A number of years ago, Philipstown resident Kate Dayton was renovating a two-family investment property in Beacon, N.Y. and could not find any environmentally friendly building products made from sustainable materials. Compounding the problem was the fact that most of the available products out-gassed (emitted) unhealthy chemicals, like urea formaldehyde. Replacing kitchen cabinets became a challenge because, although formaldehyde-free cabinets were being manufactured, they were (at that time) only available in California. This dilemma became the genesis of Green Courage, a firm founded to help consumers, architects and designers to find eco-friendly products.
Kate will be bringing her experience and expertise to the Butterfield Library on Monday night, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. She will present case studies illustrating residential and commercial projects which have successfully achieved the goals of health and sustainability. There will be a Q&A afterward.
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