- By carefully planning and having a detailed Cut List, the framing waste was less than 10%.
- Only FSC Certified tropical woods were used and the building materials including the glues, sealers, shellacs, varnishes, paints, etc. were low emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC). This helps the planet
as well as the health of the occupants of the home.
- Local construction materials and products were used whenever possible to reduce the use of fossil fuel in transportation and the large double front doors are
reclaimed (salvaged from another building).
- A lot of consideration was put into reducing and recycling waste from this construction site. Records had to be turned in to the USGBC to show the diversion of waste from landfills and incineration.