This sculpture art by Mark Langan is pretty interesting. Mark reclaims corrugated cardboard boxes, cuts them, and creates all sorts of formations, including logos, statements, and images. His creations are so full of texture and life — I imagine one of these could be the perfect piece to complement your green business, green building, and green policies. These sculptural pieces would certainly give you the opportunity to talk about company sustainable policies and initiatives.
St. Charles Cabinetry began manufacturing and designing in 1935, and today, they're still doing the same thing right here in the United States. Their cabinets are made from stainless steel and powder-coated in your choice of 23 colors (see below). What makes them a green product? They are 98% recyclable and are the perfect choice for a hypoallergenic interior.
If you've been to a green trade show or exhibit, you may have noticed a few green wall providers. One to keep in mind, just in case you're thinking about incorporating a lush living wall or vertical garden, is TerraScreen. The TerraScreen Interior Greenwall System was designed by Planterra to hold large 6" plants and can be maintained by your average interior landscape contractor. The system requires about 18" of space from the wall and a catch basin, but can be supported with drip irrigation and a tank, too. It's comprised of modular panels made with powder-coated, galvanized steel wire and these panels can be lined up to really liven up a place. Make sure to check these images below … having one of these, I think, is a pretty good way to make a statement about the way you do things.
It looks like Joel Klippert, a true Benjamin Franklin of green products innovation, has developed another great green material. Building on his success with PaperStone and EcoTop, his company now offers EcoClad, a beautiful exterior cladding sure to please architects bent on sustainable design.
Trend USA just launched an interesting new glass tile collection that I'm sure will be a favorite among the design savvy. The Wallpaper Collection* is available in 64 patterns; our ecologically inclined readers will notice that 26 patterns are the FEEL recycled glass mosaic, which is made from 80% post-consumer recycled glass bottles. The entire collection is broken up into four themes, Academic, Euphoric, Natural, and Classic – depending on your style, there's certain to be a pattern that's right for your project.
The Pacific Garden Mission has been a steadfast anchor in the Chicago community since 1877. The Mission has served as a safe-haven for homeless men and women, offering nourishment for both body and soul. Today, the Mission continues it's work in a newly constructed 156,000 square foot facility. It was designed by Tigerman McCurry Architects to obtain LEED Silver certification and includes 100 solar-thermal panels, green roof with native vegetation, low flow water fixtures, locally sourced materials, and recycled construction waste. The solar panels were donated by the City of Chicago's Renewable Energy Program, which all together, over $245,000 in clean energy grants were donated by the City of Chicago.