Show Links and Information, 5/19/13:
Want lots of information about LED lighting? The March-April issue of Architectural Lighting has 50 pages of references, lots of good information (although some of it is for lighting specialists, architects, and designers).
Show Links and Information, 5/12/13:
Problems with J.P. Morgan/Chase Bank? You're not alone! You'll hear about what happened to Jay and Diane this week, which is minor compared to other people. But these bank-created problems have to stop, and soon! Here are links given during the show, where you can get more information about some of the many problems Chase customers have:
Are you tired of being pushed around by the "bad 14 banks"? We've mounted a campaign to inspire people to close their accounts, and move their money to local banks and credit unions. More information about this in coming weeks . . .
Global warming? Look at this information; it might change your mind, or confirm your beliefs:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: http://www.noaa.gov
Information about air quality and CO2 levels approaching 400 ppm: http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/ccgg
Movie about the history of CO2 since prehistoric times (800,000 years ago: http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/ccgg/trends/history.html
EnGuard polyester: http://www.enguardinsulation.com
Expanded cork boards: http://www.smallplanetworkshop.com
Cotton denim batt: http://www.bondedlogic.com
High-density mineral board: http://www.thermafiber.com
Closed-cell polyurethane foam: http://www.demilecusa.com
Cellulose batts and blankets: http://www.cmsgreen.com
Glazed porcelain tile that looks like wood: http://www.florimusa.com
High-capacity turbo washing machine: http://www.lg.com
Bamboo chairmats for the office and home: http://www.anjimountain.com
Recycled glass countertops for floors, stairs, walls, countertops, worktops: http://www.coveringsetc.com
New products for bathrooms and kitchens, introduced at the "Living Kitchen" in Cologne:
Unique glass countertops from Lechner: http://www.lechner-ag.de
Under-cabinet LED fixtures with touch controls: http://www.dreipuls.com
"Freedom" induction cooktop from Siemens (Thermador) senses the shape/size of pans: http://www.thermador.com
New products for bathrooms and kitchens, introduced at the Kitchen-Bath Industry Show:
Formica, now 100 years old, has a new line of patterns and colors: http://www.info.formica.com
Blue "slate" porcelain tile: http://www.floridatile.com/products/cliffside
Composite countertops, made from recycled "Goodwill" plates and figurines: http://www.inspiredcomposites.com
Sliding glass shower doors, for accessible "curbless" showers: http://www.crlaurence.com
Backlighting system for translucent floors, countertops, backsplashes: http://www.outwatercatalogs.com
Stainless backsplashes for contemporary kitchens/bathrooms: http://www.stainlessliving.com
Lighted countertop brace: http://www.federalbrace.com
"LeMansII" corner storage system from Hafele America: http://www.hafele.com
Previous links and information, 5/5/13:
Clean Water Services is a company that's doing something about the high cost of waste water management! Go to their websites to get more information about what they do, and the organic, slow-release garden fertilizer they manufacture:
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