Green & Design - May/June 2009 - (Page 58)

products TOP PICKS Ken Wilson, AIA, IIDA, LEED ® AP Principal and Founder Envision Washington, DC 1 2 5 6 1 | Modular Carpet from Lees Carpets Although there are many great carpets on the market, I particularly like Lees carpet tiles. They are made in Virginia, about 200 miles away from Washington, D.C. The carpet contains 41 percent recycled content but you can special order it with higher percentages. Their Duracolor permanent stain resistance ensures you don’t need any chemicals for cleaning—just water. They are currently seeking platinum level certification under the new NSF/ANSI 140 Sustainable Carpet Assessment. 2 | IceStone I like the fact that IceStone is made in Brooklyn, N.Y., and is regional to most of east coast. The product is manufactured from a mix of 100 percent recycled glass and concrete and contains no materials with VOCs. IceStone has received Cradle to Cradle Gold level certification and is 100 percent recyclable. I particularly like “Snow Flurry” from the new “Refined Collection.” The product is durable and beautiful and I love its consistent monolithic quality. 3 | Salvaged or Reclaimed Wood If it fits with our design goals, I love using salvaged or reclaimed wood. A lot of it is old growth and can come from a 58 | May/June 2009

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Green & Design - May/June 2009

Green & Design - May/June 2009
LEED v3: A Highly Evolved Solution
Book Review
Learning Curve
Environmental Trends in Kitchen Design
The Butterfly Effect
Eastern Promise
Social Science
Retail Remedy
They Speak for the Trees
Up to the Challenge
Here Come the Lawyers
Green Gets Political
The Hardest Part of Being Green
Products: Designer’s Picks
Sources and Ad Index

Green & Design - May/June 2009