Bridge to Somewhere
A unique composite technology means BridgeWood windows look and work like wood but won’t rot, split, splinter, or absorb water, the maker says. Even more attractive to high-end customers looking for low maintenance is the Green & Clean glass package, which combines multiple layers of “self-cleaning” low-E 366 glass with krypton and argon gas to create U-values as low as 0.3. As such, the windows help keep excess heat and UV rays from entering the home. MI Windows. 717.365.3300. www.miwd.com.
Finely crafted teak countertops and islands with striking woodgrain patterns target high-end customers who appreciate the wood’s natural beauty and durability. The green elements of teak will also garner interest, as the company is committed to environmentally responsible forestry practices. Aesthetically, the interplay of dark heartwood and light sapwood in the countertops creates a sophisticated look that is available in end-grain, face-grain, and edge-grain styles, either finished or unfinished. Standard and custom sizes are available. Proteak. 866.376.1587. www.proteak.com.
Leaves of Glass
Create the aesthetic of an enchanted forest with the Leaf chandelier. Comprised of hundreds of hand-blown and shaped glass pieces, this singular light fixture takes inspiration from Mother Nature and is a dazzling centerpiece for high-end entryways, dining rooms, and other spaces. Available in frosted glass, the chandelier uses solid-state LED technology to produce vivid, energy-efficient lighting. Bear Creek Glass. 205.324.9339. www.bearcreekglass.com.
EnOcean’s power modules enable home controls to go wireless and harbor technology to power themselves, eliminating battery replacement. The modules can be found inside a variety of manufacturers’ home controls, including HVAC controls, light switches, occupancy sensors, and more. Products can use motion, small changes in heat, or indoor light to get power. They can operate without maintenance for more than 20 years, the manufacturer says. Controls qualify for LEED credits and comply with Title 24. EnOcean. 801.943.3215. www.enocean.com.
The maker’s line of handcrafted wrought-iron products now includes high-end ornamental railings. The line consists of 16 designs that can be custom-fitted to each project. Clients may also submit drawings, sketches, blueprints, or photos of their preferred railing designs and IOI will create the railing to spec. Railings are custom painted to match any environment. Industry Ornamental Iron. 800.915.6011. www.industryiron.com.