Green Building is simply about constructing better buildings by incorporating environmentally sound practices that save money and help save our environment. As a member of the Florida Green Building Coalition, TJ McDonald Construction can help you to adopt the best practices in Green Building.
Elements of Green Building
A green building may cost more up front, but saves through lower operating costs over the life of the building. The green building approach applies a project life cycle cost analysis for determining the appropriate up-front expenditure.
Select a site well suited to take advantage of mass transit
Protect and retain existing landscaping and natural features
Select plants that have low water and pesticide needs
Use compost and mulches
Recycle content paving materials, furnishings, and mulches
Select products and appliances that promote resource conservation and efficiency
Use dimensional planning and other material efficiency strategies
Develop strategies to provide natural lighting
Install high-efficiency lighting systems with advanced lighting controls
Use a properly sized and energy-efficient heat/cooling system in conjunction with a thermally efficient building shell
Maximize light colors for roofing and wall finish materials
Install high R-value wall and ceiling insulation
Reuse and recycle construction and demolition materials
Minimize wastewater by using ultra low-flush toilets, low-flow shower heads, and other water conserving fixtures
Use recirculating systems for centralized hot water distribution
Use state-of-the-art irrigation controllers and self-closing nozzles on hoses
Green Tip of the Month
Environmental responsibility is everyone’s responsibility!
Americans use large quantities of water inside and outside of their homes. A family of four uses 400 gallons of water every day.