SPONSORS

The following sponsors and their dedication to Green initiatives were instrumental in making our project possible.  Their knowledgeable staffs and high performing products enabled us to achieve the our extreme efficiency goals.  When undertaking a Green initiative or just considering an ordinary home improvement, these companies should be one of the first calls you make:


Solar Photovoltaic Panels

Broadway Renewable Strategies
Jeff Wootan, Director of Business Development
617-822-8843
http://www.broadelec.com/sub_pages/renewable.html

Broadway Electrical’s team of professionals is experienced in providing solar (photovoltaic) energy installations for both commercial and residential applications. From design through construction and final commissioning, Broadway provides turnkey renewable energy solutions for diverse projects. Initial field surveys are conducted to establish the site’s solar power potential. Upon determination of the project’s viability, energy audits which comply with the energy efficiency requirements of the Commonwealth Solar rebate program are performed and capital cost for the project is closely reviewed with our clients. Broadway works on behalf of our clients with the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center for applicable grants and rebates.


Appliances

Boston Appliance Company

(617) 268-7500
www.bostonappliance.net

Boston Appliance, originally Boston Ship Service, has been family owned and operated since 1950.  With the success we had supplying ships we decided to supply goods to individual customers and that is when Boston Ship Service Appliances started and has been going strong ever since.  In June of 2005 we moved to our current location at 840 Summer St to expand our growing demand for product displays and more parking. Since the beginning Boston Appliance has been 100% customer service driven. Our sales personnel have a combined 65+ years of experience in the business of satisfying customers and enhancing their shopping experience.  Tap into their experience in balancing your needs of budget verses energy efficiency and in identifying the most efficient high-end appliances available anywhere.


Bosch USA

(800) 944-2904
http://www.bosch-home.com/us
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Bosch has been "green" long before Al Gore made it fashionable. For forty years, we've strived to set the standards in innovation using intelligent technology for higher performance and greater user convenience. Being successful in these areas means that many of our home appliances actually exceed ENERGY STAR® qualifications and are among the most energy efficient in the world. But our commitment to the environment doesn't stop there. We apply the same standards of eco-consciousness to our production methods and support those leading the way in the fields of green construction and design. From concept to crate and beyond - we are committed to sustainability throughout the product's life cycle.


Hot Water Heater and Real-Time Monitoring Sensor

A.O. Smith Corporation
http://www.aosmith.com

A. O. Smith Corporation is a global leader applying innovative technology and energy-efficient solutions to products marketed worldwide. We are one of the world's leading manufacturers of residential and commercial water heating equipment, offering a comprehensive product line featuring the best-known brands in North America and China. A. O. Smith is also one of the largest manufacturers of electric motors for residential and commercial applications in North America.


LED Lighting

Philips Corporation

http://www.lighting.philips.com

As the world’s leader in Lighting, Philips is driving the switch to energy-efficient solutions. With worldwide electrical lighting accounting for an estimated 19 per cent of all electricity consumed, the use of energy-efficient lighting will significantly reduce energy consumption around the world and thereby cut harmful CO2 emissions. Philips provides advanced energy-efficient solutions for all segments -- road lighting, office & industrial, hospitality, and home -- and has been instrumental in delivering sustainable and environmentally-friendly lighting technologies and initiatives to the marketplace. Philips is also a leader in shaping the future with exciting new lighting applications and platforms such as LED technology, which, besides energy efficiency, provides attractive benefits and endless new ‘never-before-possible’ lighting solutions. Philips Lighting employs approximately 51,000 people worldwide.


Paint
Benjamin Moore

(617) 436-1268
http://www.benjaminmoore.com/natura
Dorchester Drive-In Paint Mart

Benjamin Moore has always been a leader in premier paint products in terms of quality and performance.  In short, "The better the resins (binders that make the film and finish of paints) and colorants (the pigments that give the paint its unique color and hiding characteristics) the better quality and performance. Easy to apply products with coverage that saves time and money. Low odor products without that lingering paint smell. Paint that is durable, washable and scrub-able to keep walls in mint condition. Color that unfailingly delivers "oohs" and "aahs""  More importantly, Benjamin Moore has been a leader in high-quality low-VOC paints (Aura) and now zero-VOC paints with it's Natura line.  "We're committed to developing products that minimize our impact on the environment. Years before government requirements, we eliminated lead, formaldehyde, and mercury from our paints and met VOC standards."


Spray Foam Insulation

Lapolla Industries
http://www.lapolla.com/

Lapolla Industries is a reliable partner and manufacturer of spray foam systems and specialty coatings. Our customers are spray applicators that promote and install better building solutions. Solutions that are achieved through the application of spray foam systems that contribute to healthier environments, the reduction of energy consumption, and sustainable buildings. An environmentally friendly home is a great benefit for builders, occupants, and the environment. Take an active role in helping reduce greenhouse gases, thus slowing the effects of global warming. By properly sealing a home the amount of oil that is needed to produce electricity and the carbon admitted into the environment is greatly reduced. Spray polyurethane foam insulation, because of its efficacy as  an air sealer and waterproofing agent, has the potential to be a key component of the durability management strategy for a home.  In addition to adding durability, spray foam contributes to projects' achievement of high levels of energy efficiency because of the high R-value per inch and the performance characteristics of foam.


Bamboo Flooring

Cali Bamboo

http://www.calibamboo.com/

Cali Bamboo offers a range of strong, durable, and environmentally friendly bamboo flooring, fencing and lumber products.  Not all bamboo flooring is created equal.
Preferred by builders and homeowners, Cali Bamboo flooring is the perfect union of beauty, sustainability, and uncompromising strength and durability.

  • Hardest Floors in the World! HD ColorGrain Janka Tested 5000+lbs
  • Industry leading 10 coat scratch resistant finish
  • 30+ colors and styles to choose from including Wide Plank and Distressed
  • Ultra Low VOC; No added Urea Formaldehyde
  • Most environmentally sustainable wood on earth
  • Designed to install over any subfloor

Fiber Cement Siding

James Hardie Building Products
http://www.jameshardie.com

No matter where you live, now you can own a home with an exterior that's ideally suited for its local climate. The HardieZone™ System offers siding with specific performance attributes relative to the climate where your home is being built. So while other siding companies offer a one-siding-fits-all solution, James Hardie gives you the ability to get the right siding for your climate every time.

James Hardie has been manufacturing building products for more than 100 years. It introduced fiber cement siding products to the U.S. in the early 90s as a durable, low-maintenance alternative to wood and vinyl. James Hardie products are Engineered for Climate™, delivering specific performance attributes relative to the climate where the product is being used. Other products include HardieWrap™ weather barrier and HardieBacker® backer board. Currently installed on more than 4 million homes, James Hardie products have earned a favorable reputation within the industry and have been specified in some of the country’s most prestigious projects.


Ultra High-Efficiency Fireplace

Russo Products
(781) 963-1182
http://www.fireplaceseast.com

Russo Products is a major distributor of Napoleon, Lennox, and Enviro fireplaces, hearths, stoves, and BBQs.  With twenty-six years in the hearth and barbecue business, Russo Products carries some of the most efficient gas fireplaces available today.  With literally hundreds of different products, their experts can can help you identify the highest efficiency unit that best suits your needs, budget and tastes.


Energy Monitor

Powerhouse Dynamics
http://www.powerhousedynamics.com/


Powerhouse Dynamics was founded in 2008 to address some real-world needs of a planned renewable energy-based community.  eMonitor brings, for the first time, an affordable solution for homeowners to monitor the energy use on every circuit of the home, giving them visibility to where energy is being used – and wasted – and the ability to take action. The eMonitor's unique combination of circuit- and appliance-level monitoring, continuous analytics and diagnostics, tailored recommendations, wide spectrum of safety, cost, and usage alerts, and easy-to-use web interface, puts the homeowner in total control of their electricity use.


Heat Recovery Ventilation System

Venmar
http://www.venmar.ca/

The Venmar AVS ERV EKO 1.5 has an innovative design that incorporates extremely high performance motors that are equivalent in power to a compact fluorescent bulb (13.5 watts each), which enable EKO to significantly lower energy costs without affecting its performance.

Moreover, his core absorbs both heat and moisture from the air streams passing through it (without mixing).  In the summer, the heat and humidity of the outdoor fresh air is transferred to the exhaust air stream, meaning your home stays cooler inside. In the winter, the opposite is true. Ideal for small to mid-size homes, this balanced system offers superior indoor air quality.

Available with the state-of-the-art programmable Altitude wall control, EKO surpasses energy-saving standards while providing effective heat recovery and ventilation.