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Products - November 2008

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Quadra-Fire Mt. Vernon AE Multi-Fuel Pellet Stove

Quadra-Fire Mt. Vernon AE Multi-Fuel Pellet Stove

One of the most efficient, clean, and advanced pellet stoves currently available, the Mt. Vernon AE from Quadra-Fire can burn a range of fuels—the computer control settings can be adjusted from wood pellets to surplus corn, wheat, or sunflower seeds…and even for future pellets made from waste streams that haven’t been made into pellets before. A seven-day programmable thermostat controls room temperature, regulates the unit’s automatic functions, and monitors for diagnostic events such as low-fuel alerts. This stove has a suggested heating capacity of 2,400 to 3,800 square feet. Hearth & Home Technologies; 1445 North Highway, Colville WA 99114 ; phone 800-234-2508; www.quadrafire.com.
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VAST Composite Landscape and Deck Pavers

VAST Composite Landscape and Deck Pavers

VAST pavers, made from over 95 percent post-consumer recycled materials (70 percent recycled scrap tire rubber, and 25 percent recycled HDPE and/or PP plastic), are available in permeable and non-permeable versions for light vehicular and pedestrian applications, such as driveways, parking lots, sidewalks, patios—and at one-third the weight of concrete, even over wooden decks. A proprietary grid system makes installation quick and clean; finished prices are typically less than concrete pavers, according to the company. The pavers are guaranteed not to crack, yet can be cut with conventional wood saws. VAST Enterprises, LLC; 1828 Marshall St. NE Ste. 15A, Minneapolis MN 55418; phone 612-234-8958; www.vast-enterprises.com.
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DIVA Interior Glass Partitions

DIVA Interior Glass Partitions

DIVA, from Nordwall, is a movable partition wall system with daylighting and sound-control benefits that uses 48- or 60-inch by up to 20-feet glazed or solid panels, deployed vertically or horizontally. With single- or double-pane, ¼-inch tempered glass options, a sound transmission class (STC) of 40 is achieved—a typical fiberglass-insulated wall has an STC of approximately 39. Manual or remote-controlled venetian blinds located within the glass cavity are also available. DIVA modules are made using SCAQMD-compliant adhesives and primers, and the system’s optional solid panels use Roseburg SkyBlend non-urea formaldehyde particleboard. Nordwall Americas Inc.; 4160 Industrial Blvd, Laval QC H7L 6H1 Canada; phone 450-963-7533; www.nordwall.it.
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HomeGrown Wood Character Flooring

HomeGrown Wood Character Flooring

The member-owned Massachusetts Woodlands Cooperative offers FSC-certified HomeGrown Wood character flooring harvested from family-owned forests. The kiln-dried, tongue-and-groove planks feature the visual interest of heartwood and sapwood color variations, mineral streaks, pinholes, sound knots, and grain variations. Sold in random mixed widths (2-1/4 to 6 inches, end-matched) and lengths (2 to 12 feet), these 3/4-inch-thick floorboards come unfinished in varieties of cherry, oak, maple, birch, ash, beech, and pine. This product is available in the Northeastern U.S. Massachusetts Woodlands Cooperative; 1 Sugarloaf St., South Deerfield MA 01373; phone 413-397-8800; www.masswoodlands.coop.
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Eco Whitney Low- Water-Use Toilet

Eco Whitney Low- Water-Use Toilet

TOTO’s traditional-looking, high profile Eco Whitney 1.28-gallon-per-flush toilet uses siphon-jet technology and a 3-inch flush valve to remove twice the media called for by EPA’s WaterSense standard, while using 20 percent less water than most low-flush toilets. The two-piece vitreous china toilet has a large water surface in the elongated bowl, is ADA-compliant, and available with an optional ultrasmooth ceramic glaze that resists staining, scaling, lime buildup, and bacteria and mold growth. This toilet comes with a five-year limited warranty, and is available in white. TOTO USA, Inc.; 1155 Southern Rd, Morrow GA 30260; phone 770-282-8686; www.totousa.com.
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Skyshield Skylight Blinds

Skyshield Skylight Blinds

Skylight Blinds offers glare and heat-gain control for windows of practically any shape—round, angular, sloping, barrel vaults—which can be installed horizontally, vertically, or at any angle. The Skyshield lines, mostly for interior applications, use aluminum slats ranging from one- to six-inch widths for various opening sizes and shapes. The versatile Skyshield 88 line, with interior and exterior options, offers 95 percent dim-out and up to 90 percent reduction of solar-heat gain for such applications as lecture halls, galleries, and theaters. Skylight Blinds has performed thousands of installations over the last 25 years. Savannah Trims, Inc.; 3567 91st St. N Ste 4; Lake Park Fl 33403; phone 561-656-2556; www.shutterstudio.com.
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FlexFlow Elbow

FlexFlow Elbow

The FlexFlow Elbow is designed to reduce energy use in residential or commercial applications that use flexible HVAC ducting, by contributing to appropriate installations that provide high-flow rates and low- static pressure. The 90-degree polypropylene bracing strap mounts over the outer jacket of any 6- through 16-inch flexible, round duct, avoiding the kinks and restrictions common to flexible-duct diffuser connections. They are UL classified, install simply, cost less than sheet-metal elbows, are appropriate for retrofits as well as new construction, and meet the recommendations of ASHRAE’s energy design guides for schools and small retail and office buildings. Build Right Products, LLC; 11936 W 119th St. #159, Overland Park KS 66213; toll-free 800-459-4822; www.flexflowelbow.com.
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