Green Building

Here at Florence we are an advocate for Green Building and support being “GREEN” by offering products and information that are both environmentially friendly and are also cost effective while maintaining a relationship that is eco-friendly. All of our lumber products are grown in accordance with the Forest Stewardship Council, as well as other organizations that ensure that where timber has been harvested it is re-forested a.s.a.p. with seedlings for our next generation.

To Help You Understand:

Green building (also known as green construction or sustainable building) refers to the building process that is environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building’s life-cycle: from siting to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation, and demolition. This practice expands and complements the classical building design concerns of economy, utility, durability, and comfort.

The green building movement in the U.S. originated from the need and desire for more energy efficient and environmentally friendly construction practices. There are a number of motives to building green, including environmental, economic, and social benefits. However, modern sustainability initiatives call for an integrated and synergistic design to both new construction and in the retrofitting of an existing structure. Also known as sustainable design, this approach integrates the building life-cycle with each green practice employed with a design-purpose to create a synergy amongst the practices used.