Brooklyn, NY (PressExposure) October 03, 2008 -- At DirectBuy of Brooklyn and Queens and DirectBuy of Manhattan, members not only have the opportunity to purchase the full spectrum of green products under one roof, but they also can save some âgreenâ by paying manufacturer-direct prices.
Some of the green products available to DirectBuy members include:
● Faucets and plumbing fixtures that offer low consumption ● Natural cork flooring and underlayments ● Flooring made of renewable natural bamboo ● Lighting and ceiling fans with Energy Star ratings ● Energy Star compliant kitchen appliances, washers and dryers ● Cabinets treated with low-voc, LEED-compliant stains ● Bedroom, dining room, living furniture manufactured by members of the Sustainable Furniture Council; many of these pieces are made from natural fibers, use eco-friendly foam, and contain organic, halogen-free fire retardants.
âBeing in an urban area doesnât mean you canât make âgreenerâ purchases. Living in the city is probably an even better reason why people should be buying green. Unfortunately, thereâs no real road map as to where to make these purchases and whether those purchases are truly green or not,â said Mark Brandt, owner of DirectBuy of Manhattan. âThe green products our members can buy through DirectBuy have been rated by recognized authorities like Energy Star, LEED or the Sustainable Furniture Council, so you know the green purchase youâre making is part of the solution.â
Energy Star ratings refer to the U.S.-government backed program ranking the energy efficiency of products. LEED, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, a voluntary green building rating system, which is a consensus-based national standard for developing high-performance sustainable buildings. The Sustainable Furniture Council is a non-profit balanced coalition of manufacturers, retailers and consumers offering a public tagging program to identify good âgreenâ choices.
âWe all know we should be making greener purchases, particularly when it comes to products we use in our everyday lives like lighting and appliances. Unfortunately, making those wiser choices can be quite costly. By making all these green options available at DirectBuy, we give our members the choice to save money and valuable natural resources,â said Michael Wiseltier, owner of DirectBuy of Brooklyn and Queens.
Since 1971, DirectBuy has helped consumers enjoy enormous savings on home furnishings, home improvement items, entertainment and outdoor products, and accessories, by providing an avenue to purchase directly from the manufacturer. DirectBuy of Brooklyn and Queens, located at 72-25 Queens Boulevard in Woodside, Queens, and DirectBuy of Manhattan, located at 469 Seventh Avenue in Manhattan, offer consumers a comfortable, welcoming setting where they finally have the financial control of buying direct.
Consumers interested in becoming DirectBuy members may obtain a Visitorâs Pass to attend an Open House by contacting DirectBuy of Brooklyn and Queens at 718-247-2320, or contacting the showroom co-owners Michael Wiseltier or Marti Brandt at firstname.lastname@example.org. For DirectBuy of Manhattan, please contact Co-Owner Mark Brandt at 212-290-3020 or email@example.com.
For more information on a DirectBuy membership, you can call 716-684-1400 or visit http://www.directbuynewyork.com.
About DirectBuy Since 1971, DirectBuy has helped hundreds of thousands of families enjoy a better quality of life, enabling them to buy directly from more than 700 manufacturers and their authorized suppliers. Buying direct enables membersâ hard-earned money to go much further, while having the selection and choice not available at any retail store. DirectBuy has been serving the greater New York City area since 2003. Access to confidential prices, local suppliers and unparalleled selection helps make members' dream projects a reality. It's a comfortable, country-club setting, where you finally have the financial control of buying direct. The DirectBuy showrooms serving the greater New York City area are part of more than 160 locations throughout North America.
DirectBuy franchise locations servicing the greater New York City area are: DirectBuy of Brooklyn and Queens, 72-25 Queens Boulevard, Woodside, NY, 718-247-2320 and DirectBuy of Manhattan, 469 Seventh Avenue 6th Floor, New York, NY, 212-290-3020.
For more information on DirectBuy, you can visit http://www.directbuynewyork.com