Saturday, June 28, 2008

Green Renovations With Our Design Center (and a deal for business owners)

If you're doing any renovating this summer, whether it be replacing a light fixture or re-imagining a whole room, we hope you'll consider making your renovation green.

By applying green building techniques you can save 30-50% in energy costs, create healthy indoor air for you and yours, and use resources wisely, leaving more to go around or stay where they belong in the first place.

If you don't know where to start, don't worry.  Natalie, our Green Building Professional at All Shades knows the ins and outs of sustainable design and can direct you to an eco-friendly home building product for almost any project you're cooking up.

Some of what's in our showroom:

*Cork, bamboo, and reclaimed hardwood flooring.
*Water-saving appliances and fixtures (low-flow toilets, showerheads, and faucets).
*Natural, sustainable cabinetry made from wheat, sorghum,  and sunflower seed hulls that doesn't contain formaldehyde.
*Countertops and vanities made from concrete, recycled glass, aluminum scrap, and bamboo.
*Energy-efficient lighting (LEDs and CFLs).
*Elegant, innovative eco-resin room dividers.
*Window treatments and shades made from natural fibers.

And, if you're a local business owner, we've got a special deal going on for tankless water heaters and dual-flush toilets through July.  Buy a Takagi tankless water heater or Caroma toilet, and get 15% off one or or 20% off if you get one of each.

As things heat up, energy and water costs go up with the temperature. With a tank/conventional water heater, for every dollar spent heating the water, only $0.62 is going to heating.  The rest, $0.38, goes down the drain, so to speak.

Tankless varieties use only what's needed for the job--wasting nothing.

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