Green & Sustainable Building Options

Choose GIS For Both Green And Sustainable Building Options

Many of our clients are interested in building homes that are eco-friendly. There are two different yet similar schools of thought in approaching a construction project: Green building and Sustainable building.

Green building refers to the making building choices in design, materials, appliances, and lifestyle that focus on a more efficient use of resources, while minimizing any harmful impact on the environment when compared to other options.

Sustainable building refers to those choices we make that solve specific challenges without having adverse implications in the future. This includes the long-term effect of choosing specific building materials, recycling, and more.

We can make Green buildings choices and selections to create structures that effectively reduce the overall impact on the natural environment. The choices we make in materials and energy use can impact your health, and the health of animals, plants, and the local ecosystem. As we plan your home, multi-family, or commercial building, we can focus on efficiently using energy, water, and other resources while protecting everyone’s health and reducing waste, pollution and any negative impact on the local environment.

We can employ Green Building Strategies for your home or commercial building by focusing on ways to create efficient, energy-saving homes that are eco-friendly.

Green building practices are primarily focused on developing sustainable sites, increasing water and energy efficiency, reducing waste and emissions, using eco-friendly building materials, and improving indoor environmental quality more efficiently than conventional designs.

GIS Can Provide Energy Sources That Are Eco-Friendly Such As:

● Geothermal Energy

● Wind Energy

● Solar Energy (Though we must plan carefully when we use solar in Washington, since it rains so often here)

● Renewable Energy

● Others

GIS Can Provide Water Systems That Are Eco-Friendly Such As:

● Net-Zero Water

● Efficient Water Use Appliances and Household Items

● Rainwater Harvesting and Storage

● Stormwater Management

● Wastewater Treatment

Green Interiors Can Provide Expert Planning For Green Living, Like:

● Flooring and Finishes

● Daylighting/Lighting

● Space Use Efficiency

● Eco-Friendly Material Selection

● Indoor Landscaping

Call GIS at 206.203.3514 and let’s schedule a time to talk about how Green and Sustainable building choices can help you improve your building project, your life, and can have a positive impact on your immediate and future budget.

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What Does GIS International Do For Multi-Family Building Projects That You Can’t Find Anywhere Else?

Traditional builders, in a sense, have a series of experts that handle each step of the building process. However, these builders and their network of specialists inevitably create problems in the “gaps” between each step – with each phase being handed off to the next contractor, there is always a loss of knowledge and momentum as the project gets handed off again and again, through the chain of well-intentioned but disjointed experts.

At GIS, we employ experts, but our systems are uniquely efficient.  Our process works to ensure that there is a constant stream of communication from start to finish, with our network working in conjunction with one another to ensure that the project benefits fully from the knowledge and expertise of each specialist, and the process goes smoothly.

What you will notice includes:


Our testing, surveying, and due diligence is far more thorough than what typically occurs on a jobsite. This is because we know that if we spend a dollar in preparation, it saves us $10 dollars in planning, and $1,000 in construction.


Instead of disconnected experts handing the baton off to the next expert and moving on to their next project, we bring them together to create a comprehensive plan that works in harmony with your overall goals.


We are known for our efficiency – taking it upon ourselves to ensure that every dollar spent is maximized to the hilt.  This belief and approach extends from the first day to the ongoing operation of the building – with ultra-efficient living as our goal.


GIS buildings are stronger, built better, with maximum outcomes for your investment.  They require less upkeep and are more efficient to operate. They are sleek in their appearance and use of resources, bud ruggedly built, able to ensure and withstand the elements.

Want To Discuss Your Ideas For A New Multi-Family Residence?

Call GIS and tell us about your ideas for a new multi-family building. Then, we can schedule a time for a complimentary visit, when we can pinpoint ways that we can improve your building concept and plans.

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