blueandyellow balances aesthetic, functional, technical, health, maintenance, cost and Code considerations to recommend the most appropriate materials. We minimize unnecessary finish materials by selecting appearance-grade finish for structural elements.
Our priorities are:

  • natural, non-toxic
  • renewable
  • local/regional
  • eco-responsible (e.g. FSC certified, Ecologo)
  • recycled content
  • recyclability
  • embodied energy
  • durability
  • life-cycle costing
  • salvaged material where available and appropriate

During construction we ensure that a comprehensive waste management plan is implemented to divert as much waste material as possible from landfill.