According to Liz Bray, IIDA, LEED AP and award-winning Associate with Yost Grube Hall, “Our firm had used the GLASS RECYCLED product on a past project, and we were eager to use it again. Last time we designed custom flooring for Dow Chemical in Houston.
Plano, TX (PRWEB) December 09, 2011
Glass Recycled, a manufacturer of hard-surface kitchen countertops, bathrooms and flooring made from reclaimed glass – is being featured in the new Central Oregon Community College Health Careers building. The facility is a project by Yost Grube Hall Architecture and scheduled for completion in 2012. The 47,000 square-foot building will provide up-to-date classroom and labs for the following programs: RN and LPN nursing programs, Pharmacy Technician, Medical Assistant, Dental Assisting and Licensed Massage Therapy
According to Liz Bray, IIDA, LEED AP and award-winning Associate with Yost Grube Hall, “Our firm had used the Glass Recycled product on a past project, and we were eager to use it again. Last time we designed custom flooring for Dow Chemical in Houston. This time, we specified it extensively in all bathrooms at the new Central Oregon Community College building.”
Yost Grube Hall Architecture has served commercial, educational and governmental clients since 1964. And while they seek out environmentally-responsible alternatives on all their design projects, “eco-friendly’ wasn’t the only reason the product was specified.
According to Bray, “It is stunning. Truly stunning. And durable. In areas that you have a lot of people and a lot of foot traffic, that’s important. We just install it and it holds up great. It just sparkles, and needs nothing to stay that way.”
Another benefit is choice. “With marble or granite, whatever they have is what you can choose from,” Bray explained. “With Glass Recycled we can create whatever we want. We have lots of glass color choices, can specify different chard sizes, and design any background color we want. So we’re not limited by color choices. We love being able to get just what we want for our project.”
Glass Recycled creates kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities, walls and flooring for commercial and residential use through the company’s patented process of using crushed recycled glass, porcelain and mirror products. To make choosing even easier, the company recently unveiled their new Designer Showcase where custom samples can be created and shipped – leaving any guesswork out of the product being specified. They also have a new online GlassStore – a state-of-the-art web-based portal that makes ordering the company’s various eco-friendly products a breeze.
In addition to beauty and durability, Glass Recycled applications will provide additional USGBC LEED® points – since the average Glass Recycled kitchen countertop ‘upcycles’ 750 discarded glass bottles and jars. This stress-relief on landfills is just another great reason to use this stunning material in any residential or commercial design project.
To begin experiencing the benefits of the new Glass Recycled Designer Showcase, visit glassrecycled.com or call 888.523.7894.