A home store for folks looking to build or renovate with eco-friendly materials opens tomorrow in Braintree, and for those who don't want to travel that far, its owner is promising he'll soon open outposts in Cambridge and Newton.
Builder Robert Botelho Jr. says he came up with the concept for his store GreenSource when a client wanted eco-friendly roofing on his home. One store told Bothelho that they didn't carry recycled roofing. As it turns out, they carried the product, but were completely unaware that it was eco-friendly.
Botelho spent six months researching companies to make sure that their products were green, and also to ensure that manufacturing techniques were environmentally friendly.
The store carries products such as cork tiles from Capri Cork, Ice Stone countertops made of recycled glass and concrete, and recycled glass tiles from Sandhill industries. Somewhere Al Gore is smiling.