To Build Green.... of course!
According to a recent article published by PD & R Edge Home online magazine, there has been exponential growth in Green & Eco-Building focus in builders, remodelers and more impressively in home owners and potential home owners. The increase in environmentally conscious building can come at an increased cost but that isn't swaying the opinion that sustainability and building green is important nearly as much as it once did!
"The high cost associated with many green features and practices is a potential barrier to the expansion of green building. Among those surveyed for the “Green and Healthier Homes” report, the largest percentage of single-family homebuilders (42%) reported that green features and practices added 5 to 10 percent to construction costs, and the largest percentage of remodelers (47%) stated that green features and practices increased remodeling costs by more than 10 percent. Despite these added costs, 69 percent of single-family homebuilders and 78 percent of remodelers felt that homebuyers were willing to pay a premium for a green home" (Source https://www.huduser.gov/portal/pdredge/pdr-edge-featd-article-072516.html)
So what does all this tell us?
People are aware that there are alternatives to cheap, harshly manufactured, wasteful and hazardous materials and they are willing to pay a little more to keep their family & environment healthy!
Recycled Granite & Marble Nashville not only offers GREEN, ECO-FRIENDLY, LEED Certified products for commercial & residential projects, (that oh by the way, will last a lifetime) but we don't cost any more than our non-green competitors! We are priced so competitively in the market for similarly designed and esthetically pleasing products that building green & sustainable with us, just makes sense! (Oh, did I mention, our products will last a lifetime? They don't chip, crack and deteriorate like those other materials we compete with)
Every stone, every tile, every paver and split stone veneer that we make, is the result of us turning what was once a raw material, which was going to be tossed aside, and turning it into a GREEN, SUSTAINABLE and BEAUTIFUL building material!
How do you feel about building green?
On a scale of 1-10 (1 being I'm not going to be around long enough for any of this to matter in my lifetime so who cares and 10 being if you could you would live in a container home, fitted with 100% recycled materials)