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Dow and Greater Houston Builders’ Association host Houston Building Science and Energy Forum

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Last Wednesday, Dow Building Solutions and the Great Houston Builder’s Association(GHBA) hosted an all-day Houston Building Science and Energy Forum for local residential builders and remodelers.

CertainTeed, AirRenew, gypsum board, 101 best new products, reduces vocs

CertainTeed, AirRenew, gypsum board, 101 best new products, reduces vocs

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CertainTeed’sAirRenew significantly reduces, for up to 75 years, harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that circulate indoors.

National Gypsum, XP Ready Mix Joint Compound, Dust-Tech, 101 best new products

National Gypsum, XP Ready Mix Joint Compound, Dust-Tech, 101 best new products

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National Gypsum’s ProForm brand XP Ready Mix Joint Compound with Dust-Tech is an all-purpose, low-dust joint treatment with enhanced mold resistance.

Wall Bed expansion, Wellborn Cabinet, 101 Best New Products

Wall Bed expansion, Wellborn Cabinet, 101 Best New Products

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The Wall Bed expansion from Wellborn Cabinet is designed to maximize floor space without sacrificing quality and design options.

USG, drywall, lightweight drywall, walls and ceilings, interior construction

USG, drywall, lightweight drywall, walls and ceilings, interior construction

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The lightest ½-inch gypsum wallboard panel available (1.2 to 1.4 lbs./sf), Sheetrock UltraLight Panels from USG are up to 30 percent lighter than traditional gypsum panels.

And you thought a sink was just a sink

And you thought a sink was just a sink

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From built-in drain boards to trough sinks to integrated food-prep areas, there are countless options and accessories for sinks today. Kitchen and bath designer Carol Lamkins provides an overview of the latest sink systems and accessories.

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Tile products with textured, fabric-like surfaces and linear patterns are among the top tile design trends for 2011, according to tile manufacturer Dal-Tile. Each year, the company tracks the latest trends in designing with tile for both residential and commercial structures. Check out the nine tile design trends this year.

Product of the Week: Rheem Integrated Heating & Water Heating System

Product of the Week: Rheem Integrated Heating & Water Heating System

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The Rheem Integrated Heating & Water Heating System offers whole-house space heating and domestic hot water from a single source. When combined with Rheem cooling equipment, the system offers complete air and water home comfort.

11 kitchen and bath design trends for 2011

11 kitchen and bath design trends for 2011

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Dark natural finishes, induction cooktops, satin nickel faucets, and LED lighting are among the top design trends for kitchens and bathrooms for 2011, according to a survey of more than 100 designers who are members of the National Kitchen & Bath Association. The survey identified seven kitchen trends and four bathroom trends.

Product of the Week: Breez Ventilation Fan

Product of the Week: Breez Ventilation Fan

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Delta Group, one of the world’s largest providers of switching power supplies and DC brushless fans for the electronics industries, has adapted its ultra-quiet DC brushless motor design for its new collection of Breez Ventilation Fans.

CoreGuard Sink Base from Merillat

CoreGuard Sink Base from Merillat

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The CoreGuard Sink Base from Merillat completely rethinks the construction methodology of traditional sink base cabinets by specifically addressing issues such as minor spills and plumbing leaks.

Media Life from Wellborn Cabinet integrates live TV, personal photos, music, DVD

Media Life from Wellborn Cabinet integrates live TV, personal photos, music, DVD

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Media Life from Wellborn Cabinet integrates live TV, personal photos, music, DVDs, podcasts, movies, home videos, family schedules, recipes, email, and web into one convenient location.

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Germany’s premium kitchen manufacturer, Poggenpohl, has developed a new design of side profiles, pull-outs, and drawers for the tall and base units in its Porsche Design kitchen. The pull-out sides consist of smooth, right-angled profiles just 8mm thick from top to bottom, both inside and out — providing a clean, sleek look.

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This Month in Custom Builder

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The French luxury switches brand Meljac has developed a new solid brass collection in collaboration with Australian designer Marc Newson.

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The HS300 whole-house HEPA filtration unit is designed to be installed directly onto the return air plenum of forced air heating/cooling systems.

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