Well it's been along time since I have actually sat down and written a post. Wow!
All is well in the land of Green....hoping everyone will wake up before it's not too late. About 6 years ago, I sat down with one of my subcontractors and said to him, "If we start now with Green Design and Construction, we will be ahead of the game." He looked at me in fright, confusion and disgust and went on to have another beer.
Needless to say, six years later I am here and writting finally as to the actual six years later and where I am at. To be continued......I always wanted to say that.
Another beautiful green product I came across and have all intentions in utilizing is angela adams. Green and sustainable fabric, carpet and wallcoverings.
Architex and angela adams have created an exciting new collection of upholstery in a range of green constructions and qualities. This collection of durable and luxurious fabrics features organic geometric and nature-inspired patterns. The new collection includes 12 patterns available in a large range of color, construction and scale.
Angela adams is a casual modern luxury brand devoted to comfort, quality and craftsmanship. Angela's designs are known for their sense of timelessness, simplicity and balance, all inspired by Maine's natural beauty. Through a range of strategic partnerships with industry leaders, the angela adams contract and hospitality offering has expanded with new collections of green and sustainable fabric, carpet and wallcoverings.
This beautiful sustainable and environmentally conscious fabric is also wonderful for residential private applications. Window treatments, reupholstery, pillows and wall design.
Product can be obtained directly through GreenTone Enviro Design. Contact, Angela Jones at 815.299.0662 for Green expertise. For more information on the product, visit: angela adams www.angelaadams.com
I spent the day at Neocon Chicago, 06.10.08. Neocon is the largest trade show in the United States and of course I went to find out firsthand information on new and innovative Green products and building materials. I would like to share my favorites with you.
Exterior panels created by ABET, Inc. (www.abetlaminati,com). They are MEG (Material Exterior Grade) which is a high pressure laminate made of layers of kraft paper impregnated with phenolic resin and bonded by heat and pressure. The core and exterior surface is all one piece. MEG can be used alone in the design of building exteriors or in conjunction with other building products.
The advantages of MEG are endless and tremendous at the same time. - Weather-proof and color-fast - Graffitti resistant - Fire resistant - Impact resistant - Doesn't corrode and is not corrosive - Will not delaminate - Splinter-proof - Easy to work with and can be cut in the field - East to clean - Termite-proof - Anti-static - Environmentally-friendly
Amazing technology which has been used for years in Europe in sustainable residential and commercial projects. Now is the time to use this product in the US and I want to use it in a sustainable construction project.
MEG offers a 20 year panel integrity and 10 year color-fast warranty. Dozens of standard solid colors and woodgrain patterns. Digital capability which involves a 4-color impression process on the on the 51 by 120 laminate panels, can receive virtually any image, pattern or logo with a high resolution result. Now you can cover an entire building with a company's logo, a school's official colors or your favorite pattern. MEG is the solution tobuilding facades, superior performance and an extremely unique look.
View further for your sustainable lifestyle. Also visit: http://myspace.com/greenscheme and http://greendecor.spaces.live.com
Model of Sustainability:
Conservation of Materials and Resources
Environmentally Responsible Building Design
Long Term Energy Conservations
Maximizing Health and Comfort of Occupants
Minimizing the Impact of the Building on the Environment Both in Construction and Ongoing Operation
Reduced Water and Energy Consumption
Renewable and Recycled Materials
Respect Mother Earth (Gaia)...Not Neglect.
GREEN PRODUCTS: "Think Green.....Be Green." Contact: 815.977.0662
Indoor air/water quality,
energy and water-efficient appliances,
no or low VOC paints, non-toxic finishes, and non-toxic sealers,
non-toxic insulation and other environmentally-friendly building products,
healthy cabinetry and non-toxic countertops
natural wool carpeting, sisal, and jute,
natural flooring (bamboo, cork, natural linoleum, wood),
natural and recycled tile,
energy-efficient windows and skylights,
natural and recycled roofing,
all wood furniture and millwork, other sustainable furniture and lighting fixtures made of recyclable materials,
natural fabrics and upholstery.
Bamboo, an extremely sustainable resource.
INTERIOR & EXTERIOR GREEN PRODUCTS - Contact Info: 815-977-0662
Air purification systems
Energy and water-efficient appliances
Geo-Thermal Heating and Cooling systems
Healthy cabinetry and countertops
Interior elements made of recycled materials
No or Low VOC paints
Organic carpet and area rugs
Organic Window Treatments
Radiant heating for flooring
Water efficient faucets and showerheads
Water purification systems
The Green Lifestyle
Can you achieve harmony??......Think Green.......be Green. Be in harmony with our Earth.
Eco Chic Design
Recycled, Upcycled, Organic Furniture and Accessories