Resource Conservation is exactly that. The conservation of our natural resources as it pertains to buildings. Would you beleive that through conventional construction, a 2000 SF house on average produces 7000 pounds of waste.
There are ways to reduce this waste as well as use materials that are certified as having a minimal impact on the environment.
Some examples include:
- Use of renewable materials such as bamboo, cork, natural fiber carpet
- Reclaimed materials such as lumber, millwork, flooring
- Reuse or recycle of construction demolition materials
- Use of recycle content decking, ceramic tiles, glass tiles or counters