Timeless & Sustainable Construction Practices for the Professional World

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The Benefits of Sustainable Construction

Commercial construction, multi-family homes and affordable housing projects, can all be costly and time consuming projects. But sustainability in construction can help reduce the costs associated with these projects. In this blog post, we will discuss the positive environmental impact of sustainable construction for multi-family homes, single family homes, and commercial buildings.

What is Sustainable Construction?
Sustainable construction is defined as building or renovating structures to use fewer natural resources while maintaining their strength and durability. This includes using renewable materials, reducing waste, conserving energy, limiting water consumption, and creating a overall improved final product. Below are some of the ways we integrate sustainable practices into our work at Cornerstone Select Builders.

Utilization of Renewable Materials
When resources are permitting we use renewable materials such as reclaimed wood, hemp, cork or other alternative materials for flooring or walls helps reduce our reliance on nonrenewable resources such as petroleum products. Using renewable materials also reduces emissions from production and transportation by eliminating the need to process additional raw materials from nature.

Reducing Waste
Modern construction projects create a lot of waste that often ends up in landfills. Reducing waste during the building process is essential for an environmentally friendly project. By using reusable containers for storage and ordering supplies only when needed helps us limit waste generated during construction. Additionally, recycled products such as concrete blocks made from recycled material can be used instead of new materials to further reduce waste generated by the project.

High-Efficiency Fixtures & Appliances
Utilizing energy efficient lighting fixtures, windows and insulation throughout the project allows for reduced energy costs through the lifetime of a project. In addition, using high-efficiency components assures that comfortable living conditions are provided for tenants. Energy efficient appliances such as refrigerators, dishwashers and washers/dryers use less electricity than standard models which will save money over time on utility bills while also reducing carbon emissions that contribute to global warming. Additionally, installing solar panels on your roof will allow you to generate your own electricity while saving money on utilities each month.

Why does sustainable construction matter?

By utilizing sustainable construction methods with multi-family homes and other commercial buildings we can create environments that are healthier for people who live there while also reducing our environmental impact through reduced water consumption and energy usage as well as improved air quality due to reduced emissions from production processes associated with traditional building materials.

Sustainable construction is an important part of creating long lasting buildings that are cost effective over time while being good stewards of our environment’s resources. By using renewable materials along with conservation measures during construction we can make sure that future generations have access to clean air, water and land without sacrificing comfort or style in our living spaces today! Feel free to visit the San Francisco Sustainable Facilities Tool to learn more about sustainability today.

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