Imagine a housing unit comprised of green sustainable building materials, wellbuilt, well designed, environmentally sound, and affordable. Our team came across this wonderful environmentally conscious company based out of Philadelphia providing just that. Post Green Homes was established in 2009 by Chad and Courtney Ludeman who originally set out to own an affordable green home. The bi-product of their search lead them to establish Post Green Homes as a new way of thinking "green" in this ever present economic situation. Check out what they do here.
The Wellbuilt team had the honor of attending a special event hosted by the talented Nick Cope of Green Painting in conjunction with Farrow & Ball Paint. A live non VOC paint demonstration, Q&A time, along with drinks and horderves were served up at the wonderful gathering in SOHO. We're proud to be affiliated with Nick Cope and the rest of the crew over at Green Painting NYC. Our team is looking forward to a great year providing clients with the best green design and build materials. Here's a few selects from the event.
Our team over at Wellbuilt Company are advocates for sustainable building practices as our goal is to provide the highest quality environmentally sound spaces for our clients. Here's a breakdown of our favorite green products we've been using on our 2012 jobs:
1) Bamboo flooring
2) Natura Paint by Benjamin Moore - Non VOC
3) LED light bulbs
Here's a photo of a recent Midtown East, NYC Wellbuilt project in the works. For this particular job we used non VOC paint with a semi-gloss finish, making it easy to wipe away handprints and stains. The clients have young twins who tend to run around the place so we came up with a solution to replace the slippery ceramic tile with a glue-down wood floor. Wellbuilt continues to use only the best sustainable products out on the market for our projects and clients. Stay tuned - more photos to come when the job is complete.
So what kind of paint does your builder use? More often then not, clients are unaware of how toxic consumer level paints can be. General household paint contains up to 10,000 chemicals. Of these chemicals, 300 are known toxins, while 150 have been linked to cancer. Arguably the most potent chemicals found in these paints are volatile organic compounds also known as "VOC's". The design and build industry has made a conscious effort to shift over to using environmentally sound materials such as these non VOC paints. When selecting a paint option for our clients, Wellbuilt Company has been mindful of these effects and we have gradually shifted to using non VOC paints on all jobs. These non VOC paints are great when designing and building "green", however we believe clients deserve Wellbuilt spaces that are in fact treated with only the best materials on the market.
In 1879 Thomas Edison unveiled the first incandescent light bulb. Needless to say, Mr. Edison's efforts have changed the world and how we view it. Like many inventions in history's past, the light bulb is an evolving product in design and build. And with these new products to hit the market comes discussions on energy efficiency and electricity bills. Household energy consumption is often a topic of conversation that most of us discuss, but when we look at the bigger picture we see high rise buildings in cities like New York, Buenos Aires, London, Paris, and especially Tokyo. These buildings take large sums of money to literally keep the lights on for businesses. As the cost on energy has risen, the last two decades has seen an influx of energy efficient products. In 2007 an energy law was passed to lead manufacturers to start phasing out incandescent bulbs in favor of more energy efficient lighting. Some consumers look at this change as an attempt to "go green" but we view it as doing the right logical thing and a sound investment for our clients. With that, here we are with a few energy efficient style light bulbs that we will be using in our upcoming Wellbuilt projects.