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Solar Cynergy is No. 1 on CalFinder’s 7 Coolest Planet-Friendly Remodeling Products!

October 19, 2007
  1. Outdoor Lights Gone Stellar
    solar lightsOutdoor lights make decks, driveways, and stairs safer and more festive. Now they can also be environmentally friendly with solar lights, found on Unlike your average decorative lights, solar lights are charged by the sun during the day and can last up to twenty-five years without batteries. They’re made to fit right into your landscape surface and are strong enough to withstand the impact from a small truck.
  2. Recycled Bath Water
    garden angelPerpetual Water banned lawn watering then decided to take another, proactive approach. The company created devices, like GardenAngel, that clean and filter water from washing machines, showers, and sinks before sending it to the sprinkler system.
  3. Forest-Free Floors
    Using wood products does not have to mean destroying ancient rainforests. Hardwood flooring products by EcoTimber come from well-managed forests, fast-growing bamboo, or reclaimed flooring.
  4. Wood Floors – Without the Wood
    An alternative to using wood from well-managed forests is using engineered lumber, provided by Alternative Building Services. Made from laminated veneer lumber, laminated strand lumber, and medium density fiberboard, engineered lumber is stronger than its sawn counterpart.
  5. Nature-Inspired Paint
    The 40 YOLO ColorHouse paint colors are inspired by nature’s palette. It is environmentally responsible paint made with zero volatile organic compounds.
  6. Sun in a Tube
    Unlike a skylight or sun-charged solar light, Solatube lights capture and redirect sunlight using reflective surfaces. A diffuser installed at ceiling-level will spread light evenly throughout the room.
  7. Countertops: The Newest in Recycled Paper
    These countertops made by Paperstone are made from 50 to 100% recycled paper, do not use petroleum-based phenols, and are formaldehyde free.

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