CaraGreen Welcomes Pittsburgh-Area Rep, Sean Watson

CaraGreen welcomes Sean Watson who will represent our line of sustainable materials in the Pittsburgh, PA area. Sean has been in the flooring and materials industry for over a decade. His experience comes from working as a manufacturer's rep in the NYC and Washington DC Metro areas. Sean has since built a product offering of high-performing, sustainable materials which will now include Bark House, Durat, and Meld. Based in Pittsburgh, Pa, Sean's area reaches from Columbus, OH to State College, PA. Sean's wife, Nikki, works alongside him and we're excited to have them be part of the CaraGreen family. If you're in Sean's area, contact him for more information on CaraGreen products.

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CaraGreen Open House October 2nd, 3-5 PM

You're invited to join us on October 2nd, 3-5 PM for a CaraGreen Showroom Open House. We'll be sharing the latest from TorZo Sustainable Surfaces, maker of acrylic infused organic boards which are chock full of recycled and rapidly renewable materials.

- Plus, see our complete portfolio of sustainable materials including Bark Hosue, EcoFusion, Durat, Meld, Oceanside Glasstile, and more.

- Socialize with friends and fellow architects and designers.

- Enter to win handcrafted furnishing and accessory giveaways.

The CaraGreen Showroom is located in Carrboro, NC at 109 Brewer Lane, Unit A, 27510.

Call 919.929.3009 for further information.

RSVP to carrie@caragreen.com.

 

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New “Blue” Line from Oceanside Glasstile Is Their Greenest Offering Yet

Oceanside Glasstile has launched a new line in conjunction with their 20th anniversary called Blue™. Blue is their most sustainable offering yet and comes in mosaics, bricks, and liners. The collection is responsibly manufactured with new melting technology that reduces energy use by 30%. The tile boasts 55%-82% post-consumer recycled content from bottle glass sourced through curbside recycling programs. And, Blue is sustainably handcrafted in North America.

The line is readily available and priced competitively. This beautiful artisan design material is suitable for residential, commercial, and submerged applications.
   
To see additional photos of Blue, visit our Oceanside Pinterest board. For more information, contact us.

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CaraGreen Headed to NeoCon with Durat, ECOfusion, & TorZo

CaraGreen will be exhibiting Durat, ECOfusion and TorZo at NeoCon in Chicago, June 10-12. NeoCon is North America's largest design exposition and conference for commercial interiors, providing over 40,000 architecture and design professionals with CEU-accredited seminars, quality keynote speakers and more than 700 showrooms and exhibitors. CaraGreen's booth will feature a Durat tub, sink and table top, both horizontal and vertical applications of TorZo, and ECOfusion strand woven bamboo flooring. We're on the 8th floor, booth 8-1110. Please stop by and see us if you plan to be at the show!

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ECOfusion Spring Flooring Sale!

ECOfusion's Solid-Lock collection, which includes strand woven bamboo and eucalyptus, is on sale this spring. Solid-Lock Strand Woven Bamboo flooring ranges from $4.37-$4.75/SQFT depending on quantity. And, Solid-Lock Strand Wood Eucalyptus (shown in picture) ranges from $5.46-$5.93/SQFT depending on quantity. Both of these products are made from rapidly renewable materials and are free from added urea formaldehyde and other harmful VOCs. The sale lasts from April 1st through May 30th. For More information on ECOfusion flooring or samples, contact us.  

Sale terms: 10 carton minimum, business delivery only, must order and ship during sale.

ECOfusion Eucalyptus Flooring, Strawgrass Color

 

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CaraGreen Now A Distributor for ECOfusion Flooring

ECOfusion bamboo and eucalyptus flooring is the latest addition to CaraGreen’s sustainable product portfolio. ECOfusion blends rapidly renewable natural materials and “fuses” them into innovative, beautiful, and durable flooring. All of their products are free of added urea formaldehyde and are rapidly renewable, meaning they contribute to numerous LEED credits.

ECOfusion has the widest range of colors in bamboo flooring that we've seen. And, they have the only color infused bamboo flooring on the market. ECOfusion uses thru-color technology to dye bamboo strands using pure plant-based pigments. The technology dramatically increases the life cycle of the floor as dents and scratches do not require repair as color appears throughout the wear layer.

ECOfusion’s engineered bamboo strand woven flooring is 100% bamboo unlike other products that use wood as a substrate. ECOfusion’s proprietary cross-grain bamboo core features strand woven bamboo on the top and bottom, which provides optimal performance and stability in all climates. 

ECOfusion has a wide range of flooring options including bamboo, eucalyptus, solid, engineered, color infused, stained, and carbonized. Their products are suited for both commercial and residential applications.

ECOfusion Floors Assortment

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Buy UltraTouch Denim Insulation Before March 1st To Save Money & Keep Warm

Need a healthier insulation option? Ultratouch cotton insulation is available until March 1st at a discounted rate before an annual price increase takes effect. Take advantage of the lower price and get your stocking order in today. Manufactured from recycled denim, UltraTouch cotton insulation provides energy-saving thermal performance matched with superior acoustical performance. UltraTouch is safe and nontoxic. It contains no chemical irritants and requires no warning labels unlike traditional insulation products. UltraTouch is a Class-A Building Product and meets the highest ASTM testing standards for fire and smoke ratings, fungi resistance and corrosiveness. UltraTouch can be installed in both commercial and residential applications. For more information on UltraTouch, contact us.

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CaraGreen Welcomes Texas Representative Fenson Associates

We are pleased to announce that we have a new representative for Durat and Meld sustainable surfaces in the Houston, San Antonio and Austin markets, Fenson Associates. Owner, Susan Fenson, has over twenty-two years of experience in the contract furnishings industry, with eleven years as a Senior Architecture and Design Representative for Teknion and eleven years as an Account Manager for Steelcase, Haworth and Kimball dealers.

With Fenson Associates, Susan ensures that her clients have a wide array of design driven, sustainable, innovative and flexible product solutions for today's changing workplace. She consults with designers and architects on corporate, education, hospitality, healthcare and government projects.

Susan is a LEED AP and has participated on numerous LEED projects. She partners with manufacturers who are committed to protecting the environment and following DfE practices. Susan is a member of IIDA, NEWH, USGBC and a supporter of the City of Houston’s Green Resource Center. She has a B.B.A. in Marketing from the University of Texas, Austin. If you’re in the Houston, San Antonio, or Austin area and would like more information on Durat or Meld products, please contact Fenson Associates.

Susan Fenson

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Durat Garners Attention at NeoCon East

In October, CaraGreen exhibited Durat at NeoCon East in Baltimore. Two representatives from Durat, Heikki Karppinen and Katerina Baranovskaja, came from Finland for the show. We launched Durat’s new tabletop program in which you can get tops made from their signature sustainable solid surface material in numerous sizes of round, square, and rectangular shapes and in over 60 colors. The table program interested designers working in industries from hospitality to healthcare. Durat’s vibrant booth with its lime green bathtub and Raita striped bench stood out on the show floor. And, our custom made Durat “Jenga” set challenged and entertained visitors. Thanks to everyone that stopped by our booth! 

Durat Booth at NeoCon East 2012

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CaraGreen’s Kim Wike Elected to Local and State USGBC Leadership Boards

In October, the current USGBC Triangle Board of Directors elected officers for the 2013 Triangle Branch Leadership Group and State Board of Directors. The group elected CaraGreen’s Business Development Manager, Kim Wike, for two positions: Secretary of the Triangle Branch and Representative to the State, which she will hold for two years.
 
CaraGreen has been a member of the USGBC since 2007 and is a sponsor of the Triangle USGBC for 2012, so we are delighted that Kim is active in the organization. The structure of the Triangle Chapter will change starting in 2013, when they will become the Triangle Branch. And, the Triangle Chapter has merged with the Charlotte and Triad Chapters to create a State-wide chapter.
 
In her position on the State Board, Kim will be responsible for development and oversight of the strategic plan for the chapter and ensuring its alignment with the organization's mission. For the Triangle Branch, she will be responsible for the implementation of that plan.

Kim began volunteering with the USGBC on the Emerging Professionals (EP) Committee in 2007. She then became the EP Communications Committee Co Chair in 2009-2011 and served on the Triangle Chapter Board for 1 year in 2011. In 2012, she moved to the Chapter Communications Committee Chair where she was responsible for all emails and event promotions within and outside the chapter. We are proud of Kim and congratulate her on her new positions! To read more about Kim, click here.

Kim Wik

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