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Commitment to the Environment

CLandon Construction is proud to be a part of the Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) Green Building family. Our own commitment to the environment and OHCS training and certification processes have allowed us to help make the world just a little better.

What is green building?

A green building, also known as a sustainable building, is a structure that is designed, built, renovated, operated, or reused in an ecological and resource-efficient manner. Green buildings are designed to meet certain objectives such as protecting occupant health; improving carbon footprint; using energy, water, and other resources more efficiently; and reducing the overall impact to the environment. The term ´green building´ refers to the philosophy of environmentally sensitive building practices, or rather ´sustainable construction.´ In 1987, the Brundtland Commission on the Environment provided a good working definition for sustainable practices, describing the concept as ´meeting the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.´ Homes constructed using the green building concept typically involve fewer materials, less energy consumption, less pollution, less natural habitat loss and better indoor air quality.

Why Choose Landon Construction?

We strive to be a leader in Central Oregon Green building because our families future is important to us. We also believe that “going green” is a lifestyle choice and our policy is to satisfy your personal goals without aggressive environmental sales tactics. We are never judgmental about to what degree of green building you choose and will always respect and obey any of your personal choices. Rest assured that we will meet or exceed your specs for any project you would like to help the environment with.

Our personal green lifestyle has really shone through in green remodels and ground-up green home builds. The following guidelines are used on all our green building or remodel projects to help us meet your environmental goals.

  • Inform clients about our building practices of recycling or reclaiming old lumber for use on their, or other client's, projects.
  • Send approximately 70% of the materials that we demolish, such as windows, doors, lumber, concrete, and pipes to recycling centers instead of the landfills.
  • Urge clients to "green" their homes with better insulation and sealing air leaks with caulking, sealing or weather-stripping.
  • Suggest that clients make smarter, more energy efficient choices, such as tankless or solar water heaters and ENERGY STAR appliances.
  • Suggest that clients utilize solar energy technology such as solar power systems, solar heating and outdoor solar lighting.
  • Propose that clients either install storm windows over single-pane windows or replace the single-pane windows entirely with Low-E double-pane windows.
  • Be a vocal advocate for sustainable design and engineering practices for new construction, such as use of passive solar architecture to take advantage of the plentiful Central Oregon sunshine.
  • Promote permaculture design practices.
  • Ultimately, we try to direct our clients into remodeling or building a high performance home, which will use less energy, cost less to maintain and use fewer natural resources.
  • Establish a vision that embraces sustainable principles and an integrated design approach.
  • Develop a clear statement of the project's vision, goals, design criteria, and priorities.
  • Develop a project budget that covers green building measures. Allocate contingencies for additional research and analysis of specific options.
  • Actively seek sponsorship or grant opportunities.

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