Your Green Construction Specialist

About

Kitchen Remodel

Kitchen Remodel

Sustainable Construction and Consulting is a licensed (license # SUSTACC952DQ) and bonded general contractor established in 2005.

As my name implies we embrace sustainable building solutions, but we are first and foremost a general contractor.  We work with over twenty building trades companies so that Sustainable Construction and Consulting can apply the right resources to your project.

I include Sustainable in my company name because of my lifelong interest in biology and ecology and want to do my part to help inform my clients of sustainable and environmentally friendly options for their project.

If you are interested in sustainable options I have the expertise and experience to guide you to environmentally efficient and sustainable solutions.

Why Sustainable?

Sustainability can mean different things to different people but one thing we can all agree on is that when it comes to our home we want to avoid costly and dangerous environmental hazards.  We may also want to improve the efficiency of our energy usage.

Common Environmental Concerns for Construction

  • Material Outgassing
  • Material Sustainability
  • Matching Material and Construction Technique to Climate & Locale
Bathroom Remodel

Bathroom Remodel

Material Out Gassing

The issue of outgassing is when a material releases gasses to the environment.  The environmental affect of outgassing can range for annoying smells to hazardous conditions.  Outgassing need not be accepted as part of a project if you know which products are better suited for indoor use.

Material Sustainability

While not hazardous to your home using unsustainable materials can be hazardous to your community and your planet.  It is important to note that in most cases the sustainable material is cost-effective as well as green.

Matching Material and Construction Technique to Climate & Locale

Regardless of the materials picked a major concern is that the material and the techniques used to work with it must be suited to the project locale.  Wind, rain and yes, even sun, are important considerations to ensure that any material is most effectively used and can be expected to last.

Testimonial
"Tom is unflappable, undertaking each problem as it arose, many of them unexpected. He shows up when he says he will and stays at it until the job is done! He is nice to have around, considerate and careful!"

--Vicki S

"The work was performed artistically-painting, tiling, adding a wall where there was none before, removing built-in cabinetry that was no longer attractive. Tom P is a meticulous worker. I could not be more pleased with the work performed by Sustainable Construction & Consulting."

--Karin W

"We wouldn't hesitate to enlist his work again, and we would highly recommend him to anyone who would be looking for a home remodel."

--Eric & Bernie

"Tom helped us select and install new windows for our home that not only matched the period detail we wanted to retain, but also the energy efficiency we desperately needed in our 86 year old home."

--Ginger H

Sustainable Development

Sustainable development refers to a mode of human development in which resource use aims to meet human needs while ensuring the sustainability of natural systems and the environment, so that these needs can be met not only in the present, but also for generations to come.