We Southerners like to build things. Our imagination only stops when the junk runs out and when the time comes when we have to go back to work. In the meantime, you can find us out in the garage. We like to build sheds, extensions to our houses, raised trailers, deer stands, hot tubs, you name it, and we’ll build it.
It’s no surprise that Southerners and sustainable construction go hand-in-hand. We take what’s around us and make it into something newer and better. I’ve mentioned before how to reduce and reuse your junk and wine bottles, but for bigger projects, we’ll have to go a little bit deeper.
Green and sustainable construction has been around for years, from the Earthship buildings of the 70s to the modern LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, certification program. It’s not a new idea, but building sustainable buildings surely has been taking off in recent years. Let’s look at a few key components to modern environmentally friendly construction and building practices.
1. Preventing Construction Waste on Site Read More