As a green builder in southern California with LEED and Build it Green credentials, I continuously challenge myself to save my clients money while saving the environment.
My company, KOCH Development, is unique because our approach is to do as much as we can with the least. This generally begins with dismantling rather than demolishing the structure we’re greening! We typically reuse the wood—twice. The first use is for forming concrete, and after we clean forms, we use it for framing blocking, studs or floor/ceiling joists. The key to this is to use Duogard water-based form-release agent on the surface of the wood.