Sustainable architecture has one overall goal: to reduce the negative environmental impact of a building or community throughout its life. This is accomplished through efficiency as well as the minimal use of materials, energy, and development space. Here are a few of the most common techniques used.
When considering a contractor’s bid, doing your research is critical. To find the right contractor, one must consider a variety of variables including references, experience, licensure and cost. The bigger the project, the more important it is to conduct thorough research. Looking online, meeting with various general contractors and contacting references are all ways that you can conduct their research. At Litchfield Builders, we encourage the homeowners of New Haven and the surrounding area to shop around and take an organized approach when it’s time to hire a contractor. Contacting a variety of general contractors and professionals can help you find the right contractor for your upcoming project.
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Business is looking up this spring, and that means growing businesses are looking for ways to update their shop or office space. And they have three key considerations when looking at Connecticut commercial remodeling ideas: boosting productivity, saving energy and keeping costs down.
The following is an excerpt from an article from the New Haven Register by Evan Lips.
Employees who feel better, work better. In fact, a growing stack of studies from around the world show that workspace design has a big impact on employee morale, health and, therefore, productivity. So try these office remodeling tips for opening, brightening and boosting the brains at your business:
The following excerpt is from an article in the New Haven Register written by Mary E. O’Leary.
Change is good, so they say--and this is definitely true of commercial remodeling. Remodeling presents a unique opportunity for business owners to update their look, boost the reputation of their organization, and improve client relationships. Whether it is a restaurant, office building, or retail store, here are a few ways that commercial remodeling can help you improve your client relationships:
The following is an excerpt from an article by Jiahui Hu of the Yale Daily News. "The Construction Worker Initiative 2, Inc. — a six-month program that trains unemployed or underemployed New Haven County residents for construction careers — graduated its first and only all-female class on Oct. 23. Since its first cycle in 1999, the CWI2 has annually trained between 200 and 300 males and females combined. However, this year, a national non-profit donor, Wider Opportunities for Women, requested that CWI2 consider running the program solely for women and for a shorter period of time — three months instead of the usual six. This stipulation from WOW only applies to 2014, and next year the program will return to accepting both men and women. Nichole Jefferson, the head of the Commission on Equal Opportunities and the director of the program, said that the edition this year was important for the community because many of the participants are the single heads of their households with no stable source of income." Read the Full Article
Business remodeling is the best way that you can keep your commercial property looking and performing at its best. Not sure where to start? Nothing gives away the age of your building like a rundown or out-of-date commercial bathroom. If the restrooms in your facility are more than a few decades old, it may be time for an upgrade.
An out-of-date, rundown restaurant eventually scares away even their most loyal of diners, but with some simple updates and upgrades, you can have your establishment flooded with old and new faces. The following is an excerpt from our new eBook, “A Guide to Restaurant Renovation in Connecticut” . Get the full version FREE by clicking here or clicking the banner below.