From Dean Dowd on October 03, 2007 in Green Remodeling
These fabulous eco-friendly products for your home remodeling needs will make your friends go “green” with envy. From durable kitchen countertops made from recycled paper to a unique sun-powered lighting device that redirects high-powered beams, these are seven cool alternatives you don’t want to miss.
- Outdoor Lights Gone Stellar Outdoor lights make decks, driveways, and stairs safer and more festive. Now they can also be environmentally friendly with solar lights, found on GetWithGreen.com. Unlike your average decorative lights, solar lights are charged by the sun during the day and can last up to twenty-five years without batteries. Theyre made to fit right into your landscape surface and are strong enough to withstand the impact from a small truck. More information about Solar Cynergy solar lights.
- Recycled Bath Water Perpetual Water banned lawn watering then decided to take another, proactive approach. The company created devices, like GardenAngel, that clean and filter water from washing machines, showers, and sinks before sending it to the sprinkler system.
- Forest-Free Floors Using wood products does not have to mean destroying ancient rainforests. Hardwood flooring products by EcoTimber come from well-managed forests, fast-growing bamboo, or reclaimed flooring.
- Wood Floors Without the Wood An alternative to using wood from well-managed forests is using engineered lumber, provided by Alternative Building Services. Made from laminated veneer lumber, laminated strand lumber, and medium density fiberboard, engineered lumber is stronger than its sawn counterpart.
- Nature-Inspired Paint The 40 YOLO ColorHouse paint colors are inspired by natures palette. It is environmentally responsible paint made with zero volatile organic compounds.
- Sun in a Tube Unlike a skylight or sun-charged solar light, Solatube lights capture and redirect sunlight using reflective surfaces. A diffuser installed at ceiling-level will spread light evenly throughout the room.
- Countertops: The Newest in Recycled Paper These countertops made by Paperstone are made from 50 to 100% recycled paper, do not use petroleum-based phenols, and are formaldehyde free.