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REAL ESTATE & BUILDING: Livingston home show to feature green products

Casey Hans mlive.com
REAL ESTATE & BUILDING: Livingston home show to feature green products - Green Building - Real Estate - United States - Michigan

A changing approach to home renovation and building has prompted a new section in this year's Livingston County Home Show. The three-day show runs March 27-29 at Howell High School and is sponsored by the Howell Area Chamber of Commerce.

The Green Living Zone will be a special exhibit in the balcony area featuring a simulated home with products to consider for green living. Items such as flooring, insulation, siding and windows, among others, will be showcased. Susan Lundin, event coordinator for the chamber, said adding the show's green element came about through talks with vendors.
"It just king of emerged on its own," she said. "This year we decided to bring it to life. People can actually see how the products are used."

Tim Miller, a co-owner of Applegate Home Comfort of Webberville, is a regular vendor at the show and will display insulation made from recycled newspapers. Blown-in insulation made from newspaper is one of the older "green" products - being used since the early 1950s, he said.

Today, the plant that makes Applegate's products is the second-largest producer of cellulose insulation in the country.
"The great thing is you're pulling materials out of the waste stream," he said.


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