Green Remodeling Portland Oregon

By it’s definition, the remodeling industry is inherently not a “green” business. Remodeling is all about removing the old and putting in the new. However, the dream | design | build team of Keyser Construction in Portland Oregon believes that we have a responsibility to minimize the impact each project has on our environment.

These are a few of the steps we take to reduce waste and the use of harmful chemicals.

  • Minimize landfill waste by separating out materials removed during demolition into recyclable materials and trash.
  • Donate appliances, cabinetry or other materials when possible to organizations such as the Rebuilding Center or Habitat ReStores (by Habitat for Humanity).

  • Use “green” products when specified by the clients. This includes using low or no VOC paints, “healthy” plywood, water-based finished, soy-based foam in furniture, etc. Options are becoming increasingly available and quality of these options is consistently improving.

  • In kitchen remodeling, if the current cabinetry is in good condition, we might recommend refacing or painting existing cabinetry rather than install new cabinetry.

  • Increasing use of countertop materials, such as quartz-based products (Caeserstone, Cambria, etc.), concrete and ceramic tile made from recycled products.


These are just a few of the methods we use to meet clients’ needs. We are certainly willing to explore additional methods if brought to our attention.

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