Do you agree the term green building has been thoroughly degraded over the last decade? It seems most evident in the construction industry where sustainability is the new black – or builder beige as it were. Each claim of being the greenest option, the most sustainable resource, seems driven more by profit than true environmental stewardship.
- Does certification mean every project a company takes on is a green building that demonstrates a reduced carbon footprint?
- When a corporation has commissioned a LEED certified building are we assured that the inhabitants of the green building are utilizing recycling programs?
Tough questions to keep us awake at night.
There are so many considerations in constructing a sustainable green building we must all confess we don’t understand it all. Possibly what we could and should embrace is that this green building movement has given rise to amazing sustainable and innovative products and practices. Questions and proof of sustainable practices has helped the industry to take a good look at how business is done.
- Could we make a more earth-friendly wall system?
- Could we reduce waste on the job site?
- Could we design spaces that will evolve with the life span of the building?
As a manufacturer we practice our claim of sustainability and each day we step closer to a reduced carbon footprint from the office to the field. We are proud that our movable wall systems incorporate primarily recyclable materials and can be reconfigured for the life of a building. Our field fit approach reduces that expensive habit of over-ordering unnecessary materials. Since there is limited exposure to weather and no need for storage there is less likelihood of accidental damage as well. Higher efficiency and less waste equals reduced cost to our customer. So maybe we pocket less greenbacks, we can sleep better knowing our practices are diverting waste from landfills.
If you are a facility manager or dealer who is interested in learning how your customers can save with demountable wall systems for your green building project please contact us today. We’re all over the map this year training dealers and customers how Nxtwall demountable walls can save time and money – we may already have appointments in your neighborhood – let’s get you in the schedule!
Be sure to say hi to us at booth #738 if you are attending NFMT2014 Baltimore next week