Environment

This is covered somewhat in the What Is Green Building page, but to touch on it more, a green building should minimize environmental impact. We try to source materials with low embodied energy, local when possible and practical. We also try to use materials that can be recycled or re-purposed at the end of the building’s life. This will be a long long time though because we also use materials and craftsmanship that is built to last! Not having to replace major building components not only lowers the environmental impact, but the impact on your wallet!
We encourage the use of materials that are made from either recycled or renewable resources. The locally milled woods we use, for instance, are normally from managed forests or maybe even cut from trees killed in wildfires. The Greenstar Blox masonry blocks we use have a