Panasonic's new line of Whisper ventilation fans is 300% - 500% more energy efficient than Energy Star Standards, utilizing a new DC motor (most fans use AC-motors), they are more quiet, and more efficient than ever before. Some models include a built-in motion sensor control that controls activation based on movement in the room.
Hot on the heals of another water heater announcement last April, GE seems committed to new and more efficient ways to heat water, that also look really cool. Their newest hybrid will use heat-pump technology (and an electric backup), heat is transferred from the air to water stored in a highly insulated tank. The new appliance will use approximately half that of a standard electric water heater.
Anderson Window's new 100 Series is made of a wood and vinyl composite called Fibrex and made from more than 20% recycled materials. They are energy efficient and economically priced, and come in one of four exterior colors: white, sandtone, terratone, and cocoa bean.