I’ve worked on some interesting green building jobs in the past. We had to do things like sorting the waste into different piles: wood without nails, wood with nails, recyclable, etc. At the time it seemed like a pain, but you’ll be amazed when you see the amount of trash that is generated by building. Anyone else have any stories to share?
Green building, green building – everyone is talking about green building. But what does it mean for you, the tradesman on the job everyday? It’s about using products that last longer, work harder and can be recycled for continued material life in other applications – which all adds up to saving a little green. I’m committed to the ideals of renewable materials, energy savings, best-in-class building systems and better work processes, and you should too. My goal is to work green into every aspect of my job, but also to inform the customer that making the good earth pledge also means better things for their wallet as well. What’s the end game? Take a look at the KB Home Green House: An Idea Home Created with Martha Stewart displayed at last November’s International Builder Show. This isn’t just a fairytale castle with systems and materials no one will ever employ. Just the opposite – this is the brave new world in building construction. And you need to think green about every aspect of your construction effort because it’s a differentiator you can sell and something consumers want to feel good about. The kicker is that they can actually save money… and who doesn’t want to do that?