Vibrant Recycled Tiles from California

San Jose-based Fireclay Tile, manufacturer of a recycled-content line of ceramic tiles called Express, has another line called the Debris Series.  This line includes several patterns with up to 112 colors, and the company just released six new field pattern tiles (shown above) that can be made to order in under four weeks.


By |April 12th, 2011|Categories: Materials, Recycled|Tags: , , |2 Comments

Vote Jetson Green for JDR Industry Award

As you may know, this site’s been nominated for a 2011 JDR Industry Blogger Award in the “green” category.  This is the last week of voting — it’s been a tight race so far — […]

By |April 11th, 2011|Categories: Weblogs|0 Comments

Shapely Natural Wood Floors by Bolefloor

A Dutch company, Bolefloor, has developed a new method of producing floors from pieces of wood stock that allow for the natural shape of wood to be used. The company uses wood scanners, computer-aided technology, and optimization algorithms to maximize wood cuts to create a unique floor with curving joints between boards for a floor like none other on the market.


By |April 11th, 2011|Categories: Materials|Tags: , , |7 Comments

Grape Solar PV Systems Sell on Amazon

Oregon-based Grape Solar is now selling grid-tie capable, kilowatt-scale solar photovoltaic systems online via Amazon.  These systems ship in various bundles which include a racking system, an inverter, and several 230-watt panels, depending on the size of the system.


By |April 11th, 2011|Categories: Solar|Tags: , |6 Comments

Greenest Prefabs, Thermostat Savings, Pocket Neighborhoods, + CFL Pollution

Greenest prefabs.
Tiny houses increase in popularity.
One flow chart explains sources of energy.
Energy savings foiled by improper thermostat use.
Pocket neighborhoods seen as response to sprawl.
Building the sustainable urban community.
Why sustainability is winning over CEOs.
Unrecycled CFLs leaking […]

By |April 9th, 2011|Categories: Week in Review|0 Comments

Green Projects to Save Money [Survey]

American Express sampled 2,045 people (18+ years old) and learned that 64% of them will invest in renovation projects this year, according to a survey taken in the first week of March.  These homeowners are only planning on spending about $3,400 — down from $6,200 last year — but 32% of folks with home improvement plans will look into green home improvements.


By |April 7th, 2011|Categories: News, Renovation|1 Comment

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