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Learning About Rockwool's Versatility with Matt Hoots at the International Builders Show (Video)

Insulation,Rockwool,Stone Wool,Mineral Wool

by Rate It Green Team

Did you know that Rockwool is actually made out of volcanically derived rock - basalt from the earth’s crust and recycled steel slag?  Join Matt Hoots of Sawhorse Design, Inc. and Dan Edelman of Rockwool to learn mo… more...

  Filed under: Mineral Wool Insulation

1 replies | 4804 views | Posted on: 07/18/2020 | Last updated: 06/17/2021

Low VOC, Recycled Rubber Flooring, from Rubber Floors and More (Video)

Flooring,Low VOC,Rubber Flooring,Floors,Recycled,Recycled Rubber

by Rate It Green Team

Join Matt Hoots at the 2020 Atlanta Build Expo as he talks to Alan Quinn about Rubber Floors and More.  Alan introduces the company's Low VOC rolled and interlocking rubber floors, made from recycled and then cleaned tires an… more...

  Filed under: Rubber Flooring

0 replies | 1986 views | Posted on: 07/23/2020 | Last updated: 06/17/2021

Azek - Recycled Content Decking and a More Realistic Grain Look (Video)

by Rate It Green Team

If you’re in the market for decking materials, check out Matt Hoots' interview with Patrick Barnds from Azek at the International Builders Show/Kitchen & Bathroom Show! Patrick shares a window into recent developments… more...

  Filed under: Decking

0 replies | 1790 views | Posted on: 07/29/2020 | Last updated: 06/17/2021

Net Energy Optimizer (NEO) - A Commercial Energy Modeling Tool (Video)

LCA,Energy Modeling,Life Cycle Analysis,Net Energy Optimizer - NEO

by Rate It Green Team

The Net Energy Optimizer tool, or NEO, is a web-based energy modeling software tool, designed to provide customized building energy modeling for architects, engineers, product manufacturers, utilities and building owners.  N… more...

  Filed under: Software

0 replies | 312 views | Posted on: 06/12/2021 | Last updated: 06/12/2021

Grey To Green 2021, Online, June 15-16

Green Roofs,Green Infrastructure

by Allison Friedman Rate It Green Admin

We have an unprecedented opportunity to shift investment to green infrastructure as we build back from the COVID-19 Pandemic. We can reimagine our communities as places where health and well being are at the forefront of design, planning an… more...

0 replies | 977 views | Posted on: 06/09/2021 | Last updated: 06/09/2021

Free Eversource Code Training: Whole House Mechanical Ventilation Options, June 15, 1-3 pm

Energy Codes,ASHRAE,Ventilation,Whole House Ventilation Systems

by Allison Friedman Rate It Green Admin

Homes are being built tighter and tighter with each passing energy code cycle which in turn requires mechanical ventilation be placed into the homes to decrease air born pollutants and moisture concerns. Optimizing whole house mechanical ve… more...

0 replies | 539 views | Posted on: 06/02/2021 | Last updated: 06/02/2021

Leaf Blower Bans and other Noise Pollution Limits On the Rise

Landscaping,Electric Lawn and Garden Equipment,Lawns,Electric Landscaping,Electric Lawn Care,Lawn and Garden,Leaf Blowers,Lawn Mowers

by EcoQuiet Lawn Care

A somewhat unexpected result of the 2020 COVID19 pandemic seems to be increased interest in gas-powered leaf blower and related bans. The virus of course caused many people to stay home and kept suburban workers in their home offices a… more...

0 replies | 1197 views | Posted on: 04/27/2021 | Last updated: 05/13/2021

SRECS: The Incentive for Commercial Buildings to Go Solar


by EmmamHowe Marketing/Green Policy Development

As a commercial building owner, you can achieve significant short and long term savings by installing solar power. The benefits of solar include operational energy cost reductions, shrinking your carbon footprint, increasing your building&r… more...

  Filed under: Solar Incentives

0 replies | 6464 views | Posted on: 06/02/2016 | Last updated: 05/13/2021

Free CE Webinar: Vapor Barriers: Do We Really Need Them? June 2, 12 pm EST

Insulation,Air Barrier,Vapor Barriers

by samanthaklein Intern

In this course we will look at the difference between a vapor barrier and air barriers. What climate zones need a vapor barrier? How do we eliminate the need for a vapor barrier with still being air tight? We will discuss ratios o… more...

  Filed under: Vapor Readers

0 replies | 779 views | Posted on: 05/08/2021 | Last updated: 05/08/2021

AKUART by Kirei - Artistic Soundproofing for your Workplace or Home (Video)

Design,Interior Design,Acoustic Paneling,Acoustics,Caragreen,Kirei,Wall Panels,acoustic panels

by Rate It Green Team

Kristine Hart of CaraGreen recently met with Green Builder Matt Hoots to introduce AKUART by Kirei, a recycled-content and Low VOC acoustic panel series, where the panels also serve as a high resolution canvas for messaging or inspira… more...

  Filed under: Wall Panels

0 replies | 3087 views | Posted on: 01/15/2021 | Last updated: 05/02/2021

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