TimberSIL Selected Top-10 Product for 2004
November 10, 2004 - TimberSIL from Timber Treatment Technologies has been selected as one of the 2004 BuildingGreen Top-10 products. This annual award recognizes the most innovative and exciting green building products added to the GreenSpec® Directory during the past year.
This year's BuildingGreen Top-10 covers a wide spectrum of products and applications. Some are used primarily in commercial buildings, others in houses. Some are considered green because they utilize renewable energy, others because they avoid toxic chemicals or are made from recycled or independently certified green materials, and still others because they save energy or water.
A big driver in the development of green products is the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED® Rating System (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), which awards points for certain product characteristics or the energy or water savings they can achieve. "Designers of LEED buildings are looking for green products, and manufacturers are responding," said Wilson.
is a revolutionary new non toxic product that incorporates a patented
process using sodium silicate technology (SST) to protect wood. TimberSIL
protects the wood from rot and decay, and other common wood deterioration
problems. TimberSIL is non-corrosive and also provides the wood with
flame retardant properties. Timber Treatment Technologies,
is located in Springfield, Virginia and is currently marketing TimberSIL
through select U.S. distributors.
GreenSpec is the leading national directory of green building products. The 1,800-plus products included in the directory are selected by editors of Environmental Building News (EBN) based on criteria developed over the past 13 years. Environmental Building News, founded in 1992, is the oldest and most widely respected publication in the green building field. Manufacturers do not pay to be listed in GreenSpec, and neither GreenSpec nor EBN carry advertising; both are supported by users of the information. "This policy of not accepting money from manufacturers allows us to be objective in reviewing products for inclusion," said Wilson. GreenSpec is available as a print directory as well as part of a web resource, the BuildingGreen Suite. For information on BuildingGreen resources, visit www.BuildingGreen.com or call 800-861-0954.