WHEN SCOUTING FOR this year’s winners, we asked all of the usual questions: Does the product contribute to a home’s durability, energy efficiency and/or resilience? Is it made from renewable materials? What is the manufacturing impact? Does it represent a new threshold for the industry? You’ll probably notice that many of this year’s picks optimize their functions by combining improved design with connected technology. The Internet of Things is influencing more and more product categories, and is even changing how pros use the tools of their trade. We hope you’ll discover a few winners that will help your projects be even greener this year.