Get Green with Style Blog



Definition and Product of the Week 08.08.2010

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 HEAT ISLAND EFFECT and the product of the week is MDC WALLCOVERING.  

Definition: HEAT ISLAND EFFECT (in our own words)  

The heat island effect is when an area with paving and buildings is hotter than the surrounding wooded or grassy areas.  Paved areas, bricks, and stone are some examples of materials that collect and store heat radiating it back long after the sun sets.  There can be a significant difference in the temperature between the paved and grassy areas.  We all know it is generally cooler in the shade, but it is also cooler in the woods than in a parking lot and it is cooler in the country than in the city.  Learn more about the heat island effect by clicking HERE.

Product of the Week: MDC WALLCOVERING

MDC Wallcovering has a wide variety of options for residential and commercial applications.  One product in particular is the Taisho Grasscloth collection.  Made from natural plant materials with a paper backing, this is a sustainable alternative to vinyl wallcoverings and much better for the environment.  It is beautiful and durable.  Don’t be afraid to consider wallcovering.  Because of new technologies for easier removal, it is gaining popularity once again.

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: MDC Wallcovering http://www.mdcwall.com/OurProducts/NaturalOrganics/grassPaper.aspx

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