Posted on June 7, 2010 by Peter Yost
in Green Communities
We have spent quite a bit of time in this blog so far emphasizing how important process is in green building. But sooner or later if you are going to build or renovate, you have to actually select stuff, all kinds of stuff, from structural sheathingMaterial, usually plywood or oriented strand board (OSB), but sometimes wooden boards, installed on the exterior of wall studs, rafters, or roof trusses; siding or roofing installed on the sheathing—sometimes over strapping to create a rainscreen.
to floor finishes to mechanical equipment.
I like to think of product selection as a 3-step process.
1 – Settle on green selection criteria