Conventional building practices consume and unnecessarily deplete huge quantities of natural resources. Everyday the range of
green building materials expands. This diverts waste from landfills while offering quality and durability that often exceed
conventional materials. There are many effective building strategies that not only conserve natural resources, but provide
benefits such as cost savings. Some examples include:
- High quality construction for maximum useable life of the building to maximize the benefit from the resources used.
- Thoughtful and timeless designs which promote flexible use and maximum value of the structure over time for different occupants and uses.
- Re-use of materials within a project: trim, doors, windows, cabinets, fixtures, etc.
- Diverting construction waste from landfills by recycling the removed materials.
- Donation of building materials (kitchen cabinets, doors, windows, fixtures, etc.).
- Use of FSC Certified or Engineered lumber.
- Rapidly renewable wood and flooring products – Pine, Bamboo, Cork, and Linoleum.