New Construction Facts
Choosing salvaged, secondhand or antique items is often a smarter use of natural resources than buying new products.
In many cases, good energy-efficient design is cheaper in the short and long term. Through careful planning and by paying attention to orientation, climate and landscape, an energy-efficient designed home will often save you money both during construction and in the years to come. Save Energy
Using premium materials that are more durable and construction practices that often exceed building regulations will enhance your home's performance and reduce maintenance and replacement costs, thereby raising its overall value.
Plants like bamboo, that can be harvested and grown again within a short time, ease demand for slower-growing trees and non-renewable resources like petroleum. Look for bamboo alternatives for floors, cabinets, built-ins and furniture.