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Bonsal American hires sustainability leader

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Charlotte, N.C.-based Bonsal American named Meredith Ware as the company’s director of sustainability. Ware, a LEED Accredited Professional, will lead the company’s sustainability initiatives and report to President David Maske.

“Efficiency is green,” Ware said. “At Bonsal American I am focusing efficiency through environmentally driven product and process innovation. This reinforces our commitment to provide our customers with the best environmental building products delivered through efficient manufacturing, sustainable raw material selection and waste minimization.”

Previously, Ware was sustainability director for Serious Materials Inc., a developer and manufacturer of sustainable green building materials in California’s Silicon Valley. While at Serious Materials, Ware re-engineered and wrote patents on various building materials manufactured with 90 percent less energy.

Most recently Ware was the COO of Clean Concrete Technologies, Inc. in San Francisco.

“Meredith is charged with helping us design and manufacture sustainability principles into our full complement of Sakrete, ProSpec, AmeriMix, and GemSeal branded products,” Maske said.

Ware will also work collaboratively with other product and process sustainability initiatives underway across other divisions of Oldcastle, the parent company of Bonsal American.

 

 

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Meritage expands green-home program

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Meritage Homes expanded its production of high performance green homes to the Texas market. In the next two weeks, Meritage will open green communities in Fort Worth and San Antonio. 

Each home includes:

• Spray Foam Insulation for a seamless, thermally efficient insulation blanket that prevents air leakage and offers 3X the R-value of standard fiberglass insulation;

• Double Low-E Vinyl Windows that reduce energy loss by up to 50%.

• Energy Efficient CFL Lighting that reduce energy usage by 75%.

• Weather Sensing Irrigation Systems enabling landscaping to meet standards of EPA’s new WaterSense program. (*not standard in San Antonio);

• High Performance Water Saving Plumbing Fixtures including dual-flush toilets; and

• 14-•SEER Air Conditioning Units.

“When all of these components work together, it creates a home that is more sustainable, cleaner and quieter," said C. R. Herro, VP environmental affairs for Meritage Homes.

The two communities, Rolling Creek in San Antonio and The Lakes of River Trails in Fort Worth, will also feature the first deconstructed “Learning House” of its kind that literally peels back the walls and ceilings of the home to showcase its energy saving features.

 

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A.Burma says:
Feb-02-2012 11:54 am

These homes have cool
These homes have cool features. We need to be environment friendly as much as we can. But no matter hat kind of home you live in, you need to keep it clean and safe from bugs. Having pests in the house could pose big threats to your family's health. So go for household pest control.

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Arrow gives away a red Camaro to promote R.E.D.

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Arrow Fastener Company gave away a 2011 Chevrolet Camaro to a lucky winner of its Arrow Camaro Sweepstakes.

The winner was software engineer Dana Bulpett of Apex, N.C. The bright red 2011 Chevrolet Camaro 1LT was was delivered to his home Monday. 

The Arrow Camaro Sweepstakes ran from Oct. 22 to Jan. 15 on Facebook and generated over 25,000 entries. The contest was part of the marketing campaign for Arrow Fastener’s new R.E.D. product line. R.E.D. is an acronym for “Reliable. Ergonomic. Durable.” In addition to the grand prize winner, 220 entrants n a T50 R.E.D. and 20 people won a complete set of R.E.D. tools.

“We’re very happy to provide Dana with the grand prize in our Arrow Camaro Sweepstakes, and we hope he enjoys it for years to come,” said Bill Sokol, Vice President of Marketing for Arrow Fastener, who personally delivered the car keys to Bulpett.

 

 

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