Icynene insulation and air-sealing
products provide a protective
barrier against outdoor allergens
and pollutants. They also prevent
warm, moist air from contacting
colder surfaces on outside walls,
which can produce condensation
that can result in mold and mildew.
All sconces and hanging pendants are made from
100 percent postindustrial recycled acrylic and use
compact fluorescent bulbs. The chandelier is made
from 100 percent recycled scrap aluminum. All
recessed lights are LED fixtures and use 30 percent
less energy than fluorescent lights.
The Alkemi countertop is made
of recycled composite material
that is at least 60 percent postindustrial scrap aluminum
combined with polymeric
resins. Backsplash tile is made
from recycled glass.
The floor is made of concrete poured over layers of
gravel and contains a radiant heat system. The
kitchen table and bench are by Staples Cabinet
Makers, a Plainville, Massachusetts, company that
uses reclaimed and naturally air-dried wood.