Sustainable Features

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Kitchen of the Baldwin house with Universal Desing and Green features.

  • The main level has wood flooring made from the off-cuts of engineered beams, a sustainable and affordable alternative to hardwood or bamboo flooring. The stability of this flooring material works well with the radiant floor heating.
  • Used playground tiles under the deck are made from recycled tires which provides a soft-enough surface for falling on, but also a firm enough surface for a tricycle or wheelchair.
  • The kitchen’s backsplash is made from chalkboards salvaged from a local high school.
  • Other materials include Hardiboard siding, Trex decking, and water-efficient Toto toilets.

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