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PERMITS SERVICES PERMITS SERVICES

Construction Permits, Endorsments, Segregations, More…

SUSTAINABILITY SERVICES SUSTAINABILITY SERVICES

LEED Certification for Projects, LEED Project Management, More…

EVALUATION SERVICES EVALUATION SERVICES

Building Code, ADA and FHA Compliance, More…

From the Blog

13 June

Solid Wood Re-Purposing

This was an old door that we took out during construction. We wanted to re-purpose it since its a beautiful wood door that should not go to waste. After some researching we took on a project, well Eduardo was responsible for most of it. The door needed a lot of sanding, some size changes. It […]

13 June

Tiny plant holder

This is a tiny ceramic plant holder I made recently. It’s painted using a white glaze with a manganese and copper oxide. Its simple, and I didn’t think about it much. But I love it. The other experiments with the crater glaze are taking much much longer to work out. Beatriz

13 June

Rescued Chair

Yes, we rescued another chair. Its a weird looking one, seems like a knock-off redesign mix. We tought it was quite interesting and could go quite well on the guest room. So I went to my favorite fabric shop and got this awesome dark turquoise fabric. We’ll see how it turns out. Beatriz

Reasons to Build Green

What our customers are saying.

  • US EPA

    Between 1950 and 2000, the U.S. population nearly doubled. However, in that same period, public demand for water more than tripled! Americans now use an average of 100 gallons of water each day—enough to fill 1,600 drinking glasses.

    http://www.epa.gov/watersense/water/why.htm

    EPA WaterSense, Why Water Efficiency?

    - US EPA
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

    Impervious surface coverage (paved or roofed surfaces where rain rainwater does not soak into the ground)
    in the U.S. is 83,337 square km.

    http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/dmsp/pubs/ISAglobal_20070921-1.pdf

    - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • US EPA, The National Water Quality Assessment Database: 2002.

    Urban runoff is the sixth leading source of impairment in rivers, ninth in lakes, and fifth in estuaries.

    http://iaspub.epa.gov/waters10/w305b_report_v2.nation#STREAM/CREEK/RIVER_imp_top_ten

    - US EPA, The National Water Quality Assessment Database: 2002.
  • US EPA, Lead Program

    Many homes built before 1978 have lead-based paint, which can expose people to contamination through paint chips, dust and contaminated soil.

    http://www.epa.gov/lead/pubs/leadinfo.htm#facts

    - US EPA, Lead Program
  • US EPA, Indoor Environments Division

    Sources of indoor air pollution may include: combustion sources; building materials and furnishings; household cleaning, maintenance, personal care, or hobby products; central heating and cooling systems and humidification devices; and outdoor sources such as radon, pesticides, and outdoor air pollution.

    http://www.epa.gov/iaq

    - US EPA, Indoor Environments Division
  • International Energy Agency

    The IEA energy efficiency website offers helpful hints on how to save on energy in everyday life.

    http://www.iea.org/efficiency/index.asp

     

    - International Energy Agency
  • Green Building Council

    In the United States, buildings account for:

    36 percent of total energy use and 65 percent of electricity consumption

    30 percent of greenhouse gas emissions

    30 percent of raw materials use

    30 percent of waste output (136 million tons annually)

    12 percent of potable water consumption

    - Green Building Council