Eight Products You Should Check Out
1. Green Carpet Is More Than a Color
Market segments have really begun to recognize the benefits of building green which is why it’s no longer a trend; it is a mainstay. And carpet, carpet pads and carpet adhesives are contributing to green building in an important way – by helping to reduce volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and emissions. The Carpet and Rug Institute’s (CRI) Green Label and Green Label Plus programs ensure that the lowest emitting products are being used in indoor environments. Likewise, CRI’s Seal of Approval (SOA) Program identifies effective carpet cleaning solutions and equipment that clean carpet right the first time and protects the carpet investment. Not all products clean effectively. To find out more about these important programs, visit our website at www.carpet-rug.org.
2. Garden Pear
Take the art of recycling into your garden by using the Garden Pear by Rainwater Management Solutions Inc. The Garden Pear allows you to recycle rainwater to water your own garden long after the rain stops. By recycling rainwater, you’ll save on your household water bill and help the environment by reducing total water consumption. The 111-gallon Garden Pear, with hose for bottom connection, is frost-proof and connects to your downspout for easy installation. To find out more, visit our website at www.rainwatermanagement.com/products.php.
3. Kitchen Compost Crock
With the Kitchen Compost Crock by Greenfeet.com, you can collect your kitchen scraps in a container that’s pretty enough to display on your kitchen counter but is downright tough on odor. The glazed ceramic crock will not leak or drip and the inside is glazed as well to prevent stains and odors from forming, eliminating countertop mess while you’re waiting to make your way to the composter. The 1.5-gallon capacity unit measures 11″ tall by 7″ wide and arrives ready to go with a charcoal filter (replacement filters are available as are biobag compostable bags for lining). Removable stainless steel handle makes it easy to carry to your composter. To find out more, visit our website at www.Greenfeet.com.
4. LG Tromm Laundry Washer and Dryer
LG has unveiled a new addition to its Tromm laundry line, the largest front-load washer available (4.0 cubic feet) for home use. Ideal for large families, it gives consumers the ability to wash more laundry – including bulky items such as king-sized linens – in fewer loads, saving time, water and energy. Its high spin speed of 1,200 RPMs helps to extract water from clothing for better drying efficiencies while still offering a quiet operation. The matching dryer features a FlowSense™ Duct Clogging Sensor which detects blockages in the ductwork that could reduce exhaust flow from the dryer. Alerting the consumer that the ducts need cleaning maximizes operating efficiency. The model numbers are WM2455 (washer) and DLE5955 (dryer). To find out more, visit our website at lge.com/us.
5. Stainless Steel Waterfree Urinal
The new Falcon Waterfree stainless steel urinal provides unsurpassed performance and water savings in heavy-use bathrooms. The F-9000SS delivers unbreakable quality and design, while saving an average of 40,000 gallons of water per year. The contemporary style bowl is constructed of grade 304, 16 gauge stainless steel with matte finish to provide the ultimate level of durability. The F-9000SS urinal includes a patented cartridge with biodegradable liquid sealant which acts as a barrier to provide odor-free operation. With no flushing mechanism, the F-9000SS eliminates valve maintenance too – another key advantage over older, traditional flush style urinals. To find out more, visit our website at www.falconwaterfree.com.
Warmboard is a healthier, environmentally conscious product that combines a structural subfloor and a thermodynamically sophisticated radiant panel into one simple component of your radiant heating system. Warmboard begins with a stiff, strong, 1-1/8″ thick, 4″ x 8″ sheet of tongue and groove, weather-resistant plywood. A modular pattern of channels is cut into the top surface. A thick sheet of aluminum is stamped to match the channel pattern and is permanently bonded to each panel. The high conductivity of the panel leads to lower water temperatures, creating greater efficiency that ultimately benefits the environment. Warmboard also contributes to healthy and clean indoor air quality because germs, dust, pollen and mold spores generally associated with forced air systems do not apply to Warmboard. To find out more, visit our website at www.warmboard.com. View Warmboard-R here.
7. Surface Saver Reusable Protector Rolls
Surface Saver rolls are environmentally friendly, reusable surface-protecting rolls that can be used to protect flooring, furniture or other items that could be damaged during construction, maintenance or other work. Unlike paper or plastic protectors that can typically be used only once and discarded, SURFACE SAVER rolls can be used many times over, thereby protecting the environment and reducing waste. SURFACE SAVER rolls are 2-mm-thick, providing padding to protect against damage from falling tools while being flexible enough to drape over stairways or countertops. SURFACE SAVER rolls – made from 100 percent recycled material and can be recycled as well – are 3.2-ft-wide and 32.8-ft long, covering 107.6-sq-ft. To find out more, visit our website at www.Surfacesaversinc.com, or call our toll-free number: 877-548-4884.
8. Country Log Cabins
Country Log Cabins (CLC), a sister company of Kuhns Bros. Log Homes, was born to continue the Kuhns family’s same proud heritage, offering an affordable custom log home for cost-conscious consumers without sacrificing integrity, quality, value and service. Every item is carefully chosen; nothing is ever settled for. The Country Log Cabin Planning Kit features planning tools, their stunning 34-page portfolio and access to their exclusive web-based Design Series interactive program. These unique web-based designs are a collaboration of dreams and ideas with experience and skill, offering a starting point for your imagination to take flight. To find out more, visit our website www.countrylogcabins.com.