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Our Environmental Commitment

Environmental Policy

Cairn Construction, Inc. is fully committed to preserving and restoring environmental integrity while providing high-quality construction and remodeling services. We work with a number of architects and designers whose expertise in green technologies and sustainable design is aligned with our ideals. When a client requests sustainable construction, we conduct a “green” planning meeting and examine ways to improve the project’s overall environmental goals.

Our main environmental goals are:

  • Reduced waste
  • Construction recycling
  • Reduced use of materials
  • Reuse of materials
  • Use of certified, sustainable lumber
  • Use of alternative, low-impact materials • Use of materials with low or no toxicity

Building green is an opportunity for us to use our resources efficiently while potentially lowering costs, creating healthier buildings, and improving the environment.

We are members of Design Green Construction and GreenBiz.com.

Green Building

Sustainable design gives Cairn the opportunity to build with new materials that improve the world, one project at a time. We have worked with an array of sustainable construction systems and materials, including:

 

Flooring Systems
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-approved bamboo, cork, reclaimed, and salvaged flooring

Cabinetry
FSC-approved, substantial bamboo cabinets, as well as recycled, reclaimed, or salvaged wood
Paints
Low or zero volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in paints, sealers, and natural wall plasters
Solar Electricity
Solar electricity panels to enhance building energy performance

Countertops
Recycled glass, paper resin, and concrete surfaces
Tile
Recycled glass, recycled metal, and other recycled materials for colorful and sparkling accents