28 Jun '16, 6pm

How to use the design-build model to go green and make green:

How to use the design-build model to go green and make green:

Christian Borger One of Placetailor's sustainable remodels Green building gets a lot of attention these days, but selling an actual green project remains an uphill battle for many remodelers. Energy prices are down; updated energy codes have narrowed the gap between standard practice and truly sustainable construction; and for many remodeling clients, up-front cost still trumps long-term reductions in operating expense and environmental impact. Since its founding in 2008, though, Boston-based builder/remodeler Placetailor has successfully kept its commitments to both the environment and its own bottom line. The keys, says co-founder and strategic director Declan Keefe, are focusing on health and comfort as much as kilowatts and BTUs, leveraging the design/build model, and influencing the market rather than simply responding to it. Green from the Get-Go Christian Borger Dec...

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