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Green Building

Quinn’s Construction is focused on environmentally sensitive building practices and on using eco-friendly building materials wherever practical – both in remodeling and in new building construction. Building green with an awareness of the environmental impact is a philosophy that makes sense for our customers and for our world. Quinn’s Construction views every project as an opportunity to evaluate and potentially reduce environmental impact.

Read about some of the green products we use in our construction and roofing projects and feel free to ask us about any that you don’t see here.

Green Builder Media Honors
James Hardie for Most Sustainable Siding Products (2015)

James Hardie was selected as offering the greenest products in the siding category, with the most respondents recommending the company’s sustainable exterior options over other siding manufacturers.

CHICAGO, Ill. April 28, 2015 James Hardie, the leader in fiber cement siding, has once again been recognized by Green Builder for having the most sustainable siding products. Green Builder Media conducted its annual 2015 Readers Choice survey, which highlights leading green brands that have garnered the loyalty of building professionals.

The survey polls readers in the residential construction market to get insights into their sustainable product preferences and brand perceptions. Which green products are most familiar? Which brands do they trust and specify most often?

James Hardie was selected as offering the greenest products in the siding category, with the most respondents recommending the company’s sustainable exterior options over other siding manufacturers.

A primary factor to James Hardie’s sustainability is its durability, said John Dybsky, senior marketing manager at James Hardie. Our products handle high heat, UV radiation, and moisture exceptionally well, which significantly reduces the need for replacement over time.

James Hardie siding is composed of natural and sustainable raw materials such as cement, sand, cellulose fiber and water. While green practices can sometimes limit design options, the company has a range of textures and colors that can satisfy several design variations.

Looking over this year’s survey results, it’s clear that building professionals think that green products are better and more available than ever before. said Green Builder editor in chief Matt Power. About 75 percent of respondents indicated that they believe that green products are higher quality from brands that they know and trust. Familiar brands are at the top of most categories, implying that many customers are still going with the tried-and-true.

About James Hardie Building Products, Inc.
James Hardie is the global leader in fiber cement technology and has been furthering founder James Hardie’s innovative, entrepreneurial legacy around the world for more than 125 years. It invented fiber cement siding products in the early 1980s as a durable, lower-maintenance alternative to wood and vinyl. Its products combine innovation and versatility to offer a variety of design possibilities, matched with specific performance attributes relative to the climate where the product is being used. Currently installed on more than 5.5 million homes in North America, James Hardie has earned a favorable reputation within the industry and has been specified in some of the country’s most prestigious projects. For more information about James Hardie visit http://www.jameshardie.com.

About Green Builder Media
Green Builder Media, LLC is the leading media company in North America focused on green building and sustainable living. With a comprehensive suite of print and digital media solutions, demonstration projects, case studies, online training and live events, Green Builder Media assists building professionals in preparing themselves for the new green economy and helps homeowners understand how to live more sustainably. For more information, visit www.greenbuildermedia.com.

Quinn’s Construction is concerned about the environment.  We offer products with the ENERGY STAR label.ENERGY STAR was created to help consumers easily identify products, homes, and buildings that save energy, money, and help protect the environment. As the government-backed, trusted symbol for energy efficiency, the ENERGY STAR label identifies highly efficient products and designates superior energy performance in homes and buildings. With ENERGY STAR, money isn’t all you’re saving – you are also making a difference in protecting the environment. And, that’s important to all of us.

There is no doubt that green and sustainable mean different things to different people. And, while the definition of each is sometimes uncertain, the importance of being environmentally responsible is crystal clear. Did you know there are sustainable advantages in using AZEK’s cellular PVC decking and trim products?

AZEK Building Products, a leading manufacturer of premium, low maintenance building products and division of CPG International, has taken a lifecycle approach to the issue of sustainability.

SunRise Solar Inc.

Let the SUN cool your home!  This is the environmentally friendly way to cool and protect your attic and roof.  Read more about it HERE.