Motorized sunscreen window shades
Sun-Brite Drapery is committed to energy conservation, offering “green” shades that will play an important role in reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions and protecting our environment for future generations. Sun-Brite window coverings blocks heat loss in winter and overheating in summer, reducing the overall energy required to heat or cool a building. The motorized sunscreen also eliminates glare, protects furniture from UV damage and uses an eco-friendly fabric.
Dining room table
The “Plinth” table base is made of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) recycled Southern Yellow Pine banded with steel. The water based clear coat is a healthy choice. The top is 3/4″ square edge tempered glass. Bottom protection 1/4â€ thick A.S.T.M. 140 felt, wood and steel finished with mineral oil and wax. The image to the left is of one of the plinth legs that supports the glass table top.
Living & bedroom furniture; lighting & accessories
The dresser is made from reclaimed stalks of the sorghum plant bonded with formaldehyde-free adhesive. The salvaged wood table and tray are made from salvaged logs cut or turned and is finished with natural oils. The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) label ensures that products are harvested in a sustainable manner. The 100% natural latex foam mattress is environmentally friendly and biodegradable but does not breakdown so there is no need to flip. It is also anti-microbial and hypo-allergenic. The 100% raw wool carpet is completely free of chemical residues from all stages of the process. The backing is made from jute and strengthened with unbleached cotton. This carpet does not use moth treatment, it uses natural latex rather than synthetic, and has negligible VOC ratings. DeBoer s sofa and chair are made from organically grown natural fabric and 100% natural latex foam. The hardwood and plywood frame and aluminum legs are easily dismantled. The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) label ensures that products are harvested in a sustainable manner. The floor, table and pendant lamps (and side tables) are made of hot rolled recycled steel – the metals are inert and no not off-gas. The water based clear coat is a healthy choice. Use compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) as they use less energy and last longer than regular light bulbs. Look for products with the Energy Star label.
Dining room chairs
Cape furniture s dining room chairs are made from the recycling of wood off-cuts. The finishing process has zero VOC emissions and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) label ensures that products are harvested in a sustainable manner.
Viessman s tankless hot water heater provides domestic hot water on demand, eliminates the need for a storage tank and associated space, and has a high thermal efficiency of up to 95%. It can also provide space heating when integrated with air handler and can be integrated with radiant heating system. Look for products with the Energy Star label. Image is the Viessmann Vitodens 100.
Mini-boiler, programmable thermostat and power pipe
The OZZ Corporation s tankless hot water heater provides domestic hot water on demand, eliminates the need for a storage tank and associated space, and has a high thermal efficiency of up to 95%. It can also provide space heating when integrated with air handler and can be integrated with radiant heating system. Image shown here is of the OZZ Quietside boiler. Look for products with the Energy Star label. OZZ Corporation is a leading delivery partner for integrated smart metering, climate control and energy management solutions to property developers and utilities across Ontario. OZZ is a tireless voice for conservation and innovative technologies, offering customers cost-effective solutions to fundamentally change how energy is measured and managed. Call 1.866.969.6001 or visit www.ozzcorp.com for more information on how OZZ can help you get your energy s worth!
Heat recovery ventilator fan coil
The Lifebreath Heat Recovery Ventilator expels stale indoor air and gaseous pollutants, exchanging these with continually fresh, revitalized outdoor air. These units help prevent uncontrolled excess humidity, which can lead to mildew, mold and structural deterioration. Fresh air enters room at floor level – in the case of the condo, through a supply grille under the bed. As air warms, it rises to the ceiling carrying pollutants. Stale air is then exhauted through outlets at ceiling level.
Low-flow and dual flush toilets
Toronto Water s Residential Toilet Replacement Program offers Toronto residents a $60 or $75 cash incentive to replace a water-guzzling toilet with a City-selected water-efficient model. See the City of Toronto s list of toilets eligible for the rebate program. The City of Toronto also has many waste diversion programs to keep recyclables out of landfills.
LCD TV and AV system
The LCD panel has 180W power consumption in operation and less than 0.1W in standby. It is thinner, lighter, draws less power and does not produce electromagnetic radiation. The DVD player uses 12W of power in operation and plays a wide range of media formats.