I currently work as a solo practitioner focusing on renovation work. Over the last few years I have researched materials that affect our heath and environment in less negative ways. These are listed below.
Aluminum Floor Tile Eco Friendy Flooring, Madison WI
Daltile Rittenhouse Subway Tiles
Altro Healthcare Flooring
CentreMills Antique Floors
Conklin’s Vintage Wood – NE Pa
Aged Wood Antique Flooring in York PA
Sylvan Brandt Reclaimed Wood PA
The Woods Company PA
Goodwin Heart Pine Micanopy, FL
Fritz Tile Texas
Stone Eco Friendy Flooring, Madison WI
Eco-Terr Slab / Tile Floors
Cork Click by Natural Cork Artemis
EnviroGlass in Plano Texas http://www.enviroglasproducts.com/
Lascaux Tile – Decoritive
Forbo Marmoleum Stout Carpet Mt. Lebannon 412 563 5600
Forbo Marmoleum Click 1’x3’ Artemis
Forbo Marmoleum Click 1’x1’ Artemis
Forbo Marmoleum Sheet Artemis
Forbo Composition Tile 13”x13” Artemis
Earth Weave Carpet Dalton, Georgia
Interface Carpet Tile InterfaceFlor
Flexco Flextuft (rubber tile best outdoor apl.) Bennet
Flexco Tuflex (rubber tile best outdoor apl.) Bennet
Cast Basalt Tile Artemis
4 x 8 x 1 particle, Recycled Wheat /Straw Plywood
Dragon Fly Bamboo Flooring
Nice Flooring Website – Amtico
Mapei Floor Sealer
AFM Safecoat Stains / Sealers
Stained Concrete Radiant Floors 15622 zip
Heated & Chilled Raised Floors by Lindner
Armstrong Standard Excelon VCT
Shaw Carpet, Anso Nylon
Stained Wood Base 5 ½”
Lewislp Reclaimed Trim in Picture Rocks, Pa
Johnsonite Contour Base
Mdf Base Sierra Pine
Roppe Eco Effects
Stock Pine 9/16” x 4 ½”
American Clay Artemis & EcoSupply
Trove Wallpaper & Printed Wood Veneer
Altro Healthcare Wall Surface
Wall Coverng by Grahm Brown www.grahambrown.com
Carnegie xorele (sustainable wallcovering)
Grass Cloth (asian grasses)
Ppg Primer & 2 Finish coats
Farrow Ball http://www.farrow-ball.com
BioShield Paint www.biosieldpaint.com
Tabrasa Low VOC Dry Erase Paint
Green Series Caulk www.greenseries.com
Red Devil Caulk www.reddevil.com
Modular Arts Wall Panels
3 Form – Translucent Panels / Partitions
Echo Recycled Glass Tile from Crossville Wa
Recycled Glass Tile Eco Friendy Flooring, Madison WI
Daltile Rittenhouse Subway Tiles
Ellen Blakeley NJ, manuf. Where?
Aluminum Floor Tile Eco Friendy Flooring, Madison WI
Walker Zanger Tile
Colored Stainless Steel email@example.com
NovaCork 4’x8’ sheet Bennet Supply
Design Wall 4’x8’ sheet Bennet Supply
Burlap 4’x8’ sheet Bennet Supply
Nyloboard (rec.cpt) Artemis
3/4″, 5/8″, 3/8″ X 4 X 8 sheets and beadboard
Used for outdoor app. garage doors, rainscreens & pergolas.
Plyboo, Plywood & Sheet Goods Artemis
Kirei, Sorghum Board, Coconut Panels Artemis
Sunflower Seed Board, Wheatboard Artemis
Wedi Board for shower 3’x3’ Artemis
Kliptec Exterior Surfaces
Nichiha Exterior Panels
Fresh face on Concrete Panels
Standing Seam Metal Roof & Exterior Walls
www.haarchitects.com Light-in in brick ties
2 x 6 Stud, GWB, Batt insulation
Zip System by Huber Engineered Woods
Cement Siding James Hardie Bldg. Supply
Fiber Cement Board
Green Screen Plant Trellis
Solarbord osb w/ reflective foil – Roof / wall Sheating
DenShield Moisture resistant by Georgia Pacific for Tile Backer
Weka – Wool insulation through Artemis
Ultra Touch Cotton Gray Group, Altoona Pa 814.949.0371
Greensulate by Ecovative Design
Cell Pak Blow in Insulation KY
Green Fiber Loose Fill Insulation
Icynene Spray Foam formaldehyde-free
Stains & Finishes –
AFM Safecoat paint and Caulking www.aftmsafecoat.com
Quartz Lock Grout at Dal-Tile Pittsburgh #169 412 787 2040
Studs & Gwb with Paint
Casework & Work Surface –
Gouldsberry Cabinet Shop Middle Grave Crk Moundsville, WV 26041 (304) 845-3466
Subterra Cork EcoSupply
Paperstone -1”std Artemis
ShetkaSTONE www.shetkastone.com in Le Center, MN
Cement based w/ recycled content:
Epoxy/Resin based w/ recycled content:
EnviroGlass in Plano Texas
Sand Hill Industries Recycled Glass in Idaho
Silestone – eased edge – Distributor Vangura, 81 miles, pa
Sierra Pine MDF – Fmld.free ½” 4’x8’ sheet Beth B @ Bennet
Sierra Pine MDF – Fmld.free ¾” 4’x8’ sheet Beth B @ Bennet
Cambria Quartz Countertop – at Famous and Lowes
Quartz Countertop, Eco by Conentino – made of 75% recycled material and bound by corn oil resin
At Famous Supply & Shuttler
CaesarStone CaesarStone Motivo, wall Tile
Eco-Terr Slab countertop
Eco-Cem Panel For cabinetry face
Staron Solid Surface – Acrylic solid surface with recycled content. Found at Home Depot.
Holiday Kitchens – Wisconsin Cabinet company
Doors / Frames and Hardware –
Handmade Cabinetry Knobs Artemis
Eleek Door Handles / Pulls / Switchplates
EcoBuilt Garage Doors by www.overheaddoor.com
Larson Juhl Photo Frames
Acoustic Plaster System Pyrok Inc, NY
2 x 2 Jute ACT by Armstrong
Heated & Chilled Metal Ceilings
Sustainably Harvested / Repurposed Wood Plank Ceiling
Conklin’s Beams – Vintage Wood – NE Pa
Arch.emporium, Adams Ave. in Cannonsburg Pa
Construction Junction, Lexington Ave., Pittsburgh
Who’s New 5156 Butler StreetPittsburgh, PA who-new.com
Mattresses & Linens
Sage in Design Furniture
Some Sustainable Furniture from All Steel
davisfurniture.com from rep Lisa Tomasovich
tuohyfurniture.com from rep Lisa Tomasovich
Bernhardt – at Macys and Today’s Home in Pittsburgh
Organic Towels bedside manor
Furniture by Lee
Whirlpool Energy Star Dryer
Amish wash tumble
Fabric / Curtains / Shades –
Exterior Designer Shades
Mecho Shade (Interior / Exterior)
Lutron (Interior / Exterior)
Earth Shade www.earthshade.com
Arc-Com Fabrics Artemis
Brentano Fabrics Artemis
Solucent Exterior Shades by Cambridge Architectural
Dressage and Strata by Conrad UV Shades of Natural Fibers
Fabric by Distinctly Duralee
Eleek Sconces, Ceiling, Table & Floor Artemis
Charles Loomis Lighting Cabin
Exterior – Sternberg Lighting
Insight Lighting – Compact-5 Hanging Fluorescent and EX-5 Linear Fluorescent
Lumicor Recycled content
Clean Grey Water System by Hansgrohe
Black Water by WET
Sinks by Eleek Artemis
James Hardie rain Cistern
Hybrid Energy Touchless Faucet by Kohler
Energy Usage & Equipment –
Solar Hot Water
Solar Attic Fan Artemis
Climate Master Geothermal
Solar Thermal System (Solar Hot water heating) by Apricus
Misc. Finishes –
Masland silk carpets Artemis
AFM Safecoat Paint Artemis
AFM Naturals line of oil wax Artemis
Sealent – OSI Green series Artemis
Osmo OIl wax (atl. to stain) Artemis
Upcycled Accessories by Mothology
Rugs by Roubini
Home Decorators – Rugs
Serious Logic Window Systems
Metal Galvalume roofing
Semper Green Green Roof
Carlisle Roof Gardnes
Soil Retention Plantable Concrete Systems
Recycled Plastic Lumber for Planters/ outdoor furniture
I believe in quality over quantity. There are many products that are competitive to other non-sustainable products in price, and I think in the long run that if the price of things drive us to act or not, then we should evaluate our values again. If something is too expensive then it is probably not necessary, in our country, in America. When we buy cheap products, cheap food, cheap clothes, too much too often, it is always at the cost of something!
Other recent products I’ve found:
Upcycled Accessories by Mothology.
Furniture made by artisans at McGuire in San Francisco.
Furniture by Bernhardt at Macys and Today’s Home in Pittsburgh.
Bath Mat of handwoven vetiver root fibers by Gaiam.
Look into Deep Energy Reductions and Thousand Home Challenge for more on affordable comfort!
My contact is Linda Wiggington, who is the founder and still works for them, but is no longer in management. Her main work now is on 2 initiatives: “Deep Energy Reductions” and “Thousand Home Challenge” listed on this page here.
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