As we help our clients choose materials that are best for their projects, we recommend materials that are renewable and recyclable, as well as materials that are timeless and long-lasting. We use fsc certified woods, reclaimed lumber, tiles and countertops made of recycled content, and look to Cradle-to-Cradle products as beautiful yet resource efficient, low impact options.
We also utilize modular and other off-site systems to build faster, cleaner, with 50% to 75% less waste than standard construction.
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