Saturday, April 10, 2010

U.S. Courts goes green for Oakland Federal Building

New project for Oakland Federal Building being produced using U.S. manufactured solid Cherry wood; produced using FSC methods by Larson Juhl, a Warren Buffett Company.  Framing is done in San Francisco - all local.

This project consists of 75 historical giclee prints providing local history education about the East Bay, Oakland, ALameda and Contra Costa County - opening in late May.

We commend the United States Courts for choosing not only to go local - produce in San Francisco but to allow us to use renewable low carbon impact materials throughout.

Often larger projects are done using lessor expensive materials imported from Asia that use "jungle woods" - these operations frequently do not practice suitable forest stewardship, manage the effluents from their operations or control the fumes from their finishing operations (VOC issue)

We are making the overcuts from this project available at special discounts for smaller frames while the supply lasts - which help us prevent the cut-offs from going to land fill as well.

website: US District Courts

Monday, April 5, 2010

White Boards by Polyvision - custom framed

We custom order these in any stock size -  framed to match your decor perfectly and/or per your architects' specification

We use the latest technology in whiteboard surfaces - environmental ceramicsteel by Polyvision, a division of Steelcase.

It's magnetic!

surface offers outstanding benefits for the end-user. Ceramic steel surfaces are acid, fire, stain, and scratch resistant in addition to being easy to erase, easy to clean, and magnetic.
LEED/environmental Certification
PolyVision’s new
e3 environmental ceramicsteel surface is the first and only ecologically intelligent whiteboard surface to receive Cradle to Cradle certification. e3 environmental ceramicsteel delivers the properties of PolyVision’s best selling writing surface, P3 ceramicsteel ®, and complies with Cradle to Cradle Silver certification criteria.

benefits of  ceramicsteel:

  • Scratch resistant
  • Chemical resistant
  • Bacteria resistant
  • Fire resistant
  • Graffiti resistant
  • Stain resistant

Available through 4 x 8' surface size - two sided on special order.
 installations can be full coverage on interior walls - butt jointed  - to create larger panels