The new Nest learning thermostat is taking home automation to the next level. By sensing your movements, it learns your habits and automatically adjusts the temperature thereby maximizing its efficiency. With Apple and Android interface, the nest can also be controlled remotely with a smartphone or tablet. According to the EPA, a properly programmed thermostat can save up to 20 percent of a home’s annual heating and cooling costs. The suggested retail price is $249. Installation and programming costs will run about $119.
Landmark Solaris™ from CertainTeed Roofing is a brilliant energy-saving
breakthrough that puts cool roof technology to work. Landmark Solaris is a
steep-slope, solar reflective asphalt roofing shingle which contains advanced
colored granules that reflect the suns rays and can reduce a roofs temperature
by as much as 20% in the summer.
As an advanced hybrid roofing material, Landmark Solaris combines the
traditional beauty of asphalt shingles with the ecological benefits of cool-roof
technology. The result is a long-lasting ENERGY STAR® rated product.
This roofing product qualifies for an energy tax credit
of up to $1500 under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
WDG System 14™ silicone is part of our total silicone roof system that uses a base of SPF foam - a proven technology that is strong, lightweight and self-flashing. It provides a seamless, monolithic roofing surface that is water-repellant and durable with insulating properties that can generate significant energy savings. Roof systems using these materials can often pay for themselves in energy savings within the warranty period.The WDG R2R™ silicone membrane is a one-of-a-kind, environmentally friendly
product that is solvent-free and contains recycled EPDM roofing material. WDG's manufacturing facilities are in northern Ohio.
James Hardie Siding
James Hardie is committed to helping you build better, more sustainable
projects. We do this by offering a durable product made from easily sourced natural materials that are manufactured within a 500 mile radius of Cincinnati. James Hardie also offers the only Energy Star rated building wrap system on the market.
Renlita Doors North America, LLC offers architects, designers and end users a well proven, reliable and robust door. Different models, configurations and flexibility of finishes and materials allow specialist products to be supplied to suit individual customer needs. The Renlita Floataway Single Leaf Series 1000 counterweight balanced door makes an outstanding statement. With the capacity to accept a wide variety of sizes, claddings and glazing patterns, they have the potential to radically showcase your building.
Energy Efficient Lighting
Dayleit Luminaries provides the latest technology in high quality, high efficiency LED and Plasma Induction lamps. Both require less energy and have a longer life-span than typical fluorescent counterparts. There are lamps suitable for all applications: new and retrofit, interior and exterior, commercial and residential.
UltraTouch contains 85% post-industrial recycled natural fibers. These fibers contain inherent qualities that provide for extremely effective sound absorption and maximum thermal performance. UltraTouch DOES NOT ITCH and is very easy to handle and work with.
Take advantage of state grants and federal tax credits and install solar technologies. Local, licensed installers insure proper installation and lifetime maintenance of systems.
Velux Sun Tunnel
Introducing the VELUX SUN TUNNEL™ skylight - the most innovative skylight in the industry. The new product design delivers brighter natural light and the easiest installation available. Qualifies for a 30% Federal Tax Credit.
SunRise Solar Attic Fan
Cut your utility bills by up to 30% with the SunRise Solar-Powered Attic Fan. It requires no electricity, just the power of the sun! Qualifies for a 30% Federal Tax Credit.
Home Energy Conservation
Imagine leaving a window open all winter long -- the heat loss, cold drafts and wasted energy! If your home has a folding attic stair, a whole house fan or AC Return, a fireplace or a clothes dryer, that may be just what is occurring in your home every day. These often overlooked sources of heat loss and air leakage can cause heat to pour out and the cold outside air to rush in -- costing you higher heating bills. Battic Door Home Energy Conservation Products are simple, do-it-yourself products that help to eliminate energy loss through the most common air leaks in your home. Products include Attic Stair Insulators (pictured, right), Fireplace Draftstoppers, Whole House Fan Vent Cover Seals, Dryer Vent Seals, Furnace Filter Slot Seals, and more.
Brondell Simple Flush
Upgrade your traditional toilet with the Brondell Simple Flush. Dual flush functionality at the push of a button can reduce your toilet's overall water use by 30-50%.
As a retrofitted sink basin, SinkPositive replaces a toilet tank’s lid to enable a touchless hand wash with clean, supply line water before redirecting the used (grey) water to the toilet bowl for the next flush. Daily water savings of up to two gallons per person are achievable under normal use.
Increase water efficiency for irrigation by capturing rain water with locally sourced rain barrel kits made from recycled food grade plastic barrels and recycled oak whiskey barrels.
Solarcone Food Digester
Solarcone provides earth-friendly solutions to the traditional backyard composter, with easy-to-use, efficient household tools, reducing waste and eliminating the problem of food disposal. It's a clean, healthy option to minimize your family's kitchen trash while helping the environment. The Food Waste Digesters deal with household kitchen waste within the confines of a garden or yard. Tried and tested for 15 years, the Food Waste Digester accepts all types of food including raw and cooked meat or fish and bones. Using a Food Waste Digester immediately reduces the amount of waste collected from your home by up to 30%. It is affordable. It makes sense.