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Northwestern University Features Ronbow Products in Solar Decathlon

Ronbow Corporation, a Northern California-based bathroom furnishings manufacturer, announced that two of its Adina vanities were selected for installation by Northwestern University in the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2017 Solar Decathlon. The Solar Decathlon is an international competition that challenges teams of college students to design and build solar-powered houses. Northwestern’s team, House...

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Wolf-Gordon Introduces Origins Woods Collection

Wolf-Gordon’s new Origins Woods collection attempts to capture the allure of the New Mexico region by focusing on weathered wood structures. Consisting of four digital wallcoverings, Origins Woods is printed on Terralon, and will join the company’s Curated Collection. Terralon is an earth-friendly wall covering material made from 31 percent post-consumer recycled...

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TheSize Introduces Neolith SKYLINE + PURETi

Neolith by TheSize has formed a new partnership with Pureti, a manufacturer of water based photocatalytic preventative maintenance solutions, to offer architects and designers a sustainable architectural surface treatment for exterior façades. The eco-friendly Pureti surface treatment is available for use on Neolith’s 6mm slabs, transforming the sintered stone façades into self-cleaning...

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Durat Offers Eco-Friendly Solid Surface

Finland-based Durat Solid Surface was established in 1990 and has more than 17 years experience in manufacturing and fabricating solid surface material. Durat is a polyester based solid surface material that contains about 30 percent recycled material and is 100 percent recyclable. The recycled post-industrial waste is granulated into small speckles giving...

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A Very Green Kitchen at the University of Pennsylvania

This video explains how when adding a kitchen to the Penn Women’s Center at the University of Pennsylvania, it became a great example of how an environmentally friendly kitchen can be created. While it doesn’t focus exclusively on the surfacing, there are some really interesting aspects to sustainable building that are covered,...

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Teragren Offers End-grain Bamboo Butcher Blocks

Teragren now includes in its line of Ecosmart worktops the Parquet Butcher Block, a furniture-grade, end-grain butcher block bamboo surface that is made with a formaldehyde-free adhesive. Using rapidly renewable Optimum 5.5 Moso Bamboo, the material is designed to be a harder and more stable product, according to the company. The bamboo is harvested at maturity for...

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Modular Construction: A Greener Life Cycle

The construction model of using prefabricated modules has been around since the 1950’s. Early modular construction, such as Habitat 67 (pictured above), were the pioneers of the green construction movement. Habitat 67 was designed by architect Moshe Safdie and built for the 1967 World’s Fair in Montreal Canada. This stunning structure was built...

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Artis Wall Utilizes Reclaimed Wood Planks

Artis Wall is an American made wood accent wall that uses reclaimed wood planks. Artis Wall is described as rustic-chic, which combines the warm and rustic feel of reclaimed wood with a modern living space. Every Artis Wall plank comes with its own piece of American history. Crafted from authentic, reclaimed wood, each...

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DriTac Offers Eco-Friendly Flooring Adhesives

New Jersey-based DriTac Flooring Products offers a wide variety of adhesive products that can contribute to LEED credits.  The company states that all of its wood flooring adhesives meet the requirements of the SCAQMD rule #1168 and contain less than 100 VOC grams per liter. DriTac 1001 All-in-One is reportedly a premium...

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Kraftmaid Launches YouTube Channel to Assist in Specifying its Eco-conscious Cabinets

Kraftmaid Cabinetry launched a YouTube education channel to help those in the design community, i.e. architects and designers, to keep up on the most recent design technology. The company is known for its commitment to environmentalism continually monitoring its environmental impact. According to the company, it does this by using energy efficient...

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Neil Kelly Cabinets Launches ‘Naturally Northwest’ Collection

Continuing with its tradition of using resources responsibly for its cabinetry, Neil Kelly Cabinets launched the Naturally Northwest collection. The rustic beauty of Central Oregon provides the inspiration for this Northwest line, reports the company. The company uses a approach similar to the “Farm to fork” methodology associated with healthy eating lifestyles,...

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Vetrazzo Adds New ‘Coffee House’ Color of Recycled Glass Surfacing to Product Line

Vetrazzo, a manufacturer of surfacing material made from 85 percent post-consumer recycled glass added to portland cement, has a new surface color option, Coffee House. This environmentally-friendly product offering is suitable for use anywhere natural stone is used, such as countertops, tabletops, hearths/fireplace surrounds and architectural cladding. Pulling its design inspiration from...

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Puracy Offers Eco-friendly Surface Cleaner

The new Puracy Natural Multi-Surface Cleaner is a non-toxic, effective and versatile cleanser made from plants, water and a hint of green tea and lime. Its biodegradable ingredients were carefully chosen and developed into a proprietary solution that is hypoallergenic and safe for grey water and septic systems, reports the manufacturer. The...

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Welcome to GreenSurfaceResource.com

Welcome to GreenSurfaceResource.com, your source for useful information related to green, Eco-friendly, recycled and sustainable surfacing. Whether countertops, wall cladding, flooring or whatever the application, if it’s green, it’s in our realm. Thanks for helping us celebrate environmental responsibility in the surfacing materials we use. In the coming months, you will see...