While we have always been aware that in construction we are responsible for generating a large amount of Construction and Demolition Waste (C and D), we have done our part to re-use and recycle over the years. Since 2004 we became more involved with Green Building through education and our commitment to maintaining and improving our physical environment and that of our employees and clients. We bring our experience to each of our projects by considering green building design, techniques, and products all together as part of the whole project.
- Provide a healthier and more comfortable environment
- Improve long-term economic performance
- Incorporate energy and water efficient technologies
- Use recycled content materials in their construction
- Reduce construction and demolition waste
- Bring higher resale value
- Are landscaped for water and energy efficiency
- Include renewable energy technologies
- Improve indoor air quality
- Reduce environmental impact
- Are easier to maintain & built to last
With most of us spending more than 80 percent of our time indoors, green building is the healthy choice for a better life. As it stands now in traditional construction, our indoor environments are often far more polluted than outdoors. This is usually due to building material choices, inadequate lighting, and a range of other variables. According to EPA reports, the air in new homes can be up to ten times more polluted than outside air due to volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and other chemicals used in product manufacturing. Contrarily, homes that follow green building guidelines use healthier paints and building materials. Green homes also tend to adhere to stricter gas emission and ventilation requirements improving the quality of a home’s indoor environment.
Green building also uses fewer natural resources during construction. According to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Center for Sustainable Development, buildings consume 40% of the world’s total energy, 25% of its wood harvest and 16% of its water. Compared to traditional construction, a green-built home takes some of this pressure off the environment.
More important than any statistic however, is the feeling you have knowing you’ve made the healthiest choice for both your family and your community. Promoting continued health, financial savings, and social responsibility, Green Building is the construction standard for the future and the smart solution for today.