UltraTouch Cotton Insulation Batts Now Perforated For Easy Installation

UltraTouch recycled denim insulation, available through CaraGreen, has just gotten easier to install. A portion of the batts in each package now contain perforations allowing you to easily size the batt to the dimensions needed. The perforations enhance the installation experience and have no impact on the nature or performance of the product. The perforation pattern was developed to provide the most common "off size" pieces with the least amount of cutting. "We talked to installers and the one thing we heard was they wanted a product that was easy to cut," said Sean Desmond, Sales/Marketing Manager for Bonded Logic. "UltraTouch is a substantial product, givin g it great thermal and acoustical performance. By adding perforations, we make it easy for anyone who wants to use an eco-friendly product to size and install it.”

UltraTouch Denim Insulation is available in R-13, R-19, R-21 and R-30. The denim insulation is sourced entirely of post-consumer blue jeans. It can help earn LEED credits for recycled content, rapidly renewable content, and low emitting materials.

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Request An UltraTouch Denim Insulation Grant

UltraTouch denim insulation, Cotton Inc., and CaraGreen are teaming up on a grant program that provides insulation to architects and contractors that are working on community-based green buildings, such as museums, schools, and libraries. The program is meant to address the needs of these groups and help build green communities across America. As a result of our denim drives over the past few years, nearly a million square feet of R-13, R-19, R-21 and R-30 insulation are available for grants. Using UltraTouch can contribute to 12 LEED credits. UltraTouch is made from 85% post-consumer recycled and rapidly renewable cotton. It also offers maximum thermal performance and superior soundproofing (30 to 50 percent increase in acoustical performance). And, it has no VOCs, is safe to the touch and, as a result, can be installed without goggles, respirators and gloves. Contact CaraGreen for assistance with your grant application or fill out the application online. Grants are available now through Sept. 30, 2011.
 
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CaraGreen Welcomes New Philadelphia Area Representative, Ethos Sustainable Finishes

CaraGreen is proud to announce that we have a new representative in the Philadelphia area, Ethos Sustainable Finishes. Ethos will help CaraGreen promote our portfolio of sustainable products and be a resource for architects and designers in the Philadelphia area. Ethos was a natural fit with CaraGreen, as they’ve been working with manufacturers whose materials emphasize performance, environmental responsibility and improved indoor air quality for years. Ethos has a team of professionals that are committed to providing exceptional, customized service to assist you in seamlessly achieving your project goals.  
 
To learn more about Ethos, visit their website.

Ethos Sustainable Finishes Team 
CaraGreen is currently seeking independent sales and marketing representatives in Chicago, New York, and Boston.  Please contact us for more information.

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New NC AIA Headquarters Breaks Ground This Thursday

There will be a ground breaking ceremony 
for the new NC AIA
 Center for Architecture & Design this 
Thursday, December 9 at 11:30 AM.

It will take place at the site of the 
new building, 14 E. Peace Street (corner of Wlimington Street and Peace Street), Raleigh, NC.

Please call the AIA NC Chapter Office at 919-833-6656 to R.S.V.P.

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CaraGreen to Exhibit at AIA GA 2010 Conference 9/30-10/3

CaraGreen will be exhibiting at the AIA GA 2010 Conference, "Waves of Change"

The show is September 30th-October 3rd in Savannah, GA at the Hilton Savannah Desoto hotel.

CaraGreen has booth # 27, so stop by to see our latest sustainable materials!

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CaraGreen to be at “Chicago Comes to Charlotte” Event Thursday 9/23/10

CaraGreen will be at the 3rd annual Chicago Comes to Charlotte event taking place at Modular Designs.  Find out about the latest NeoCon introductions.  Lunch 11am-2pm, Social Beverage & Appetizers 5pm-8pm.

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CaraGreen and UltraTouch Participating in Habitat for Humanity Blitz Build This September

Habitat for Humanity Greensboro is hosting a Blitz Build in September called Raising Roofs and UltraTouch Cotton Insulation is being donated to support the cause.  Six houses will be built during a five day period.  All of the volunteers building the houses will be local professional builders.  On the first day of the build, Monday, September 20, builders will learn about many of the new green products being used on the build.  Stacy Glass from CaraGreen will be demonstrating how to work with UltraTouch insulation.  To learn more about UltraTouch, click here.

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CaraGreen Will Be at NKBA Eastern Carolinas Chapter “Show Us Your Green”, 8/19/10

CaraGreen will be displaying our materials at the NKBA Eastern Carolinas Chapter "Show Us Your Green" event on August 19, 2010 at the Proximity Hotel in Greensboro, NC.  This event is intended to not just show you the green products out there, but WHY and HOW they are green!

 

Registration/Social begins at 5:30 PM

Event begins at 6:00 PM

Heavy Hors d’oeuvres will be served while attendees mingle and learn about sustainable design for the kitchen and bath industry.

 

Member Registration: $15.00

Non-Member Registration: $25.00

NKBA Endorsed Program student Registration: $5.00

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CaraGreen Seeking Director of Sales

CaraGreen, LLC is a distributor of environmentally sustainable building materials.  The company seeks a motivated Director of Sales who will be responsible for driving sales in the Eastern United States.

Compensation:  For this full-time position, compensation will consist of a base salary that is commensurate with experience and a bonus that is commensurate with performance.  Benefits include paid time off, health insurance, and 401k.  This position would also be eligible for the company’s profit sharing plan. 

Reports to:  President

Company:  In early 2008, CaraGreen began distributing innovative, high-quality sustainable building materials in the Southeastern United States.  The company’s principal office is located in Carrboro, NC, and its warehouse is located in Graham, NC.  With green building gaining momentum and permanency in the United States, CaraGreen desires to expand its territory beyond the Southeastern United States to capitalize on this fast growing segment of the building materials market.  CaraGreen is a family-owned company whose principals have experience in green design; green product distribution; product, building, and interior design; and the professional services industry.

Responsibilities:  The Director of Sales will have overall responsibility for all sales activities of the company. Responsibilities include:
    * Establish and manage a network of manufacturers’ reps on the East coast.
    * Expand and manage the company’s sales force.
    * Prospect for potential new clients, and service existing clients, in the Raleigh/Durham area:
          o Architects & Designers
          o Fabricators / distributors
          o Kitchen and Bath showrooms
          o Green retailers
    * Identify high profile commercial projects and pursue specification of CaraGreen products.
    * Comprehensive use and understanding of company Customer Relationship Management (CRM) database. 
    * Participate in designated trade shows and trade associations.
    * Understand Green Building Certification programs and become an Accredited Professional in the USGBC’s LEED rating system.
    * Make professional presentations on products and programs.
    * Create and manage sales and marketing expense budgets.

Travel:  Travel on the East coast is expected initially to set up rep network, followed by regular travel within the territory thereafter (average 5 - 6 overnights per month).      

Experience:
    * 10 years outside sales and/or sales management experience required
    * Four-year college degree
    * Experience with building products preferred
    * Experience with manufacturers’ reps preferred
    * Interest in environmental sustainability and green products is a plus

Desired Traits: CaraGreen believes the Director of Sales should possess the following traits:
    * Opportunistic and entrepreneurial
    * Growth-oriented and self-motivated
    * Good presentation and speaking skills
    * Superior follow-up skills and attention to detail
    * Strong work ethic
    * Fast learner
    * Sales management skills compatible with company culture
    * Must be a team player

Direct resumes to jobs@caragreen.com.

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Ultratouch Now Uses Post-Consumer Recycled Content

One of the building industry’s most environmentally friendly products just got a whole lot greener and a bit less confusing. UltraTouch Natural Cotton Fiber Insulation, commonly referred to as “recycled blue jean insulation”, is now sourced entirely of post-consumer blue jeans instead of the post-industrial denim scraps it was previously made from. The recycled jean material has made its way through the used clothing chain without being sold and has reached a point where it would typically either go to a landfill or be incinerated. Now, this material will be put to good use in UltraTouch cotton insulation.

Additionally, UltraTouch’s packaging has been improved to increase its product per truckload by 15 percent. This significantly lowers the product’s carbon footprint and makes shipping easier.
 
For more information on UltraTouch, which can contribute to 12 LEED credits, contact CaraGreen.

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