A Material Approach to the Natural World
The creation and renovation of buildings consume tremendous amounts of natural resources and energy, and have potentially long-term and significant toxic impacts. Every material specification and purchase is an opportunity to support our local economies, reduce our impacts, and improve the health of our interior environments and increase our connection to the natural world.
Responsible Use + Sourcing
Incorporating salvaged materials is an excellent way to offset the pressure on our natural resources. For each project we take the classic conservative approach of reduce, reuse, and repurpose first. With every dollar spent, Green Hammer is committed to improving the health and prosperity of our clients, their communities and the natural world. This commitment is exemplified by our membership and support for the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC); where we take a seat at their global assembly alongside Greenpeace and the World Wildlife Fund. To further our commitment to the local material economy, in 2005 Green Hammer founder and CEO, Stephen Aiguier, co-founded the Build Local Alliance: a non-profit connecting restorative foresters and their wood products to adjacent urban communities. As ardent advocates and members of the International Living Future Institute and their Living Building Challenge, we educate each staff member on the Materials Red List to ensure source control of toxins is considered in everything we do.