Think BIG. If you are looking to renovate using recycled resources or want to get plugged into the green movement in NYC, Build it Green! is paving the way on the retail front. A division of the Community Environmental Center, BIG is a noble undertaking as it seeks to be "a one-stop-source for green building products, resources, and services."
With a huge, 17,500 square feet warehouse in Astoria, Queens, Build it Green! has everything from "plumbing and lighting fixtures to wood, windows and everything in between."
They also offer deconstruction services, take donations (and can pick-up!) and will soon be selling "a line of reasonably-priced new, green building supplies". (Thanks, Severn!) MGR
Maxwell left teaching in 2001 to start Apartment Therapy as a design business helping people to make their homes more beautiful, organized AND healthy. The website started up in 2004 with the help of his brother, Oliver.
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