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S: Latitude 43 Green Architecture Tour

BC: Edited by Colleen Sullivan & Nicole Kelly



3: Here at Latitude 43 we take pride in the fact that we are a green establishment and for the opportunity to feature many local artists. If you walk through the building you may notice some things are a little different. Or you may admire the iron sculptures throughout the restaurant and paintings in our hallway. This book will guide you through these features at a more in depth level. We hope you enjoy your tour.!

4: KIREI BOARD Kirei board is a new plywood”made from plant material that used to be thrown away. Stalks from the Sorghum plant are heat-pressed with a non-toxic adhesive to form a lightweight, strong, board where each one is unique. Kirei”means pretty In Japanese. Sorghum ranks fifth among the most important cereal crops of the world after wheat, rice, corn, and barley in both total area planted and production. Sorghum species are used for food (as grain and in molasses), fodder, and the production of alcoholic beverages. Most species are drought and heat tolerant and especially important in arid regions. | RECYCLED KITCHEN TILES | GREEN FEATURES

5: PLYBOO Plyboo is plywood made from 100 percent renewable bamboo. It is stronger than oak, yet lightweight and eco-friendly. Bamboo is a giant grass and one of the fastest growing plants in the world. Some species grow four feet in one day. The grass grows buds for three years, and in one tremendous three-month spurt, bamboo shoots reach full diameter and height. Another three years may pass before poles mature from soft starch into hard bamboo. Bamboo poles are two to three times stronger than comparable wood timber. BAMBOO VS. HARDWOOD FORESTS Bamboo produces greater biomass, and 30 percent%more oxygen than a hardwood forest of the same size, while improving watersheds, preventing erosion, and removing toxins from contaminated soil. Unlike most forestry, proper harvesting does not kill the bamboo plant, so topsoil is held in place; the root system is unharmed and ready to produce more shoots. Bamboo can be harvested in seven years versus ten to fifty years for softwoods and hardwoods. It yields up to twenty times more material than wood.

6: The granite in our fireplace was quarried right here in Gloucester. Less travel means less fuel cost and helps us to reduce our carbon footprint.

7: RECYCLED FIBERS IN CARPET TILES Carpet tiles around the sushi bar are recycled and recyclable. These interface carpet tiles are made by a company that recycles old carpet. They are constantly innovating carpet technology towards their goal of a zero environmental foot print by 2020. The patterns borrowed from nature hide the dirt and seems. | GREEN FEATURES | Radiant Heat Flooring | Radiant Heat Flooring The concrete floor is stained by a local artist and contains a radiant heating system. Concrete has a long life style, is low maintenance and eliminates additional flooring material. Radiant heat saves 30-40 percent of the energy and is the most comfortable because it hits your feet first, where you need it the most. It also removes dust and air-borne allergens by 60-90 percent. Radiant heat is actually a low frequency radio wave, meaning it only heats what is cold, not the air.

8: WATER CONSERVATION | POROUS PAVEMENT Typically, roads and parking lots gather oil between rain storms and then all that oil washed right into the sea when the rain comes. With porous pavement, The oil soaked water seeps into the ground where it is eaten by bacteria. Porous pavement also reduces storm water runoff that causes erosion and flooding. A StormCepter catch basin under the parking lot catches the rest of the debris and chemicals from rainwater runoff prior to leaving site. | AUTOMATIC SHUT OFF FAUCETS

9: DUAL FLUSH TOILETS Dual flush water saving valves on toilets use water as needed. -Press down for a standard flush. -Press up for a light flush. The light flush saves 30 percent on water. The green handle has an antimicrobial coating to protect against germs. | WATERLESS URINALS Waterless urinals save 1.5 - 3 gallons of water per usage or up to 45,000 gallons of water per year per urinal. There are no handles to touch, no sensors, and no moving parts. The urinal bowl surfaces are urine repellent and a special liquid in the system traps urine to keep things clean and smelling fine. | WATER CONSERVATION

10: SUN SHADE The sun shade is also a solar water heater. The sun shades over the deck do double duty by heating the dishwasher's hot water. We take in water at 53F and deliver it to the hot water heater at 120F. Each individual vacuum tube has a special coating to absorb 93 percent of the sun's energy. The vacuum tubes work like a thermos to keep heat from escaping. The heat inside the vacuum tube can reach 300F and the tube is still cool to the touch because of the vacuum. This system is so efficient that it used to heat water at the South Pole Antarctic Science Base. The estimated payback of the system is 5 years with a lifetime of over 30 years. | ENERGY CONSERVATION | XLERATOR HAND DRYERS - Uses 80 percent less energy than paper towels - Doesn't create waste - Works in 15 seconds with 181 miles/per hour of air at 135F (especially nice in the winter) - Qualifies for LEED credits in two categories This is not your dad's hand dryer!


12: SUPER EFFICIENT LIGHTING We use the latest in florescent technology inside and out. Our florescent lights are set on dimmers and have a warm tone. Outside we use metal halide vapor lights. A typical 100 Watt incandescent bulb converts only 2.6 percent% of its power into light. The other 97.4 percent% is wasted as heat. Lighting type Efficiency 100 Watt incandescent bulb 2.6%percent Fluorescents 6-15%percent Metal halide lamps 24%percent Operable skylights provide energy free light in the daytime and energy free cooling in the summer. Motion sensors on bathroom lights turn off the lights when people leave. Solar LED navigation lights on the deck and piers charge up during the day and shine all night. | ENERGY CONSERVATION | INSULATION Insulation is the “biggest bang for the buck” in energy savings. It's not sexy but it saves on energy:- Winter, Summer, Spring and Fall. We have extra insulation in the walls and roof system to lower heating and cooling requirements. Our windows are extra insulated to minimize heat loss and tinted to minimize solar heat gain.

13: REFURBISHED BAR The bar found in Minglewood Tavern was from McT's the previous restaurant at this property. It was refinished and out back into service. | RECYCLED GRANITE Some of the granite outside in the parking lot and walkways was salvaged from a fountain in Boston and an old boat slip. | SALVAGED MATERIALS

14: RESCUE BOAT HULL The boat hull located over the kitchen was an old rescue boat we found in a shipyard. It was carefully restored to its current condition. | SALVAGED MATERIALS

15: Coast Guard Rescue Boat 1930-1970 Self righting & self bailing The 36 foot TRS MLB has rescued people at sea during 60 foot waves and 70 knot winds. Note the double ended hull that allows the boat to cut through high surf in both directions and the 2000 pound bronze keel that will immediately put the boat upright after any wave. The boat weighs 20,000 pounds. She is planked with cypress over white oak frames and fastened with bronze screws.

16: ART FEATURES | This boat hull was purchased from Gloucester wharf rat Mark Sheldon who sold the top half to a museum for the fittings. It was refinished by Joe Misuraca – the happiest man in Gloucester.


18: Cape Ann iron artist Chris Williams specializes in iron animalia. His studio is open by appointment, Monday through Friday 10 am to 5pm. 22 Rocky Hill Road Essex MA 01929. (978) 768-7652 His sculptures are featured through out the restaurant. You can find the crab, the bonsai tree and the octopus in the sushi area and the fireplace screen in the living room. He is also responsible for the fish ticket holders above the expo area of the kitchen.

19: Local Artists So you've noticed that we are art enthusiasts. All the iron sculptures were designed by Chris Williams from Cape Ann. The mural above the dining room bar was done by local artists Lena Fransuioli and Brooke Sheldon. Both artists were inspired by luminist seascapes of Gloucester maritime painter Fitz Hugh (Henry) Lane (1804-1865) and the romantic grandeur or Russian romanticist Ivan Aivazovsky (1817-1900). Luminism and an off shoot of the Hudson River School style of the 1850s through the 1870s. It is characterized by effects of light in landscapes, through aerial perspective and concealing visible brush strokes. Luminist landscapes emphasize tranquility, and often depict calm, reflective water and a soft, hazy sky. To this Lena and Brooke added the romanticism's rush of movement and change. We just liked Neptune and asked for his portrait to be added to the scene. More about the artists at You can see the largest Fitz Hugh Lane collection in the world down the street at Cape Ann Historical Museum.


23: Credits Architecture, urban palnning, interior design, lighting, color, and art direction Poore and Comapny Gloucester, Ma Permit and Licensing Michelle Harrison Gloucester, MA Initial construction- demo, foundation and framing Geoffrey Richon and Company Gloucester, MA General contractor C.E. Floyd Company Inc. Bedford, MA HVAC Installation Morris Heating & Air Conditioning Essex, MA Kitchen Design and Installation Harbor Foods Chelsea, MA Muralists Lena Fransioli & Brooke Sheldon Hamilton, MA

24: Credits Metal Sculptures Chris Williams Essex, MA Audio, Videa, WiFi and telephone Symdex Systems Manchester, MA Marine Salvage Mark Sheldon Gloucester, MA Boat Refinishing Joe Misuraca Gloucester, MA Rigging Butch Roth Gloucester, MA Granite blocks for inside and out quarried by Araneo Landworks Inc. Rockport, MA Exterior Masons Earthworks Rockport, MA

25: Credits Fireplace Mason Anthony Ciaramitaro Rockport, MA Painting M & J Painters Gloucester, MA Sail Banners Josh Bevins Sail Maker Gloucester, MA

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