More and more people are as concerned about protecting the environment as they are about beautifying their own living spaces. We share that concern. CK Building and Design incorporates responsible "green" construction techniques and products into your home.
At CK Building and Design, this means a commitment to environmentally friendly products, the efficient use of resources, recycling, a paperless and sustainable organization and a consistent dedication to growth through advanced technology.
From this commitment, each home we build is part of a corporate responsibility we call the "CK Green Initiative". This responsibility states that we are to implement as many "green" items into each home we build without increasing undue costs to our clients.
This committment is important as it limits the amount of trash in landfills, lowers your overall carbon footprint, and allows you to do your part.
Even with comprehensive controls over ordering, scrap materials will be found on every jobsite. Partnering with Waste Management, we are able to recycle common construction materials such as concrete, porcelain, rigid plastics, tile, lumber, metals, masonry, plastic, rock, carpeting, insulation, roofing and much more.
How your material becomes part of the solution. The goal with every recycling program is to retain as much value as possible. We help you do that by turning your materials into new resources. Here are a few examples of what we can do:
Inerts - Road Base, Cardboard, paper, plastics and metals - Converted into new goods, Clean wood - Mulch or biomass fuel, Dirt, rock and sand - Alternative Daily Cover (ADC) in landfills, Crushed concrete - Gravel or dry aggregate for new concrete
It's worth it to us! Driving to 147th Street in the City of Chicago to recycle products doesn't sound like a lot of fun with all the traffic but each trip we make recycles between 2-4 tons of materials (that's 4,000 - 8,000 pounds). We are the only builder we know in our market who refuses to just send their scraps to a landfill. It takes a little extra but our kids are worth it.
Implementing cost-effective green building into our construction practices begins with up-front planning that examines the whole house and the building science behind it.
We received our "Certified Green Professional" designation in August, 2012, which adds an additional notch in our team's list of extrodinary certifications.