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what is green

The Green Construction Company is focused on environmentally sensitive building practices and on using eco-friendly building materials wherever practical—both in remodeling and new building construction. Building “Green” with an awareness of the environmental impact of a structure is a philosophy that makes sense financially and ethically. Using sustainable design and renewable resources can be beautiful and practical.

Resource Reuse – Repurpose and reuse of 5-10% of existing building materials and products to reduce the overall demand of both new materials and waste.

Recycled Content – Use of materials that contain 5-10% recycled content (the result of post-consumer recycled content plus one-half of the post-industrial content).

Regional Materials – Use of at least 20-50% of building materials manufactured or extracted regionally (within a radius of 500 miles from the project site).

Rapidly Renewable or Sustainably Harvested Materials – Use of at least 5% rapidly renewable building materials and products (designated as materials from plants that are typically harvested within a maximum of 10 years growth).

Certified Wood – Use of a minimum of 50% wood-based materials and products that are certified by the F.S.C. (Forest Stewardship Council) to promote forest regrowth, including framing, flooring, finishes and furnishings.

Low Emitting Materials – Reduce the amount of indoor air contaminants and VOC (volatile organic compounds that cause off gassing). Examples:

Composite Wood – Wood and agri-fiber products with no added urea formaldehyde resins or pesticides

Adhesives & Sealants – Use of eco-friendly products with VOC content lower than the allowed minimum standard

Paints & Coatings – Use of eco-friendly products with VOC and chemical component content lower than the allowed minimum standard

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) — LEED is a third-party certification program and the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high-performance green buildings.

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