Paving Efficiency Pays Off In The Long Haul

Paving Efficiency Pays Off In The Long Haul

The clickety-clack noise a train makes when traveling down the tracks can be a soothing sound. But hearing that same noise while driving on the interstate is annoying. For me, it’s partly because it gets me to thinking about how the road was paved and how the breaks in the pavement are slowly, but steadily [Read More]

Pave the Road to Sustainability

Pave the Road to Sustainability

Lately it seems like an increasing number of folks have seen the light when it comes to the drawbacks of dark-colored pavement. Black asphalt has traditionally been the surface of choice for our nation’s roadways and parking lots, but asphalt can act as a heat sink that retains the warmth of sunlight. The effect is [Read More]

Recycled Carpet

Recycled Carpet

According to the EPA, it is estimated that a staggering 800 million square yards of carpet is sent to U.S. landfills each year. That is enough to cover New York’s Central Park every two days. Fortunately, the carpet industry has begun to realize that there is no need for all this shag and nylon to [Read More]

It’s the little things that add up

It’s the little things that add up

I read recently that nearly 1,200 pounds of trash is produced by the average person per year. We ignore that scrap of paper or old cardboard box but it all adds up.  The drip-drip-drip process eventually turns into a river of trash. When we moved into our offices, one of my main objectives was to [Read More]

Right-Size For Profits

Right-Size For Profits

Right-sizing, why did I not have this in my vocabulary before ’07?  Makes sense. We are constructors of buildings and handle the civil management of projects, but the bottom line is that we are service providers. Just like architects, engineers, lawyers, bankers or accountants, all service providers of different sorts. We need to be adjusting( [Read More]

How Green Office Space Can Increase Morale—And Your Bottom Line

How Green Office Space Can Increase Morale—And Your Bottom Line

No matter how hard we work around here, there are always moments at Stewart Perry when we need to stop and look at the flowers. And the trees. And the lake. One of the wonderful things about our building is how easy it is to do just that. Built with sustainability and green initiatives in [Read More]

Our Woodworking Barn Gives New Life to Trees Cut on Site

With the green movement in full swing, we’re seeing lots of great trends towards sustainability. One that’s caught my attention is “certified wood”, a term encouraging us to know the type of forestry or origins of the wood used in the products we select. In our work, we have access to wood on commercial project [Read More]

What You Can Learn From a Trailblazer’s Use of Social-Justice Architecture

We’ve all heard the saying, “everything old is new again.” At our place, we’ve challenged ourselves to find inventive ways to repurpose materials that might have otherwise left behind. As a result, our ceilings, parts of our deck and even our conference table are crafted from wood that would have otherwise been left at our [Read More]