CaraGreen Welcomes New York Representative, Diane Zabiela

Diane Zabiela, of Ethos Sustainable Finishes, will now represent Durat and Meld in the New York market. Diane is a seasoned interior designer with an extensive career in commercial and residential design in both the domestic and international arena. Educated in New York City, she practiced her trade there for many years and more recently in the Philadelphia area. Diane has been passionate about environmental issues from early on in her academic education and throughout her professional career. She has been an advocate for incorporating sustainable building materials in projects. And, now she will segue into representing these products to the A&D community. If you're in New York and would like more information on Durat or Meld, please contact Diane.

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Durat, Meld, and TorZo to be part of Curated Materials Exhibit at Neocon

Durat, Meld, and TorZo have all been selected to take part in the Interiors & Sources Materials Pavilion at NeoCon happening in Chicago June 11th-13th. In this exhibit hundreds of material samples will be displayed side-by-side, with details on their origin, makeup and recommended applications. This experiential, educational exhibit is curated by design historian and materials specialist Grace Jeffers. The exhibit will be on the 8th floor of the Merchandise Mart, 8-3130. The Interiors & Sources Materials Pavilion will be hosting educational exhibits and sponsoring CEU presentations. TorZo will also have a booth at Neocon, 7-7038, which will show their latest innovations. If you’re planning to be at Neocon, we invite you to visit both of these exhibits, browse, ask questions and get inspired!

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AMK, Inc., Our DC Area Representative, Welcomes Ilaina Clement to Team

Our product representative in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia, A Materials Konnection, Inc. (AMK) has hired Ilaina Clement to help support the Baltimore and Annapolis, MD areas. Ilaina, a native of Pennsylvania and Penn State graduate, recently moved to Baltimore from Connecticut where she worked with a New England firm, which represents many of the same lines as AMK, Inc. Ilaina is looking forward to becoming a trusted resource for the Maryland design community. If you are in DC, MD, or VA, and would like information on Durat, Meld, or TorZo, contact AMK, Inc.

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CaraGreen Expands TorZo Territory Into DC and Maryland

CaraGreen now represents TorZo Sustainable Surfaces in DC and Maryland. The additional territory comes as a result of CaraGreen’s success with the product in NC, SC, GA, TN, VA, and FL. CaraGreen has secured specifications in projects ranging from corporate offices to restaurants. Sales Manager, Lisa Feldman commented “We are more enthusiastic than ever about TorZo’s products. They have a stellar sustainability profile, interesting aesthetic, and the company continually innovates.” TorZo sheet goods are manufactured from agricultural by-products, such as sorghum straw and wheat, as well as recycled wood. Their proprietary acrylic infusion process transforms these sheets into hard and very durable surface material suitable for horizontal or vertical applications in both commercial and residential environments. TorZo will take part in the Design Expo at the AIA National Convention in Washington DC next month. Stop by their booth, #1808, and see their materials firsthand. Or, for more more information on TorZo, contact us.

TorZo Tiikeri

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CaraGreen Welcomes Kim Wike to Sales Team

CaraGreen is proud to announce our newest addition, Kim Wike, who will be our Sales Representative for the Triangle and surrounding areas. Kim brings both enthusiasm for green building and knowledge of architecture and design to the position. She serves as the Triangle USGBC's Chapter Communications Chair and is a LEED AP. Kim studied Interior Architecture at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. After school, Kim gained hands on experience in design and project management while working at a local architecture firm. Kim will work with architects, designers, and contractors to educate them on sustainable finish materials, provide samples and product knowledge, and guide selections for projects from start to finish. To read more about Kim, click here.

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All In-Stock, Eco-Friendly Tile Now On Sale!

Take advantage of these huge discounts on in-stock tile while supplies last...

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Eco-Gres Mosaics 1"x1" Recycled Porcelain Tile Now $5/SQFT!
Colors Available: Butternut, Chocolate, Havana Green, Pearl White, Silhouette

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Colors Available: Aurora Beige, Babylon Grey, Belmont Black, Bergen Brown, Carmel Yellow, Waterloo White, Yonkers Grey

Eco-Terr 16"x16" Recycled Terrazzo Tile Now $5.05/SQFT!
Colors Available: Bergamo Black, Coco Cream, Emperador Brown, Fontana White, Oyster White

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Color/Finish Available: Sierra Negra/Corduroy

Colors and quantities are limited, so please contact us for details and availability.
Sale while supplies last!

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CaraGreen Partners With SurfaceSource to Represent Products in New England


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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