Get Green with Style Blog



Definition and Product of the Week 05.22.2010

by Hilary Sopata

Each Saturday, we post a definition and a product of the week so that you can learn more about going green and what makes particular products green. This week, we’ll define what is GREEN ROOF and the product of the week is Q COLLECTION.

Definition: GREEN ROOF (in our own words)

A green roof is a roof of a building that has mostly plants on it.  These roofs keep the temperature down and absorb rainwater.  Don’t just go putting dirt and plants on your roof, though, even if it is flat.  Modern day roofs are not built to be able to withstand the weight of not only the dirt and plants but also the water absorbed by them.  Consult a professional to make sure your roof is suitable.  Other ways to green your roof include selecting a light-colored highly reflective surface to reduce heat absorption and/or selecting materials that are better for the environment than a traditional shingled roof.

Product of the Week: Q COLLECTION

Not every furniture company claiming to be green is truly succeeding in providing a high quality, beautiful product in line with the most rigorous standards of eco consciousness.  Q Collection is one of only a handful that is.  They’ve eliminated formaldehyde, brominated flame retardants (PBDE’s), and other toxic chemicals.  Their fabrics are natural and 100% biodegradable and are so safe that the water used in manufacturing them is actually cleaner than the water coming into the plant.  Like I said, only a handful of companies are this good.  It’s one thing to have beautiful furniture, but it is quite another for it to be both beautiful and healthy for you and the planet.

For more information about ordering this product or any of the products mentioned on our blog, contact Interior Visions Designs at 847.825.0450.

Source:Q Collection’s website www.qcollection.com

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