Following the release of their highly successful SlimStyle LED light bulb, the folks at Philips have returned with another innovative entry in the LED bulb category. This decorative G25 globe-style bulb sparkles just like an incandescent filament bulb, yet delivers all the performance of an LED.
By filtering water to standards even higher than the tap water it starts with, this closed-loop water recycling shower system from Swedish firm Orbital Systems could deliver the best shower you’ve ever had – along with staggering reductions in your resource usage and power bill.
When it comes to creating an eco-friendly shower, most of us focus on a low-flow showerhead to reduce water use. But don’t forget the shower curtain. Cheap plastic shower curtains come from petroleum by-products, and they usually end up in landfills pretty quickly since they just don’t last. And worst of all, they can seriously […]
EcoTop is an innovative composite material for countertops and work surfaces, made from recycled paper and renewable bamboo. The FSC-certified material was developed by KlipTech’s Joel Klippert, who was the driving force behind PaperStone before moving on to introduce EcoTop.
Many people purify their drinking water, either with built-in under-sink filters or with pitchers in the refrigerator. But few homeowners think about filtering their shower water, even though contaminants can be absorbed through the skin or inhaled in steam. Luckily, a Vitamin C shower filter extremely effective and easy to use.
In a couple recent articles, we’ve looked at the water- and money-saving potential of dual-flush toilets and low flush designs. But now Texas-based Niagara Conservation has taken water conservation to the next level with an ultra high-efficiency toilet that’s extremely quiet, and doesn’t sacrifice any flushing performance.
Habitus Finishes, based in New York City, offers cork mosaic tiles that provide a beautiful and sustainable surface for floor and wall coverings.
Benetti Stone Philosophy, an Italian home design firm, is offering a unique and environmentally friendly option for tiling surfaces. Called “IvoryDream”, the material is durable and attractive, and comes entirely from tropical palm trees.
Preparing tile installations for baths, showers, and countertops is traditionally very time-consuming. And water damage from imperfections in the underlying structure can lead to expensive and wasteful repairs down the road. But fear not – Schluter Kerdi-board substrate is a waterproof, dimensionally stable substrate board that makes perfect installations a breeze.
Cork flooring is, quite simply, a fantastic building material. It’s a quickly renewable and naturally durable surface that offers excellent thermal/acoustic insulation. Now Suberra is offering recycled cork work surfaces that bring the performance of cork up to countertop level.
Produced in Finland, Durat is a polyester-based material for recycled solid surface countertops and work surfaces. It contains roughly 30% recycled post-industrial waste, and is itself 100% recyclable. Durat is extremely durable and resistant to many common chemicals; any surface scuffs can be removed with an light sanding, and the material can be cut and […]