Construction Waste Management Plan was utilized to divert waste from landfills.
Materials were reused or repurposed to reduce the embodied energy or environmental impact of producing new materials. These materials include: cut stone for landscaping walls, reclaimed walnut for interior millwork, reuse of asphalt and gravel from the demolished parking lot and landscaping mulch from trees removed for construction.
All materials selected for advantages with regard to recycled content, including concrete with fly ash, carpets with recycled plastics, steel from reprocessed scrap metal, porcelain tile with reprocessed ceramics, recycled wood fiber for engineered panel products, etc.
Use of regional manufacturing and raw material resources including stainless steel roofing from West Virginia, gypsum drywall from Aliquippa, lighting from Pittsburgh, paints and casework from Latrobe, plumbing fixtures and fittings from Erie, roof panels from Central Pennsylvania, concrete from Greensburg, roof trusses and laminated timbers from within 50 miles of the site.
Regional/local construction talent: it is worth noting that the laborers and skilled trades are predominantly from within 20 miles of the building site, including building superintendent, from North Huntingdon, the electrician from Greensburg, the plumber from North Huntingdon, the millwork and casework fabricator from Latrobe, etc…. All of this reducing travel time, gasoline consumption and investing in the local economy of the project site. All paints and coatings are low VOC and exceed the Pennsylvania standards for good indoor air quality.
All carpets, adhesives and processed material binders are selected to meet strict limits for indoor air quality including formaldehyde free products.
Rapidly renewable materials such as cork, linoleum and bamboo are used as finished materials reducing long term impacts to the environment since the raw materials for these products grow back within a couple of years.