available. www.unilux.de.

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    Your windows aren’t the only ones that can have triple glazing. Available in sizes up to 20 feet wide and 8 feet tall, these doors feature triple glazing, warm-edge spacers, and German hardware. Doors can be specified in all-glass, thermally broken aluminum frame, and pine, meranti, and oak cladding. www.zolawindows.com.

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    Friendly Wall is a pre-fabricated interior wall cladding made from 3-millimeter-thick solid wood laminated to 3-millimeter-thick plywood. The panels can be attached directly to drywall with construction adhesive or fasteners. Walnut, Canadian maple, and oak are available. www.finium.ca.

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    Made from basalt rocks and recycled slag from the steel industry, ComfortBoard is a rigid mineral wool insulation sheathing board that can be used on the exterior of a home or to prevent thermal bridging in basements. The product is non-combustible, water repellent, fire resistant, and sound absorbent, the company says. It has an R-value of about 4 per inch. www.roxul.com.

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    The Terra Krystal line of tiles is made from 55% recycled glass and clay, and features a crackled glaze that makes it ideal for kitchens and baths. Priced from $10 to $14, the line comes in seven colors and four standard and special-order sizes. www.terragreenceramics.com.

Anyone associated with the green building movement has likely made the trip to San Francisco’s Mascone Center this week to attend the annual Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, the world's largest conference and expo dedicated to green building.

And they didn’t just come for the weather.

Sure they undoubtedly came to hear such speakers as Kohler president and COO David Kohler; Cory Booker, mayor of Newark, N.J.; and Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, but they also came to attend seminars and look for the latest cool products that manufacturers have to offer.

Day 1 revealed wide variety, from triple-glazed windows and doors to insulation made from rocks and slag from the steel industry.

Here are 10 that caught our eye.