We support local labor and manufacturing in our work, contributing to local jobs and educating local workers and craftspeople about the impact of how we build.

Local sourcing:  We strive to buy products that are fabricated locally, supporting small, locally owned businesses while reducing the “footprint” of product delivery.  Locally made products are also manufactured under safe working conditions and with fair labor practices.

Local Labor:  It is out goal to employ contractors and subcontractors that are located in the neighborhoods where we work, to sustain local businesses, and to build local resources for others to undertake sustainable building practices.

Renewable materials: We increasingly work to use materials that are durable, come from renewable sources, are recycled/reused, or are recycleable.  We also identify materials that can be reused or repurposed when we rehabilitate existing buildings.