green lifestyle modules

 

integrated designenergy efficiencywater conservationsustainable materialshealthy home

 

 

 

 

 4.0 sustainable materials

sustainable materials involves making smarter, more conscientious material choices for all parts of the home. we try to incorporate materials that are responsibly harvested, rapidly renewable, and/or manufactured locally into our projects. when we make smarter choices by utilizing sustainable materials, we can help ensure that precious resources are preserved for future generations.

key concepts

  • forest stewardship council (FSC)
    preference for forest stewardship council certified products including framing lumber and cabinetry components. FSC cerified wood comes from responsibly managed and harvested forests.
  • rapidly renewable
    preference for rapidly renewable materials 
  • local products
    preference for materials that are manufactured locally or within 500 miles of project site
  • recycled or salvaged
    preference for materials that are recycled or salvaged
  • recylced content
    preference for materials with recycled content 

 

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