This year's Greenbuild show home featured sustainable engineered hardwood and custom area rugs from Shaw Industries. 

The home—a 1,620-square-foot demonstration show home—showcased how high-quality design, engineering and construction can be combined with practical and affordable features and state-of-the-art products and technologies to maximize a home’s performance.

Builder magazine used these principles in selecting the team of building experts that includes New Hampshire-based builder Unity Homes and the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, along with hand-selected product manufacturers and technical consultants. The end result, based on Unity’s contemporary Zŭm model, was a LEED Platinum, WaterSense certified, net zero-energy demonstration project that included a full array of Cradle to Cradle-certified products.

“Sixty-six percent of the products Shaw manufactures are Cradle to Cradle certified,” said Paul Murray, vice president of sustainability and environmental affairs at Shaw. “The Greenbuild Unity Home showcases to tens of thousands of building industry professionals the beautiful, durable, sustainable products available to create high quality homes with materials that have met stringent standards for material health, material reuse, energy and water stewardship and social responsibility.”

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