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  • Reach in Refrigeration

    Refrigerated cooler units can house chilled beverages, salads, and other pre-packaged foods. Units with doors are more efficient than those that ar...
  • Salad Bar

    Open display counters often house salad components, pre-made items, and ingredients for made-to-order items (see also Hot Food Service). Select equ...
  • IT Equipment

    Office equipment, such as computers and display monitors, can be energy intensive. Many newly manufactured computers and monitors are ENERGY STAR...
  • Under Counter Refrigeration

    Under-counter refrigeration units should have fully-gasketed doors to fully contain the cold air within, and walls should be adequately insulated. W...
  • Paper Towel Hand Drying

    Paper towel-based hand drying utilizes paper products to facilitate the absorption of water from a user's hands after hand washing. Different pap...

  • Video Conferencing

    Video conferencing equipment, such as LCD projectors, screens and flat screen TVs, can reduce the need for work-related travel and thereby reduce an...
  • Kitchen Appliances

    Kitchen equipment, such as dishwashers, refrigerators, freezers, and water coolers, can be energy and water intensive; its important to seek out ene...
  • Copy Equipment

    Copiers, fax machines and other office equipment can be energy intensive. Many newly manufactured copiers, printers, scanners and fax machines are ...
  • Hot Pre-Made Food Pick Up

    Pre-made pick-up stations (sometimes referred to as "grab-and-go") requires food to be maintained for periods of time at a certain temperature. The...
  • Hot to Order Food

    Certain food items are often prepared to-order in front of patrions. These stations are often composed of cooking equipment behind a counter that i...
  • Dish Washing Products

    Soaps and other cleansing agents are required for washing and sanitizing food service items. Select products that are plant-base...
  • LED

    Light Emitting Diode (LED) lights have become the most energy efficient and most life...
  • Fluorescent (including CFL)

    Fluorescent lights are more efficient and last longer than incandescent lights, but they are becoming obsolete as they are replaced in the market by...
  • Composite Wood Furniture

    Engineered wood, also known as composite wood, is man-made and includes a range of wood products that are bound together by adhesives. Plywood, pa...
  • Toilet Partitions

    Toilet partitions can be floor-mounted, wall-mounted, or ceiling-mounted for ease of cleaning. Floor mounted toilet partitions ...
  • Bio-Based Tile

    Bio-Based tiles are a type of resilient flooring comprised of  polymers made with plant materials rather than traditional PVC. The product cate...
  • Solid Surface

    Solid Surface countertops are made from petrochemicals-based synthetics. Countertops made from solid surface are durable and scratches can be sanded...
  • Frozen Yogurt

    Frozen yogurt and soft-serve ice cream dispensers must maintain low temperatures all the time to provide a consistent product quality and freshness....
  • Laminate

    Laminate is created from layers of decorative paper and kraft paper - a strong, moisture-resistant product. These papers are treated with melamine...
  • Toilet / Shower Accessories

    Toilet and shower accessories include soap dispensers, soap dishes, hand dryers, paper towel dispensers, trash cans, etc. These items may contain...
  • Broadloom Carpet

    Broadloom carpet (also known as sheet carpet) is any type of carpet which is woven on a wide loom. The most common carpet fibers are made of Nylon, ...
  • Carpet Tile

    Carpet tile flooring is composed of individual carpet sections installed in sequence. Carpet tile fibers can be made of a variety of materials, but ...
  • Wood Flooring

    Wood is a natural material and flooring that generally comes in plank form. There are many different species of wood and types of wood flooring incl...
  • Alternative Bio-based Composite

    Bio-composites, or biodegradable composites, are the next generation of sustainable building materials. Plant fibers such as sunflower hulls, or whe...
  • Casework / Millwork

    Select casework and millwork that have sustainable attributes such as rapidly renewable, recycled content and sustainably managed forest materia...
  • Compost

    Composting is the collection of organic food waste that can be used for fertilizer or soil enrichment once the food items biodegrade. Many types of...