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Appliances

Dacor Discovery Side-by-Side Refrigerator  
LG Smart InstaView Refrigerator  
Whirlpool Zera Food Recycler  
Liebherr CBS 1360 Refrigerator/Freezer  
Thermador Freedom Induction Cooktop

Bathroom Fixtures

Kohler Highline 1.0 gpf Toilet  
Moen U by Moen Shower System  
Alpha Bidet JX Toilet Seat 

Energy Production, Storage and Control

ecobee3 Lite Wi-Fi thermostat  
Enphase IQ Microinverter System  
Panasonic Intelli-Balance 100 ERV  
Lennox SunSource Solar-Powered System 
SMA Smart Home 

Floors and Surfaces

Caesarstone TRANSFORM Surface Overlay
Nydree Wide Plank Flooring 

Heating, Cooling and Water Heating

Bosch Greentherm 9000 Series Tankless Water Heater  
Rheem Prestige Series Hybrid Electric Water Heater 
Trane 4MXW38 Ductless Indoor High Wall unit  
Noritz Combination Boiler  
MagVent MV-90 Dryer Vent Coupling  
FAFCO CoolPV Solar Energy System  
Embue Sensor 

Indoor Air Quality

American Aldes Pax Norte smart fan  
Broan InVent Series Humidity Sensing Fans  
Pentair Everpure H-300-NXT Filtration System  
Sherwin-Williams Harmony Interior Latex Paint  
Velux Solar-Powered No Leak ‘Fresh Air’ Skylight 

Insulation, Air Sealing and Leak Prevention

Flir Exx-Series Thermal Imaging Camera  
Fortifiber WeatherSmart Drainable Housewrap
Huber Engineered Woods ZIP System R-Sheathing  
LP FlameBlock Fire-Rated OSB Sheathing 

Lighting Fixtures, Controls and Sensors

Sengled Element Smart Light Bulb
Kichler Low-Profile LED Downlight
Eaton Halo Surface Mount LED Downlight 

Roofing, Siding and Decking

Fiberon Composite Cladding 
DaVinci Bellaforte Slate Roofing
MoistureShield Infuse Decking
Green Span Profiles RidgeLine Metal Roofing Panel 
Boral TruExterior Bevel Siding  
DuPont Tyvek Protec 200  
Trex Signature Railing 

Smart and Connected Technology

Allegion Schlage LE Wireless Mortise Lock
Amazon Echo Dot  
NuBryte Touchpoint  
Vivint Smart Home Sky smart home assistant 

Structural Systems, Materials and Landscaping

Belgard Aqualine Permeable Pavers  
Weyerhaeuser Trus Joist I-Joists with Flak Jacket
Quikrete Polymer Modified Structural Repair 

Windows and Doors

Jeld-Wen EpicVue Windows and Patio Doors  
Marvin Integrity Wood-Ultrex Impact Outswing French Door 

Eco-Friendly Products Selected by Green Builder's Editors

Velux Solar-Powered No Leak ‘Fresh Air’ Skylight

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Apr 17, 2017 8:44:01 AM

VELUX solar-power-game-roomAt first glance, skylights and solar energy might appear to be a surprise pairing. But Velux found a way to make the combination as natural as…sunlight. The company’s Solar Powered No Leak “Fresh Air” Skylight features a solar panel that captures available daylight and uses it to open and close the window when desired. The result is natural light, fresh air and efficient home cooling, while limiting use of utility-generated electricity and reliance on traditional HVAC units.

The skylight is controlled by an efficient, concealed battery-powered operator and a handheld remote, which includes a timer function. Installation is relatively simple (it comes assembled straight out of the box) thanks to a lack of wiring. The window provides an approximate 80 percent heat block. And there is a rain sensor that closes the skylight in case bad weather hits while the homeowner is away. The product is also eligible for a 30 percent federal tax credit through 2019. The window carries a 10-year, no-leak warranty.

Topics: solar, skylights, Hot 50 Indoor Air Quality, 2017 Hot 50 Product