Crystal Cabinets is an early adopter of implementing green design and manufacturing practices for their sixty-two year old company and they are perfectly aligned with our principles here at Remodel West, says Bill Reid ownerCrystal has taken their commitment to sustainability so seriously that they recently achieved the coveted certification from the Forestry Stewardship Council known in the industry as FSC. This huge miles stone is a testament…
This property is located at our home in Lake Almanor California. We will call is out Osprey Project named after a native bird in the area (see our mascot picture that I took on the property).…
GreenPoint by RemodelWest
Energy Conservation and
Bill Reid, CGR, CGBP
LED lighting is making its way into the mainstream of construction and remodeling projects today. As the next generation of lighting for the home LED lighting is a big step from typical recessed incandescent lighting you probably have in your home. If you have remodeled over the past few years the new building code has required a certain percentage of fluorescent in your kitchens and baths which has lead to install of fixtures that do not give off a desirable color of light or also known as CRI (Color Rendering Index). Halogen bulbs will reach a CRI of the maximum of 100 where LED’s by Cree or reaching 94-96 and fluorescents…
With growing global environmental concerns the construction industry has become a key player in helping to solve the issues we face. Build It Green ,a Northern California non-profit, has taken a leadership position in bringing residential remodeling and new construction businesses up to speed and Remodel West aka Cupertino Kitchen Design has joined. In fact, local city and county jurisdictions are adopting their Green Point rating system. Soon all large remodel projects and all new construction projects will require a certain amount of “Green Points”.
A large agenda of Build It Green is to educate industry professionals on the definition of Green Building and how to implement these practices. As part…
Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)
By Bill Reid, President
Did you know that the paint you use in your home is toxic? Indoor Air Quality is a primary element of green building and what type of paint you use can help. That “new paint smell” is a sign of a high level of VOC’s (Volatile Organic Compounds) in the paint. Inhaling these chemicals such as Formaldehyde can cause numerous respiratory and health issues. TODAY there is a SOLUTION but be aware.
To learn more visit www.RemodelWest.com/sustainability
(Text below accompanied with paragraph above is included in a “GreenPoint Spec sheet”.) This will be our first of many sheets on individual items.
The term “LOW VOC” is beginning to be used in many products…