DeBoer s

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.
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Take a Video Tour of the Sustainable Condo!

If you are not able to visit the Sustainable Condo in person, just take a virtual tour instead.
Use the links below to access the video clips. 2008 Sustainable Condo video tour Staff from Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) and Roomy Home Interiors explain the latest features and new look of the Sustainable Condo for its installation within the CMHC Eco Pods at Toronto’s Exhibition Place throughout 2008. Video running time: approx 3.5 minutes. 2007 Sustainable Condo video tour Mark Salerno of Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) highlights the features of the condo at one of its shows in Toronto in 2007. Video running time: approx 1.5 minutes. Courtesy of The Weather Network. 2004 Sustainable Condo video tour ekosTV host Rick Searle is led by Martin Nielsen of Busby Perkins+Will on a 4 minute tour through the Sustainable Condo during its debut at the Vancouver Globe conference. In addition to the video, ekosTV has provided a brief article about the Sustainable Condo. Also check out the highlighted features on CBC s interactive Sustainable Condo map, created in 2007.