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This list proves that being green is easy! We selected these products for our Green list because of their green attributes -- everything from water and energy conservation to recycling and sustainability.



ECO by Cosentino countertops are made from 75% recycled materials such as mirror, glass, porcelain, earthenware and vitrified ash. Even 94% of the water used in its manufacturing process is re-used.

Available in a wide range of colors, this sleek surface comes in two textures -- Polished (providing a brilliant shine) and Leather (for a matte finish). ECO also has an extremely low rate of water absorption and porosity, making it an ideal material for bathrooms and kitchens. Learn more about ECO by Cosentino.
 



  Elmwood is proud to be part of the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturer’s Association’s Environmental Stewardship Program, which recognizes manufacturers that reduce pollution and waste and promote resource sustainability. Here are a few ways Elmwood offers great sustainable solutions:
  • 5-piece solid wood doors made from Lyptus trees -- a hybrid tree derived from the eucalyptus species. They grow quickly and virtually every portion of the log is utilized.
  • 3 contemporary door styles are available in environmentally responsible engineered exotic veneers. These veneers preserve rare and exotic trees for future generations by being plantation grown. 100% of the wood fibre is used.
  • Plyboo solid bamboo doors for both the contemporary Newport and transitional Messina styles are available in natural lite or caramel finishes. A great wood for sustainability, bamboo’s growth rate can be as much as 6 inches up to 1 foot per day or 1.5 - 2.0 inches per hour.



  Antique bricks and paving stones add character and distinction to any outside area. Reclaimed from a variety of historic buildings and streets from Georgia, Chicago, Detroit and St. Louis, each brick and paving stone is naturally weathered and unique.

Our Pavers and Hardscaping Photo Gallery has some great images.

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The bathroom accounts 
for most of our indoor water consumption. Toilets, showers and faucets often steal away more fresh water then we need -- and you can still maintain optimal cleanliness with powerful fixture performance. Here are three ways Kohler fixtures can help:
  • Toilets that flush 1.28 gallons or less, when compared to a 3.5-gallon toilet, can save homeowners up to 16,500 gallons of water per fixture per year. (Based on average usage of a household of four.)
  • Faucets with low-flow aerators deliver up to 45% water savings over traditional 2.75 gpm faucets.
  • 1.75 gpm water-conserving showerheads and handshowers deliver an impressive 35% water savings over traditional 2.75 gpm showerheads and handshowers.

Find beautiful ways to conserve water in our Bathroom Photo Gallery.




Save on your electric bill with Low-E windows from Jeld-Wen. Low-E — or low emissivity — is an invisible metallic coating on the glass designed to reflect infrared light, keeping heat inside in the winter and outside in the summer. It also reflects part of ultraviolet light to protect interior furnishings from fading prematurely. Low-E is often the best choice for energy efficiency and frequently standard on many products.

Also, consider which windows and glass doors receive the most direct, intense sunlight. South- and west-facing windows and doors should have the highest level of UV protection. Learn more about the windows we offer.


 



 
 

Forevermark Cabinetry 
offers select products manufactured using waterborne UV Sherwin-Williams® coatings identified with the GreenSure® designation. This Sherwin-Williams manufacturer designation recognizes high performance products designed and manufactured taking steps to reduce environmental impact and meet or exceed the most stringent regulatory requirements. Benefits include:
  • Formaldehyde hazard free
  • Low VOCs
  • Superior scratch resistance
  • Reduction of environmental impact
Learn more about Forevermark Cabinetry.
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Versini offers beautiful 
engineered hardwood floors with an eye toward sustainability. In general, compared to solid wood floors, engineered hardwood floors yield up to 3x more square feet of floor covering per tree harvested. Versini takes it a step further by using 83-100% recycled hardwood or rapidly renewable hardwood which makes their “forest footprint” up to 10x less than other engineered wood flooring manufacturers.

Visit our Wood Flooring Photo Gallery to see more.
     
 




 
  Many of the lumber mills we work with are Forest Stewardship Council certified. Through that process, they commit to using responsibly harvested lumber and to limiting the use of chemicals like formaldehyde in their treatments and bonding agents.

The Forest Stewardship Council mission is to promote environmentally sound, socially beneficial and economically prosperous management of the world's forests.

Check out our Lumber page to learn more about how we help you save BIG on lumber.
       
   



 
 

Changing a light bulb 
can help change the world. The manufacturers we work with offer compact fluorescent and LED lighting solutions that help reduce energy consumption and last considerably longer than traditional incandescent lighting. Visit our Lighting Photo Gallery for a sampling of the many styles and designs we carry.



 




 
   

Many of Florida Tile's 
beautiful styles are Green Squared certified. Green Squared is a new initiative by the North American tile industry to recognize and certify sustainable products. They take into account not only individual product attributes, but a balanced approach by establishing criteria for environmental and social issues alike.   

Check out our Tile Photo Gallery to get inspired for your tile project.