Lia Nielsen and Mary Jane Augustine, co-owners of Simply Sustainable, LLC, announce the re- opening on November 1, 2021 of their sustainable products Showroom in what was previously the Heritage Lighting Store at 67 Bridge Street, Lambertville, New Jersey.
Founded by Lia Nielsen in 2014, Simply Sustainable features a carefully curated selection of interiors products and construction materials which are both healthy and environmentally friendly. All items being offered have been carefully evaluated for their sustainability credentials, such as compliance with LEED and WELL green building requirements, and they carry product-specific independent certifications such as Cradle to Cradle, Living Building Challenge Red List- free, Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and Greenguard product certifications. Simply Sustainable also provides interior design services and procurement assistance for contractors seeking to purchase sustainable building products.
During the pandemic shutdown, Nielsen and Augustine seized the opportunity to acquire and renovate their new space utilizing green building principles and products. The new Showroom allows Simply Sustainable to expand its existing product lines and add new ones. The owners are particularly enthusiastic about a growing collection of beautiful and sustainable textiles for use in interiors projects that include recycled ocean plastic; fibers from recycled clothing and carpeting; and bio-based materials such as sugar cane and bamboo.
The approximately 1,000 square foot Showroom occupies the entire lower level of the building, with the upper floor being utilized by affiliated companies, the Green Building Center and architectural firm, Designs for Life, as office and seminar space.
According to Lia Nielsen: “We are continually combing the market for interesting and innovative new products. The expanded Showroom space will allow us to introduce our clients to an even broader range of options. We want to show them how the products they incorporate into the design and construction of their homes and businesses can protect the environment and their own health, as well as contributing in small, but meaningful, ways to the resolution of global warming and climate change.