Plastic Paneling

EPS Recycled-Plastic Lumber

Phonotherm 200

PlasTEAK Plastic Paneling

Plastic Paneling


100 Percent Architectural Resin Panels

Plastic Paneling

TruExterior Trim

Choose easy-to-clean interior finish materials

Easy-clean surfaces need fewer harsh chemicals.
Strong chemicals often are needed to clean and protect interior finish materials, such as stone. Choosing ceramic tile, glass, and other nonporous surfaces that do not need regular treatment and re-sealing reduces reliance on chemicals. Carpeting or other porous flooring materials in entryways can collect outdoor dirt, which then is dispersed throughout the house. Carpets near the entrance also are likely to get wet--a perfect medium for mold.

Select environmentally preferable wall finishes

Gypsum drywall with high recycled content is a good choice.
Drywall made from flue-gas desulfurization gypsum (a waste product from pollution-control equipment on coal-fired power plants) is one option. Look for joint compound that does not contain hazardous additives for aiding drying and setting. In humid areas, specify moisture-resistant drywall products, such as those not faced with paper. In some cases, drywall can be skipped altogether. For example, a wall made autoclaved aerated concrete can be coated with plaster.

Green Points

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