Going green isn’t a fad. It’s a commitment.

Modern Yankee Builders is committed to the environment, as well as the health and well-being of our clients and employees. We make every effort to complete each project in the most ecologically and environmentally responsible manner possible, without adding to the cost.

Many of our solutions provide additional benefits beyond an improved environmental impact. Green alternatives can reduce energy bills, improve indoor air quality, and extend the life expectancy of certain products. We are determined to provide services and materials that are as good for the inhabitants as they are for the world.

This commitment means that Modern Yankee takes the time and care to research ways we can make a project greener. Throughout the plan finalization phase of the design build process, we carefully research our vendors and their products. We evaluate our construction methods and techniques. We take every low-cost or no-cost step possible toward completing each project in an environmentally sound manner.

These include:

  • Recycling of all construction and demolition waste
  • When possible, use wood products from mils certified for practice of sustainable harvesting and replanting (based on local availability)
  • All paints used comply with low VOC guidelines (Volatile Organic Compounds)

Not all projects can utilize environmentally friendly options without impacting the initial cost. In these cases, we believe it is up to our client to decide which options, if any, are acceptable. As a Certified Green Professional (CPG), Modern Yankee President Joe Cracco will personally review the alternatives to standard construction. Joe will review the pros and cons of each green solution, in order to help you make an informed decision. This review can include: up-front costs, long term financial benefits, health benefits, and environmental impact.

Call Modern Yankee Builders today to learn more about our commitment to eco-friendly design.