A Montreal kitchen renovation tries to incorporate as many green features as possible, including low VOC cabinets, local maple hardwood flooring and quartz countertops.
The Cork Store is the outlet for Jelinek Cork flooring, furnishings and decorative accessories. Cork is an excellent green product because of its natural qualities of durability, resilience, noise absorption and because it’s made from a renewable resource.
Milk paint is an old-fashioned paint that’s usually used on antique or reproduction furniture. Now, however, using a special binder, you can also use it on drywall and metal surfaces.
While concrete isn’t considered a green building material because of the energy consumed during production, Concrete Elegance has developed a product that uses only 20% Portland Cement and 77% recycled ingredients. Its products are used for finishes such as counter tops, fireplace mantels and other applications.
Kevin Royce, owner of Eco Building Resource, has added some new products to his store. Eco Building Resource specializes in green building materials, in particular those that are good for people with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity. He carries a variety of products including water-based stains, low VOC sealants and adhesives, radiant barrier vapour wraps, cork flooring and Logs End salvaged wood flooring.
Volatile organic chemicals (VOCs) are present in many home-building and furnishing products. AFM Safecoat produces a line of adhesives, sealants and paints that are low to zero VOC and safe for people and the environment.
A tour of the Healthy Home at Downsview Park’s kitchen and all its green features. Low VOC cabinets, LED lighting, Energy Star Appliances.
Kirei makes wood substitute products that are lightweight, durable and best of all, many are made from the waste leftover after annual food crops are harvested and that would otherwise end up in landfill.