Lose The Skepticism - PaperStone

Don’t think that PaperStone can hold up? Re-share our latest post with a PaperStone cutting board on our Instagram and Facebook page to receive a PaperStone cutting board to evaluate its performance. All we ask is that you send us your feedback on how it performs.

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Baffling Sound Problems

Gensler, one of the leading architecture firms in the world, is not immune to running into design problems. Like sound control in open spaces. Expansive floor plans and open layouts introduce a myriad of issues when it comes to treating acoustics in these spaces. Fortunately, their Raleigh office was able to draw on Kirei EchoPanel and its multiple shapes and configurations to create a colorful acoustic solution in an open office environment. EchoPanel bucks the acoustic norms in its breadth of shapes, sizes, colors, patterns and customizations available. According to Gensler, “We needed some acoustical panels that came in fun colors and were at a great price point – Kirei met all our requirements.” A sound decision, we agree!  

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This Is Epic

No, really it is Epic! Epic wide oak flooring from reSAWN Timber is the ultimate in durability and beauty in the flooring space. It is w-i-d-e. How wide, you ask? 13.5” wide. Constructed in a stable, 3 ply format, the Epic white oak flooring using matching top and bottom layers to create a thick wear layer and stabilizing base layer sets a new standard in flooring.

What else?  For the base layer, it uses the white oak that would normally not be considered “face grade” due to knots or other irregularities, that would not be visually appealing. Still incredibly strong, there is no need to dispose of this useful oak, rather, it can be repurposed as part of the flooring. Looking for something that nobody else has, is visually stunning, has dramatic width and would be totally, well, Epic? You found it here → resawn@caragreen.com

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Lunch & Learn

CaraGreen lunch and learns are educational opportunities for your firm. With topics like WELL Building, Biophilic Design and Sintered Stone, we work hard to bring you the most relevant, trending classes. Email us to book a CE course today: info@caragreen.com

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April Vignette - Earth Day

Products from top to bottom:

  • IceStone - Denim Moss
  • PaperStone - Azure
  • BarkHouse - Standard Poplar
  • Koskisen - KoskiDecor Eco Transparent Decorative Plywood, Green 6029
  • Lapitec - Arabescato Canova, Satin
  • reSAWN Timber - Shou Sugi Ban Charred Cladding, Kujaku
  • Durat - 800

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To Build Is To Restore

What if buildings could actually benefit the environment? Many architecture firms have adopted this concept and use green roofs or solar panels in their construction. But what if the building cladding itself could improve the surrounding air and break down pollution? Seems Utopian, but it is a reality with Lapitec. The sintered stone was innovated to have an inherent technology that uses BIOMIMICRY, in that it emulates, or behaves as a tree, breaking down CO2. 100 square meters is equivalent to over 25 trees in the amount of CO2 it can break down. Oh, and it kills E. coli and staph on its surface as well. Still using quartz? Catch up! Sintered stone has taken man-made stone to a whole new level.

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Waste Is A Resource

Don’t be a tosser. That garbage can be put to good use. Durat uses recycled plastic as a filler in its solid surface. The company is exploring the use of ocean plastic in its manufacture. PaperStone uses recycled paper paired with a petroleum free resin to create an incredibly durable surface with an organic, natural feel and steel-like strength. Kirei EchoPanel uses recycled PET to create colorful, beautiful acoustical treatments. CaraGreen believes that waste can be a resource, and we partner with companies that share in this belief.  So let’s get innovative and stop putting the “fill” in landfill.


Photo by Key Cucine

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All About The GRAM

Millennial alert! Want an easy way to impact the environment? Ask your server to skip the straws. If you do, tag us @caragreenproducts or @modernsurfaces and we will send you a free stainless steel straw with our #createbetter tag.

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Live and Learn - The Paradigm Shift In The Built Environment

Get savvy and smarter with CaraGreen’s new Lunch and Learn on how the environment is impacting the way we build. This course explores the consumer lifestyle and how our disposable approach to daily living is destroying our oceans and landscapes. It also takes a deep dive into the constructed world and how that is the largest contribution to the waste stream. Lastly, we offer immediate ways that we can improve our planet as consumers and as building professionals. We can start small or we can design big, both helping us to achieve our ultimate goal: to Create Better. Email info@caragreen.com or your local sales rep to set up a Lunch and Learn.

This course is eligible for one AIA HSW LU.

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March Vignette - Luck of The Irish

Clockwise, starting from from the upper left:
Kirei - EchoPanel, 579
reSAWN Timber - Shou Sugi Ban, Yasai
Koskisen - KoskiDecor Eco Transparent Decorative Plywood, Green 6025
Koskisen - KoskiDecor Eco Transparent Decorative Plywood, Green 6029
PaperStone - Cladding, Sandstone
Durat - 810
Durat - 800
Kirei - Mura Fabric, Maze 381
IceStone - Forest Fern

Background:
Koskisen - KoskiDecor Eco Transparent Decorative Plywood, Green 6029

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