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50 Eco-Friendly Products Selected by Green Builder's Editors



Onyx Solar has launched the first colored photovoltaic glass adapted to construction standards. This PV pavement can be integrated into any project, including floors, curtain walls, facades and skylights. It comes in four standard sizes and a rainbow of color and transparency configurations, including the option to incorporate an LED backlighting system. The Walkable PV Floor complies with anti-slip regulations, supports 400 kg in point load tests, and reaches almost the same efficiency levels as any other photovoltaic building material.

Onyx Solar Walkable PV Floor

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These lamps provide incandescent-like dimming, by shifting color temperature from 3000 K to 2000 K as they dim. With a rated life of 25,000 to 50,000 hours, lamps in this family use up to 80 percent less energy than incandescent lamps. They also contain no mercury or lead.

“We got a chance to try out some of the new dimmable LED lamps included in this ‘family.’ What you get is a really nice, mood-setting amber glow at lower dimmer settings, and a nice, bright-white light at full-on. This is exactly the kind of breakthrough we’ve been waiting for from LED manufacturers. Farewell CFLs—long live LEDs!”
-Matt Power, Editor-in-Chief

Osram Sylvania Ultra SE LED lamp family

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Incorporating sensor and dimmer benefits in one product saves up to 60 percent in lighting energy. The Lutron Masetro turns lights on when a person enters a room, then turns them off when they leave. Proprietary Advanced XCT sensing technology detects fine motion, so lights stay on in occupied rooms; a patented Ambient Light Detect can also sense daylight, so that lights only turn on when there’s not enough light present. Maestro works with incandescents, CFLs and LEDs.

Lutron Maestro Occupancy Sensor C•L Dimmer

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These fixtures consume approximately 80 percent less electricity than incandescent fixtures of similar light intensity. In addition, the Design Pro LED should last 40,000 hours, or roughly 15 to 20 years, saving 20 replacement lamps. Featuring exclusive Radiax optics, the DesignPro LED delivers the greatest lumens per watt in the industry by driving increased output from LED chips; this results in a more focused light at a cooler operating temperature. These fixtures are backed by a 10-year commercial and 15-year residential warranty.

Kichler Design Pro LED 120V flood light

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