YouTube Playlist Features Over 40 ‘Top Green Products’ from the International Builders Show

I would have loved to attend the 2023 International Builders Show in Las Vegas to check out the vendors of green products, but I have a job here that already keeps me pretty busy.  So I was delighted to receive a link to a YouTube playlist of over 40 videos featuring many of the same products that would have interested me.

In those videos Rate It Green host Matt Hoots of Sawhorse Inc. shares his picks for some of the best green building products from IBS. You’ll certainly make some new discoveries, as I did, and appreciate Matt’s insights. Many of these products I already knew about and some of them I have mentioned in this column (such as the Rheem heat pump water heater, which I bought for my home), but I didn’t make videos of them. He did. Thank you, Matt!

The videos are a great service, with the shortest ones being under two minutes and only one of them being over 10 minutes. Each of them is a short visit to a different IBS 2023 booth, interviewing the attendant about their product. It would have taken me a few days to do the same thing, with most of my time spent walking up and down the aisles looking for products that interested me and blowing off those which didn’t.

The nice thing about a YouTube playlist is that all the videos are listed next to the one you’re viewing, so you can skip to the ones that interest you the most or skip to the next video as soon as you’ve seen enough of the one you’re watching.

Click here for the link for the YouTube playlist.

Here are the video titles that stood out for me:

> 3D Printed Homes: Is This the Future of Housing?

> Modern Heat Pump Designed to Work in Hot and Cold Climates

> Rheem Heat Pump Water Heater to Replace Gas

> This Toilet Could Have Saved Me $1,000 in Water Bills

> Revolutionizing Construction With Plaex Building Systems

> Gas Appliance Manufacturer Now Going Green With Induction Cooktops and Cookware

> What Is the Difference Between Induction and Electric Cooktops?

> Customized Switches and Sensors to Help with Indoor Air Quality

> Cold Weather Heat Pump Advice

> Hubers Zip Wall System: Air and Water Sealing Sheathing

> Toto’s Washlet and Wall Hung Toilet Systems — Saving Water & Toilet Paper

> Ventilation: Air Filtration and Humidity Management

> Panasonic Energy Recovery  Ventilators (ERVs) Explained

> Neolith Sintered Stone: Sustainable Countertops, Shower Systems and Rainscreens

> AZEK Decks: Recycled Content, Eco-Friendly, Durable Decking

> A Smarter Way to Add Solar to Your Roof: Solar Shingles

I suggest you take notes as you watch these videos and create a menu of possible upgrades you could make to your home. Then review that menu and decide what to implement first.

I should add that watching the playlist is “sustainable” in itself—you didn’t add to your carbon footprint by traveling to Las Vegas, and you didn’t come home with a bag full of handouts that will only go into the recycling bin!

Author: Golden Real Estate, Inc.

Golden Real Estate is a prominent member of the Denver/Jefferson County real estate scene. Based in Golden, we service both Denver and Jeffco, representing both buyers and sellers. We're well known for Broker Jim Smith's weekly "Real Estate Today" column published in the Denver and Jeffco editions of the Denver Post's YourHub section each Thursday. The column also appears in several weekly newspapers and is archived at We have nine agents, all of whom are Realtors and EcoBrokers. Our office is Net Zero Energy since December 2017, and several of us drive electrics cars. Known for our sustainable practices, we accept polystyrene (aka "Styrofoam") for recycling, keeping 200 cubic yards per year out of area landfills.

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