To demonstrate “green”
construction and sustainable living design and incorporate these practices into
in-fill and redevelopment projects at the individual and community level.
modern construction methods and materials are below standard in quality,
resulting in edifices which are initially cheap to construct, but expensive in
the long run to maintain. To
maximize speed of construction and profitability, consideration of a
structure’s suitability to the location and their effect on the surrounding
locale are marginalized. Consequently, quality of life is sacrificed.
(D. Hayden, Building
Attempts to fit current construction modalities and prohibitively
expensive advances in materials and processes with “green” nomenclature has
resulted in half-measures. The disappointment which results when the returns on such
investment are limited slows real advancement in the acceptance of and wider
application of more radical sustainable living designs. Misconceptions abound
regarding renewable resources for construction and environmentally sound waste
systems. This too hampers the
spread of sustainable living designs.
Humanitas will be work for change in this area by building a state of the art,
natural construction, demonstration site documenting construction and expense
over time, to be used to educate municipalities, communities, developers, and
individuals about the benefits and economic viability of natural construction
materials and methods.
As a result of our work in sustainable agriculture and “green” construction, Omnia Humanitas will be able to realize another of our goals: the preservation of open space and the reclamation and revitalization of abandoned or neglected sites.
Omnia Humanitas, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit corporation. All donations are tax-deductible.