The materials and products used in a new build or remodel are at the heart of the green construction movement. Selecting items that are considered eco-friendly is key, but that can sometimes be easier said than done. Cutting through the clutter to find truly green materials that are high quality can seem like a challenge.
There are numerous things to consider when selecting green building supplies. Certified green products are, of course, a great first step. Additionally, looking at the measureable benefits is important, for example, some products will use less electricity or others won’t give off harmful fumes that affect indoor environmental quality. It’s also important to look at other green attributes of products, such as which ones utilize recycled material or are locally sourced and manufactured.