A list of resources for eco-friendly building

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Design:  Michelle Kaufmann Designs
Builder:  XtremeHomes
Interior furnishing and decor: Cristina Perdomo, Michelle Kaufmann Designs, in collaboration with Sunset
Garden: Nicholas Thayer of Late Afternoon Garden Design


Cement board panels:  Cembonit
Decking: composite wood by Latitudes Decking and Railing


Electronics: home theater, audio network, built-in speakers, and surround sound by Home Director
Lighting: LED lighting by Progress Lighting
Flooring: FSC-certified wood by Beronio Lumber
Water heater: On-demand water heater by Noritz


Accordion folding doors:  NanaWall
Area rug: 53% wool and 47% paper; Festival from the Woodstock Collection by Merida
Artwork: No-VOC resin and low-VOC pigments; by Lisa Bartleson
Chair: Seagrass; Havana Slipper Chair by Palecek
Coffee table: bamboo, water-based glue, non-VOC coating; Alex Suvajac
Coffee table vase: from Dandelion
Fireplace: alcohol-fueled, flue-less burner by EcoSmart; Distributor: Marin Outdoor Living
Footstools: bamboo and recycled plastic by Kenneth Cobonque provided by Lexus Hybrid Living
Framed article: “Sunshine as power” from April, 1903 Sunset
Lamp: Rattan; Havana Floor Lamp by Palecek
Lounge chair: recycled industrial metarials; Copenhagen Lounge Chair in Water Hyacinth by McGuire Furniture
Photographic artwork: Rob Brodman – Wedgedog Studios
Sofabed: Kraft paper twisted around steel wire; Maui Sofa Bed, Janus et Cie ©
Stool-side table: natural rattan poles and molded steel base; Chiquita Stool by Kenneth Cobonpue (articulate-sf.com) provided by Lexus Hybrid Living
Table lamp: Cocofeather uplight by Palecek
Throw pillows: recycled materials, from Branch
Windows and French doors:  Sierra Pacific Windows


Bike chain bowl: recycled bicycle chain by Resource Revival
Counter stools: Milan by Room & Board
Dining table: concrete and rice hulls designed by Michelle Kaufmann Designs and manufactured by Concreteworks
Pendant lamp: reclaimed wood Furrows Pendant Lamp by Propellor
Tabletop accessories: porcelain tea set, bamboo-patterned grass placemats and bamboo-patterned plates from Dandelion; bamboo plates, cork bowl, and glassware from Branch


Appliances: Energy Star-rated, by Whirlpool
Bowls: Bambu bowls from Branch
Floral design: Nancy Grayson ~ Design and Events (208/861-2407)
Paint: green accent wall non-VOC paint in LEAF.06 by YOLO Colorhouse
Skylight:  Velux
Tray: bamboo by Mi-Workshop


Artwork: No-VOC resin and low VOC pigments by Lisa Bartleson
Bed: sustainably harvested cherry with oil and wax finish Anders Bed from Room & Board
Bedspread: 100% wool; Wave (light grey with grey stitching) from Wallter
Chair: rattan vines and wood La Luna Armchair by Kenneth Cobonpue from Articulate Design provided by Lexus Hybrid Living
Closet doors: recycled plastic resin Bear Grass by 3form
Closet shelving: reach-in closet by Closet Innovations
Floor lamp: by Sarah Finn
Floral design: Nancy Grayson ~ Design and Events (208/861-2407)
Linens and bathrobe: organic cotton by Coyuchi from Articulate Design provided by Lexus Hybrid Living
Paint: blue accent wall non-VOC paint by YOLO Colorhouse
Rectangular floor mat: hand painted canvas rug by artist Patricia M. Baun
Round floor mat: handmade of recycled vintage leather belts at Ting in the United Kingdom, from Branch
Side tables: hand-carved from fallen ironwood trees, Ironwood Stump Table by McGuire Furniture


Fixtures, including Dual-Flush toilet by Kohler
Flooring: recycled tile Terra Elements by Terra Green for Daltile
Floral design: Nancy Grayson ~ Design and Events (208/861-2407)
Shower tile: recycled glass in Blaze stone from Bedrock Industries
Soap dish: stone from Dandelion
Towel bars and cabinetry hardware: by Atlas Homewares
Towels: organic cotton by Coyuchi from Articulate Design provided by Lexus Hybrid Living
Vanity counter and integral sink: concrete and porcelain from recycled toilets, designed by Michelle Kaufmann Designs, built by Concreteworks
Vase: twisted glass from Dandelion


Art:  Tierra art, garden, wine
Concrete furniture and containers:  Concreteworks
Landscape contractor:  Cagwin & Dorward Landscape Contractors
Deck chairs: 100% post-consumer recycled plastic Emmett Chair by Loll Designs from Room & Board
LED Lighting:  Environmental Lights
Retaining wall timbers and wood mulch: from discarded urban trees by Green Waste Recycle Yard
Mulch: recycled peach pits from Pits in Pieces
Living roof:  Rana Creek Living Architecture
Plants:  Berkeley Horticultural Nursery; Village Nurseries; North Coast Native Nursery; Pacific Nurseries; Succulent Gardens; Suncrest Nurseries
Recycled glass mulch, recycled ceramic tile paving, and vodka bottle bottoms:  Red Shovel Glass Company


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