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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Understanding Green Building Materials, Authored by CaraGreen Leadership, Now Available

CaraGreen is celebrating the release of Understanding Green Building Materials, a book written by our very own Stacy Glass and Jessica McNaughton, along with Traci Rose Rider of Trace Collaborative. The primer, now available through Amazon and Barnes and Noble, explains green building products - what they are and how to choose them. From eco-friendly sheetrock to sustainable paint finishes, the green building movement is expanding. But with new products, manufacturers, and standards being introduced routinely, how are architects or designers to know what's best for their projects? This book summarizes what is available and the considerations for selecting sustainable materials.
 
Purchase hard copies now through Amazon and Barnes and Noble.  The electronic version will be released in the next month on Amazon.

Stacy Glass Understanding Green Building Materials

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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.

For more information, or samples, contact us.

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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.
 
For more information on UltraTouch insulation, contact us.

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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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