Top 10 Green Products For '08

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Integrity Block is a compacted-earth product that is a cost-competitive replacement for concrete masonry units. Made from soil mix that includes up to 60 percent pre-consumer recycled content, it requires 40 percent less energy to produce.

Natura Paint from Benjamin Moore contains no volatile organic compounds and contains a 100 percent acrylic resin.

Matrix Total Home System from NTI is an integrated appliance that combines a gas-fired condensing boiler and furnace, condensing demand water heater, and heat-recovery ventilator into a single unit.

Safe 'N Sound Emerald doors from Masonite features wheat-straw particleboard solid cores, composite wood skins, and FSC-certified wood stiles and rails. It contains no added urea-formaldehyde.

O Ecotextiles Natural-Fiber Fabrics are made from 100 percent organic cotton or other sustainably grown fibers, including hemp, flax (linen), abaca, ramie, silk, and bamboo.

Plyboo from Smith Fong is the first bamboo flooring to carry Forest Stewardship Council certification.

H2OG is a modular rainwater storage tank for use in tight spaces such as under decks, against houses, or within walls.

SunCache solar water heating system from Harpiris Energy is an integral-collector-storage solar water heater that uses a roof-mounted, water-filled, unpressurized, polyethylene panel and copper heat exchanger to pre-heat water for domestic use.

PolyWhey Floor Finish from Vermont Natural Coatings is a waterborne wood finish whose binder is made from recycled whey protein, a byproduct of the dairy industry.

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