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Green / Environmental

Building green spaces.

We care for the environment. There are many simple solutions that can make a project more sustainable. In addition to benefiting society, going green can save on utility bills, improve air quality, and enhance daily life.

Materials

Choosing smart construction materials can benefit the owner as well as the environment.

The Kitchen

The kitchen is considered by many the heart of a home. It also consumes more energy than any other room and offers the greatest savings when built green. Green kitchen renovation materials are relatively inexpensive, and efficient appliances pay for themselves by saving on energy use.

Finishing

Fine detailing in a renovation project can completely transform a space, creating new, enjoyable environments on a limited budget. By using green materials such as sustainable or synthetic wood flooring, recycled tiles, or green paints and tints,  impact can be reduced and  local health improved substantially.

Although hardwood floors are highly desirable, it is recommended to use wood from sustainably harvested forests or if possible, bamboo, linoleum, cork, or engineered wood. These flooring alternatives are sustainable, long lasting,  and recyclable.

When it comes to tiles many options are made from recycled materials. These tiles are engineered to be highly  durable, and come in a wide range of styles and colors.

The most common and cost-efficient way to change the look and feel of an office or home is by painting. Green paints and tints are 100% VOC (Volitile Organic Compound) free, yet are stain and crack resistant and easy to clean.

Lighting

Good lighting increases overall happiness, the perceived size of a space, and flatters both people and merchandise. Hyper-efficient, long lasting LED bulbs reduce maintenance and electricity costs while simultaneously reducing waste and CO2 caused by power usage. This type of lighting is very flexible, and can be used in a number of situations including outdoor gardens, dimmer/mood lighting, accent lighting in hotel lobbies, or even water displays. When burned out the lights can then be safely recycled.

Greenery

Recent trends and advances in landscaping means that even though you live in the city, you can still have a garden. Vertical gardens are the ultimate space-savers and add a natural touch to homes and offices. Not only do these wall mounted landscapes help to improve the air, and aesthetics, they also contribute to noise reduction by blocking out ambient noise.