There are many different options and many interpretations of what constitutes environmentally responsible construction. The single most important recommendation that we can make to anyone interested in building green is to be true to your own values. Our role in your project is to help you shift through the options to align the approach with your personal and financial desires.
Green building can be defined as wise energy use, healthy indoor air quality, carbon neutral construction, using products that cause no environmental degradation in the manufacturing process, using products that are produced locally, using products that don’t harm the workers during production, and the list can go on.
In recent years, design, construction and building science professionals have worked with government agencies, public utilities and professional associations to create more uniform standards for building green. Third-party certification is available through Energy Star and LEED, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. Visit our links page for more information on these programs and other resources.
Whether you want a state-of-the-art project or you want to save some money on your utility bills, we can help you navigate the process.