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Bathroom Fixtures

American Standard VorMax Plus Self-Cleaning Toilet

Delta Electronics BreezIntegrity Ventilation System

Niagara Conservation Bi-Max Fixed-Mount Showerhead

Energy Production, Storage and Control

Brooklyn Solar Company Solar Canopy

EcoSmart Solution Geothermal Energy System

SolarEdge Technologies EV-Charging Single-Phase Inverter

Panasonic Solar HIT+ N340 Solar Panel

Heliomotion Home Solar Power Plant

Sunbolt Velocity Outdoor Solar Charging Station

Sunflare Sun2 Solar Modules

LG Electronics Energy Storage System (ESS) With Expandable Battery Pack

Floors, Walls and Surfaces

Armstrong Flooring Paragon with Diamond 10 Technology Solid Hardwood

Kohler WasteLAB Ann Sacks Crackle Collection

mnmMOD Modular Home System

Heating, Cooling and Water Heating

Bosch Inverter Ducted Split 2.0

Lennox Variable-Speed Ultra-Low NOx Gas Furnace

VentCool Vista-Series Whole-House Fan

Navien NFC-Series Stainless Steel Fire Tube Combi-Boiler

Mitsubishi Trane Electric HVAC US MLZ One-Way Ceiling Cassette

LG Electronics Multi V S Five-Ton Heat Recovery System

Indoor Air Quality and Water Quality

Kaiterra Sensedge

Awair Omni Indoor Air Quality Monitor

Panasonic EcoSolutions WhisperFresh Select Fresh Air Supply Fan

Voltea DiEntry Water Purification Unit

Insulation, Air Sealing and Leak Prevention

AeroBarrier Aerosol Envelope Sealing Process

Flo Technologies Flo by Moen Water Monitoring and Leak Protection System

Havelock Loose Fill Wool Insulation

Owens Corning Pure Safety High-Performance Insulation

Uponor Phyn Plus Intelligent Water Monitor

Tstud Structural Framing System

Lighting Fixtures, Controls and Sensors

Eaton Z-Wave Plus Wireless Collection

Hardware Resources Lighted Power Strip by Task Lighting

Amerlux Avista 7-Pin Light Engine

Roofing Deck and Siding

CertainTeed Apollo Tile II Solar Roofing System

RGS Energy Powerhouse 3.0 Solar Shingle

LP Building Solutions SmartSide Smooth Trim & Siding

Smart and Connected Technology

Control4 CA-1 Automation Controller

Delta Touch2O Technology Touch-Enabled Faucets

Resideo Technologies Honeywell Home T10 Pro Smart Thermostat

Rheem EcoNet Smart Thermostat

Sense Energy Monitor

Whisker Labs Ting Sensor

Structural Systems, Materials and Landscaping

3B Construction Solutions Bolt-A-Blok

Hunter Industries I-80 Gear-Driven Sprinkler Motor

Quikrete Re-Cap Concrete Resurfacer

Viega MegaPress Stainless XL Fittings

Typar Drainable Wrap

TRUEGRID Eco Permeable Pavers

Windows and Doors

INOX Surface Mount Barn Door Lock

Madico Solar Grey Architectural Film

Honorable Mention

Airthings Wave Plus

Aura Air Air Purification System

Baldwin Hardware TouchScreen Smart Lock

Evergreen Technologies Spectral Optical Coating

LG Dual Inverter Smart Wi-Fi Enabled Window Air Conditioner 

Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US kumo cloud Mobile App

Weather Shield All-Wood Window

Whirlpool Smart All-in-One Washer and Dryer

Wilsonart THINSCAPE Performance Tops

Eco-Friendly Products Selected by Green Builder's Editors

Tstud Structural Framing System

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Apr 23, 2019 5:24:02 PM

Tstud - Structural IngenuityThe Tstud solves the No. 1 nemesis of the construction industry: How to “cost-effectively” minimize the transfer of outdoor climatic heat or cold from affecting the interior of a structure’s ambient room temperature. The Tstud wall assembly, which uses two wood lumber members with an internal wood truss system made from dowels, provides a nearly complete (99.23 percent) thermal break through the wall—hot or cold. A built-in foam core gives the product three times the insulation of a conventional wood stud.

In straight down vertical testing, the product proved three times as strong as 2-by-6s and four times as strong as 2-by-4s. Tstud’s construction also makes it an effective mini header when used as a top plate: Only one Tstud is required, compared to two 2-by-6s or 2-by-4s in traditional framing. The product can also mean reduced use of an average of 56 studs and 2,000 fasteners per project—along with all the necessary labor to install them.

Replacing traditional framing with Tstud also helps homeowners reduce their utility bills by up to 24 percent for the life of the structure—easily covering the extra cost of building with the tool. And, the Tstud is fully International Building Code compliant for all of North America. It is available for use in all five hurricane zones and all six seismic zones. 

Topics: wood framing, Hot 50 Structural Systems, 2019 Hot 50 Products