Jaffe House Goes Green
PROJECT: Jaffe House Remodel
Sustainable Materials Implemented:
-American Clay - Low-VOC (25g/liter) product that increases the durability and water-resistance of the final plaster.
-Cork Floors - A fire-resistant, termite-resistant, non-porous surface made with formaldehyde free adhesives.
- Recycled-Content Concrete Staircase - Used locally sourced materials that are up to 8-% recycled-concrete matrix.
- Dual-Flush Caroma Toilet - Require less water per flush than a standard toilet.
Recently completed with water saving features like Caroma dual-flush toilets and on-site renewable solar energy products, the Jaffe's were concerned about the durability and indoor air quality of the finished materials that they were putting in their stunning new house. Completed with INDIGOGreen's Pearl Gem collection of cork floors from APC Cork, the click-lock floating cork panels were chosen for their clean-ability, as well as their durability, and physical and thermal comfort.
INDIGOGreen was also chosen to work with them on their one-of-a-kind recycled-content concrete shower basins, fireplace surrounds, and the spiraling staircase. These installations have drastically lowered electricity bills by reflecting daylight and keeping the floors cooler because of concrete's natural thermal mass.
Suppliers of Sustainable Materials that made this project possible:
APC Cork Flooring: Sustainable Living from the Ground Up.
Caroma: Global leader in the development and manufacturing of innovative bathroom products.