PR March 2012

February 29, 2012

Energy Audits | Green Remodeling Research | Kitchen Trends


The new Crush line of recycled glass tile from Fireclay Tile requires only one-fourth the energy of traditional cast glass tile to make.

ThinkGlass’ new glass bar countertops are made of 100-percent recycled glass and available in a wide array of shapes and thicknesses.

Kirei Board offers a strong, lightweight, environmentally friendly substitute for a wood countertop.

The transitional Charlotte bath collection features flowing lines and classical elegance throughout a full suite.

Nocchio has been designed to emulate wood’s natural swirls and whorls expertly finished in a range of softly honed wood glazes.

Kohler combines high design with durable Lithocast solid surface material in three bath models

The Flat Rainshower from Moen features an oversized eight-inch spray face, a slender profile and Moen Immersion showering technology.

The Fuse Kitchen Collection from Delta Faucet adds a contemporary flair to the Delta kitchen faucet product continuum.

The Harmony collection is part of Berenson’s Inspired Design series.

Häfele America Co. is launching a new line of glass knobs that offer multiple patterns and textures for design flexibility.

Wilsonart now offers high definition Concrete and Slate laminate that imitates heavier organic products.

Danver Stainless Steel Cabinetry is now offering the Evo Flattop Grill as the newest addition to the company’s one-stop shop for outdoor kitchens.

Duradek has added Macchiato and Espresso colors to its Ultra Cork series of outdoor waterproof vinyl flooring

Three decorative glass options make up Clopay’s new line of Craftsman Collection fiberglass entry doors

The ToolVest from ToolPak sports 20 tool pockets

Masonite now offers two lines of residential router carved medium-density fiberboard (MDF) interior doors.

Touch ‘n Seal’s new Class 1 Fire Retardant Spray Foam is both thermal insulating and sound attenuating.

The NRC83 Residential Condensing Tankless Water Heater is an extension of Noritz’s ecoTOUGH series, designed for smaller homes and multi-family residences.

The Top-Hung Extruded Patio Screen Door from Homeshield is designed to mount to vinyl and wood patio doors.

Johnson Hardware has expanded the 2610FB line of wall mount hardware, now offering the product in bronze.

Energy audits can be a way to drive business, but challenges persist, remodelers say

It still comes down to dollars and cents when homeowners are deciding on green features, survey says

Vinyl replacement windows by ProVia reduce energy consumption and are virtually maintenance-free.

The new 7 AMP 1/2-inch two-speed hammer drill (PC70THD) offers drilling performance in a compact, lightweight package

Andersen’s new 45-Minute Rapid Install system for storm doors is available on the Contemporary Series Interchangeable Fullview and Contemporary Series Single Vent storm doors.

Doorlite Kits can add windows to any door for light, beauty and style.

Progressive Foam Technologies has announced three new lines of house siding insulation

Most remodelers aren’t getting the most out of their showrooms

Nothing is simple when it comes to rehabbing a historic home

The Extreme Impact and Extreme Abuse models in CertainTeed Gypsum’s AirRenew indoor air quality gypsum board family provide added durability.

Is it possible to sell green remodeling in a down market? What are the challenges and opportunities presented by sustainability and energy efficiency? Professional Remodeler’s Tom Swartz talked to remodelers Matt Hoots and Todd Lincoln about how they do it.

Deciding exactly where to place the thermal envelope is one of the most important decisions made when planning an exterior renovation or major addition.

The kitchen has become more than a place to prepare meals. For many people, it is the heart of the home, a central living area for family and friends.

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