Going Green with Antiques at EcoSimplista

EcoSimplistaWhat are some benefits of owning antiques and vintage furniture?

We are all aware that the environment is in a dangerous position and that for our planet to exist in the future, we need to change the way we live now. The atmospheric level of carbon dioxide increased 31% between the years 1800 and 2000, and we are watching the environment suffer in a multitude of ways as a result. Everything we do has the ability to affect the environment, and it’s important that we as individuals do what we can to minimize the damage. You can calculate your carbon footprint here to better understand the effect your daily life has on the environment.

One great way to go green is to furnish your home with antiques. By using antiques, you are giving them a new home and ensuring that they will stay out of a landfill. When garbage is piled in a landfill, bacteria break down the parts that are organic, and methane and carbon dioxide are released into the environment. Even though keeping an antique out of a landfill is only a small difference, each small difference matters. Antiques have a carbon footprint 16 times lower than newly manufactured pieces of furniture, making them a much more environmentally friendly choice.

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In addition to the environmental benefits of antiques, they are often beautifully made, recalling an intricacy and detail that is difficult to find in modern furniture. Investing in antiques is inviting history into your home, welcoming pieces whose pasts are storied. Even if you find an antique piece that is damaged or has a chipping coat of paint, don’t be discouraged – nearly all antiques can be refinished to have new, fresh life.

EcoSimplista - 1574 There are many ways to reduce your carbon footprint and help the environment; if you’re looking for furniture, finding antiques is a great step. At Eco Simplista, we are always bringing in antiques. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter to keep up with our new finds.

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Vermont Natural Coatings PolyWhey Heirloom Wipe-On

Vermont Natural Coatings PolyWhey Heirloom Wipe-On
Vermont Natural Coatings PolyWhey Heirloom Wipe-On

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Enhance the natural beauty of any wood surface with this all-natural coating. Whey protein is a natural byproduct of cheese-making & it is the main ingredient in this product.

Vermont Natural Coatings PolyWhey Heirloom Wipe-On lets you Finish Like A Pro by producing a durable, safe finish with the look and feel of traditional hand-rubbed finishes. The natural strength of whey protein, a byproduct of cheese-making, is the linchpin ingredient in PolyWhey, a new science in wood finish technology.

Use PolyWhey Heirloom Wipe-On on furniture, cabinets, doors or wherever you wish to protect and enhance the beauty of wood with hand rubbed detail. Use on new wood or to restore previously finished wood.

Read more about it here -> Vermont Natural Coatings PolyWhey Heirloom Wipe-On

Available in a Satin or Gloss finish.

Eco Simplista – Your Eco-Friendly Home Improvement Company
619 East Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
954 565 5900
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Bamboo Flooring by EcoSimplista – South Florida

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Bamboo, a grass found in Asia, has a long history of being included in everyday life. The Chinese discovered how versatile and strong this grass is, and incorporated it into their daily lives, including weaponry, weaving, paper, and the binding of paper into books. There are over 400 species of bamboo grown in China and for centuries; its uses are innumerable. Ancient Chinese people used bamboo for everything from gunpowder to remedies: what a truly versatile plant.

In the early 1990’s, it was introduced as a type of hardwood flooring. Bamboo has a hardness that is comparable to other hardwoods used for flooring.

Advances in the Bamboo flooring industry have created a technique of strand-weaving Bamboo strands together.

  • Strandwoven Bamboo is harder than the hardest hardwood
  • Bamboo is sustainable and fast-growing
  • Bamboo flooring comes in a huge variety of colors and styles
  • Bamboo flooring is affordable
  • Bamboo flooring both saves you money, and helps protect the environment.

Looking for a new floor using sustainable products? Contact EcoSimplista

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NewLook Decorative Concrete by EcoSimplista

Hey Contractors and DIY-ers!
We’ve been working closely with NewLook Decorative Concrete to bring you a hands-on product demo in Fort Lauderdale, FL. We are 2 days away from our workshop event. It will be held at our store located off East Sunrise Blvd. and US 1. RSVP today!

NewLook Product Demo by EcoSimplista

NewLook Product Demo at EcoSimplista
619 East Sunrsie Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
May 29, 2015 from  9am-2pm
http://www.ecosimplista.com/
Call to RSVP – 954 565 5900

Happy Earth Day fellow Earth-ians! from EcoSimplista

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Maybe ride a bike instead of driving or plant a tree or have lunch outside or join in on a beach cleanup or turn off the running water while you brush your teeth!

Whatever you do, you’ll be contributing to a brighter tomorrow ??????

Join us at Eco Simplista for all your green, eco-friendly, and non-toxic building materials and lifestyle needs.

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EcoSimplista celebrating a year of business at their Fort Lauderdale showroom location!

EcoSimplista will be celebrating a year of business at their FortLauderdale showroom location! They designed the showroom to provide inspiration to customers, and in return you’ve inspired them to host an anniversary celebration!

Friday March 27, 2015 from 5:00pm – 9:00pm

More details & sponsorship unveilings are soon to follow.

EcoSimplista - eco-friendly building supplies and home solutionsAs Florida’s leader and supplier of eco-friendly building supplies and home solutions, the mission of EcoSimplista is quite simple. We believe the use of non-toxic, sustainable products and services will update and enhance your home, while bettering our world. For us home design is a combination of functionality, style and endurance, combined with a moral, social and environmental responsibility. At EcoSimplista design is about creating solutions from natural elements. EcoSimplista is here to help you to live, create, and innovate an environmentally responsible lifestyle.

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619 East Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
954 565 5900
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FPL – 2015 Residential Solar Water Heating Rebate

Solar Water Heating by Broward SolarAs part of a five-year pilot program authorized by the Florida Public Service Commission, this rebate is available to any existing FPL residential customers with electric or gas water heating. The rebates are not available for new construction, pool heating systems or solar water heating systems that are already installed. Applicants must be current account holders of the premise where the solar water heating system is being installed.

The Residential Solar Water Heating Rebate is for solar thermal collectors, pumps, mounting hardware and water storage tanks. All systems must be approved and certified by the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) and have an FSEC system certification number. There is no minimum or maximum size limit. This program is for domestic water heating only. Solar pool heaters do not qualify. All products installed must be new, not refurbished or previously installed.

FPL will open a supplemental application period for Residential PV on Jan. 21, 2015

At 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 21, go to the Residential PV rebates program page.

Rebates will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, and funds are expected to run out quickly.

For more information, please visit –
http://www.fpl.com/landing/solar_rebate/residential_swh.shtml

Contact Broward Solar Inc. – Your choice for South Florida Solar Water Heating Services.
Broward – (954) 492-9939
Palm Beach (561) 347-0179
Toll Free: (800) 757-8414

Product Feature: AFM SafeChoice X-158 – Defend Against Mold & Mildew

Eco Simplista - Your Eco-Friendly Home Improvement CompanyAFM products are a known eco-friendly brand. All products are non-toxic & great for the chemically sensitive.

SafeChoice X-158 is a clear defensive sealer that works hard to defend against mold & mildew. This product is great to use on: Shower Stalls, Bathrooms, Saunas, Roof, Air Filtration Systems, Spa Decks, Countertops, Walls, Floors, Ceiling, Tile, Grout, Acrylic, Wood, Concrete, and other Masonry Surfaces.

  • Odorless, non-offensive to user and occupant
  • Especially welcomed by professional cleaners and occupants of enclosed, centrally-ventilated buildings where occupants are subject to the effects of all toxic discharges within the building, including those from building and maintenance products
  • Long lasting prophylactic coating requires less maintenance. Depending on conditions, a single application may last for 30-180 days
  • Safely used by and for the chemically sensitive
  • No butyl ethers, chlorine or acid
  • Dye-free – absolutely no unnecessary additives

One product can fulfill a whole household worth of protection.

Check this product out on our website: http://www.ecosimplista.com/afm-safechoice-x-158.html

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Palm Beach Solar Water Heating by Broward Solar

Solar Water Heating by Broward SolarStart controlling your energy costs today. Take the first step toward a clean energy future based upon free, limitless energy from the sun. Proven, cost-effective solar technologies can heat your water, keep your swimming pool warm, and power your home.

A Solar Water Heating System can eliminate about one third of your annual electric bill.  Solar energy is predictable and socially responsible. Solar Pool Heating Systems produce no pollution and are the most economical and environmentally friendly way to heat your swimming pool.

SOLAR WATER HEATING BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • Reduces Dependence On Fossil Fuel and Foreign Oil
  • Reduces Co2 And Sulfur Dioxide Emissions
  • Qualifies For Up To $2000 In Federal Tax Credits
  • Qualifies For Many Utility Company Rebates
  • Exempt From Florida State Sales Tax
  • Protects From Future Rate Increases
  • Increases Property Value
  • Provides Hot Water During Power Outages
  • Tax-Free Savings

Call for a FREE estimate –  Palm Beach 561-347-0179

Broward Solar Inc.
124 SE Wells Drive Stuart, Florida 34996
Broward – (954) 492-9939 – Palm Beach (561) 347-0179 – Toll Free: (800) 757-8414
Your choice for Palm Beach Solar Water Heating Services.
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US Solar-Plus-Storage Market to Surpass $1 Billion by 2018

The market for behind-the-meter solar photovoltaics (PV) paired with energy storage will surpass $1 billion by 2018 in the United States, according to the latest report from GTM Research. The report, The Future of Solar-Plus-Storage in the U.S., forecasts the nation to install 318 cumulative megawatts of behind-the-meter solar-plus-storage capacity through 2018.

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