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Vetrazzo Offers Eco-Friendly Countertops With a Story

When you toss all of your glass recyclables together and leave them at the curb, do you ever wonder what that bottle of wine or salad dressing jar will become? Do you ever buy recycled items and wonder what their previous lives were?

If you are remodeling your kitchen or bathrooms, Vetrazzo offers unique countertops that each tell their own story. Vetrazzo is a unique surface comprised of glass and concrete. All glass is recycled and makes up about 83 percent of the final material by weight. Each shard of glass in the countertops tells a story. The largest proportion of glass comes from curbside recycling programs, but glass also comes from post industrial usage, dinnerware, stemware, automotive windshields, stained glass, laboratory glass and other unusual sources such as decommissioned traffic lights. When a buyer purchases Vetrazzo, a Certificate of Transformation is provided, revealing exactly where the glass in the countertop came from.

For residents in the Southeast, Vetrazzo is especially eco-friendly, being manufactured just north of Atlanta in the sleepy town of Tate, Ga.

For more information or to decide if Vetrazzo countertops are right for your eco-remodel, visit the Construction Resources website.

EarthCraft Certified Transitional Housing Now Open

Not only is environmental responsibility important to a community, social responsibility should play a role as well. Construction Resources recognizes this fact and frequently partners with HomeAid Atlanta to give back to the community.

Recently, the Atlanta Kitchen arm of Construction Resources provided vanity tops for eight apartment units at Phoenix Pass, another project that was a collaboration with HomeAid Atlanta. Phoenix Pass is a single-family apartment community in Rockdale County that will provide help for temporarily homeless women and children. The apartments are cozy, with a kitchen, living room, two bedrooms and one bathroom. Residents can stay up to two years, and will receive help with budgeting, job training and guidance in family care and management.

This apartment building is EarthCraft certified, meaning it meets stringent environmental and energy standards. Another apartment building is planned, which will also be EarthCraft certified.

This transitional housing is the perfect marriage of environmental and social responsibility, and will be a great asset to the Rockdale County area. Construction Resources is proud to be a part of this project.