MATERIALS & RESOURCES
(LEED NCv2.2: 6 out of 13 possible points documented)
Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven staff are keenly aware of ways to conserve materials and resources conservatively throughout our operations, especially in our primary line of business, affordable housing development. We “recycle” houses, turning New Haven’s vacant and abandoned housing stock back into affordable, beautiful, energy efficient homes.
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• There was an emphasis on retaining most (more than 75%) of the existing structure of the Lab building and reusing materials during the Lab’s renovation. Examples include relocating a concrete stoop and interior framing members, and incorporating windows, columns, flooring, and other salvaged building materials into the project.
• Furniture and fit-out items were also reused and/or repurposed, including lighting fixtures made with reused city street light refractors.