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Cangelosi as seen in Luxe Magazine

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Luxe

2012 Fabrication Special

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Houston Chronicle Article Eco-Friendly Stone

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

GHBA REMODELORS COUNCIL

Eco-friendly stone finds favor as building material

By DONAE CANGELOSI CHRAMOSTA    CANGELOSI CO.

Sept. 11, 2009, 3:38PM

As architects and engineers embrace more environmentally friendly building design and construction, advocates of sustainable development are rediscovering natural stone.

After years of negative press, natural stone is enjoying a resurgence as architects, designers and engineers recognize its superiority as a building product, and that it may be the most sustainable of building materials.

More structures being built to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards are using natural stone.

Consider the facts:

Stone improves energy efficiency. Natural stone has mass that absorbs ambient temperature. That means stone can “store” cold from air conditioning systems and warmth from heating systems, evening out temperatures and reducing the heating/cooling cycles needed to maintain comfort levels.

Stone is naturally beautiful. Unlike artificial surfaces, stone is not manufactured using petrochemicals or other volatile compounds. It does not use special pigments or artificial colors. And, the choices are nearly limitless if designers and architects consider all the varieties of stone available: granite, marble, sandstone, limestone and others.

Stone can have a small environmental footprint. Modern extraction techniques have made quarries more efficient and reduced their environmental impact. Plus, a growing number of quarries restore the environment after they extract the stone. And, if stone is quarried within 500 miles of the building site, it has a fairly low carbon footprint, often better than that of building materials shipped in from across the country or around the world.

Stone is virtually indestructible. A goal of sustainable construction is to build a structure that will last. As millennia of experience show, stone can survive the toughest environments.

Stone is recyclable. While it lasts forever, if a homeowner grows tired of a particular stone, it can be reused elsewhere in the home or outdoors, as paving material.

Anyone interested in using natural stone in their LEED project should ask a few key questions:

Where was the stone quarried? Look for material quarried within 500 miles of your project.

Does the quarry restore its environment? Most quarries have embraced restoration efforts.

Was the stone processed or fabricated in an environmentally friendly way? Technological improvements make this possible.

Doing the research may take a little time, and the number of sustainable, natural stone options is growing. They offer an incredible variety of practical and beautiful options to make a design statement in the most energy efficient buildings.

This article was provided by a member of Greater Houston Builders Association’s Remodelors Council. For more information, contact the GHBA Remodelors Council, 9511 W. Sam Houston Parkway N., Houston, TX 77064; www.ghba.org/remodelors_council.asp; or 281-970-8970. The Remodelors Council meets every second Tuesday of the month at 11:30 a.m. at the Hess Club.

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Cangelosi 40th Anniversary

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

On January 26, 2010 Cangelosi hosted the GHBA Remodelers Networking Evening at our facilities in celebration of our 40th Anniversary.  A Big thanks to our partners in construction, industry affiliates, and all who attended!vic-cangelosi-donae-cangelosi-chramostasharon-staley-peggy-hull-halliemichael-strong-bette-moser-kevin-frankel-donae-cangelosi-chramostalaura-timanus-amanda-crump-of-jane-page-design-groupbreck-powers-john-gillettecangelosi-40th-anniversaryh-062cangelosi-40th-anniversaryh-200cangelosi-40th-anniversaryh-0291cangelosi-40th-anniversaryh-019cangelosi-40th-anniversaryh-021cangelosi-40th-anniversaryh-034dsc_3460dsc_3681jennifer-cope-larissacangelosi-40th-anniversaryh-036cangelosi-40th-anniversaryh-1851cangelosi-40th-anniversaryh-080cangelosi-40th-anniversaryh-144cangelosi-40th-anniversaryh-166cangelosi-40th-anniversaryh-028cangelosi-40th-anniversaryh-022nick-senofsky-of-lighting-unlimited-michael-of-greenhaus-brothers-strongcangelosi-40th-anniversaryh-201cangelosi-40th-anniversaryh-030dsc_3562dsc_3708dsc_3477cangelosi-40th-anniversaryh-008cangelosi-40th-anniversaryh-164hallie-radcliffe-cannalli-anana-smetanacangelosi-40th-anniversaryh-027cangelosi-40th-anniversaryh-013cangelosi-40th-anniversaryh-1541cangelosi-40th-anniversaryh-003

2010 ASID Earth Day

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

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      The Houston Design Center

            7026 Old Katy Road

 

                April 22, 2010

          11:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

11:30 – 1:00 pm Earth Day Luncheon
Kitchen and Bath Concepts – Showroom 148
Thank you to Kitchen and Bath Concepts for hosting lunch and to Wendt Design Group for providing lunch with Ruggles Grill.
1:00 – 5:30 pm CEU’s at ASID office – (3) CEU events
($15.00 each for ASID Members, $40.00 each for Non-Members)
1:00 – 2:00 pm Ray Levy (Founder of Sunbelt Window Film) – 1 hour CEU credit
When you leave this presentation you will understand why window film has been Green for five decades, long before the expression what “going green” means today. Window film is often overlooked as a viable solution for energy efficiency. Ray’s presentation will clearly change your views and present you with bright, new solutions. You will learn how a quality film can keep the sun out, while allowing light in, becoming the preferred choice for energy efficiency.
2:00 – 3:00 pm CEU Sponsored by Formica – 1 Hour CEU Credit
Healthy Indoor Air by Design Health, Safety & Welfare
Presented by Paul Bates, LEED AP
Market Outreach Manager – GREENGUARD Environmental Institute
Credits: AIA (1LU), IDCEC (0.1 CEU), CSI (1-ECH), USCBC
This basic level course is designed to communicate the importance of indoor air quality (IAQ) and empower architects, designers and specifiers to employ strategies to improve the IAQ in the spaces they are creating. The course includes background on the impact of indoor air pollution on human health and economics. Participants will learn to identify sources of indoor air pollutants, illustrated by several case studies that highlight the effects of controlling, versus not controlling, IAQ at the design phase of building construction. Emphasis also will be placed on how participants can incorporate good IAQ principles into sustainable building projects.
3:00 – 3:30 pm Afternoon Break
Light Snacks & Beverages offered by Cangelosi, Formica & Sunbelt
3:30 – 5:30 pm “What Shade of Green is This Product?”
CEU presented by Victoria Schomer, ASID, LEED AP
Available CEUs: 0.2 Basic Designation: Health/Safety (HS)
Subject Index: Interior Design: Sustainable and/or Environmental Design (2.12)
The assessment of materials and products for their “greenness” can be an arduous task. Compounding that challenge is the growing and changing landscape of the certification programs now, and currently being, developed. By using a Materials Matrix Evaluation form to examine specific attributes of a proposed green material, professionals can “grade” products based on their project and client goals and requirements, instead of those purported by the product supplier.
5:30 – 7:00 pm Networking Reception with ASID, GHBA Custom Builders Council and Invited Guests
Sponsored by Dauphin Sales, Sunbelt, Cangelosi, Relative Sound, and Formica at Dauphin Sales Showroom #273 – (kindly rsvp to sales@cangelosi.com or 281.499.0561)

 

 

CLICK HERE to download a pdf of this event

 

 

Green Homeowner Workshop

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

A 5 Week Wednesday Night Series at:
Daltile Gallery,
2808 Richmond Ave.
March 31st to April 28th
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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Assessing Exposure To Radon And Radiation From Granite Countertops

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Executive Summary

Overview

Environmental Health & Engineering, Inc. has completed a detailed evaluation of potential human health risks of naturally occurring radioactive materials in granite countertops.  The extensive measurements and rigorous mathematical modeling conducted to date indicate that (i) external doses of ionizing radiation emitted from granite countertops are well below levels that would pose health concern and (ii) contributions from granite countertops to radon levels in homes are lower than background levels of radon exposure typically found outdoors and indoors. (more…)


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