Posted by: nedpelger | June 8, 2009

The Greening of Southie

The Tradesman who build Green (Sustainable Design) Buildings bring a different point of view from the Construction Supervisors, Engineers and Architects. The Greening of Southie video highlights the differences.  An 11 story, 144 unit condo building in South Boston was built to the LEED Gold standard. The recycled structural steel from a plant within 500 miles and the waste jobsite recycling program illustrate some of the changes from normal jobsites.

Considering that buildings use a large percentage of the energy in America, those of us in the building construction industry have an opportunity to be part of some major changes. Take time to learn about the many ways to make your project more sustainable. If you lead in this process, you make yourself more valuable in the market, as well.

On the lighter side, this link illustrates how they talk in Southie and will certainly make you laugh if know anyone from there.

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