Here’s an article about a business that focuses on restoration of building materials from old buildings.
It seems to me that the first line of green building is to take a look at what’s already been built, was has fallen into disrepair, and what can be done about re-using what can be salvaged. I’ve found a number of articles about businesses like this one, and a few of them have been featured on the building materials blog.
I’m not sure if these types of operations are exceptions to the rule (which is why they’re being written about, perhaps?). But, maybe they represent a growing segment in the building industry that will bolster it, considering how tight the import laws will soon be on many popular building materials.
What are your thoughts on this, gentle readers?