1: Low VOC Paints

This environmentally preferred product is specially formulated to be low in odor, resist mildew and have low levels of smog-producing pollutants (volatile organic compounds or VOC’s). Most stains wipe clean with mild soap and water so no harsh cleaning chemicals are needed for clean-up. The durable formula reduces frequent repaints-providing the ultimate in beauty and wash ability.

2: Catalytic Fireplace

Catalytic fireplaces are wood burning units that contain a device similar to the catalytic converter in a car. A catalytic combustor is a honey-comb shaped chamber made from either ceramic or glass. It is coated in a metal catalyst, such as palladium, which is then installed into the firebox near the base of the chimney or flue. The purpose is to lower the combustion temperature of the smoke and gas emissions thereby causing them to burn up before they even leave the combustor. This, means fewer emissions are released into the atmosphere. It also makes the catalytic fireplace a more fuel efficient unit because it produces more heat for less wood.

3: Counter Tops

Being green is not a black-and-white issue. All products have some green and some not-so-green characteristics. While no material has zero impact on our planet, there are many environmentally friendly counter top materials made of recycled materials.

4: Canning Kitchen

A canning set has the tools you need to preserve food and take part in the tradition and ritual of canning. Canning kits can be found available for beginners or seasoned veterans.

5: Generac Generator

From hurricanes and snow storms to accidents, tens of millions of Americans lose electrical power to their homes each year. A Generac® automatic standby generator returns your home to full power within seconds, 24/7, even when you’re not at home. More convenient than a portable unit, a fully automatic Generac standby generator senses an outage and begins to produce power immediately.

6: Recycling On Job Site

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7: Bamboo Flooring

Bamboo has a lot of great benefits such as:

  • Harder than maple and 58% more stable than red oak
  • Scuff, stain and water-resistant
  • Can be used in any room, as well as porches where water would be a concern with conventional hardwoods
  • Natural bamboo stained with our OS Color produces a finish as hard as mesquite
  • Your floor is likely to last 100 years!

8: Lite Deck Flooring

Lite Deck Flooring is energy-efficient. The forms produce nominal values of R-30 and more. They are also strong and engineered to clear spans of 50 feet and more. Noise is also reduced to a whisper compared to standard flooring. Perhaps most importantly, Lite Deck Flooring is designed to resist deadly weather conditions.

9: vBUCK

Why violate your ICF installation with wood that may be laced with hazardous chemicals? Price, size, ability to perform, the vBUCK Brand block-out and bracing system consistently meets customer needs when custom work is required. Compared with wood, vinyl window block-outs affect energy savings. There are no surprises with VBUCK. Simply snap VBUCK together, attach bracing and install in any ICF block. Virtually anyone can assemble and install the VBUCK block-out system.