“Green” buildings use materials that are manufactured in an energy-efficient manner, utilize recycled content whenever possible, and can themselves be recycled at the end of their useful life. During the construction of a “green” building, excess materials should be recycled rather than sent to a landfill to the extent possible.
By its very nature, off-site construction enables a controlled use of materials that maximizes the opportunity for recycling. On an annual basis we engage an independent testing agency to measure our recycling prowess. We reuse wood, sheathing and drywall off-fall and “scrap” wherever possible. We collect many other forms of excess materials, including cardboard packaging, wire scrap and plastic scrap and route it to recycling firms. In total, we recycle 75% to 85% of our excess and scrap.
We purchase materials with recycled content wherever possible.
We buy renewable materials, and can acquire certified renewable materials when requested.