Sunday, January 27, 2008

EHC is now EcoHaus

Our own Eco Geeks reports that the Environmental Home Center in Seattle — truly the most comprehensive outlet in the region for environmentally friendly building materials — has changed its name to ecohaus.

It’s now one of three green Northwest home improvement stores with the same name, including locations in Portland and Bend, Ore., offering sustainably created counterops, cork flooring, salvaged products, water-saving toilets and caulk and finsihes that won’t off-gas VOCs (volatile organic compounds).

If you’ve never been down to the center and you have home improvement on your mind, Feb. 2, the store’s official grand re-opening day, would be a great day to visit.
Ecohaus’ will feature a barbecue from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. sponsored by PCC Natural Markets as well as a 4 p.m. speech by Gifford Pinchot, president and co-founder of the Bainbridge Graduate Institute, who will talk about the nuances of green building in the past, present and future.

Pinchot — a descendent of the turn-of-the-century conservationist who became the first chief of the U.S. Forest Service — is an author, speaker and business innovation consultant. His Bainbridge Graduate Institute offers an MBA that integrates sustainability and social responsibility with innovation and profit.

Learn more at about ecohaus here or call 800-281-9785.

Posted at 2:42 pm by Sarah Jackson

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