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9 green-minded products from the show

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9 green-minded products from the show

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    Niagara Conservation. Sava showerheads come with flow rates of 1.5 or 1.75 gpm but feature an oversized 4.4-inch diameter spray head and a pressure-compensating device to ensure optimal performance regardless of the home’s water pressure or psi. The showerheads feature a corrosion-resistant ABS thermoplastic body and a 360-degree swivel head. White and chrome finishes are available. 800.831.8383. www.niagaraconservation.com. Booth #C6195. –K.T.

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    Panasonic. The WhisperControl humidity and temperature sensor anticipates condensation and automatically turns on the Panasonic ventilation fan. Unlike traditional sensors, which turn fans on in response to a rapid rise in humid air and therefore could cause them to switch on unnecessarily in certain climate zones, the maker says, this wall-mounted unit detects hot air and humidity based on dew point. The two models—the FV-WCCS1 and the FV-WCCS2—feature a blue LED light and a manual on/off switch and come in white or almond; the FV-WCCS2 also includes a manual on/off light switch. 800.211.7262. www.panasonic.com/ventfans. Booth #C3820. --K.T.

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    Toto. The Aquia dual-flush toilet is now available in a one-piece model. The high-efficiency unit offers users the option of a 0.9-gallon flush for liquid waste and 1.6 gallons for solid waste. It features an elongated skirt design for easy cleaning and a slender tank. Universal Height models are available. 800.350.8686. www.totousa.com. Booth #C5938. –K.T.

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    Summit Appliance. Designed for space-challenged kitchens, the SINC424220 220-volt 24-inch-wide induction cooktop fits into a 23-inch-by-20-inch cutout. The appliance offers four burners, 10 power settings, and a Schott Ceran easy-to-clean surface. Like other induction cooktops, the unit’s magnetically generated heat confines heat to the cookware, providing for faster cooking times and greater energy efficiency. 718.893.3900. www.summitappliance.com. Booth #C5289. –K.T.

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    Hafele. The Loox LED system uses an easy-to-decipher color-matching system to connect the driver to the light, quickly and without an electrician, says the company. The LED lights offer more than 50,000 hours of lamp life, claims the manufacturer, and the 12-, 24-volt, and 350-milliamp options work for over- or under-cabinet lighting as well as track lighting. 800.423.3531. www.hafele.com/us. Booth #C5438. –J.L.

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    Cambria. The company added 38 new colors to its quartz countertop collection that mimic the look of onyx, marble, and granite but maintain the strength and stain resistance of natural quartz. Cambria’s products have been NSF International certified as safe for food preparation and have achieved Greenguard for Children and Schools certification. 866.226.2742. www.cambriausa.com. Booth #C4963. –J.L.

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    Arizona Tile. The latest collections of natural stone and porcelain tile include EcoAlabaster, an Italian tile with more than 40% recycled content; Eclipse, a modern-styled Italian tile line (shown here in brown); and Bastoni Mosaics, which cover backsplashes, fireplaces, tub surrounds, showers, and walls in four color combinations. EcoAlabaster glazed porcelain tiles come in two natural colors and three square sizes, and Eclipse comes in a 6-inch-by-24-inch plank format. Bastoni Mosaics are blends of light and dark, marble and travertine, and come in 9-inch-by-11-inch mesh sheets. www.arizonatile.com. Booth #C7050. --E.R.

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    Rheem. The company’s second-generation Hybrid Electric Water Heater includes the industry’s first color LCD display, with an interactive touchscreen designed for ease of use. The unit offers three modes: Energy Saver, High Demand (normal), and Electric Heat Only. A new contemporary product styling is designed to complement other appliances in the home. 800.621.5622. www.rheem.com. Booth #C6156. –K.T.

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    Samsung. The manufacturer is introducing 10 new colors to its Staron solid surfacing line, bringing its total offerings to more than 70. Seven hues have been added to the classic colors Sanded line, which incorporates sand-sized particles, and the classic Aspen line, which combines small and mid-sized particles with muted solid colors. Three new options are available in the high-end Tempest line, shown here: tempest peak, tempest adamantine, and tempest colluvium. All of the new colors are Greenguard certified. 800.795.7177. www.staron.com. Booth #C4853. –K.T.

The 2011 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show kicked off Tuesday in Las Vegas. Here’s a look at nine new products that will be on display, each with attributes that can contribute to a green-built home.

Check back next week for additional products from the show.