Good business that’s good for the environment
In today’s economy, environmentally responsible design and construction is not only good public policy, it’s good business. Canter is committed to incorporating environmental sustainability into all business practices. With every project, we maximize efficiency and recyclability while minimizing natural resource usage, waste and carbon emissions. These practices not only benefit the environment, but they often lead to fiscal savings, which we pass on to our customers.
We also work to reduce or eliminate disruptions to your working environments. Through modular, pre-fabrication solutions such as our state-of-the-art architectural walls, we can severely decrease the assemblage time for new interior configurations. We also help reduce dust and debris.
The dust and debris issue continues outside your interior space as well. Every year, construction and demolition sends more than 130 million tons of debris to US landfills. Environmental regulations have dramatically reduced landfill opportunities for solid waste like gypsum wallboard, the most common wall material used in construction projects. By implementing recyclable and reusable architectural wall modules, we help minimize future renovation waste. This not only limits increases to landfills, but it helps you avoid costly waste disposal fees associated with future renovations.
Canter also helps customers realize the benefits of environmental responsibility through:
- Energy savings. Canter helps optimize environments for natural light and energy usage. Customers realize energy cost savings while also enjoying the benefits of more natural settings.
- Tax Incentives. Our architectural wall solutions are considered furniture, not building material, so they can be depreciated over a much shorter timeframe for more dramatic tax write-offs.
- Recycling credits. Canter not only implements environmentally sound products, but we also works with customers to recycle their old materials—sometimes with substantial rebates passed directly to you.
- Local contracting. Canter strives to leave a smaller environmental footprint by favoring local providers. Not only are we reducing emissions from long-range transport, but we save our customers on shipping costs and reduce potential damage to items from transit.