LAKE CITY, Colo. — Green Builder Media announces the publication of its 2019 green brand survey.

Covering scores of product categories including sustainable stewardship, insulation, smart home technology, HVAC, appliances, work vehicles, and more, this survey consistently ranks as one of the most widely read articles Green Builder Media publishes.

"Almost 50 years ago, about the only time people thought about 'being green' was when the aptly named song played on the radio," says Green Builder Editor in Chief Matt Power. "Now every company seems to have an eco-friendly claim. But how much is greenwashing and how much is real progress? That’s a question we ask our professional audience to answer each year.”

Unlike consumer-based reports, Green Builder’s annual Readers’ Choice survey taps into what’s on the minds of green pros. What’s the best smart home technology? Who offers the greenest lighting? What company has the best brand recognition? Here’s a sampling of some of this year’s top winners:

  • Panasonic Ventilation Systems came in at No. 1 for greenest ventilation systems. Panasonic’s products help builders meet stringent ventilation codes and minimize impact on HERS scores without sacrificing aesthetics.
  • James Hardie has been at the forefront of the fiber cement industry and pioneered the industry’s top innovations from siding to backer board. The company placed No. 1 in the siding category for its award-winning portfolio of durable fiber cement products. 
  • DuPont Tyvek was voted the Greenest Building Wrap Brand for the ninth year in a row. The company’s building envelope solutions provide superior protection against the elements with pioneering products such as DuPont Tyvek HomeWrap and other specialized wraps, plus flashing and roofing underlayments.
  • Carrier builds on its history of proven HVAC innovation with new products and services that improve global comfort and efficiency. The company has invested heavily in R&D to improve product performance, which no doubt helped it nab the No.1 spot in the HVAC category this year.

See full results of Green Builder’s Readers’ Choice survey here.