Westchester’s Greenest Home & Garden Experts
Whether you’re focused on landscaping, heating or any other aspect of your home, there’s no shortage of resources and expertise available in Westchester County.
Davis & Warshow
369 Lexington Ave
Mount Kisco, NY
Davis & Warshow, a company known for offering the best in high-end kitchen and bath design and products, is also extremely proud of their uniquely green features. Their New York headquarters is lined with solar panels, which provide much of the building’s energy; it has also been redesigned with an energy-efficient LED lighting system. These efforts have led to the company being honored by the prestigious US Green Building Council. Davis & Warshow’s Mount Kisco showroom has been expanded, renovated, and redesigned. It’s the perfect place to find green-friendly kitchen and bath products that meet the highest design standards, such as high-efficiency, low-flush toilets, and water-conserving showerheads.
Green Home Consulting
411 Theodore Fremd Ave
Suite 206 S, Rye, NY
Green Home Consulting is a unique, independent firm that helps clients build greener, healthier, and more energy-efficient homes. Our clients receive focused, one-on-one personal attention from an experienced consultant with a broad range of expertise.
We provide advice on energy-efficient systems to use less fossil fuel, and recommend green building materials and water purification systems to make your home healthier. We’ll recommend green subcontractors and work as part of a harmonious team. The end result is a home that requires 25 percent to 50 percent less energy to operate—which can mean considerable savings for the homeowner. We’ll advise you on how to incorporate sustainable and traditional materials to end up with the look you want—and a home that’s just the right shade of green for you.
Greener By Design
398 North Ave
New Rochelle, NY
Greener By Design is different from other local landscaping specialists in that they don’t just dabble in eco-friendly gardening with an organic choice or two—the entire company is built around sustainable gardening and lawn care. An all-in-one company offering both fine gardening and lawn maintenance, Greener By Design uses absolutely no carcinogens, pesticides, or herbicides, so your lawns and grounds are always safe for children and pets. Their focus is on creating landscaping that is not just beautiful, but also healthy—healthy plants and lawns live longer, giving you better value for your landscaping budget. The company has won numerous awards from national landscaping organizations; their talented garden designers will create and maintain beautiful landscaping on your property, while also reducing your carbon footprint.
Highland Builders Corp.
92 Ralph Ave
White Plains, NY
Highland Builders Corp. is a residential construction company, which incorporates energy efficiency into home construction to create a more comfortable environment and save money on electrical and energy costs. Adding energy-efficient systems to a home can reduce energy bills by 30%, while increasing comfort by eliminating drafts and cold spots. Highland Builders can accomplish this by following the “whole house construction” standards approved by The Building Performance Institute and the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET). Following these standards results in a home in which every room operates as part of a harmonious, energy-efficient environment. Highland’s owner, Stephen Bliss, has been certified as an Energy Smart Builder by RESNET, and as a Green Home Builder by The Sierra Club.
341 Central Park Avenue
Klaff’s provides environmentally friendly products in all areas of decorative home design. Most of the products they offer are made with little to no environmental impact—and also allow homeowners to maximize their own resource efficiency.
In Lighting, they have complete in-home shade and lighting control systems that maximize energy savings; there are also decorative fixtures made from recycled material. In Tile, there are products made from recycled glass. The Bath Department carries toilets and shower systems that use less water but provide more power. In Decorative Hardware, Klaff’s carries door and cabinet hardware fabricated from more than 90% recycled materials. Because they sell items for every part of the home, Klaff’s offers one-stop shopping for environmentally conscious homeowners.
Lifestyles and Interiors by Lisa
4 Croton Point Ave
Lifestyles and Interiors by Lisa offers full interior design services, as well as a retail shop featuring custom and production pieces that make for a creative, warm and welcoming home. The firm is led by Lisa McTernan, who has been in the design business for 25 years, and is known for developing close working relationships with her clients. Lisa is greatly inspired by nature—the color combinations and textures found in Westchester’s scenic Hudson Valley are beautifully reflected in her work. Most recently, Lisa has been using reclaimed wood on design and construction projects; the repurposed wood from old barns gives homes a warm, organic look, with the added benefit of being environmentally—friendly.
Lippolis Electric, Inc.
25 Seventh St Pelham, NY
Lippolis Electric Inc. is a fully licensed, bonded, and insured electrical contractor, providing expert professional service to its tri-state clients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The company is committed to sustainable technology, and was selected by the local utility as one of only two electrical contractors to participate in a program, which upgrades the lighting and installs energy-saving devices in Westchester small businesses. Through this program, Lippolis Electric has saved Westchester more than 12 million kilowatt hours of energy. The company brings that same environmental consciousness and know-how to their residential clients, along with the honesty, integrity, and professionalism they’ve shown their customers for 30 years. Call for a free survey to determine what energy-efficient upgrades and incentives are available to you.
Peter K Construction
7 West Cross St, Suite 7W
When you are thinking about building an addition on your home, or if you have another major renovation project in mind, give Peter K Construction a call. With more than 11 years of construction experience, design/build general contractor Peter K will discuss all your options for achieving a healthier, greener, more comfortable home that also guarantees maximum energy efficiency. Peter K is one of the region’s leading certified green professionals. His company is certified as an ENERGY STAR Builder and is accredited by the Building Performance Institute (BPI). Peter K offers prompt, reliable service, and, most importantly, value-driven prices. Contact Peter K Construction to discover ways to integrate green thinking into your next project.
10 Horizon Blvd
South Hackensack, NJ
Consider this: would you walk around, year after year, in a wool sweater that had never been washed? Of course you wouldn’t—and yet many people walk around their homes on area rugs that have never been cleaned, exposing themselves to unpleasant odors and allergens, and years of accumulated dust, dirt, pet dander, and pollen. Many people don’t trust their valuable rugs to commercial cleaners, but Revita Rugs offers an unparalleled professional service by using softened, pure, filtered water and organic soaps without dye or perfume. Our “green” commitment even extends to the pollution-limiting trucks we use to transport your rugs. To find out more about our high tech, eco-friendly cleaning process, check out our website or call for more information—because timeless rugs require modern cleaning techniques.
Violet Interior Design
Violet Interior Design is a full-service design company that creates beautiful, functional spaces in both renovations and new construction. As the mother of two young sons, owner Pia Rivera found herself inspired to create rooms that were beautiful, but also safe for children, by using natural fabrics, low VOC paints, and furniture made without formaldehyde or toxic glues. This green-friendly philosophy extends into all areas of her business: she makes use of refurbished materials such as reclaimed woods, and tries to make sure that old materials from her renovations are donated to organizations such as Habitat for Humanity—instead of ending up in landfills. Her firm creates spaces that are eclectic and timeless, so clients don’t tire of a space that adheres too closely to just one aesthetic.