As you’ll soon find on the following pages, the "Buyer’s Guide" you’re holding is an invaluable reference tool for finding which manufacturers make what in the world of building products as well as how to easily contact them. But if you’re searching for information specifically about green products, materials, technologies, and construction techniques, Builder Online and some of its Hanley Wood sister websites are rich with content about building and remodeling sustainable homes in easy-to-navigate formats. (And they’re flush with traditional products coverage, too.)
Builder’s website offers extensive coverage of green building products, construction practices, and news written by senior editors Nigel F. Maynard and John Caulfield and contributing editor Rich Binsacca, all veteran construction writers. From the home page, click on the “Green Building” tab.
The website for EcoHome magazine offers one-stop shopping for everything green in home building and remodeling. It focuses on case studies of certified sustainably built homes and new green products that are third-party certified or that are hand-picked by the editors, including editor in chief Rick Schwolsky, a former solar builder. The site also provides a wealth of information about construction techniques and building science, emerging technologies, green legislation and standards, and green trends.
The website for Eco-Structure magazine offers commercial construction pros a plethora of information on green construction best practices, stellar examples of sustainable buildings, and new green products for both residential and commercial projects. Go to the home page, and click on the “Products” tab.
The online home of Building Products magazine, ebuild is the industry’s leading website dedicated solely to the coverage of products, materials, and technologies. It is a warehouse of stories and information published by all Hanley Wood magazines and websites, and it houses a database of 14,000 product manufacturers. A search on ebuild for water-conserving dual-flush toilets, for example, can turn up hundreds of photos, manufacturer catalogs, bath trends, and much more.
residential architect is the voice of the architect designing new and remodeled homes. Its “Green Pieces” department showcases new green products for upscale dwellings, and “Doctor Spec” offers expert insight into green products in practice. Go to the home page, and click on the “Products” tab.
Other Online Product Resources
Invaluable product and building practice information can be found at Hanley Wood’s other magazines and websites, including:
Tools of the Trade is the industry’s best source for unbiased, hands-on reviews of new tools. You’ll find all the magazine’s tool tests, organized by category, plus new products, tool trends, industry news, and links to the magazine’s annual Editors’ Choice Awards.
The Journal of Light Construction provides hands-on residential building resources for the pro. A JLC Archive membership gives instant access to 25 years of JLC—every article, illustration, and proven jobsite solutions and best practices. You’re also invited to join the lively JLC Forums, where pros discuss and debate the merits of specific products and construction techniques, and view how-to installation videos that are available on JLC TV.