Gallery: Top Green Products Found at Greenbuild 2011 in Toronto

No, this is not bubble wrap for your home, it is a revolutionary, natural phase-changing material called BioPCM that can drastically increase a building's climate efficiency. These mats have encapsulated pockets of completely natural and petroleum free, palm and soy oils. When exposed to heated, as they were shown at the Greenbuild layered on a chamber heated to 120 degrees, the oils absorb to cool, but also store the warmth and expel it again when the outside temperature drops. BioPCM is not an insulation, but rather is used with insulation to regulate temperature more efficiently than by simply increasing insulation mass. For example, these sheets are comparable to using 12" of concrete as a thermal barrier, but are lightweight, flexible, thin, and easily installed.

Modlet plugs into any 120 outlet to monitor and transmit energy usage data to your home computer. Its an easy, inexpensive ways to track your efficiency habit using software supplied by Modlet’s manufacturer ThinkEco.

Construction Specialties have partnered with Perkins+Will to officially launch at Greenbuild the world’s first on-product eco labeling system from flooring called the Transparency Project. The label, which snaps onto their grid flooring modules, supplies an overview about the materials, recycling, and manufacturer information. By adding labels onto the product itself, it allows for building owners to have more information about repairing or end of life strategies for the material when they are remodeling. It also directs to a website called, which provides extremely detailed product data. The company is making their system and website open source, so that other manufacturers are free to adopt the system.

Orca Green turns commercial food waste into grey water in less than 24hrs. To see this amazing process, check out the video below!



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