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Sustainable Building Materials Guide

building greenChoosing sustainable materials for new construction, or current renovations, to a building or home saves energy, water and money. In addition, it is a highly formidable way of ‘walking the talk’ when it comes to sustainable living. This guide provides an overview of important information one needs to consider to create sustainably built environments. Each section presents an overview to sustainable solutions for major building components and materials. These recommendations not only guide you to the most environmentally sound products, but also to those that are the most cost effective.

Committing to building a green home, office or building is an important decision. It is important to ask potential architects and contractors if they have experience in green construction. It is evident, in this day and age, that “every dollar is a vote.” Make sure your purchase is something that is supporting your values; your purchasing power sends signals to the market and suppliers that needs are changing.