Being green means reducing environmental impact. We accomplish this primarily through design. How much of a difference can we make? Typically a builder will park a 20 or 30 yard dumpster on site and proceed to fill it up. They may even bring in more than one through the course of a project. At Abueva Builders we managed to build this house and only generate 12 yards of trash! Understanding how materials are sized and packaged allows us to design projects that maximize material efficiency. In addition choosing materials that have minimal or recyclable packaging simultaneously reduces waste. We have also developed an extensive list of resources for recycling our waste.
However “green” products are more than just about the material contents. Green products should also be durable products. After all if a product doesn’t last, chance are it will end up in a landfill someday after it has been replaced. That’s why we like to say our projects are built to stand the test of time!