the costs and environmental impacts of construction and renovation projects
As the cost
of building materials and energy rise, people increasingly realize that
conservation-centric construction not only helps the environment but also
makes good economic sense. Existing building codes--a minimum standard
to which new construction typically adheres--unfortunately falls well
short of what current conditions call for: Enhanced insulation, tighter
building envelopes, energy-efficient lighting and plumbing fixtures, and
utilization of materials that are ecologically sustainable and yield healthy,
non-toxic environments in which to live, work, and play.
Selecting and Managing Construction Professionals
to build or renovate, property owners often assume that skills honed in
their successful careers will serve them well in the construction arena.
Unfortunately, those same successful careers often make it impossible
to devote the time necessary to effectively manage a construction project.
Moreover, the communication problems that can result from inadequate drawings,
hurried meetings, construction jargon, and a hitherto unacquainted project
team frequently create a disconnect between an owner's vision and a contractor's
actions. By serving as your representative in the construction process,
Open Space Equity can provide you with objective advice and help you realize
your vision in the most cost-effective and time-efficient way possible.
By guiding you through the process of planning, pricing, constructing,
monitoring, and completing your project, we can help you forge constructive
working relationships with contractors and subcontractors, prevent costly
mistakes and delays, and ensure that your finished project meets your
goals and expectations. We can also help you minimize the environmental
impact of your project by bringing conservation disciplines to the construction
Minimizing Construction Impacts
Equity can help you identify culturally important and ecologically sensitive
areas on your property, protect them during the construction process,
and responsibly manage construction waste. By working with your architect,
engineer, builder, and subcontractor, we can help ensure that your building
project is completed
with minimal site disturbance.
us and find out how Open Space Equity can help you build more quickly
and responsibly at a lower cost.
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Box 50, Washington Depot, Connecticut, 06794