Here in Vermont we are surrounded by beauty and constantly reminded of the importance of protecting the land and the way of life that drew us here or kept us here in the first place. But we are not unique. The urgent need to protect and preserve the earth’s limited resources is becoming more palpable everyday, and there is a growing awareness that we each need to do our part to create a more sustainable world.
“Sustainable development” refers to development that “meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”(1) At Sisler Builders, this concept has permeated and guided our work for more than 40 years. It informs every aspect of what we do from building design to material choices to construction methods. While many of our clients are interested in “going green,” the choices and considerations along the way can seem complicated and confusing, and the cost can be significant. Our trained and certified professionals pride themselves on their ability to stay abreast of the current “best” sustainable building practices and their ability to explain and demystify them for our clients.
We understand that construction budgets and lifestyle considerations will influence choices. We quantify the upfront cost and economic payback of each of our recommendations as well as the impact they will have on the environment and on the way our clients live. With this information our clients can choose the most suitable recommendations to achieve their goals.
(1) United Nations. 1987. “Report of the World Commission on Environment and Development.” General Assembly Resolution 42/187, 11 December 1987.