Building Materials & Systems

The construction materials and building systems used for the design and renovation of the Thoreau Centers possess environmental and health merits typically not offered in traditional buildings. Production and use of these materials and systems means less energy consumption, less natural resource depletion, less pollution and fewer toxins. A green building design must address many factors, including air quality, energy efficiency, and the application of green materials. Here are just a few of the many sustainable building materials and systems used at the Thoreau Centers.