Sustainable Products

Sustainable Style at Dwell on Design

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As the nation’s largest design event, Dwell on Design showcases the latest in modern design and innovation. Every year we look forward to taking in the sights of the Los Angeles Convention Center, checking out the best and brightest products from leaders in modern design. We always have our eye out for the next big trend, and this year we’re excited to see i[...]

LED for Retail

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If you’re curious about retail applications for LEDs, Commercial Construction Magazine’s recent article about Starbucks renovating its flagship store in the heart of New York City’s Times Square Theater District may be a good case study. It shows how one mega retailer is using solid state lighting to achieve aesthetic as well as energy conservation goals. S[...]

Booths to Visit at Dwell

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Today marks the official start of the Dwell on Design 2012 modern design conference held in downtown Los Angeles. We’ll be there today through Sunday looking for eye-catching design and up-and-coming designers who are shaping the direction of modern design. Here are a few booths that we will be seeking out – look for us here: GRAFF Faucets will be exhibiting[...]

The Importance of The American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2012 conference

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With over 300 state and local chapters across the US, the AIA has long served as the voice of the architecture profession. The AIA sets the standards for contract documents, provides web-based resources, serves as advocates for the profession and every year produces a conference attended by thousands of architects and designers. Architects come seeking insig[...]

Kerchum Residence: Sustainable Home Building Meets Impeccable Design

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In recent years, Vancouver has become increasingly known for hitting numerous environmental benchmarks, especially in regards to green commercial and residential building. Not long ago, the city’s Vancouver Convention Centre was awarded the highly prestigious LEED Platinum Certification. Now the Kerchum Residence – a single family home within the ci[...]

Kerchum Residence: Sustainable Home Building Meets Impeccable Design

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In recent years, Vancouver has become increasingly known for hitting numerous environmental benchmarks, especially in regards to green commercial and residential building. Not long ago, the city’s Vancouver Convention Centre was awarded the highly prestigious LEED Platinum Certification. Now the Kerchum Residence – a single family home within the ci[...]

Interview: Samantha of PURE Inspired Design

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We are never surprised that people have strong feelings about design. What does surprise us is when someone takes their love of design and changes careers completely to follow that passion. We recently spoke with Samantha Cobos of PURE Inspired; a line of eco-conscious fabrics and furnishings that she began in 2001. We love that you just seemed to jump in[...]

Where the Rubber (or Grout) Meets the Road

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Carpet versus Tile – The debate continues... It’s 2011 – and there are still far too many people who say they want to use sustainable and healthy products in their home but who don’t fully understand what constitutes a sustainable home environment. Unknowingly, we sometimes buy home design products without much thought to the product’s provenance or even[...]

Nature Friendly Faucets by SSi

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Sustainable Solutions (SSi) designs eco-friendly products to conserve water and encourage eco-responsible living. Their Penguin faucet - which bears a distinct resemblance to the body of a penguin - is low flow and dispenses water at a rate of 1.5 GPM (gallons per minute). The Penguin faucet does its part to preserve our planet's most essential resource, w[...]

What to Look For at Greenbuild 2010

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The Greenbuild International Conference and Expo-- taking place November 16-19, 2010--is the world’s largest expo dedicated to green building. Each year thousands of building professionals from all over the world come together for a  few days to take part in networking events, green building tours, educational sessions, listen to renowned speakers and to se[...]
 

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