Not Fired Up
Calstar’s pavers, bricks, and blocks are produced with 37 percent recycled content via a process that eliminates the need for kiln firing, according to the maker. Each product requires up to 81 percent less energy to make and emits up to 84 percent less CO2. Calstar; 877-700-9501; www.calstarproducts.com.
Sea Gull Lighting’s new-for-2013 Pratt Street Collection offers industrial-style pendants in two versions: prismatic glass (shown) or metal. Both lights are 13.25 inches long and come in two diameters: 16 inches and 13 inches, with the larger pendant using three bulbs and the smaller, two. All products are available in brushed nickel or autumn bronze finishes and accept incandescent or Energy Star–certified bulbs. Sea Gull Lighting; 800-347-5483; www.seagulllighting.com.
Snap, Crackle, and Pop
The Terra Krystal line of tiles is made from 55 percent recycled glass, clay, sand, and feldspar and is produced in a fast-firing process that uses natural gas for both dryers and kilns. The tile features a crackled glaze that makes the product suitable for kitchen and bath countertops or walls. Priced from $10 to $14 per square foot, the product comes in seven different colors and four standard or special-order sizes and offers multiple matching options for trimming. Terra Krystal; 765-935-4760; www.terragreenceramics.com.
Wall to Wall
Textura Wood’s line of interior walls comes in several sheet sizes and finishes, all of which are made from reclaimed, recycled, or sustainable wood. The reclaimed line of interior walls comes in three finishes, and the recycled line is available in a forest mix, maple/charcoaled mix, and a walnut finish. The walls are designed to be easy to install and feature surfaces with three-dimensional, topographical reliefs. Sustainable Flooring; 303-544-6076; www.sustainableflooring.com.
Sherwin-Williams’ Emerald line of paint is available in all the manufacturer’s colors in matte, satin, or semi-gloss finishes. Emerald paint has a lifetime warranty and is suitable for interior and exterior surfaces. The product is self-priming, low odor, and stain resistant and is formulated with antimicrobial properties that provide maximum resistance to mildew and moisture, the company says. The paint remains VOC free even after colorants are added. Sherwin-Williams; 800-4-SHERWIN; www.sherwin-williams.com.
Interwoven Eco-Panels from Architectural Systems provide texture and dimension in a linear wall covering. The interlocking, sustainable wood panels are made from organic, low-emitting walnut, maple, or American oak. Each panel measures 13.5 inches by 53.5 inches and ranges in thickness from 1/8 to 1/4 inch. The units are backed in birch, are UV cured, and come with either 10 percent or 50 percent gloss. Baseboards, molding, and outlet frames are also available, as is FSC-certified wood. The panels can contribute to LEED credits. Architectural Systems; 212-206-1730; www.archsystems.com.