Posted at: 04/22/2013 9:07 PM
By: Ashley McElroy, KOB Eyewitness News 4
To reflect its philosophy, Environmental Dynamics Inc. (EDI) started from the inside.
The company stripped down and reused materials that were already on site to rebuild this old structure.
"Only one dumpster of stuff made it to the landfill, everything else was retained either here onsite or donated to the store or people directly," said Kent Beierle, Principal of Environmental Dynamics Inc.
It's called 'green building'; Construction that is energy-efficient, and can potentially save a lot of money.
Now one of the cost-effective things about this building is its air conditioning systems is this garage door, and they cool breeze comes in while you're working indoors.
It's amenities like this that use the area's surrounding resources to make the building "green." EDI says cost is the number one reason that hinders people from building green, but the company says the benefits outweigh the cost.
“More insulation on the walls and on the roof will cost you three thousand dollars will save you immense amount of energy in the long term,” said Beierle.
They say another obstacle is many believe green building takes too much effort, but EDI says you don't have to make drastic changes to make a difference.
“It's the little moves that collectively aggregate in our world and add up to a really big thing."
According to the U.S. Green Building Council Chapter in New Mexico, since 2006, 2,200 in New Mexico have been certified green and five-hundred more are in the process of being certified.