CaraGreen Partners With SurfaceSource to Represent Products in New England

Durat

CaraGreen is delighted to announce a new partnership with SurfaceSource who will bring Durat and Meld to architects, designers, and construction professionals in New England. SurfaceSource is an experienced team of six materials experts that exclusively represent manufacturers of eco-friendly surfaces, making the addition of Durat and Meld to their portfolio a natural choice. The team is highly knowledgeable about commercial finishes, their suitability for applications, true green attributes, and integration into design schemes. SurfaceSource provides architects and contractors full service product selection and specification services. 

SurfaceSource President Victoria Rickert, our Connecticut rep, is a Certified AIA CES and IDCEC Continuing Education Presenter and a CSI Construction Documents Technologist with more than 20 years construction industry experience including surface specification, fabrication and installation. Boston will be the first market that SurfaceSource rolls out CaraGreen’s products to, which is covered by the capable duo of Bill Blasek and Lisa Walters, LEED AP. To contact SurfaceSource for information on Durat or Meld, click here.


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CaraGreen’s Reach Extends to Florida with Addition of Partner, iSolutions Group

iSolutions Group

CaraGreen welcomes iSolutions Group as our product representative in Florida for Meld, Durat, and TorZo. iSolutions Group provides innovative materials that help inspire Architects and Designers by sparking imaginations and pushing the limits of creativity. Their offering reflects Florida's discerning design culture and helps to create environments that meet the most complex design challenges. They encourage well-rounded products that capture the attention of the design-driven, but also deliver performance and sustainability. iSolutions Group shares CaraGreen’s passion for providing healthy, environmentally friendly products to help create a more sustainable future. They provide solutions that limit resource consumption, improve building performance, and promote health and productivity. And, they provide excellent service to architects, designers, and contractors through project reviews, samples, literature, AIA Continuing Education, NCIDQ seminars, specification reviews, and technical assistance. If you're in Florida and would like more information on Durat, Meld, or TorZo, please contact iSolutions Group.

 

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Learn About Green Insulation and Earn CEUs Online

Bonded Logic, manufacturer of UltraTouch recycled blue jean insulation, has a new continuing education article which was published in the September/October issue of Greensource and can be found online. The article, “Green Insulation: Specifying a Smarter Solution”, explains how to select the best insulation choice from a growing number of more sustainable products and systems. After reading this article you will be able to:
-Differentiate between traditional and emerging insulation materials, trends, and uses.
-Examine and recognize the different ways that insulation addresses energy losses in a building envelope.
-Analyze and assess multiple other qualities of insulation that can contribute to green and sustainable building design.
-Identify manufacturing qualities that make the installation of thermal insulation more efficient.
This course provides 1.00 HSW/SD credit and was approved by the USGBC for 1 GBCI CE hour(s) for LEED Credential Maintenance.
To read this article, click here. For more information on UltraTouch cotton insulation, visit our website.

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Triangle USGBC’s October Green Drinks to Be Held at LIGHT Art+Design

The Triangle USGBC’s October Green Drinks will be held at LIGHT Art+Design in downtown Chapel Hill on October 20th, 6-8pm. LIGHT, a sister company to CaraGreen, is a curated design shop offering art and functional items for the home by local artists, crafts people, and innovative design brands. All are chosen for their fine craftsmanship, modern point of view, and commitment to a more sustainable future. LIGHT’s current exhibit, RE:, has an environmentally conscious slant, embodying recycling, reuse, restoring, and renewable materials in the work. We invite you to come out and enjoy the RE: show as you network with members of the sustainability community. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. LIGHT is located at 601 W Rosemary St (in Greenbridge), Chapel Hill, NC.

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Durat Comes With 15-Year Warranty

Durat solid surface is known for its exceptional color palette, all around beauty, and strong sustainability profile. Durat also boasts a 15-year warranty, which is among the best in the industry. This warranty accompanies all sales of Durat sheet and shape goods (sinks, tubs, shower trays). Durat has a second 5-year warranty on products they fabricate, such as vanities with integral sinks. Both warranties signify the company’s commitment to durability and longevity. To learn more about Durat and download the warranties, visit the Durat's product page.

durat colors are vibrant

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CaraGreen To Exhibit at AIA NC Design Conference

CaraGreen will be exhibiting at the AIA North Carolina Design Conference in Raleigh, NC September 7-10. We will have the latest innovations from Durat, EcoTimber, Meld, TorZo, UltraTouch, and Barkhouse.  The show is being held at the Raleigh Convention Center and this year’s conference theme, “Transform,” is a call to AIA North Carolina architects to reinvigorate their businesses, designs, and practices for a new era. CaraGreen will occupy booths 424 and 426 - stop by, see our sustainable product portfolio, and say hello!

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Congratulations to Brian Sanders, Winner of Our Bio-Glass Table Giveaway!

Thanks to everyone that participated in our marketing survey! We received a lot of quality feedback which will help us shape our future marketing efforts. The winner of our Bio-Glass table giveaway is Brian Sanders, AIA, LEED AP, from Watson Tate Savory Liollio Architecture in Charleston, SC. Congratulations to Brian!


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CaraGreen Welcomes New DC Area Representative, Ann Kerstetter

Ann Kerstetter of A Materials Konnection, Inc. (AMK) has joined CaraGreen as our product representative in Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia. Ann found her way to the design world after first majoring in Elementary Education at Penn State University and then working for a major airline for six years. Neither the classroom or the friendly skies could touch her unwavering passion for interior design, and she eventually returned to school for it. Ann worked as a Resource Manager for seven large A & D firms during the day while going to school in the evenings. In her position as Resource Manager, Ann interacted with sales representatives on a daily basis and determined she wanted to stay on the sales side of business. Ann founded AMK, Inc. in 2004 to represent select manufacturers that offer innovative, high design products. Ann will help CaraGreen raise awareness for Durat solid surface and Meld concrete in the DC area and provide personalized service to architects and designers. If you are in the DC area and would like more information on Durat or Meld, please contact Ann.

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TorZo Orient and Tiikeri Now Formatted for Floors

Torzo Orient and Tiikeri are now available as flooring products. The flooring comes in four standard colors and is available in 5” wide planks or as tiles in assorted sizes.
 
The flooring is pre-finished with a ceramic-based UV cured finish. Orient flooring is solid, whereas Tiikeri is engineered. Orient flooring has the highest janka ball rating CaraGreen has ever seen at 4,589 lbs. This means it's incredibly durable and a great choice for commercial applications. All TorZo products are made from recycled and/or rapidly renewable, urea formaldehyde free materials infused with acrylic resin for durability. To read more about TorZo flooring, visit the prouct pages for Torzo Orient and Tiikeri on our website. Or, to request samples, contact us.

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New Turbocharged Tiikeri Colors

TorZo Tiikeri, made from 50% recycled and rapidly renewable sorghum straw, comes in 4 new saturated colors: Emerald, Ruby, Turquoise, and Amethyst. Tiikeri can be used for both vertical and horizontal applications, including wall paneling, furniture, and worktops. Like all TorZo products, it's infused with acrylic resin for durability and contains no added urea formaldehyde. For more information on TorZo Tiikeri, or to get samples, contact us!

Tiikeri Colors

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