There’s a new online video show hosted by Alex Pettitt called Mainstream Green. Their videos are high-quality and super informative. Sometimes, it helps to see how things work, so I love to show video as often as possible. The video above is on recycling and deconstruction. The deconstruction guy says the cost of on-site deconstruction is comparable to waste removal. That’s a good. Generally, people are self-interested and when it becomes profitable to do the right thing, more and more people will start doing the right thing. Makes sense doesn’t it?
Bedrock Industries is a very cool green company. They use 100% recycled glass and are committed to never using any new material. What they do with this glass is just as cool; they use it for tiles, art projects, glass dinnerware, crushed stone pathways and colored sand, and even sell it to be used as mosaic material or as a substrate in homemade green concrete countertops. They have a great range of colors ranging from red, yellow and brown to turquoise, pink and purple. Their tiles are beautiful and come in many shapes, including some very unusual shapes like leafs and flower petals.
This is The Zody Chair by Haworth. It’s an incredible chair. Best chair I’ve ever used. It gives you this feeling that’s hard to explain. It’s kind of like when you get a new pair of shoes at the age of 8 or 9. Those shoes make you run faster, jump higher, and do more. Well, this chair is that for business people. It helps you do more when you’re doing a lot of sitting around. I feel different in this jet black, super modern, eco-friendly, award-winning chair.
Today’s that big shopping day with all the crowds: it’s Black Friday. If you’re in the market for a quality gift, I honestly think you should just ring in an order for one of these and call your Christmas shopping done. I’m serious. I recently toured the offices of a green renovation and they had a room full of Zody chairs. When they were looking for chairs, they felt the Zody chair was superior in green benefits and had a reasonable price.
Amenity is a wonderful green home company, especially for all you eco-parents out there. Amenity offers a hip line of eco fabrics, bedding, nursery furniture, pillows, wall art, and even totes. Their fabrics are all made from organic and sustainable materials and printed using water-based, environmentally-friendly inks.
The first Gold certified LEED-H home in Illinois is built from the renovation of an old neighborhood tavern. The 3,800 square foot building is used by the owners as both a residence and as the offices of their company: Smog Veil Records. The label has adopted an "eco-friendly" set of principles, and the owners felt their home/office ought to reflect those values as well. Daylighting, recycled materials, and efficient appliances were all part of this project. Inside, some of the floors are made of a terrazzo made from recycled glass and chunks of old vinyl records. (That's probably the only kind of vinyl flooring anyone should have.)
If you have time, you can sit through all ten of these episodes and really soak in some excellent information. In Dwell’s first web video series, Building Green in Harlem, the modern magazine company followed David and Alysia as they renovated a brownstone into a modern, sustainable home. For some reason, the last and final video, Episode 10, which I’ve gone ahead and embedded above for your Friday viewing pleasure, isn’t on the Dwell website with the others. It is on GreenStreet‘s website; GreenStreet was the design/build team for the project. The above video shows what they were able to accomplish, and videos like this give people an idea of what can honestly be expected in a green rehab. Here: open, light, airy, modern.
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