It doesn't look even remotely green, does it? Ha ha, yet it totally is! For those of you poor souls who didn't attended this event, watch the slide show attached to see the results. The home was completely renovated in a sustainable and environmentally sensitive way thanks to the consulting work by Kristing Livadas. Eh hem, that's me. My work on this project, coupled with my research and present study for the LEED AP exam enables me to successfully complete green minded projects, both commercial and residential.
Here's a listing of the green attributes we added to this 1920s Colonial Charmer: 1. Rhino Shield Exterior Paint (insulating and guaranteed for 25 years) 2. BonaKemi water based stains and sealers for the 90+ year old wood floors 3. Sherwin Williams Harmony no-voc paint 4. beeswax candelabra in WB fireplace 5. programmable thermostats 6. Energy Star rated windows with Low E coating 6. Energy Star Rated Exterior Doors 7. Globus Cork Kitchen Flooring 8. Moen water purifier kitchen faucet 8. Ice Stone recycled glass and concrete countertops 9. recycled glass and recycled porcelain tiles 10. Energy Star appliances throughout 11. low flow aerator faucets and shower throughout 12. dual flush toilets 13. Savvy Rest organic mattress 14. Feng Shui eco design throughout 15. organic bed and bath linens throughout 16. front loading Energy Star washer and dryer 17. new gas hot water heater 18. organic fertilizers and native plantings throughout 19. new cement fiberboard siding on garage 20. new natural pebble driveway (allows for natural drainage and minimal soil disruption 21. eco furnishings by Crate & Barrel.