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Go Green Builders - Solana Beach
- A Division of Frigon Construction Inc. Lic #928681

142 N. Cedros Ave
Solana Beach, CA 92075

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Go Green Builders First Video

Hi All,

We are very excited to have our first video up on You Tube. Check it out..

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

shower walls, countertops, backsplash

Temperature Sensitive Glass TilesMoving Color is an innovative technology which takes glass tiles to new heights in terms of interior design. These are temperature sensitive textured glass tiles which change color with the ambient, body or water temperature. So when someone touches them or if warm water from a shower hits them, the tiles then literally “bloom with color”! How neat is that?

Monday, June 1, 2009

Bathroom materials

Choosing to refinish your bathroom floor using eco friendly sustainable flooring products is a sensible choice to make and it is not surprising that manufacturers are providing eco-friendly building product alternatives for homeowners living environments. These days going green doesn’t have to be a big investment. Eco friendly flooring should not only be made from natural materials but should be durable, recyclable and long lasting as well. When choosing materials you should consider the toxicity of the products as well as the way those items were created. Linoleum, glass ceramic tile and bamboo are three eco friendly flooring products you can use when creating that perfect green bathroom oasis.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Go green builders saves engery with Hunter Douglas Window treatments

Hunter Douglas is the worldwide leader in creating innovative, energy-efficient window fashions that save valuable energy resources and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. As our products serve this larger purpose, they also make home interiors brighter, more beautiful, more private and more comfortable.

Significant energy efficiency improvements at the window began with our invention of Duette® honeycomb shades back in 1985. Air contained within the honeycomb cells proved to be an effective insulator, keeping heat inside in winter and keeping it out in summer.

The huge success of the Duette brand has spawned other energy-saving innovations — including Silhouette® window shadings, Vignette® Modern Roman Shades,Luminette® Privacy Sheers and Pirouette® window shadings. Our most recent creation, Duette Architella® honeycomb shades, takes energy conservation to a whole new level. The patented honeycomb-within-a-honeycomb design forms three air pockets to dramatically reduce heat flow at the window. If installed in every window of every American home, these shades have the potential to cut our annual energy consumption by 2½%. That may not sound like much, but it’s the equivalent of a 33% increase in fuel mileage for all passenger cars on U.S. roads — which would save about 450 million barrels of oil annually and reduce CO2 emissions by almost 200 million tons!

Go green builders is working with Carlisle recycled wood flooring

At the beginning of the year, Carlisle Flooring came to us, with their incredible story, and the need to find Quality dealer in the North County San Diego area.

When you here the term Reclaimed / Recycled wood flooring Carlisle comes to the top of the list. Carlisle offers a broad variety of wood floors including old growth heart pines, premier hardwoods, hand-sculpted woods and FSC Certified 100% Post-Consumer Reclaimed Antique woods. Put simply, Carlisle believes that the living surface they create inside your home should reflect and respect the living surface nature created outside your home.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Go Green Builders New Line, Eco-Leader by Refin Ceramiche

Keeping up with the latest efforts in "Green, Sustainable Building Products" is a 7/24 effort at Go Green Builders. It is with this ever-constant desire to “keep up” in mind that we made the choice to bring in one of our newest lines, by Refin Ceramiche, Eco-Leader.

Eco-leader is a color-body porcelain tile; manufactured using 40% pre-consumer recycled material. It is this 40% recycle content which enables Eco-Leader to meet the requirements for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification, the most important and strict American certification for conservation of energy and the environment.

Although many have tried, Refin is the first Italian factory to create a tile awarded LEED certification. It is this first step–and Refin’s commitment to their mission of becoming a forerunner of environmental policies through conscious consumption and production–which sets them apart from other tile manufacturers. Eco-Leader comes in four sizes and colorways, each taken from Mother Nature’s color book; Sand, Ink, Ground and Stone.

We at Go Green Builders appreciate all that Refin is doing for the earth and look forward to seeing the many places Eco-Leader will be installed.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Working with Broken Bottles at Go Green Builders

Glass Act: Broken bottles turn to polished pebbles

Tucked in an odd-shaped parcel of port property between railroad tracks and cargo ships sits a slice of inspiration.

At the Red Shovel Glass Co., trash becomes treasure. Tons of discarded bottles, otherwise rejected by recyclers, find new life as brightly colored "stones," perfect for paths and garden decoration.

Broken mirrors, unwanted doors and windows, chipped dishes and glass tabletops, fallen roof tiles, smashed flowerpots: All are reborn into polished pebbles.
Red Shovel Glass Company of San Francisco, turns old recycled bottles, tile and terra cotta into beautiful landscaping materials. The glass is tumbled in water and turns out like polished agate. It's become a big hit with landscape designers, who use it in paths, water features and other accents,

Tumbled smooth, the finished products sparkle like gems in colors rare in nature but common in trash bins.

"All this stuff would otherwise end up in landfills," explains Matthew Levesque, who oversees Building REsources and Red Shovel Glass Co., its recycled-glass offshoot.

This nonprofit operation grew out of materials that couldn't otherwise be recycled. That includes an awful lot of colored or tempered glass.