Plano, Texas (PRWEB) November 02, 2011
Texas-based GLASS RECYCLED has donated kitchen and bathroom countertop materials to the University of Texas-Tyler TxAire project. GLASS RECYCLED is one of a number of environmentally-friendly materials and building practices that will be compared and monitored against traditional building options as part of the Texas Allergy, Indoor Environment and Energy Institute’s (TxAire) - initiative.
As part of the State of Texas’s Emerging Technology Fund, the University’s TxAire project is building two identical homes - one will use standard building methods and materials and the second will incorporate the most up-to-date options for energy efficiency and comfort. The goal will be to not only monitor utility and materials cost but also the economic affordability of ‘building green’ as it relates to return on investment.
According to TxAire assistant project manager Kevin Murray, “There are more and more ‘high-tech’ homes being built these days, but the real challenge is making them cost and look the same as homes being purchased by the average buyer. They need to look good and be affordable before the public will fully embrace them.”
‘Going Green’ not only means lowering utility bills, it also means using fewer natural resources to do so. GLASS RECYCLED’s products are a perfect example of this. The company mixes crushed bottles, jar and porcelain products with a durable epoxy to create durable and stunning kitchen countertops and bathroom counters. This not only saves landfills from the 100 million years it takes glass to decompose, but provides an affordable option to taking natural recourses from the earth – which is exactly what mining granite or marble does.
In addition to being environmentally-friendly, GLASS RECYCLED also offers the ability to custom create virtually any color combination imaginable, is scratch and heat resistant and does not require a seal. It can be created to any specified size and shape and is easily installed by any professional familiar with granite or tile installations. Because it is easier to cut, it also used less energy in the installation process.
GLASS RECYCLED products in UT Tyler’s TxAire project is a perfect example of how home buyers can seek out products that are beautiful and high-quality but also cost-effective and environmentally-friendly as well.
Visit the GLASS RECYCLED website at glassrecycled.com or call 888.523.7894 for more information on their various recycled glass products for commercial and residential use. A custom sample can be created in the sites exclusive Design Gallery to help begin any new or remodel process.