When we remodel, taking built structures from the past and upgrading them for current and future needs, we are being mindful of existing resources and adapting them for use in new ways (adaptive re-use).
The design phase of a building project is the key time to make good decisions related to sustainability. Key elements affecting resource efficiency are; the size of a building, structural components, solar orientation, siting and location. We also consider mechanical systems, insulation, ventilation, windows and doors, appliances, and materials. These are the kinds of things we will talk about to make your project as sustainable as possible.