Global footprint. Environmentally friendly. Sustainability. We all know the new “green” catch phrases in this environmentally focused day and age. But those of us in the home remodeling/construction business are way ahead of the green trend. And we need to be. According to the US Energy Department, homes and buildings consume over 50% of the US energy demand. At Live Oak Construction our goal has always been to deliver a durable product that will last for years to come. This helps minimize our customers’ global footprint. We offer the kind of products and service that make Texas homes more energy efficient.
Working exclusively with suppliers who have a “green-focus” is the best way for us to maintain a green focus. We choose products from companies who have made the same commitment to the environment as we have. James Hardie, our exclusive siding manufacturer, is one such supplier. Environmentally friendly raw materials and a regionally diverse set of manufacturing plants are two ways James Hardie is helping save the world, one house at a time.
Raw Materials That Last
Durability is a big factor in green materials. The “greenest” products are those that last the longest because they require the least resources for replacement. James Hardie’s materials are the most durable you can find. They also use low toxicity materials like wood, pulp, cement, sand and water. Recycling all materials, sometimes as many as 4 times, is an overall goal for material selection.
Manufacturing Plants Strategically Based
James Hardie has 10 manufacturing facilities that span the country. This supports local economies in places like Tacoma, Washington, Plant City Florida and Peru Illinois and our neighbors in Waxahachie,Texas. James Hardie has taken the “local” trend that is so popular with farmers markets and grocery stores and is applying it to siding products, which reduces the environmental cost of transporting both raw materials and finished products.
Seeking out suppliers and manufacturers that share our commitment to the environment is one way Live Oak Construction is going green. How have you and your family become more “green”? Share your tips, advice, best practices and we will all learn from each other as we navigate the journey to more green lifestyles!