Top 5 Green Building Products of 2002

From paint to foundations, Environmental Building News announces top products for 2002.

| March/April 2003

  • Pittsburgh Paints interior latex paint is Green Seal-certified.
    Photo Courtesy Pittsburgh Paints

Environmental Building News has announced its list of top 10 green products of 2002. The list includes the following five products that should be of immediate interest to homeowners as well as anyone who is following the rapid emergence of products that will satisfy green criteria in the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system.

1. FSC-Certified Tuff-Strand Oriented Strand Board (OSB) from the Roy O. Martin Lumber Company

The first OSB product to be certified according to standards developed by the Forest Stewardship Council. To receive this certification, the company had to go through an extensive third-party review of its forestry practices on timberlands in Louisiana. OSB can be used for panels and other products typically made from plywood. (800) 299-5174.

2. WoodStalk Fiberboard and Underlayment from Dow BioProducts

Made from wheat straw, a waste agricultural product, this fiberboard is available in various thicknesses for use in cabinets, shelving, furniture, and underlayment. Formaldehyde is not used in its manufacture. When WoodStalk is used in place of Lauan plywood as a resilient flooring underlayment, the world’s rainforests are protected. (979) 238-5329.

3. Fiberglass Insulation from the Johns Manville Company

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