Products & Mechanical Systems
Design Center is the source
for everything to make your home more
eco-friendly, energy efficient and a
healthier place to live.
information on resources,
the latest product info, green events,
great green tips and more,
We are a green building supply showroom and design center offering
a full array of products and services to make your home eco-friendly. Whether
you are remodeling, redecorating, or simply want to live a cleaner
life and use less energy in your home, 'g' has all the
answers as well as knowledgeable designers to put these ideas to
work for you.
House Air Exchanger - Studies show that the Indoor
Air Quality (IAQ) of the average home can be up to 100 times
more polluted than outdoor air. Today's well insulated homes
often lack the ability to breathe freely, trapping stale
air and excess humidity contributing to mold build-up, unpleasant
odors, condensation on windows and even structural damage
to your home. Venmar units expel this stale air, revitalizing
it with a continuous flow of clean, outdoor air. A well ventilated
home is a healthy home!
APPLIANCES AND APPLIANCE ACCESSORIES
||'g' can recommend appliances and
appliance accessories, including but not limited to: washers/dryers,
refrigerators, dehumidifiers, dishwashers, faucets, etc. Please
call us at 508-477-7988.
ENERGY METERING AND CONSERVATION DEVICES
TC1500E – TX9000TE
Programmable thermostats can save energy and save you money
on utility bills. According to the U.S. Department of Energy,
a programmable thermostat can reduce heating costs by up to
35% and cooling costs by up to 25%.
Ask about our $25 Rebates
Empowers you to save $100's on electric bills! Simply connect
your appliances to the Kill A Watt™, and it will assess
how efficient they really are. Large LCD display will count consumption
by the Killowatt-hour, same as your local utility. You can calculate
your electrical expenses by the day, week, month, even an entire
Save time, money and energy while giving your computer and entertainment electronics
superior surge protection. Never turn your peripherals on or off again! The Smart
Strip Power Strip pays for itself in as little as six weeks! ENERGY STAR studies
show that if every home office replaced all their the computer equipment with
ENERGY STAR labeled computer equipment, it would save 219 billion pounds of greenhouse
here to read more about Smart Strips on our Blog
Solarize Inflector Window Systems -
Solarize Inflector Window Systems are brilliant see-through window coverings that save you Winter heating and Summer air-conditioning costs! The company manufactured these window systems to address an unfortunate fact: Windows are the weakest link in any building's energy performance.
here to read more about Solarize Inflector Window Systems on our Blog
||Stoves - 'g' can make recommendations
on heating alternatives, like wood, gas and pellet stoves. Please
call us at 508-477-7988.
Geothermal systems from ClimateMaster offer the most cost efficient
heating, cooling, and water heating systems available on the
Cod Fire Logs - These logs are created out of clean,
unused, 100% natural wood products that have been discarded
by construction companies and lumber mills. They are additive-free,
distinctive from the leading manufactured firelogs that
incorporate petroleum- or plant-based waxes and oils as
binders and performance enhancers. Cape Cod Fire Logs are
easy to light, burn longer and hotter without throwing
sparks and with near-smokeless flames, produce no odor,
do not melt or drip, and leave very little ash residue.
Cape Cod Fire Logs can be burned anywhere you burn cordwood—indoors
in fireplaces and woodburning stoves, or outdoors in fire
pits, chimineas, and campfires. You can even cook over
them—there’s no smoke or noxious fumes.
here to read more about Cape Cod Fire Logs on our Blog
INDOOR AIR QUALITY
International - the Ecobox, Ductworx, Buddy, Spectrum,
Focus - Creating healthier living spaces through ActivePure
technology, a low level natural oxidizer and superoxide ions
for basic, everyday applications around the home and office.
Based on NASA research, EcoQuest products kill germs on surfaces
across the room, removes smoke from the air and gets rid
Heat Recovery and Energy Recovery Ventilators, Whole House
Air Exchangers, Wall Controls. Venmar Ventilation has been
one of North America's leading manufacturers of innovative
Indoor Air Quality products for commercial and residential
Fan - Continental Fan products include TMK motorized
impellers, AXC inline fans, and TCD blowers. ELTA axial
adjustable pitch impellers offer the perfect solution for
OEM applications or replacement blades!
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and Evaluating Insulation Options
||Cellulose Insulation - Cellulose insulation demonstrates
commitment to using environmentally friendly products that conserve resources
by recycling natural materials with minimal energy expenditures,
while delivering unsurpassed thermal performance.
Icynene Insulation System® - Icynene®,
the leading soft foam insulation and air barrier system,
is becoming the industry standard for providing maximum building
envelope performance. Icynene's pour and spray formulations
represent a breakthrough in the science of moisture and thermal
Left: Incorporating Icynene® soft
foam insulation as part of its environmentally-intelligent
design, the Gilman Ordway Building at the Woods Hole
Research Center was selected as one of the Top 10 Green
Projects by the American Institute of Architects (AIA)
and its Committee on the Environment (COTE).
Insulation - BioBased Insulation markets building
products that allow residential and commercial structures
to be more sustainable. BioBased Insulation seals a structure's
thermal envelope, making it is more energy efficient, healthier,
more comfortable and durable than traditionally insulated
homes. BioBased Insulation also is water-blown and soy-based,
so it is more environmentally responsible.
here to read more about BioBased Insulation on our
Touch Denim Insulation - UltraTouch is manufactured
using post-industrial denim and cotton fibers sourced from
denim manufacturing facilities. UltraTouch contains over
85% recycled denim and cotton fibers. Ultra Touch has a class
A fire rating, pest, mold and mildew inhibitors and no formaldehyde.
here to read more about Ultra Touch Denim Insulation on our
Air Ducts® (Semi–Flex) provide an innovative
solution to a common air distribution challenge. These new
patented cotton insulated semi-flex air ducts deliver the
results that so many of our customers expect: the most energy
efficient air flow system.
Knauf EcoBatt® Insulation is natural brown color which
comes from ECOSE® Technology, a revolutionary, new sustainable
binder. Based on rapidly renewable bio-based materials rather
than non-renewable petroleum-based chemicals commonly used
in other insulation products, ECOSE Technology reduces binder
embodied energy by up to 70%, and does not contain phenol,
formaldehyde, acrylics or artificial colors used to make traditional
EcoBatt Insulation combines sand, post-consumer recycled bottle
glass and ECOSE Technology to create the next generation of
sustainable insulation…naturally from Knauf.
click here to read more about Eco Batt Insulation on our Blog
Sheep Wool Insulation
A superior, healthy and environmentally friendly wool-based
insulation, now available to the residential market. Thermal
and acoustic insulation products made from natural sheep's
wool. Our products are used to reduce heat loss and sound transfer
in a variety of applications. Customers include home owners,
builders, professionals, government bodies and specialist product
Radiant Subfloor - Warmboard combines a structural
subfloor and a thermodynamically sophisticated radiant
panel into one simple component of your radiant heating
RENEWABLE ENERGY AND CONSERVATION
When it comes to alternative and renewable
energy design, 'g' has found it
most effective to partner with several different local contractors
and installers. By forming this partnership, we make available
a multitude of services catering to our client's needs. Our
relationship with these certified contractors is complimented
by site assessments to determine what the best options are
for your projects and to bring the most effective answers to
Fan-Attic - Solar-powered Attic Fans
Is your hot attic costing you money? The easy-to-install,
solar-powered Fan-Attic ventilation system is the most cost-effective
way to cool your attic, lower your energy bills, and make your
home a more comfortable place to live — and all you need
Aura Solar Attic Fan
The Aura Solar Attic Fan uses both solar and wind power for
optimum ventilation performance both day and night. Other solar
powered attic fans do not move air passively but the Aura Solar
Fan does, just like a roof turbine ventilator (Whirly-Bird)
but with no moving parts. Exhausting air passively (driven
by wind) also removes hot air from the attic on summer evenings
and cloudy days, thus lowering attic temperatures and reducing
air conditioning loads.
Solatube’s Solar Star's Roof Mount Attic Fan
the Ideal Ventilation Solution
Solar Star, the leader in solar powered attic
ventilation, brings you the most technologically-advanced,
environmentally-friendly, ventilation solution
today that cost nothing to operate.
By placing the unit where it is most effective, the highest
point on the roof, it can properly circulate air and ventilate
your attic space, transforming your home into a comfortable
living environment. Powered by Solar Star's proprietary 10-watt
solar panel, this may qualify for up to a 30% Tax Credit. Ask
Solatube® -Brighten Up® Series
Solatube® Brighten Up® Series Daylighting Systems are
the cost-effective way to bring natural light to virtually
any room of your home. Solatube Daylighting Systems use breakthrough
technology to achieve amazing performance results.
here to read more about Solatube Daylighting Systems on our
Solar Star Conversion Kit
The Solar Star Conversion Kit can transform any vent into
a high-performing solar-powered vent. Now you can easily and
quickly use the power of the sun to reduce attic heat and battle
shingles - Wellington Polymer Technology Inc. Environmentally
friendly, composite cedar-like shake roof shingles that can
be used as an alternative to metal (steel/aluminum) and other
premium roofing products.
EcoStar is a premium roofing product with a 50-year warranty.
tankless water heaters - Although only accounting
for 1% of total water heater units sold in the U.S. in 2000,
the tankless revolution is in progress. Tankless instantaneous
on demand water heaters save money and are more energy efficient
than tank type water heaters. Tankless water heaters guarantee
endless hot water. Low NOX emissions meet federal standards.
Eltron - Tankless, solar water heaters and collectors.
High quality, electric tankless water heaters, thermal solar
products, automatic hand dryers, and space heaters that offer
versatile solutions to help reduce your energy costs.
|| Rinnai Tankless
Water Heaters - You don't use hot water 24 hours
a day. But, you're paying to heat water 24 hours a day. With
a standard water heater, you heat and reheat the same water
even when you're sleeping.
The Rinnai tankless water heater is a more efficient way to
heat water. It heats water quickly and delivers an endless
supply of hot water for as long as you need it. With the Rinnai
tankless water heater, you only pay to heat water when you
need it and for as long as you want it.
Tankless Water Heaters -
Our tankless water heaters apply the economic flow-heating
prinicple: When the water tap is opened, cold water is heated
as it passes through the machine. In other words, the boiler
only operates when hot water is actually needed.